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  1. Correction: Hotshots Statue storyRead the original story

    2 min ago | CBS 3 Springfield

    ... honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire PHOENIX (AP) - A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain ...

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  2. Pine Barrens forest fire fully contained after burning over 800 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    4 min ago | NJ.com

    A forest fire in the Pine Barrens, which has been burning since Sunday, is now fully contained, a Department of Environmental Protection spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. He said Tuesday evening's expected rainfall will aid in extinguishing any remaining flames.

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  3. 'I just want to weep' - Big Pine Key brush fire threatening homes, only half containedRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Front www.keysnet.com

    Two days after a brush fire broke out on Big Pine Key, eventually burning more than 100 acres, Christine Dalton-Godlewski still can't return to her home. "I hightailed it out of there.

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  4. Northwest Senators Decry Cuts To Federal Wildfire ResearchRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | KUOW-FM Seattle

    In Seattle, there's a national fire research lab where scientists have been working on a new computer model to better aid land managers as they predict how fires will behave and where smoke will go. But now that federal work's been halted.

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  5. Correction: Hotshots Statue storyRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | KSEE-TV Fresno

    A statue has been unveiled honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire PHOENIX - A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. The statue was dedicated at a state memorial park established where all but one member of the team died in a canyon in mountains near Yarnell on June 30, 2013.

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  6. Heather Yakin: Take precautions this spring to prevent brush, forest firesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Times Herald-Record

    ... These are fires that kill wildlife and disrupt ecosystems and sometimes threaten people's homes. In 2008, a wildfire burned 2,800 acres in Minnewaska State Park in Ulster County, killing roughly half of the old-growth forest cover in the state park, ...

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  7. NY residential burn ban in effect through mid-MayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    Small wildfires have broken out across New York in the past week, and state officials are warning residents to beware of dry conditions as temperatures rise. Fires struck on Long Island and upstate in Sullivan, Saratoga and Warren counties, and firefighters in Cayuga County contained a brush fire in Fleming on Monday.

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  8. Rattle Tank Fire burns eight acres near GlendaleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The News-Review

    ... after 4 p.m. Sunday and worked through the night to complete a fire line around the fire. It may be spring, but wildfire knows no season, according to the Douglas Forest Protective Association. Crews from the DFPA responded to a natural cover fire ...

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  9. Sen. Wyden presses USFS on wildfire funding measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KOBI NBC5

    An Oregon Senator formally asked the U.S. Forest Service to explain how they plan to use a new funding source intended to restart forest fire prevention efforts in the state. According to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden's office, Congress passed the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act last month.

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  10. Grass fire spreads and destroys home at Tl'etinqox First NationRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Williams Lake Tribune

    A grass fire got away on a resident, burning a wood shed and home at Tl'etinqox First Nation last Sunday evening. "Somebody was burning grass outside their place and the wood shed caught on fire," Chief Joe Alphonse told the Tribune .

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  11. Veteran VA Firefighter Dies Following ResponsesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | FireHouse.com

    The U.S. Fire Administration on Tuesday announced the line-of-duty death of Rocky Mount firefighter Herbert Tyler "Butch" Wilcox, 77, who was found unresponsive at home Thursday morning after responding to two fire calls on Wednesday afternoon. After Wilcox responded to the second call of a brush fire at around 4:05 p.m., he complained of neck and back pain and was examined at a local medical center before being sent home.

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  12. MDC: More than 100 dead turtles found in dump siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KFVS12

    ... poaching activity to a conservation agent on Thursday, April 19 after finding the dump site while fighting a wildfire. The conservation agent determined the large pile of turtles included 161 red-eared sliders and two snapping turtles. A red-eared ...

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  13. Camp Ripley to begin its controlled burnsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

    Camp Ripley announced it will begin the annual spring controlled burns on 17,000 acres of the 53,000-acre military reservation. Submitted CAMP RIPLEY-Every spring Camp Ripley begins its annual controlled burn program to help reduce the risk of wildfire during training.

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  14. Whistlerites encouraged to reduce wildfire impactRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Pique News Magazine

    As the weather warms and the snow melts away, Whistlerites are encouraged to keep the threat of wildfire front of mind. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is providing opportunities in the coming weeks for residents to reduce the impact of wildfires on their properties, in addition to ongoing activities in support of Whistler's Wildfire Protection Strategy.

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  15. Big Pine Key brush fire is still a threat to homesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    The brush fire that burned more than 100 acres on Big Pine Key is halfway contained but remains a threat to homes because it consumes such a large area of the island, according to Monroe County officials on Tuesday. Containment means there is a barrier the fire won't likely cross.

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  16. Fire chief finds illegal lantern on his roofRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Journal

    ... a lit fire into the air with no control over how far and where they may land. "If a sky lantern were to start a wildfire, the person responsible could be subject to fines and restitution for damages caused by that fire," he said. "Our goal is to ...

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  17. Companies, workers need to develop strategy to deal with fatigue, expert saysRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Telegram

    Sandra Dorman, director of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ont., says while fatigue is something that is difficult to measure or even define, it is being talked about more often in workplaces in terms of lower work performance, costly mistakes and even safety risks. - Glen Whiffen It's mid-afternoon in your office, your eyes are drowsy and you hope your co-workers didn't notice your head sinking slowly forward before you suddenly snap it back awake.

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  18. Brush fire sends smoke through Quidi Vidi areaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | CBC News

    The St. John's Regional Fire Department are currently on the scene of the fire, on Sugarloaf Path, which connects Logy Bay to Quidi Vidi Village. Brush fire at Qidi Vidi gut @VOCMNEWS @CBCNL @NTVNewsNL pic.twitter.com/EqKYgheRSX As advised by the St. John's Regional Fire Department, please avoid the ECT Sugarloaf Path at this time due to an ongoing forest fire.

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  19. Prescribed Burn Planned For Camp Edwards CanceledRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Falmouth Enterprise

    Conditions permitting there will be a prescribed burn on Camp Edwards on Joint Base Cape Cod on Tuesday, April 24. The burn will be conducted by the Massachusetts Army National Guard's Natural Resources Program, in partnership with Federal, State and nonprofit agencies. The primary objective of the burn is habitat management and ecosystem maintenance with additional objectives of wildfire hazard reduction, firefighter training, and training lands improvement.

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  20. Keys Fire updateRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

    The brush fire that burned more than 100 acres on Big Pine Key is halfway contained and not spreading, according to Monroe County officials on Tuesday. Containment means there is a barrier the fire won't likely cross.

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