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Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias

A plane drops fire retardant as firefighters battle a blaze in El Portal, Calif., near Yosemite National Park on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Firefighters in the state are also battling another wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento. (AP Photo/Al Golub)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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