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    MOFFAT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Three wildfires in Moffat County have burned more than 350 acres. The Irish Canyon fire has burned 100 acres since Saturday afternoon when lightning hit. Irish Canyon Fire (credit: Karina Schwartznau) Four helicopters and 51 people responded on Monday to battle the Irish Fire, which is located near County Road...
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-daredevil-scientists-who-fly-into-hurricanes Firefighters across the nation consult a go-to website for cautionary tales. The “Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center” shares things that have gone wrong so that next time everyone can hopefully avoid the pitfalls. Today, the site is brimming with the uncharted challenges of combating natural disasters during a pandemic. It’s hard enough to...
    A MOUSE scampers from a wall of flame — joining 8,000 people fleeing California wildfires. Some 15,000 acres of forest have burned, choking towns in San Bernardino county to the east of LA. 4A mouse is snapped scampering from the California wildfiresCredit: AP:Associated Press On Sunday night six air tanker planes, six helicopters and...
    The Apple fire has already destroyed some 20,000 hectares and it is expected that the heat and low humidity will make fire fighting difficult The evacuation plan must be designed before there is any danger. Photo: DAVID SWANSON / EFE More of 20,000 acres have already been destroyed by the effect...
    One home was destroyed and nearly 8,000 people have been forced to evacuate after a wildfire in Southern California grew dramatically Saturday, officials said. The blaze was first reported Friday evening in the Cherry Valley area, about 30 minutes east of San Bernardino. By Saturday, the fire had nearly doubled in size to encompass an...
    12-year-old Tybre Faw met his hero two years ago; he read John Lewis favorite poem at his funeral Why did a tiny Long Island pizzeria get Trumps stamp of approval? Thank roiling local Facebook drama and a well-timed Fox Business segment PG&E Fire Insurance Costs Skyrocket After Bankruptcy, Wildfires (Bloomberg) -- PG&E Corp. is...
    The devastating wildfire season in Australia that stretched from last July through March impacted far more animals than previously estimated, scientists said Tuesday in a new report. The fires caused widespread destruction and mass evacuations in the eastern part of the country towards the end of 2019, killing 33 people in all and destroying...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state commissioner of public lands has ordered a statewide burn ban starting Tuesday because of hot, dry and windy weather conditions. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz said the order issued Tuesday will remain in effect through Sept. 30 unless fire conditions improve. The ban covers all 12 million...
    ADIN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground on a large wildfire in rural northeastern California, but weather was expected to become less favorable. The 34-square-mile (88.3-square-kilometer) Gold Fire in northern Lassen County was 60% contained Monday night after a few thunderstorms during the day, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Said. Firefighters mop...
    The devastating wildfire season in Australia that stretched from last July through March impacted far more animals than previously estimated, scientists said Tuesday in a new report. The fires caused widespread destruction and mass evacuations in the eastern part of the country towards the end of 2019, killing 33 people in all and destroying more...
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal put the entire country on a state of alert on Monday due to the high possibility of wildfires. High temperatures in recent weeks have left many forested areas bone dry, and declaring a state of alert allows officials to place firefighting assets on standby for quick deployment. Portugal...
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities in Portugal put the entire country on a state of alert on Monday due to the high possibility of wildfires. High temperatures in recent weeks have left many forested areas bone dry, and declaring a state of alert allows officials to place firefighting assets on standby for quick deployment. Portugal...
    PHOENIX (AP) — This year’s wildfire season has been an extra challenging one for firefighters. Not only have crews had to battle some massive fires around Arizona, they have had to deal with changes in their routine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic firefighters had their own way of life including routine morning briefings, respectful...
    Firefighters on Friday continued to make progress against two major wildfires burning in Lassen County, northeast of Sacramento, officials said. The 19,000-acre Gold fire was 35% contained as of early Friday, up from 15% the day before, said spokesman Jeff LaRusso of the Riverside County Fire Department, which is assisting Cal Fire in fighting...
    GENEVA — The U.N. weather agency warned Friday that average temperatures in Siberia were 18 Fahrenheit above average last month, a spate of exceptional heat that has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle and contributed to a rapid depletion in ice sea off Russia’s Arctic coast. “The Arctic is heating more than twice as...
    A woman near the ruins of a summer house destroyed by a fire in a dacha community in Moshkovo District, Novosibirsk Region, south Siberia. Novosibirsk Region is experiencing hundreds of fires believed to have been caused by burning old grass.Kirill Kukhmar | TASS | Getty Images The World Meteorological Organization warned on Friday that temperatures...
    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency warned Friday that average temperatures in Siberia were 10 degrees Celsius (18 Fahrenheit) above average last month, a spate of exceptional heat that has fanned devastating fires in the Arctic Circle and contributed to a rapid depletion in ice sea off Russia's Arctic coast. “The Arctic is heating...
    WILDFIRES in Greece are raging out of control forcing tourists to flee as hundreds of firefighters 20 aircraft to tackle the inferno. Villages and summer camps have been forced to evacuate near the city of Corinth in south-central Greece, with the mayor calling for a state of emergency to be declared in the region....
    ADIN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battled forest fires in northeastern California on Wednesday amid red flag weather conditions. The Gold Fire ballooned to nearly 22 square miles (57 square kilometers) in Lassen County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. The blaze south of the small Modoc County community of Adin was just...
    Wildfires in Russia have so far burned down an area larger than the size of Greece, according to Greenpeace Russia. On Monday, the environmental organization criticized government officials for their inaction in the region amid record heat waves.  Using satellite data, Greenpeace Russia reported an estimated 19 million hectares, about 47 million acres, of forests,...
    SUSANVILLE (AP) – Firefighters and aircraft worked Tuesday to halt the spread of two forest fires in rural northeastern California. The Gold Fire in northern Lassen County nearly doubled in size to 7 square miles (18.2 square kilometers) south of the tiny Modoc County community of Adin and there was zero containment. Two firefighters were...
    A TERRIFYING river of black sludge has been captured flooding through the rural US in shocking footage. A short video posted to social media shows a rapid stream of muck and debris ploughing down a mountain biking track in Pima County, Arizona. 4A debris flow was filmed steaming over a bike track in Arizona last...
    DESTRUCTIVE wildfires are ripping through California as the state begins to lockdown after another coronavirus surge. The duel crisis of an intense fire season on top of the ongoing pandemic has left California scrambling for solutions, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suggesting the city is "on the brink" of another stay-at-home order. 4Fires...
    COALINGA (AP) – Authorities warned of poor air quality in central and northern parts of California on Monday due to wildfires in rural areas. An air quality alert was issued for most of the San Joaquin Valley due to smoke from the Mineral Fire in Fresno County west of Coalinga. The fire has grown to...
    COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities warned of poor air quality in central and northern parts of California on Monday due to wildfires in rural areas. An air quality alert was issued for most of the San Joaquin Valley due to smoke from the Mineral Fire in Fresno County west of Coalinga. The fire has grown...
    Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for a community in Northern California as a wildfire has grown to several thousand acres, one of several fires burning across the state. The Lassen County Sheriff's Office said Sunday night the growth of the Hog Fire has spurred a mandatory evacuation order for the Lake Forest Estates, Phildow, and...
    DENVER (CBS4) – It’s happened before and it’s happening again — drones interfering with wildland fire operations. Just last week during the East Plum Fire aircrafts had to halt because of an unauthorized drone.   CBS4 talked with Vic Moss, an FAA Drone Pro. He told said over the past year there have been 100...
    COALINGA, Calif. (AP) — More than 900 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers battled a wildfire in a rural area of Central California on Thursday. The fire in the Diablo Range west of the Fresno County city of Coalinga grew to nearly 26 square miles (66.7 square kilometers) and was 20% contained, a fire...
    RIO BLANCO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Crews are battling three active fires located southwest of Meeker. The Fawn Creek and Stewart fires began Monday afternoon and the Wolf Fire was reported Tuesday morning. (credit: Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office) The three fires have burned more than 2,800 acres and are 0% contained. They are located...
    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with hot and dry weather, sweltering nights and a heightened risk for wildfires. Portugal’s weather authority, IPMA, is warning that temperatures could rise by an average of five degrees Celsius (nine degrees Fahrenheit) across the country starting Wednesday, with thermometers expected to hit 42 C...
    Two wildfires burning across the Mountain West region have scorched thousands of acres and forced evacuations as weather conditions Tuesday continue to work against firefighters. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a fire weather watch for areas along the California and Nevada borders in the Sierra Nevada mountains and red flag warnings from Arizona and Nevada through Utah...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials said Thursday that California will shelter wildfire evacuees in hotels, require temperature checks and make other changes to protect people from COVID-19 as the state battles an increase in blazes during the pandemic. The coronavirus outbreak presents a new challenge to the longstanding wildfire problem in...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Governor Gavin Newsom acknowledged impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on California’s wildfire preparedness efforts during his press briefing on Thursday but sought to allay concerns as the state begins to reach peak fire season. The governor also said COVID-19 quarantines have substantially cut the total number of personnel available to perform...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California has already had 4,112 fires this year so far. Last year, the state saw about 2,500 wildfires. The good news, he added, is that the size of the fires have substantially decreased.But as California enters peak fire season in the late summer and early fall, the state is preparing for the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California has already seen more wildfires this year so far than it had all of last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Thursday.COVID-19 DATA: Here's where the COVID-19 crisis is getting worse in the Bay Area, according to new dataCalifornia has already had 4,112 fires this year so...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California has already had 4,112 fires this year so far. Last year, the state saw about 2,500 wildfires. The good news, he added, is that the size of the fires have substantially decreased.But as California enters peak fire season in the late summer and early fall, the state is preparing for the...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least five people have been killed and another nine have been injured by wildfires raging in Ukraine’s east, officials said Wednesday. The wildfires triggered by extreme heat and fanned by strong winds have destroyed about 100 houses and affected several villages. The authorities said that more than 1,600 emergency workers...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in Siberia have carried to Southcentral Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, the National Weather Service said. Strong winds pushed the smoky air into the region beginning last week from fires burning across more than 5,300 square miles (13,727 square kilometers) of the northern Russian region, The Anchorage Daily...
    (CNN)An estimated 59 megatonnes of carbon dioxide were released across Siberia in June by wildfires raging across the vast Russian region, according to scientists at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS).Siberia is one of the coldest areas on Earth, but is currently grappling with intense fires as well as record high temperatures.The area's carbon dioxide...
              SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has emerged from a contentious bankruptcy saga that began after its long-neglected electrical grid ignited wildfires in California that killed more than 100 people. The nation’s largest utility announced Wednesday it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and paid $5.4...
    By SUMAN NAISHADHAM ATLANTA (AP) — For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory. From Atlanta to San Diego, hundreds of fireworks shows have been canceled as officials restrict large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic,...
    By SUMAN NAISHADHAM, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory. From Atlanta to San Diego, hundreds of fireworks shows have been canceled as officials restrict large gatherings during the...