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As California wildfires get worse, the role of private firefighting crews helping well-heeled clients protect their property has become a growing issue from Brentwood and Malibu to Napa and Sonoma.
More than a month after it began, fire investigators haven't officially determined what sparked the Holiday Farm Fire, a 173,000-acre blaze that has scarred the McKenzie River Valley and left more than 430 homes burned and infrastructure badly damaged.
Over the course of the 30-hour drive from Fergus Falls to Cave Junction, Ore., Eden Prairie firefighter Ward Parker kept focus, reading or talking on the phone to learn as much as he could about fighting wildfires as he prepped to lead a two-week mission into a raging, mountain hot zone.
WORCESTER – The city is moving forward with a study of the Fire Department, nearly a year after pledging to review firefighter safety in wake of the line-of-duty death of Lt. Jason Menard.
Three children and one adult who were shopping in a second-floor furniture store in Elizabeth died Monday night after a fire broke out inside a store below them, authorities said.
As of Monday, the Glass Fire, now recognized as the most destructive fire to ever hit the world-famous Napa Valley region, has destroyed or damaged structures at more than 15 wineries in the valley, including Spring Mountain, the small, elevated western AVA that had evaded wildfires up until this season.
PINCONNING, MI – Dozens of firefighters from multiple departments assisted in putting out a large fire over the weekend at Mr. Chips Inc. in Bay County’s Fraser Township.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Fire crews worked through another hot, dry day in northern Napa County as they continued to try to stop the stubborn Glass Fire, which forced new evacuation orders in California’s Wine Country and helped set a staggering record, with more than 4 million acres burned so far.
Jacksonville firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed several recreational vehicles Saturday afternoon on the city's Westside.
Thick smoke hampered efforts to slow the spread of the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties Thursday even as more than 2,500 firefighters braced for strong, dry winds this weekend that could overwhelm the containment lines established so far.