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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Travis County to utilize wildfire detectors

Posted on June 30th, 2014 No Comments

The City Council of Travis County approved funds for a pilot program involving the installation of wildfire detectors to increase the reaction time to a fire and prevent damages, The Horn reported after the June 12 city council meeting. The pilot project to be conducted by the Austin Fire Department was approved in a council meeting, and two more […]

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Thousands flee San Diego wildfires

Posted on May 16th, 2014 No Comments

Thousands of people in San Diego, California were displaced from their homes and classes were cancelled due to huge separate wildfires, the Chicago Tribune reported on May 15. Evacuation advisories were given to thousands of residents and California State University students after a series of wildfires broke out on May 14. Over 9,000 acres were […]

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Climate change is responsible for spike in wildfires

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 No Comments

A recent study observed that the warming of the climate is contributing to a dramatic increase in wildfires throughout the western United States. According to a study published in the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the amount of large wildfires that occur annually has increased by seven more fires a year from 1984 to 2011. The […]

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