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By Associated Press EUREKA -- A wildfire burned about 350 acres along the border of Juab and Utah counties Sunday. The fire started around 2:30 p.m.
By Rocky Barker and Heath Druzin, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 23--With a sweep of her hands, Carol McCoy-Brown shows off the park-like setting of Warm Lake, where well-spaced pine trees loom over a forest floor nearly free of underbrush.
By Peter Hecht, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 18--President Bush took a helicopter tour of charred forests above Shasta Lake on Thursday and vowed to do the "best ... we possibly can" in directing federal assistance to help California respond to devastating wildfires.
REDDING, Calif. _ Gazing out a wall of windows, Mike Lococo watched lightning stab the horizon, over and over, like a bizarre light show gone awry. Three decades of battling blazes in remote corners of California told him one thing: That was trouble hurtling from the heavens.
When your regular job involves parachuting into burning forests, climbing a 60-foot silver maple behind a lawyer's office in search of beetles is a nice change of pace.