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As the red sun colored by Western wildfires rises, a bird joins another on top of a light post near Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, Wash., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
(Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via AP)
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September 17, 2020 - 9:46 am
The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country.
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A view of downtown Portland from the East Bank Esplanade is seen on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
(AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
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September 15, 2020 - 12:26 pm
Relief from putrid, dangerous air spewing from massive wildfires across the West won't come until later in the week.
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This photo taken by Talent, Ore., resident Kevin Jantzer shows the destruction of his hometown as wildfires ravaged the central Oregon town near Medford late Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.
(Kevin Jantzer via AP)
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September 11, 2020 - 2:22 pm
Fire officials battle rumors along with raging wildfires
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Dora Negrete is consoled consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home at the Talent Mobile Estates, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Talent, Ore., after wildfires devastates the region. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
(AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
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September 11, 2020 - 10:51 am
Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee.
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ILE - IN this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, exhaustion reads on the face of a firefighter from Noorvik, Alaska, while he and his team watch for spot fires that threaten to jump the line on the Lolo Peak fire, in Missoula, Mont.
(Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP, File)
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May 13, 2020 - 4:14 pm
US report predicts broad risk of COVID-19 at wildfire camps
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
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December 18, 2019 - 9:23 am
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion to help pay the losses suffered by homeowners, businesses and insurers in the aftermath of catastrophic Northern California...
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Thick smoke from wildfires shroud the Opera House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Hot dry conditions have brought an early start to the fire season. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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December 10, 2019 - 11:23 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered “hazardous," and was apt to trigger fire alarms. The city canceled ferries and some offices in the downtown area were evacuated. Local health...
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(Bethany Bradley/University of Massachusetts via AP)
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November 04, 2019 - 5:47 pm
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the United States, invasive grass species are making wildfires more frequent, especially in fire-prone California, a new study finds. Twelve non-native species act as "little arsonist grasses," said study co-author Bethany Bradley,...
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(AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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October 27, 2019 - 3:18 pm
By TERRY CHEA and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — California's governor declared a statewide emergency with nearly 200,000 people ordered to flee their homes because of wildfires fueled by historic winds, while millions were without electricity after the largest utility...
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(David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
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October 11, 2019 - 3:23 pm
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say with worsening fires and a longer burn season from climate change, California should expect more intentional power blackouts to prevent high winds from knocking down power lines. The area of California burned by fire has...
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