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Hot, Dry Conditions = Increased North Texas Grass Fire Risk

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ARLINGTON (CBS 11 NEWS) – A dozen North Texas counties have declared burn bans as foliage and area residents wither during a long, dry summer. 267 more words


Blind Faith

Theocracy will (not) save America

A “new normal” major storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes.

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Fire crews contain blaze near Blackie

Fire crews have brought a large grassfire near Blackie under control.

The Municipal District of Foothills had declared a local state of emergency due to concerns about the fire, which is burning northeast of Blackie. 188 more words

Local News

Fire season off and running

THE Country Fire Authority is warning Victorian residents to clean up their properties ahead of the imminent fire season.

The warning comes after a number of fires were reported across the state during Friday as temperatures soared into the low to mid 30’s. 268 more words


Open air fires temporarily prohibited in North Battleford area

NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – A Saskatchewan fire department announced Monday that it is temporarily prohibiting open air fires in the North Battleford area.

Due to recent grassfires, the North Battleford Fire Department (NBFD) is banning residents within the rural municipality. 86 more words


Residents surveying damage after fires destroy homes

LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Sunday’s fire across Logan County burned numerous homes and outbuildings.

Many of those evacuated were back at their properties Monday surveying the damage. 250 more words