California wildfires
1 month ago
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Suspect arrested on 17 counts of arson in CA wildfires

Authorities arrested a man on Monday suspected of starting numerous California wildfires, including one that has so far burned 4,000 acres and destroyed 175 homes.
Western Wildfire (Photo: ABC)
1 month ago
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Forest Service firefighter dies battling Nevada wildfire

Authorities say a Forest Service firefighter has died after being hit by a tree while battling a wildfire in Nevada.
(Photo: Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram/Facebook)
5 months ago
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Man charged for starting fire Tuesday in Brunswick County

Officials say they have charged a man for starting a fire that shut down part of a highway earlier this week near Bolivia.
(Photo: Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram/Facebook)
5 months ago
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People to blame for Brunswick Co. wildfire, forest service says

Officials have determined that a fire that shut down part of a highway earlier this week near Bolivia was started by people.
(Photo: MGN)
12 months ago
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CA considers using violent inmates to fight fires

Some California officials are considering using offenders convicted of violent crimes to help battle wildfires.
Air Force: NC Air Guardsmen killed while fighting wildfires flew into wind burst
4 years ago
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Air Force: NC Air Guardsmen killed while fighting wildfires flew into wind burst

Four crew members aboard a North Carolina Air National Guard plane fighting Western wildfires were killed last summer because the crew misjudged conditions and flew into a wind burst that slammed them to the ground, an Air Force crash report says.
Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month
5 years ago
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Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month

The Juniper Road Fire in Pender County is close to being 100 percent contained. The NC Forest Service just passed command of the fire to the local office in Whiteville; a move made possible by improved containment and fewer crews fighting the fire.
Crews battling wildfires burned out after weeks on duty
5 years ago
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Crews battling wildfires burned out after weeks on duty

Fighting along a fire line for weeks at a time is a challenging task. Many of the crews battling a wildfire in Pender County have been at it for more than a month straight.
Pender fires slow; smoke still a problem
5 years ago
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Pender fires slow; smoke still a problem

The Pender County wildfires have slowed down slightly, but are not done burning yet.
Smoke, fog to stick around till afternoon
5 years ago
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Smoke, fog to stick around till afternoon

A dense smoke advisory is in effect for our area until 11 a.m. The smoke from the Juniper Road Fire burning in the Holly Shelter Game Land has combined with fog to reduce visibility significantly.