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California inmate firefighter killed in line of duty

Added: 26.05.2017 2:52 | 3 views | 0 comments

One of thousands of prison inmate volunteers trained to fight wildfires in California was killed by a falling tree in the far northwestern corner of the state, marking the fourth such fatality in 60 years, state corrections officials said on Thursday.


The Latest: Residents linger despite fire evacuation orders

Added: 08.05.2017 20:03 | 7 views | 0 comments

The Latest on wildfires spreading in the Okefenokee swamp in southern Georgia (all times local): 2:30 p.m.


Evacuations broaden as wildfires threaten small communities

Added: 08.05.2017 16:05 | 7 views | 0 comments

A mandatory evacuation has broadened as a wildfire near the Georgia-Florida line threatens small communities on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp.


The Latest: Wildfire continues to spread in southern Georgia

Added: 07.05.2017 16:13 | 5 views | 0 comments

The Latest on wildfires spreading in the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia (all times local): 10:40 a.m.


Dolly Parton ends My People Fund hand-outs with cash boost for families

Added: 05.05.2017 20:45 | 6 views | 0 comments

The country star created the charity drive to help those affected by last year's Tennessee wildfires.


Hydrological drought amplifies wildfires in Borneo’s humid tropics

Added: 03.05.2017 14:53 | 4 views | 0 comments

The area of wildfires in Borneo during drought years turns out to be ten times larger than during non-drought years, an international research team reports. The fires recurrently affecting Borneo's humid tropical ecosystems have negative influence on the biodiversity and lead to large carbon dioxide emissions, affecting atmospheric composition and regional climate processes. Future droughts in wet tropical regions will likely increase in frequency and severity, and consequently the fire risk, the team says.

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Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

Added: 26.04.2017 8:12 | 5 views | 0 comments

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires.


Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires

Added: 23.04.2017 20:14 | 8 views | 0 comments

Florida officials on Sunday lifted evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes threatened by wildfires in drought-stricken central and southwestern parts of the state, after rainfall helped firefighters battle the blazes.


Florida wildfires force evacuations, destroy homes

Added: 22.04.2017 18:52 | 8 views | 0 comments

Scattered wildfires were burning in drought-stricken parts of central and southwestern Florida on Saturday, destroying nine homes and triggering evacuation orders for about 2,000 other residences.


Wildfire threatens 2,000 homes in southwest Florida

Added: 22.04.2017 17:56 | 2 views | 0 comments

A wildfire in southwest Florida triggered evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes on Friday, prompting the governor to deploy National Guard troops to help residents fleeing the flames. The wildfire has charred about 4,800 acres (1,942 hectares) in Collier County and forced residents to evacuate their houses in the Golden Gate Estates area of Naples, Clark Ryals, a senior forester for the Florida Forest Service, said by telephone. "These wildfires are dangerous and if you're within the evacuation area, do not stay in your home," Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement after meeting with fire officials in the area.

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