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Forest Fires

Western wildfires: Firefighters to get additional resources

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 24, 2015
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

Firefighters across the West saw little relief over the weekend as wildfires raged in the drought-stricken region, but for those in Washington, other states will soon provide additional resources. A look at large Western wildfires: WASHINGTON Fire officials say a complex of wildfires burning in north-central Washington has grown to cover 374 square miles. Infrared mapping found the fires spread about 19 square miles Saturday evening. …CALIFORNIA Planes and helicopters were making major liquid drops on a wildfire that broke out Sunday afternoon near a ski resort in the San Bernardino Mountains, bringing the first gains against the blaze. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire near Snow Summit Ski Resort south of Big Bear Lake has forced evacuation orders for about 400 homes, many of them cabins and vacation houses.

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