Government programs to alert the public when smoke pollution becomes unhealthy rely on about 950 permanent monitoring stations and dozens of mobile units that can be deployed around major fires.
By Matthew Brown, Padmananda Rama, Associated Press
"We managed to save lives, but we lost forests and property," the prime minister said, describing the wildfires as "the greatest ecological catastrophe of the last few decades."…
By Elena Becatoros, Associated Press
California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow after destroying nearly 550 homes while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven blaze roared toward several remote communities.
By Associated Press
The death toll in fires ravaging mountain forests and villages in Algeria’s Berber region climbed on Wednesday to 65, including 28 soldiers.
By Associated Press
By Noah Berger, Associated Press
A 3-week-old wildfire engulfed Greenville, California, leaving much of its downtown in ashes, while a new wind-whipped blaze also destroyed homes as crews braced for another explosive run of flames in the midst of dangerous weather.
By Mehmet Guzel, Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press
Authorities have said safety precautions have been taken at the Kemerkoy power plant and its hydrogen tanks had been emptied. Local reporters said late Wednesday the wildfires had also prompted the evacuation of the nearby seaside area of Oren.
By Hussein Mallah, Fadi Tawil, Associated Press
Lebanon's civil defense says it deployed 25 firetrucks, supported by four air force helicopters and military units, to put out the blaze. But the fires continued to rage, spreading east.
By Nathan Howard, Associated Press
The Bootleg Fire, which has scorched an area half the size of Rhode Island, is 40% surrounded after burning some 70 homes. Fire officials say they've surrounded much of the bottom half.
These techniques are resurfacing in local fire management collaborations between tribes, U.S. Forest Service and non-governmental organizations to help prevent now-common calamities.
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