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May 11—Just after 7 p.m. Saturday, Grant County Fire District 7 responded to a 30-plus-acre wildfire near Lake Lenore, off state Route 17. While the cause is still under investigation, a witness saw people in the area with guns right before the fire, said District 7 Chief Kirk Sheppard. "It's definitely man made because there aren't power lines or nothing out there," Sheppard said. "It's in ...

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May 9—Westbound Interstate 80 was temporarily closed at Gold Run due to a small forest fire caused by a big rig Sunday afternoon. In a social media update at 2 p.m., officials from Caltrans District 3 said westbound lanes of traffic were closed at I-80's Secret Town Road offramp and that traffic was being diverted at the Gold Run Road exit. By 4:15 p.m., Caltrans' road conditions page showed ...

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May 9—Marin County firefighters preparing for the next major wildland blaze have improved computer modeling showing where fuels pose the greatest risk to homes. On Tuesday, county supervisors approved an updated version of the Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, which incorporates the modeling. There is no time to waste in preparing for the next fire season, and in fact it might ...

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Firefighters had contained 20% of a sprawling blaze in Arizona that exceeded 2,500 acres by Saturday night, authorities said. The Arizona State Forestry said fire officials were “making progress” on the Copper Canyon Fire more than a day after it began near Globe, a city about 87 miles east of Phoenix. Officials said the wildfire was recorded at 2,560 acres on Saturday, but noted activity had ...

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May 8—Several wildfires are burning Saturday around the Sacramento region and Northern California, forcing evacuations amid red flag conditions that could lead to serious fire danger. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning on Friday to last through Monday evening, affecting most of the Sacramento Valley. Forecasters warned that low humidity and wind gusts up to 40 mph have the ...

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May 7—A regional fire academy, slated to begin this summer in Joplin, Mo., aims to combine the resources of the local university and the local fire department to offer residents in multiple states a head start into firefighting and provide a certified pool of candidates for fire stations looking for firefighters. The Joplin Fire Department, along with the city of Joplin and the College of ...

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May 6—SANTA ROSA BEACH — One year after the May 6, 2020, wildfire that scorched 343 acres of southern Walton County, destroying 34 homes and damaging 25 others — but causing no deaths — the man charged in connection with the blaze appears headed to trial next month. Allen Boyd Smith, 59, of a Mussett Bayou Road address, was arrested just days after the blaze and charged with reckless burning ...

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A woman has been charged with starting the 2018 Delta wildfire in Shasta County, which quickly tore through more than 63,000 acres and destroyed dozens of properties. Cynthia Ann Leroux, a 57-year-old resident of Mountain Gate in Shasta County, was arrested Wednesday and has been charged by the Shasta County district attorney's office with 20 felony counts of arson and two special-circumstance ...

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May 4—Card Sound Road, one of the two roads leading in and out of the Florida Keys, reopened Tuesday night after a large brush fire had caused the highway to be closed for more than a day. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office announced around 10 p.m. Tuesday that the highway was open, but warned drivers to continue to monitor for possible closures. Authorities had closed the road Monday morning ...

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May 3—Is wildfire season already here? The season is now year-round in California, but there are signs it's starting to pick up. Firefighters responded to a wildfire Sunday in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and on Monday desiccating offshore winds are leading to heightened wildfire danger. A red flag warning is in effect for the Central Valley and a portion of Solano County in the Bay Area ...