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Cal Fire Opens Applications for Camp Cinder 2022 for Young Women 14 – 18

CAL FIRE is proud to present Camp Cinder, a FREE firefighter camp for young women in northern California! Camp Cinder is a 4-night sleep-away camp designed to allow young women ages 14 to 18 to learn about careers in firefighting! Under the supervision of some of CAL FIRE’s most dedicated female firefighters, campers will gain hands-on experience in the…

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Biden Tours Colorado Wildfire Scene, Calls it “Blinking Code Red” for US

President Joe Biden described the Marshall wildfire in Colorado as a “blinking code red for our nation,” after touring the damage caused by the fire. Close to 1,000 structures and more than 6,000 acres were destroyed by the fire in Louisville, Superior and surrounding areas.   The post Biden Tours Colorado Wildfire Scene, Calls it “Blinking Code Red” for…

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Cal Fire: Pacific Gas & Electric Responsible for Dixie Fire

  Investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection have determined Pacific Gas & Electric power lines started last summer’s Dixie Fire in Northern California that swept through five counties and burned more than 1,300 buildings. The fire was caused by a tree hitting electrical distribution lines west of a dam in the Sierra Nevada on July…

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Colorado Fire Evacuation Aided by Daylight, Road Access

By THOMAS PEIPERT and MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A late-season wildfire pushed by hurricane-force winds tore through two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of deaths. Yet, only two people are unaccounted for out of some 35,000 forced from their homes. It’s a remarkably low number of possible casualties, according to…

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Investigators Narrow Search for Origin of Colorado Wildfire

By THOMAS PEIPERT and BRITTANY PETERSON Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Investigators looking for the cause of the Colorado wildfire that destroyed nearly 1,000 homes have narrowed their search to a sparsely populated neighborhood near Boulder where a passer-by captured video of a burning shed on the day the fire began, authorities said. “The fire originated somewhere in…

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