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2009-09-08 16:00:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company has donated $10,000 to Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire and Rescue in Santa Cruz, Calif., to support its services in responding to fire, medical and other emergencies. Lockheed Martin presented the contribution to Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire and Rescue during an appreciation ceremony today at the Lockheed Martin Santa Cruz Facility. "Lockheed Martin is grateful to these local volunteers and the...

2008-10-17 06:00:14

By William M. Welch LOS ANGELES -- One wildfire is completely contained, and a second should be wrapped up this weekend if winds remain calm, fire officials said. The two fires -- which destroyed more than 50 homes, blackened more than 19,000 acres on the edge of the city and were blamed for two deaths -- eased up when strong, dry desert winds diminished. A red flag warning of dangerous fire conditions remained in effect for much of Southern California today as low humidity levels...

2008-10-15 18:20:00

California fire officials Wednesday speculated downed power lines may have triggered one of two wildfires that have scorched 18,000 acres near Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Fire Chief Michael Freeman cautioned, however, no official cause has been named for the Sesnon fire in Porter Ranch, the Los Angeles Times reported. Calm winds Wednesday kept the blaze and a second brushfire in the San Fernando Valley from burning their way to the sea. The wildfires have left two people dead and 49...

2008-10-14 09:00:06

Twin wildfires raced through acreage north of California's San Fernando Valley, killing at least one person and destroying 49 structures, officials said. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, warning residents that Santa Ana winds made the fires dangerous and unpredictable, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Monday's death raised to three the total number of fatalities officials blame on the recent string of...

2008-10-13 09:00:25

Firefighters were battling a wildfire in California's Angeles National Forest Monday, triggering the evacuation of 1,200 residents, officials said. No injuries have been reported in the blaze, in the foothills near the San Fernando Valley, but about 450 homes in the Los Angeles's Lopez and Kagel canyons are considered threatened by the "Marek fire," The Los Angeles Times reported. One house, three motor homes, a garage and a shed had been destroyed by the blaze, which was 20 percent...

2008-08-31 12:00:20

By Wendy Leonard Deseret News Late summer heat and dry winds didn't help firefighters battling blazes throughout the state. Mobile homes in Toquerville were spared from flames as an approximately 100-acre fire came close enough to threaten them Saturday afternoon. The human-caused brush fire was nearly contained after 10 p.m., mostly due to its reaching cliffs' edges, enforcing natural geographic barriers, said Nick Howell, fire management specialist with the Cedar City Bureau of Land...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Jennifer McLain Local firefighters were expected to return home over the weekend after being called out to assist on a blaze that has burned 53 square miles west of Yosemite National Park. Firefighters from across Los Angeles County, including Pasadena, Monrovia, La Mirada and Monterey Park, were sent to fight Yosemite's Telegraph Fire last week. "We (had) a strike team coming home (Friday)," said Los Angeles County Fire Battalion Chief Dave Stone. "Things have settled up there."...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are close to containing a 53-square-mile wildfire that has destroyed more than 20 homes in the mountains outside Yosemite National Park. Fire officials say the blaze was about 90 percent contained Saturday afternoon. All evacuation orders have been lifted. The fire was started by a target shooter last week and has destroyed 21 homes, forced the evacuation of 350 residences and left a smoky haze over the national park. Firefighters are now focused on...

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By Ben Winslow and James Davis Deseret News Utah firefighters were scrambling Friday to control three blazes - - two of which prompted evacuations of homes and campgrounds. "Everything came together. We've had hot, dry temperatures. We've had gusty winds," said Loyal Clark, of the U.S. Forest Service. "It's just like the stars were aligned, but not in a good way." The 1,000-acre Spring Lake fire near Payson ignited Friday afternoon and forced the evacuation of the Maple Dell Boy Scout...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'