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Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — About 300 homes — twice as many as previously estimated — have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday.

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Crash survivor crawls out of Taiwanese turboprop, calls dad

XIXI, Taiwan — The 10 survivors of Taiwan’s worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

July 25, 2014 9:57 amLoading…
Fire season in West expected to intensify

Fire season in West expected to intensify

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

July 23, 2014 4:05 pmLoading…
Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

A wildfire burns in Morgan County, Utah. Eighteen large fires were burning in the Northwest with intensities not normally seen until August, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 4:05 pmLoading…
Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

A fire-weather watch will be in effect this afternoon in the Coronado National Forest and other areas because of “contiguous areas of flammable fuels,” high temperatures, single-digit relative humidity and windy conditions, officials said.

February 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

October 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Hot, dry, windy weather has set the stage not only for forest fires in the mountains but for quick-starting, fast-spreading brush blazes in the metropolitan area as well.

May 26, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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