Hundreds of Washington homes evacuated due to wildfire

Posted on July 31st, 2014 No Comments

Over 800 homes have been evacuated and a highway was closed due to a wildfire that broke out in Washington, NBC News reported on July 17. Reports said a state of emergency was declared in at least 30 counties in Washington as fire crews fought the fire that blazed out of control due to strong winds. Authorities […]

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Wildfires raged over holiday weekend in CA

Posted on July 13th, 2014 No Comments

Several fires burned statewide in California over the July 4th weekend, USA Today reported on July 6. In a rural neighborhood in the uppermost part of the state, firefighters maintained a fast-moving blaze, preventing it from reaching a group of forty homes. Another fire that erupted near the Monticello Dam occupied the primary force of […]

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Another group of firefighters respond to Burke wildfire

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 No Comments

A new group of firefighters were deployed to contain a large wildfire in Burke County on Wednesday, November 20, according to a report from charlotteobserver.com. According to the U.S. Forest Service, a new set of firefighters were needed in battling the wildfire in Pisgah National Forest in Linville Gorge, which is now 40 percent contained, to […]

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Thousands of San Diego County houses at risk for wildfire damage

Posted on October 17th, 2013 No Comments

Thousands of properties in San Diego County have a high possibility of being damaged by wildfire, according to a report on Thursday, October 10. In the recent Wildfire Hazard Risk Report released by CoreLogic, at least 16,000 homes in San Diego County can be damaged by wildfire, with the most prone properties being located in […]

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Wildfire threatens Southern California

Posted on October 9th, 2013 No Comments

A wildfire is threatening Southern California after fierce gusting wind comparable to a hurricane was detected on October 5. According to a Weather Channel article, about 260 people and hospital patients were moved to a military base after many small fires in Southern California were seen. A red flag warning was raised in the whole […]

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Tree trimmer company sued by Texas utility company

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 No Comments

An electric cooperative in Texas filed a $35 million lawsuit against a tree-trimming company, stating it allegedly failed to appropriately grow vegetation in the area, the Austin-American Statesman reported on Thursday, September 12. According to reports, Pennsylvania-based company Asplundh Tree Expert Co. was sued by Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative after an investigation by the Texas A&M […]

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Firefighters gaining ground against Yosemite fire

Posted on August 28th, 2013 No Comments

According to a report from Fox News on Monday, August 26, fire crews are making progress in fighting the Yosemite wildfire. Officials have said that the “containment numbers are up,” despite the fire continuing. Operations chief on the fire suppression team, Glen Stratton, stated that the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir should see no damage from the fire, […]

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Tips for dealing with home insurance companies

Posted on July 19th, 2013 No Comments

People who have their homes destroyed, whether due to a wildfire or other natural disasters, may find it stressful to deal with their insurers, especially when the insurance companies are being uncooperative when filing a claim. Fortunately, for those in this situation, there are certain tips they can use to help them deal with a […]

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Filmmaker sues insurance firm for Bastrop loses

Posted on May 20th, 2013 No Comments

A filmmaker recently filed a lawsuit against his insurer after they said they will not cover his property that was destroyed in the Bastrop wildfires two years ago. Filmmaker Richard Linklater recently filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court alleging his insurer Truck Insurance Exchange is acting in breach of contract after the company […]

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Texas to receive $31.2M more from FEMA for costs of wildfires

Posted on May 1st, 2013 No Comments

Texas recently received more than $31.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to replenish funds used in fighting wild fires in 2011. The FEMA award will cover ground and air support, equipment costs, and meals and lodging incurred in battling wild fires in Swenson, Rockhouse, PK West, Wildcat, Oasis Pipeline Fire, Tejano Canyon, […]

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