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  • Wildfire and Cal Fire
    Continued progress on fires in the Mother Lode
    Firefighters have continued to make steady progress on the Big Creek Fire near Groveland today. Initially the fire started yesterday at 4:30 P.M. June 29, 2015 and grew to approximately 150 acres in a matter of hours with only a 5% containment by...
  • Cyclist fesses up to starting wildfire at the foothills in Boise by lighting toilet paper on fire after he stopped to defecate
    Cyclist triggers wildfire with bowel movement cleanup: Flaming TP burns 73-acres
    A cyclist will probably never forget the day that he stopped to take a bowel movement while cycling across the Boise foothills because this was the beginning of a 73-acre wildfire in southwest Idaho. An unnamed cyclist stopped in a ravine during...
  • burned truck
    Wildfire leaves path of destruction on major Southern Calif. highway
    For residents of Southern California, fire season doesn’t come as a surprise; it’s become a way of life for the drought-stricken state. Recent years of low precipitation, mixed with hot weather and a whipping wind created the perfect...
  • Almanac
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado
    Record rain, a wildfire, and a deadly tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Servicearchives here are the events that happened on May 20.1975 - A tornado injured one person as it destroyed...
  • Almanac
    Record snowfall, a wildfires, shipwrecks and record heat
    Record snowfall, a wildfires, shipwrecks and record heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the weather events that happened on April 29.1899 - Grand Rapids sets the...
  • The need for humans to coexist with wildfires is supported by new study
    The need for humans to coexist with wildfires is supported by new study
    A new study led by the University of California, Berkeley, involving the University of Colorado Boulder, shows that the way wildfires around the world are generally dealt with is not making society any less vulnerable to them.Although, obviously,...
  • Pets and wildfires
    Pet hospitals offer free boarding to wildfire victims
    Cats, dogs and other small animals affected by the raging wildfire in Northern California may be eligible for free boarding at certain VCA hospitals, the company announced late Sept. 19.The offer applies to pets whose families have evacuated due...
  • Meadow Fire
    Wildfire closes area near Yosemite's Half Dome
    ABC30 Action News reported on September 7, 2014, that a wildfire has broken out inside Yosemite National Park in the vicinity of Half Dome. The fire reported started around midday and prompted evacuations of the area and an emergency rescue of...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, shipwrecks, a contained wildfire and wind
    Thunderstorms, shipwrecks, a contained wildfire and wind top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on September 7...
  • Almanac
    Frigid lows, shipwrecks, a heat wave and a wildfire
    Frigid lows, shipwrecks, a heat wave and a wildfire top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 1.1859 - The wood, passenger &...
  • Almanac
    Shipwreck, heat, a burning match company and tornadoes
    Shipwreck, heat, a burning match company and tornadoes top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on August 25.1883...
  • Almanac
    Shipwrecks, a wildfire, record heat, tornadoes, and hail
    Shipwrecks, a wildfire, record heat, tornadoes, and hail top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on August 24...
  • Wildfire- McLean: Where great food and service meet
    Wildfire- McLean: Where great food and service meet
    For DC Restaurant Week, it’s not just DC establishments joining in on the deliciousness! The scenic drive to Tysons Galleria on the George Washington Memorial Parkway provided a beautiful visual relief compared to the bumper to bumper DC...
  • Almanac
    Record heat, large hail, damaging wind, and a wildfire
    Record heat, large hail, damaging wind, and a wildfire top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on August 2.1927 - Morning low temperatures fall...
  • Drone over California's Sand Fire
    Sand Fire air support grounded for man flying drone to 'check out the fire'
    According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, law-enforcement officers stopped a man Sunday morning for using a drone at the scene of an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills.The 3,800-acre Sand Fire,...
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