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Detours in effect as rural Manitoba crews battle wildfires Wednesday

High winds and wildfires are keeping rural Manitoba fire departments busy and motorists are warned to look out for road closures.

The province told Global News a significant number of fire calls were made on Wednesday and the high winds are making some of the blazes difficult to predict. 193 more words


Giving Wildland Firefighting a Try

Up until this summer, as far as I knew, Wildland firefighting was an all in, full-time summer position. It is something that has interested me since living up in Northern Ontario (which is very much a wildfire environment) and my first time seeing a ranger with a piss-pack, 8 years ago, back when I was a park ranger. 357 more words


Forestry actioning out-of-control wildfire in Cawston

A wildfire near Cawston has exploded to 160 hectares and is still not contained.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation but began in the Fairview Road farmland area and spread into the mountains around 3 p.m. 78 more words


Oklahoma Wildfire Destroys 9 Homes, Forces Evacuations

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LONGTOWN, Oklahoma (AP) — Fire officials are suggesting a blaze that has destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma and forced the evacuation of more than 100 others may have been intentionally set. 107 more words


4 Governors Seek Grazing Assistance Because Of Wildfires

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The governors of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico are seeking temporary suspension of grazing restrictions for farmers and ranchers because of wildfires. 116 more words


Community News in the Midst of Tragedy

Coming from a small town out in Western Kansas, all I knew growing up were community papers. If you were apart of an organization within school or the community, you made the paper at least once a month. 497 more words


'Get in!': Dash cam captures officer's dramatic rescue of stranded truck driver during Kansas wildfire

Dramatic dashcam video shows a Kansas trooper rescuing a stranded tractor-trailer driver from a wildfire and driving through thick smoke as flames lick the roadside. 200 more words