Forestry

This photo taken Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 near Lakeport, Calif. shows dirt paths created by bulldozers in an effort to contain part of the largest wildfire on record in California. Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage. Crews are smoothing out dirt roads and replacing fences to mitigate the damage caused not by flames but by the firefighters racing to extinguish them. They seek to restore private lands, protect the environment and water supply, and prevent erosion.(AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
August 15, 2018 - 4:13 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. With each pass, he smooths and tamps down the soil to remake a dirt road that fire crews tore apart days earlier to stop flames that would become part of the largest...
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Crystal Easter uses a pot of water to put out spot fires around her home, as her neighbor's home burns to the ground in the background, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Spring Valley, Calif. The Ranch Fire spotted 200 yards across the valley, burning two homes in Spring Valley. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 7:45 pm
Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The 450-square-mile (1,165-square-kilometer) blaze,...
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A tower of smoke pours from Cow Mountain as Burney, California firefighter Bob May keeps a watch on surrounding vegetation for spot fires during a wildfire off Scotts Valley Road, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, near Lakeport, Calif. (Kent Porter /The Press Democrat via AP)
August 05, 2018 - 12:20 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season. Brown, who inspected neighborhoods wiped out by a wildfire in the Northern California city of Redding, said he was confident the...
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Tim Smith, at right, gets a first look at his wildfire-ravaged home alongside his daughter, Suzie Scatena, center, and aid worker Deborah Coombs Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 04, 2018 - 12:09 am
CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Authorities are ordering residents along a Northern California lake to evacuate homes in the path of a growing wildfire amid concerns that hot, windy and dry weather conditions will persist throughout the...
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A resident, in yellow, wishing not to be identified, is comforted after seeing her fire-ravaged home for the first time Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 03, 2018 - 7:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot in dry and windy conditions that it birthed a record-breaking tornado of flame, officials said Friday. They also warned of worsening conditions throughout the region. Winds in the "fire whirl" created July 26 near Redding...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:48 am
ZEPHYR, Texas (AP) — Fire officials say a grass fire "burned through" a dynamite storage plant, prompting the evacuation of a tiny West Texas community, but that the explosives were untouched. Some 200 residents were evacuated from Zephyr around 6 p.m. Monday when the fire neared the Orica plant...
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In this Saturday, July 21, 2018, photo, firefighters spray water to extinguish a forest fire in Pali, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Researchers say a plan by the Indonesian government to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. (AP Photo/Iwan Cheristian )
July 24, 2018 - 6:59 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Researchers say an Indonesian government plan to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. Spatial analysis released Tuesday by civil society groups shows 40 percent of the 921,...
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Smoke from a wildfire rises from Basalt Mountain Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Basalt, Colo. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 06, 2018 - 1:23 am
DENVER (AP) — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday. Elsewhere in Colorado, a rare high-elevation tornado touched down at the site of another wildfire Thursday but...
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Hot Shot crews from Mendocino use backfires to help contain the County Fire along Highway 129 near Lake Berryessa in Yolo County, Calif, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Firefighters have been using aircraft, bulldozers and backfires to curb the blaze. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
July 04, 2018 - 3:06 am
DENVER (AP) — A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday plans. Authorities announced late Monday that a fire near Fort Garland, about 205 miles...
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FILE- This June 25, 2018 shows Faron Bryant looking over his property after wildfires swept through his neighborhood on Ridge Road in Eastpoint, Fla. Bryant's home only lost its siding, but his workshop, a truck and boat were destroyed. Adam Putnam, Florida's agriculture commissioner, said Wednesday, June 27, 2018, that a controlled burn by state contractors sparked a wildfire that destroyed 36 homes and burned more than 800 acres. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)
June 27, 2018 - 11:25 pm
EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have suspended the practice of controlled burns statewide while they investigate how the forest management tool managed to destroy 36 homes in north Florida. The fire occurred Sunday in the coastal community of Eastpoint near the historic town of...
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