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Firefighters contain large grass fire in Weber County

Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 25 2014 - 5:03pm

Firefighters responded to a massive grass fire in western unincorporated Weber County on Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. on farm property at about 6051 W. 900 South. Initial reports suggested it was started by sparks from a nearby train, fire crews on scene said.

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VIDEO: Calif. wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

The Associated Press
Jan 16 2014 - 2:32pm

GLENDORA, Calif.  -- Nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated and two homes burned in a wildfire that started early Thursday when three people tossed paper into a campfire in the dangerously dry and windy foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said.

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VIDEO: RAW VIDEO: CALIFORNIA ISLAND FIRE OUT-OF-CONTROL

The Associated Press
Jan 15 2014 - 10:46am

An out-of-control fire has forced authorities to evacuate some residents from Kimball Island, in Northern California. Fireboats and helicopters are battling the blaze

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Firefighters contain large grass fire in Weber County

Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 25 2014 - 5:03pm

Firefighters responded to a massive grass fire in western unincorporated Weber County on Tuesday afternoon. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. on farm property at about 6051 W. 900 South. Initial reports suggested it was started by sparks from a nearby train, fire crews on scene said.

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VIDEO: Calif. wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

The Associated Press
Jan 16 2014 - 2:32pm

GLENDORA, Calif.  -- Nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated and two homes burned in a wildfire that started early Thursday when three people tossed paper into a campfire in the dangerously dry and windy foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said.

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VIDEO: RAW VIDEO: CALIFORNIA ISLAND FIRE OUT-OF-CONTROL

The Associated Press
Jan 15 2014 - 10:46am

An out-of-control fire has forced authorities to evacuate some residents from Kimball Island, in Northern California. Fireboats and helicopters are battling the blaze

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21,000 acres charred as crews battle season’s biggest blaze on Utah/Idaho border

Crews battle the State Fire as it approaches homes in Samaria, Idaho, on Monday. The fire is burning along the Utah/Idaho border and had spread to 21,000 acres by Monday evening. 

(BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

JaNae Francis
Aug 13 2013 - 12:50am

PORTAGE -- There were 220 firefighters near here and the Idaho town of Samaria on Monday working on the biggest wildfire in Utah this year.According to Jason Curry, spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, the fire was believed to have started Thursday evening and parts of the blaze were burning less than a mile from...

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Avon Two Fire corralled, beat back by crews (Video)

Members of the Weber Basin Job Corps Fire Crew work down the fire line of the Avon Two Fire in Ogden Valley on Thursday. The fire started Wednesday afternoon and grew to 95 acres by the following morning.

(BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Bubba Brown
Jul 12 2013 - 6:03am

EDEN -- After battling the blaze around the clock, fire crews have nearly contained the Avon Two Fire.Jason Curry, spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, said around 8 p.m. Thursday that crews had 90 percent containment of the fire, and they expected to fully corral the blaze early today. The fire, which had burned...

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Ogden residents awoke to a smoky scare on Tuesday morning

Loretta Park
Jul 3 2012 - 10:33pm

OGDEN -- Toni DeHerrera was making coffee Tuesday morning when she saw the smoke outside her kitchen window. Then she saw her neighbor with his garden hoses spraying his fence and backyard.DeHerrera was waking up her husband shortly thereafter, around 6:30 a.m., when a policeman pounded on their door, telling them to evacuate.

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Firefighters mopping up Ogden Canyon fire

Home Owner Toni DeHerrera looks at the burnt remains of her fence and yard on 1350 South after an early morning grass fire came up the hill from the mouth of Ogden Canyon Tuesday, July 3, 2012. (LORETTA PARK/Standard-Examiner)

Loretta Park, Scott Schwebke
Jul 3 2012 - 10:51am

 OGDEN -- The fire this morning at the mouth of Ogden Canyon appears to be intentionally set, says Ogden Fire Deputy Chief Matt Schwenk.

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Dying winds, high-moisture vegetation help halt blaze

(ERIN HOOLEY/Standard-Examiner) A helicopter carries water over a wildfire burning 20 miles north of Promontory Point in Maple Canyon on Thursday. The fire was reported at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after lightning hit the area and grew to 5,000 acres by Thursday afternoon. One thing that helped in fighting the blaze was the decision some time ago to plant what Jason Curry, public information officer with the Utah Division of Forestry, calls “vegetative fire breaks,” or plants with a high moisture content. “The fire really slows down when it hits those plants.”

Michael McFall
Sep 1 2011 - 11:09pm

FORT RANCH -- Firefighters contained a lightning-sparked wildfire in Box Elder County that spread to more than an estimated 5,000 acres by Thursday evening.

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VIDEO: Calif. wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

The Associated Press
Jan 16 2014 - 2:32pm

GLENDORA, Calif.  -- Nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated and two homes burned in a wildfire that started early Thursday when three people tossed paper into a campfire in the dangerously dry and windy foothills of Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said.

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VIDEO: RAW VIDEO: CALIFORNIA ISLAND FIRE OUT-OF-CONTROL

The Associated Press
Jan 15 2014 - 10:46am

An out-of-control fire has forced authorities to evacuate some residents from Kimball Island, in Northern California. Fireboats and helicopters are battling the blaze

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GALLERY: Yosemite fires continue to burn

Two firefighters watch trees burn while battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Crews working to contain one of California's largest-ever wildfires gained some ground Monday against the flames threatening San Francisco's water supply, several towns near Yosemite National Park and historic giant sequoias. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Associated Press
Aug 27 2013 - 9:47am

With winds gusting to 25mph, hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to protect communities in the path of the Rim Fire raging north of Yosemite National Park.

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GALLERY: Utah and Idaho wildfires in August

The Patch Springs Fire burns in the Stansbury Mountains of Utah, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/ Deseret News, Ravell Call)

The Associated Press
Aug 19 2013 - 12:52pm

Wildfires across Idaho and Utah keep fire crews busy.

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GALLERY: Wildfires burn thousands of acres in Idaho

Aspen trees catch fire during a back burn near Pine, Idaho set by firefighters fighting the Elk fire Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013. The Elk fire has burned 111,977 acres and was 10% contained as of 8am. (AP Photo/Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)

The Associated Press
Aug 15 2013 - 12:30pm

Idaho wildfiers burn thousands of acres.

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GALLERY: Utah Army National Guard fights 2 fires in Utah

Members of the Utah Army National Guard 2-211 Aviation Battalion assist in fighting fires in northern Utah Aug. 12, 2013. The National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk dropped more than 8,500 gallons of water in one day on two separate fires in northern Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo\ Tim Chacon)

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Aug 13 2013 - 1:08pm

Members of the Utah Army National Guard 2-211 Aviation Battalion assist in fighting fires in northern Utah Aug. 12, 2013. The National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk dropped more than 8,500 gallons of water in one day on two separate fires in northern Utah.

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21,000 acres charred as crews battle season’s biggest blaze on Utah/Idaho border

Crews battle the State Fire as it approaches homes in Samaria, Idaho, on Monday. The fire is burning along the Utah/Idaho border and had spread to 21,000 acres by Monday evening. 

(BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

JaNae Francis
Aug 13 2013 - 12:50am

PORTAGE -- There were 220 firefighters near here and the Idaho town of Samaria on Monday working on the biggest wildfire in Utah this year.According to Jason Curry, spokesman for the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, the fire was believed to have started Thursday evening and parts of the blaze were burning less than a mile from...

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GALLERY: State Fire Burns in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho

Fire crews battle the State Fire on the Utah/Idaho border which reached 11,000 acres on Saturday night. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Aug 10 2013 - 11:48pm

Fire crews battle the State Fire on the Utah/Idaho border which reached 11,000 acres on Saturday night.

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