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Escaped Campfire Blamed for Pilot Mountain (NC) Wildfire

A wildfire at Pilot Mountain State Park has burned 1,100 acres and was about 80% contained Thursday.
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Wildfire Destroys 24 Houses in MT Town

A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town.
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Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park in NC Has Burned 180 Acres

Firefighters in North Carolina are working to put out a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned 180 acres.

Honolulu (HI) Firefighters Battle Wildfire

The Honolulu Fire Department has suspended its effort to put out the Kalihi brush fire because of darkness.
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Talladega Forest (AL) Wildfires 90% Contained, Trails Reopen

Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen.
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CO Prison Firefighters to Expand and See Raises as Wildfire Risk Increases

Chainsaws tore through pine tree trunks and axes chipped through branches as the chatter of a yellow-shirted crew broke through the brisk fall air Tuesday morning near Dome Rock State Wildlife Area central Teller County.
Charles Morton

‘Charlie’s Meadow’ Dedicated to Honor Hotshot Firefighter Who Died in 2020 El Dorado Fire

On Thursday, a memorial to Big Bear Hotshots Crew Boss Charlie Morton was dedicated at the base of the meadow with a bronze plaque placed upon a large boulder.

Ex-College Professor Charged With Setting CA Fires

A former college professor was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly starting four wildfires in Northern California earlier this year that threatened to trap firefighters as they battled a massive fire nearby.

Pilot Death is Second Amid Late Season Wildfires in Rockies

Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the death of a pilot who crashed while fighting a wildfire near Rocky Mountain National Park at night, the second person to die amid wind-driven, late season wildfires in the Rockies this week.
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Pilot Killed in Single-Engine Air Tanker Crash Near Kruger Rock Fire

The pilot of a single-engine air tanker was killed in a crash near one of the areas outside Estes Park, Colorado, under evacuation.