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  1. Texas: Panhandle Wildfire Destroys 100 Homes in Fritch, Now 75 Percent Contained

    The Weather Channel

    A grass fire that swept through Hutchinson County in the Texas Panhandle on Sunday destroyed 156 structures, at least 89 of which were homes, authorities said late Monday....
  2. California: Thousands Evacuated as Fire Blazes Near San Diego


    San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has declared a local state of emergency after a rapidly spreading brush fire ripped through the city's North County. Large plumes of smoke could be seen...
  3. Alaska: Crews fight 3-acre wildfire in the Goldhill area

    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Jed Stone, front, and two other firefighters with the Alaska Division of Forestry, use drip torches to ignite a prescribed grass fire at Creamer's Field Migratory...
  4. New Mexico: Wildfire near Silver City swells to 3000 acres

    KOAT Albuquerque

    SILVER CITY, N.M. —Fire crews are starting to get the upper-hand on nearly 6,000-acre wildfire burning north of Silver City, near Signal Peak. The Signal Peak fire sparked...
  5. Texas Panhandle wildfire destroys about 75 homes - National

    The USA Today website has just posted the following article:

    Hundreds have evacuated area near small Panhandle town of...
  6. North Carolina: Fight against Harmon Den wildfire continues

    Asheville Citizen-Times

    WAYNESVILLE – U.S. Forest Service firefighters continued Friday fighting a wildfire in the Harmon Den area of the Pisgah National Forest in Haywood County. The wildfire,...
  7. New Jersey - Investigators: Southern New Jersey Forest Fire Was Intentionally Set

    CBS Local

    ... New Jersey Forest Fire Was Intentionally Set. April 29, 2014 2:49 PM. A brush fire is seen near a ballfield in Ocean County, N.J., on April 24, 2014. ... BEACHWOOD, N.J....
  8. Chile: Forest fire kills 16, destroys 500 homes in Chile city

    Fox News

    April 13, 2014: People watch as a forest fire rages towards urban areas in the city of Valparaiso, Chile. Authorities say the first fire has destroyed at least 500 homes and is forcing ...
  9. Nationwide: Lack of air tankers a big worry for wildfire season


    National wildfire officials are urgently trying to reinforce an undersized and aged fleet of retardant-dropping air tankers in the aftermath of June's deadly Yarnell Hill Fire,...
  10. Chile: 4 dead in Chile forest fire; 500 homes destroyed


    SANTIAGO, Chile -- A large forest fire raging near the Chilean port city of Valparaiso has killed at least four people and destroyed 500 homes, officials said Sunday. Thousands of...
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    New Jersey: Brush fire in southern New Jersey sends smoke smell all the way to New York City - photos also


    Something smells funny in New York City, and it’s coming from New Jersey. The odor of smoke from a massive brush fire in southern New Jersey is reaching all the way across the...
  12. Alaska: Smoke jumpers begin training for wildfire season

    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    FAIRBANKS — It might not have seemed like it Monday as the snow was flying, but the summer wildfire season is almost upon us. The Bureau of Land Management announced ...
  13. North Carolina: Firefighters Legs Crushed At Wildland Fire


    A Candor firefighter lost his left leg after he was injured in a traffic accident Thursday at the scene of a woods fire in Montgomery County. The firefighter, Earl Harrington,...
  14. Arizona: Life-or-death lessons: Hotshots were vital to Wildfire Academy

    Prescott Daily Courier

    PRESCOTT, Arizona - The 12th annual Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy will instruct a near-record 708 students from 29 states and Australia on March 8-14,...
  15. Arizona: Northwest Fire District disbanding wildfire hotshot crew


    TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -Just as wildfire season is coming upon us, a local elite firefighting crew is in its last season. The 20 Ironwood Hotshots are based in Tucson and...
  16. Arkansas: State Forestry Predicts Record Wildfire Totals For 2014


    LITTLE ROCK, AR-- The Arkansas Forestry Commission predicts by the start of the official wildfire season in March, the state will break record numbers for wildfire counts. Steve Richardson...
  17. Colorado: Brush fire near town hints of lurking danger

    The Durango Herald

    A brush fire northwest of the Durango Tech Center brought a quick response Monday afternoon from Durango Fire Protection District firefighters, who already are sounding the...
  18. Oklahoma: Grass fire burns 1000+ acres, firefighters hint at tough fire season


    Firefighters from 13 departments spent the afternoon battling a large grass fire in Washington County Thursday, perhaps a sign of things to come as the state enters the beginning of grass...
  19. Australia: This Australian Wildfire Is as Big as a City

    The Atlantic Cities

    Let this image stand as a testament to the biblical fury of Australia's perennial bushfires: It shows the continent crackling and popping at night with blazes that in the...
  20. Nationwide: A wildfire forum takes radical approach to protecting wildland-urban interface

    High Country News

    Wildfire in the West is getting more severe all the time - burning longer, hotter and more frequently, destroying more homes, stretching federal funds to the limit, ...
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