Wildfires Spark Mass Evacuations

Hundreds leave homes and check into Red Cross shelters as blaze spreads in Colorado, while high winds ground aircraft fighting a New Mexico fire that has destroyed 36 structures. Jail Loses Power As Heavy Rains Create Floods in Florida

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    Wildfire activity is really picking up in California and Oregon, thanks to extreme drought, high temperatures and lightning crackling across the region. In California alone, the area burned by wildfire has quadrupled since last Wednesday. The animation ...
    08/4/2014 - 3:53 am | View Link
  • Australian Wildfires: New South Wales in Flames With Fears of Worse to Come
    Photographs of Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott fighting fires with other volunteers in his local community caused a stir on social media over the weekend. @TonyAbbottMHR with Davidson brigade. PM has been on night shift helping Back burn ...
    10/21/2013 - 1:59 am | View Link
  • Inside Wisconsin: Technology, policy refinements could help slow wildfires
    But none of this changes the fact that command-and-control government policies, sometimes guarded by environmentalists who confuse preservation with sound forestry management, helped spark such fires ... coupled with mass build-ups of dense undergrowth ...
    10/5/2013 - 3:00 pm | View Link
  • Are terrorists setting U.S. wildfires?
    “That’s just setting fires in U.S. forests [and] grasslands.” “For any terrorists that are determined to inflict significant damage with very little investment or risk, fire is an extremely high-leverage weapon of mass effect.” Scott explained ...
    09/11/2013 - 5:22 pm | View Link
  • Fire departments to address wildfires
    Wildfire fuels, various combinations of “woody mass,” are a little dryer this year due to the ... Most homes burn down from spark ignition, rather than from direct flame ignition. • Evacuations are even more dangerous than staying at a home under ...
    03/13/2012 - 10:46 pm | View Link
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    Information on Dog Rock ... Yosemite National Park is open and campgrounds, hotels, and other visitor services are open and operating at normal hours.
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    Just before lunchtime on May 4th, 1988, at a facility near Henderson, Nevada, a panicked maintenance crew could be seen dashing away from the site of the P
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  • Wildfires | Ready.gov
    Practice Wildfire Safety. People start most wildfires - find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety. Contact your local fire department ...
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  • Fires | Define Fires at Dictionary.com
    noun 1. a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame. 2. a ...
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