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2014-09-24 12:21:44

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighters have continued to battle a record number and sizes of wildland fires in California, as drought and high temperatures persist with little to no relief in sight. Of the seven major wildfires still uncontained in California, the King Fire, which has burned 82,000 acres over 130 square miles in the El Dorado National Forest--just east of Sacramento--since Friday, September 12, is the most destructive, and remains just...

2014-07-17 08:21:41

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what has already been declared a record year for wild land fires in California, private operators of air tankers and helicopters have provided invaluable assistance to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), one of the few state fire protection agencies that operates its own fleet of air assets. According to just-released CAL FIRE data, 2,990 fires erupted in the state between January 1, and July 7,...

2014-05-23 20:20:38

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- More helicopters and fixed wing aircraft are being deployed to battle the Slide Fire in Northern Arizona. The fire, which has consumed over 4,830 wildland acres, is burning in the Flagstaff area which includes Sedona, one of the state's major tourist destinations. The additional aerial assets have been ordered to the scene by the US Forest Service, as more residents have been told to evacuate by local authorities over the last few...

2014-01-21 08:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a declared drought and record high winter temperatures driving an early fire season in California, operators of fixed wing air tankers and water-dropping helicopters are moving aircraft and crews into Southern California at a nearly unprecedented time of the year. "This is probably the earliest start to the fire season in California that I have seen," said Larry Kelley, the Boise, Idaho-based Director of Fire Operations for CHI...

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