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  • Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot. Freddie Alexander Smoke III, 27, of Sacramento was arrested Saturday for investigation of recklessly...

  • Dry conditions hinder fight vs. Western wildfires

    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds as officials warned the flames could again threaten homes. Such dry conditions have hurt the fight against other...

  • Firefighter injured in NM's Jemez Mountains

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    LA CUEVA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter from California who was helping with fire prevention and other duties on the Santa Fe National Forest has been injured. The Sandoval County Sheriff's Department says the firefighter either kicked or stepped on something that exploded...

  • 14 fallen firefighters remembered 20 years later

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Relatives and friends of the 14 firefighters who died when a wildfire exploded and trapped them on Storm King Mountain in western Colorado 20 years ago returned to the site of the tragedy Sunday to remember their loved ones. With a group of crosses serving as a...

  • Friendships born from 1994 Storm King tragedy endure

    John Stroud, Glenwood Springs Post Independent
    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    A grateful community vowed 20 years ago never to forget the 14 men and women from afar who sacrificed their lives on Storm King Mountain to save homes and lives in Glenwood Springs. “We will never forget” was a pledge made by the city’s leaders at the time to the families of the...

  • Garage in Black Forest destroyed by fire after lightning strike north of Colorado Springs

    by Rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    A fire caused by a lighting strike destroyed a garage Friday afternoon in unincorporated Black Forest north of Colorado Springs, but firefighters contained the blaze before it spread to a nearby home or trees. Nobody was injured, although the garage and its contents were a total...

  • Eightmile fire contained; Colorado Springs-area agencies help out

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Cooler temperatures and higher moisture levels were a welcome change for crews battling the Eightmile fire in eastern Fremont County, which was 65 percent contained Wednesday. Hundreds of firefighters from 36 assisting agencies, including the Colorado Springs and Black Forest fire...

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