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  • Placer County, California Fire Reduces Homes To Ashes

    Rocklin and Loomis area residents Thursday returned to sift through the ashes of what were their homes before a wall of flame roared through Placer County.

    News • September 19th, 2002

  • Woman Accused in CO Blaze to Leave Halfway House

    The woman accused of starting the largest wildfire in Colorado history can be released from a halfway house while awaiting trial but must be monitored electronically, a federal judge ruled Monday.

    News • September 17th, 2002

  • Intense Logging Blamed for Wildfires

    The Bush administration's timber-cutting prescription for the West's wildfire epidemic runs counter to the record of the last half century, when large forest fires erupted on the heels of the heaviest logging ever conducted by the U.S. Forest Service.

    News • September 17th, 2002

  • Australian and New Zealand Firefighters Return Home from US Wildfires

    Victoria today welcomed home 14 firefighters who had spent six weeks battling one of the worst bushfire seasons in the US.

    News • September 16th, 2002

  • Weather Helps Predict Wildfire Behavior

    Steve Brown scowled at the digital map on his computer screen, particularly the clusters of red dots showing lightning storms.

    News • September 16th, 2002

  • Idaho's Fire Season Tamed by Extra Manpower; More Crews Hired After 2000 Season

    The weather helped. Luck surely played a part.

    News • September 16th, 2002

  • 1,400-Acre Agua Dulce, California Brush Fire Is Fully Contained

    After burning about 1,400 acres in northwest Los Angeles County, a brush fire was fully contained Sunday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.

    News • September 16th, 2002

  • Fire Forces L.A. Home Evacuations

    A brush fire erupted Monday in a wilderness park surrounded by suburbs, sending a plume of smoke over the Los Angeles area and forcing the evacuation of more than 30 homes.

    News • September 10th, 2002

  • Immigrants Suspected in Arizona Wildfires

    Illegal immigrants crossing into the United States in southern Arizona are suspected of causing eight major wildfires this year, which have cost taxpayers $5.1 million to fight.

    News • September 10th, 2002

  • Calif. Wildfires Burn 20,000 Acres

    The first rainfall in the Angeles National Forest area since April helped firefighters battle two wildfires Thursday, including a 16,000-acre blaze apparently sparked by candles in an animal sacrifice ritual.

    News • September 5th, 2002

  • LA Crews Fight to Save 100 Homes

    9/5/02, 6 a.m.: On September 3, Los Angeles County was alerted to a wildfire at Bouquet Cyn Road/Spunky Cyn Rd, southwest of Leona Valley. Crews fought in medium to heavy brush, with a steep, inaccessible terrain. The weather was extremely hot...

    News • September 5th, 2002

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