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Wildfires Claim 189 Homes In No. Colorado
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters continue to face dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region. They’re working in hot, dry weather to battle a wildfire that’s charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado. Authorities say eight more homes have burned n…
Obama To Sign Bill Speeding Up Air Tanker Deals
DENVER (AP) — A bill to speed up the contracting of the next generation of air tankers is about to become law. President Barack Obama plans to sign the bill Wednesday at the White House. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet had urged the president sign the measure quickly. The U.S. House and Senate passe…
Smoky Skies In Cheyenne From Colorado Fire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Smoke from a massive wildfire in northern Colorado is blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne. The High Park fire has burned over more than 70 square miles of the Rocky Mountain high country. The fire is burning about 50 miles southwest of Ch…
Wyo. Sends Helicopter To Help Colo. Fire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming National Guard helicopter is being sent to Colorado to help fight a wildfire there. Gov. Matt Mead’s office says the state of Colorado asked for a Wyoming Guard Black Hawk helicopter and its four crew members to help in the fight against a fire west of F…
Wyoming Provides Wildfire Website
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming State Forestry Division has created a website offering current information on wildfires across the state. The website will be updated daily during frequent fire activity. During periods of infrequent fire activity, the site may be updated only periodically. The w…
SE Wyo. Seeing Smoky Air From Colo. Wildfire
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that smoke from wildfires can cause health concerns. Some areas of southeastern Wyoming area are seeing smoky air because of a fire burning northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. Dr. Tracy Murphy is epidemiologist at the Wyomi…
Arizona Wildfire To Keep Growing Amid Winds
CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — Strong wind gusts will likely keep spreading a wildfire that has grown to nearly 10 square miles and prompted the evacuation of a historic Arizona mining town. Fire incident spokeswoman Michelle Fidler says gusts of up to 40 mph are expected Thursday in the Prescott N…
Wildfires On Blackfeet Res. Forces Evacuations
BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — Gusty winds fueled major grass fires on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana Wednesday night and forced evacuations, officials said. One fire started southeast of Browning just after 5 p.m. and burned about eight miles east to the community of Blackf…
AP Exclusive: Report Links Wildfires To Immigrants
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A study by Congress’ investigative arm shows investigators have linked 30 fires that erupted in a five-year period in Arizona’s border region to people who crossed into the United States illegally — a finding Sen. John McCain said backs up earlier …
Wildfires Burn More Than 1,000 Homes in Texas, California [VIDEO]
Dozens of wildfires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Texas and California in the past week. Fueled by drought conditions and wind gusts from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the massive Bastrop County Complex fire east of Austin is the most destructive fire of the year, Texas Emergency Man…

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