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Wing Reportedly Fell Off Plane Before AZ Crash That Killed Firefighters

July 28, 2021 8:52 pm Source: On July 14, 2021, flags at Bureau of Land Management facilities in the State of Arizona were lowered to half-staff in honor of Matthew Miller and Jeff Piechura, who were killed while conducting visual reconnaissance and aviation command and control over the Cedar Basin Fire. Photo by Bureau of Land Management –…

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Western Wildfires Calm Down in Cool Weather, But Losses Grow

July 28, 2021 3:51 pm Source: Cal Fire Capts. Derek Leong, right, and Tristan Gale monitor a firing operation, where crews set a ground fire to stop a wildfire from spreading, while battling the Dixie Fire in Lassen National Forest, Calif., on Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather on Tuesday…

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CA, NV Governors Tour Site of Massive Wildfires

July 28, 2021 3:46 pm Source: A firefighter uses a drip torch to ignite vegetation while trying to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading in Lassen National Forest, Calif., on Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada on Wednesday planned to tour the state line area blackened…

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The Dixie Fire Burns Homes as Wildfires Scorch West

July 26, 2021 4:01 pm Source: Firefighters work to save a home as the Dixie Fire tears through the Indian Falls community in Plumas County, Calif., on Saturday, July 24, 2021. The home, along with neighboring residences, ended up burning. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed…

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Western Wildfires: CA Fire Crosses into NV

July 22, 2021 2:12 pm Source: In this photo provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, a bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, Sunday, July 18, 2021. As more fire personnel moved into the area, the cub scurried down the tree trunk and later…

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PG&E: Our Equipment Is Possibly Linked to Big Wildfire

July 20, 2021 5:55 pm Source: Jessica Bell takes a video as the Dixie Fire burns along Highway 70 in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Friday, July 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric reported to California utility regulators that its equipment may have been involved in the start of a fire…

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Dangerous Conditions Complicate Wildfire Fight in Western U.S.

July 19, 2021 1:49 pm Source: In this photo taken with a drone provided by the Bootleg Fire Incident Command, a pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, is seen over the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon are creating “fire clouds” over…

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Fuel Shortage Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

July 13, 2021 6:53 pm Source: This photo provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry shows a firefighting tanker making a retardant drop over the Grandview Fire near Sisters, Ore., Sunday, July 11, 2021. The wildfire doubled in size to 6.2 square miles (16 square kilometers) Monday, forcing evacuations in the area, while the state’s biggest fire continued…

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CA and Other Western Parts Broil and Burn

July 12, 2021 4:15 pm Source: (Associated Press) Firefighters working in searing heat struggled to contain the largest wildfire in California this year while state power operators urged people to conserve energy after a huge wildfire in neighboring Oregon disrupted the flow of electricity from three major transmission lines. A large swath of the West baked during the…

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Two Killed in Plane Crash Responding to AZ Wildfire

July 12, 2021 7:16 am Source: WIKIEUP, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities on Sunday were at the scene of the crash of a small plane that killed two crew members responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona. Both people aboard the Beechcraft King Air C-90 aircraft died in Saturday’s crash. The state Bureau of Land Management on Sunday…

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