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Weekly tsunami tests in Ketchikan to go silent

KETCHIKAN - Ketchikan residents will no longer be able to hear the weekly warning sirens as fire officials have implemented a new testing system.The Ketchikan Daily News reported the sirens located on the roof of the fire department...
California wildfires wipe out more than 180 homes

...least 81 homes and 51 outbuildings and turned the grassy, tree-studded Sierra Nevada foothills an eerie white.Fire officials had earlier counted 86 homes destroyed, but issued the new figure Sunday morning. Crews increased containment on...
Nation and World
Fiery Vegas plane ordeal played out in minutes

...the fire's start to its quick end - and an evacuation in between - the whole dramatic scene lasted five minutes.Fire officials and airline observers described the response as flawless, the result of daily training that otherwise make a blown...
Nation and World
Calmer weather helps crews fighting Western wildfires

...wildfire with 85 percent containment reported Monday.Fire officials say that over the weekend smoke from the fire drifted...ignited across the Northern Rockies this month that fire officials are allowing some that might have been snuffed out...
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Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on vacation spot

...This time it was scarier."State and federal fire officials said the stubborn fire had consumed more than 101...around the lake were considered at risk on Tuesday, fire officials said.President Barack Obama was briefed on the fire...
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

...WILDFIREThe moisture, while welcome, won't do much against the weeklong blaze that's "just too big, too wild," a fire official says.4. INVESTORS TAKING FEWER BITES OF APPLEShares of the world's most valuable public company are down 14 percent...
Regional News
Condemned UAS cabin torched for fire training

...isn't critical of UAS for letting the house fall into a dilapidated state. He estimated it was 70 or 80 years old. Fire officials noted the logs were rotting from the inside out and were beyond repair."It's not like (UAS) had anything that...
Man saved from boat fire

...floating in the water at the docks, though some of its windows cracked from the heat and its door is now padlocked. Fire officials estimated the fire and smoke caused about $10,000 worth of damage to the vessel's interior.
Weekend rains bring relief for wildfire crews

...Sunday was revised downward from 777 square miles after fire officials discovered they released incorrect figures.The growth...June record of 1,802 square miles set in 2004. Fire officials also initially said Monday that 2,975 square miles...
Wildfires flare up in the Interior

...several cabins in the area. Smoke from the fire could affect visibility along the Alaska Highway to the Canada border, fire officials said.Jim Schwarber with the Alaska Division of Forestry said sprinklers have been set up near the threatened cabins...


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