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Latest November 2007 California wildfire Stories

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...

2008-07-19 00:00:22

By The Associated Press REDDING, Calif. (AP) - President Bush offered federal help and encouragement Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working under a blazing sun to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California.Since a huge lightning storm on June 21, about 2,010 separate fires have ignited across California, ravaging nearly 900,000 acres. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in 12 counties affected by the wildfires...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press REDDING, Calif. -- President Bush offered federal help and encouragement Thursday to some of the 25,000 firefighters working under a blazing sun to contain wildfires that make up the single largest fire event ever recorded in California. Since a huge lightning storm on June 21, about 2,010 separate fires have ignited across California, ravaging nearly 900,000 acres. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in 12 counties affected by the...

2005-08-12 16:25:05

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Gov. Christine Gregoire declared a wildfire emergency in the northwestern state on Friday and said the National Guard may have to be called up to help fight the blazes. "We face a siege of wildfire across our state," Gregoire said. The state's largest wildfire, located in the southeastern part of Washington near Pomeroy, has spread over 48,000 acres . Some 1,622 firefighters are battling the blaze, which has been burning since August 5 and is 40...


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