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By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
A dramatic surge in coronavirus cases has sidelined more than 800 Los Angeles city police and firefighters and led to slightly longer ambulance and fire response times.
By Brian Melley, Associated Press
U.S. wildfire managers have started shifting from seasonal to full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season as climate change makes the American West warmer and drier.
By Keith Ridler, Associated Press
The Dixie Fire, now the second-largest in California history, continues to burn northern parts of the state. It comes as California faces a shortage of firefighters, a scenario that's bringing new attention to a critical firefighting resource: prison inmates. William…
By William Brangham, Sam Lane, Lena I. Jackson
Roughly a third of all federal firefighters work in California.
By Sophie Quinton, Stateline
By Associated Press
Firefighters working in searing weather struggled to contain a Northern California wildfire that continued to grow Sunday and forced the closure of a major highway, one of several large blazes burning across the U.S. West amid another heat wave that…
By Aamer Madhani, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
President Joe Biden announced the moves during a virtual meeting with governors from Western states and as a huge swath of the Pacific Northwest endures one of the worst heat waves in recent memory.
By Gillian Flaccus, Sara Cline, Associated Press
Firefighters in the Pacific Northwest are scrambling to keep up with multiple catastrophic fires in the region that have forced people to flee their homes and trapped firefighters and civilians.
By Marcio Jose Sanchez, Brian Melley, Associated Press
More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt.
By Marcio Jose Sanchez, Christopher Weber, Associated Press
Officials say the most striking thing about the record is how early it was set — with the most dangerous part of the year ahead.
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