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Slow Progress Fighting California’s Rim Fire

The U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday the so-called Rim Fire has burned more than 725 square kilometers. Nearly 4,200 firefighters have been deployed to battle the blaze, which has consumed about 76,000 hectares of land, including part of Yosemite National Park. Their efforts have been hampered by strong winds, high temperatures and extremely dangerous fire…


National Interagency Fire Center: National Preparedness Level 3

July 2, 2013 Due to hot temperatures, dry conditions and thunderstorms, fire activity picked up in the West. Nine new large fires were reported: two in Idaho, three in Nevada and four in Oregon. Firefighters contained the Mill Fire in California at 534 acres as well as the West Hollister Fire in Idaho and the…


Colorado wildfire: thousands evacuated in Colorado Springs

View a map of current fires in the state of Colorado.  The map will be updated each morning or as new incidents occur. Two MAFFS C-130s and support personnel from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Colorado Springs (US Air Force Reserve) are supporting suppression operations out of Colorado Springs, CO. The Denver Post reports: Tens of…