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Arizona Launches Campaign on Flooding Danger

Arizona officials are launching a campaign to make Arizonans aware of the year-round risk of flooding, particularly during the monsoon. Director Wendy Smith-Reeve of the Arizona Division of Emergency Management says most people know Arizona has wildfires but that flooding …

Montana’s Ablaze And The Firefighting Money Is Running out

Montana’s worst fire season in years is expected to scorch the drought-stricken landscape well into fall, long after the state’s firefighting reserves run out thanks to politicians diverting millions of dollars to fill a budget shortfall. There is only $12 …

Air Guard Tankers Being Activated to Combat Western Wildfires

Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle fires have been activated to fight wildfires in the Western U.S. The three large aircraft will be stationed in Fresno, Calif. Currently, the activation is scheduled …

French Firefighters Begin to Contain Wildfires

French authorities are close to containing one of the fiercest blazes to break out during four days of wildfires in the country’s southeast that have led to the evacuation of more than 12,000 people. The fires in Bormes-les-Mimosas calmed Thursday …

Raging Wildfires on French Riviera Force Evacuation of 12,000 People

French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Cote d’Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for a third day Wednesday. A raging wildfire began late Tuesday in …

British Columbia Wildfires Continue to Rage, Torching 1,235-Plus Square Miles

British Columbia is extending a state of emergency for two more weeks as wildfires sweeping across the province’s interior show no sign of slowing. Premier John Horgan said Wednesday that his government’s first priority is to support the more than …

British Columbia Wildfires Expected to Worsen; Nearly 40,000 People Evacuated

Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 people to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency. Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Monday that Ottawa was deploying …

British Columbia’s Wildfires Threaten Lumber Supplies, Force Mine Closures

Wildfires sweeping across British Columbia, the world’s biggest exporter of softwood lumber, sent timber prices surging and forced the closure of two copper mines in the western Canadian province. More than 375 fires have swept across the province, burning forests, …

300-Plus Canadian Wildfires Force Closures of Lumber Mills, Natural Gas Facility

More than 300 wildfires in British Columbia have forced Canadian lumber mills and an Enbridge Inc. natural gas compressor station to shut as hot, dry weather fans blazes across swaths of western Canada and the U.S. Enbridge said Tuesday [July …

Arizona Residents Evacuated as Wildfires Sweep Western U.S.

An Arizona wildfire that forced thousands from their homes and came dangerously close to consuming a town was 43 percent contained by Thursday evening, authorities said. Roughly 1,400 evacuated residents of the community of Mayer were allowed to go home …