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Wildfire Threatens Homes in Santa Barbara, California

Homes and television news stations threatened     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A brushfire whipped by gusts threatened homes and commercial buildings in coastal California late Thursday night, authorities said. The blaze erupted around 9 p.m. in a westside neighborhood of Santa Barbara, about 78 miles (126 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. The fire had burned 20 acres…

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California’s Wildfire Season Is Off to an Early Start

Fire weather is coming early to California this year. For the first time since 2014, parts of Northern California are seeing a May “red flag” fire warning due to dry and windy conditions. “It's crazy, May and a red-flag warning,” Craig Clements, San Jose State University Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center director, told The Mercury News. The warning coverage area extends from Redding…

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Colorado State Fire Agency & National Guard Prep For 2021 Wildfire Season

Colorado State Fire Agency & National Guard Prep For 2021 Wildfire Season April 2, 2021- The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) will conduct helicopter-based fire suppression and virtual classroom training April 9th-18th near Longmont with the Colorado Army National Guard. This annual interagency wildland fire training exercise is conducted along with Boulder Fire-Rescue, the City of…

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