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Firefighters Battle Blazes in 4 Western States

Wildfires are sweeping through several dry Western states, including a massive blaze burning out of control in Northern California. A look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them: Northern California A wildfire has grown to …

Southern California Forest Fire 17 Sq. Miles And Growing

The huge fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Los Angeles has grown by another thousand acres and has now scorched more than 17 square miles of mountains. The U.S. Forest Service says the blaze sending up …

Another Alaska Wildfire Prompts More Evacuations

Firefighters are battling a second wildfire in Alaska and officials say hundreds of homes have been evacuated and six structures have burned. The fast-moving blaze erupted Monday on the Kenai Peninsula, roughly 100 miles south of a major wildfire that …

Ground Gained Large Wildfire in Northern California

Firefighters made progress late Sunday in battling a lightning-sparked Northern California wildfire that has been burning in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest for five days, officials said. Light winds helped firefighters directly attack the 1,480-acre blaze as they worked in hot, …

Officials Say Cooking Fire Started California Blaze That Threatened 300 Homes

Firefighters are making progress on a fire that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam. Officials said an unattended cooking fire sparked the blaze on Saturday, triggering the nighttime evacuation of about 300 homes in an area …

Pennsylvania Program Focuses on Firefighters’ Health

The heart-attack death of a Somerset, Pennsylvania, volunteer firefighter in February served as a grim reminder of the hidden hazards of an already dangerous job. Forty-eight-year-old Edward Roddy collapsed while fighting the South Park Avenue blaze on Nov. 5 in Somerset. He …

Attorneys Want More Time to Resolve Case in Arizona Firefighter Deaths

Attorneys in a lawsuit stemming from the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona say they need more time to try to negotiate a settlement with the state. They asked a federal judge Monday to put the case on hold for …

K&K Offers Program for Firefighter Accidental Death and Disability

K&K Insurance Group Inc., a subsidiary of Aon plc, has a new program offering accidental death and disability (AD&D) coverage for firefighters. The program provides a variety of options including: Policies written for the entire state or on a per …

California Fire’s Rapid Growth Draws Droves of Firefighters

Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences. Hundreds of additional firefighters were dispatched to the …

Some Yosemite Blaze Evacuees Allowed to Go Home

Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes. Nearly 1 square mile in Madera County had been scorched, revising …