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California’s largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West

California’s largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S. West. The massive Dixie Fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it combined with the

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Wildfires blasting through West draw states to lend support

Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes. Progress was being made on the nation’s largest blaze, the Bootleg Fire in Oregon, but less than half of it was contained, fire

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California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme bike ride through the Sierra Nevada on Saturday as critically dangerous wildfire weather loomed in the coming days. The Tamarack Fire, which was sparked by lightning on July 4, exploded overnight to at least

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Arizona Wildfires Update, July 15, 2021

Map: Tiger Fire Area Closure Tiger Fire Size: 16,278 acres Containment:  59% Cause: Lightning Location: 11 miles east of Crown King Start Date: June 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m. Management of the Tiger Fire has transitioned to a Type 4 Team.  Early morning rain yesterday arrived over the Tiger Fire footprint bringing wetting rains over the perimeter

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Arizona Wildfires Update – July 14, 2021

Buzzard Fire  Firefighters with the help of aircraft stopped forward progression of the Buzzard Fire yesterday.  The Buzzard Fire is estimated to be 100 acres burning 5 miles south of Ponderosa Park in the Hassayampa drainage; east of Wilhoit (T12N, R3W, S11).  This morning firefighters reported minimal fire behavior with no additional growth overnight.  Today

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Arizona Wildfires Update – July 12, 2021

Tiger Fire Size: 16,246 acres Containment: 43% Cause: Lightning Location: 11 miles east of Crown King Start Date: June 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m. Incident Commander: Dave Gesser Incident Personnel: 319 FIRE CLOSURES: The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and Prescott National Forest have closed County Road 177 and national forest lands generally south of County Road 177 from Mayer west to Palace Station,

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