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Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

Added: 26.04.2017 8:12 | 5 views | 0 comments

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires.


Nuclear town set up to create weapons-grade plutonium in Russia engulfed in fire

Added: 25.04.2017 21:23 | 11 views | 0 comments

A RUSSIAN nuclear town dubbed the ‘Iron City’ built to supply weapons-grade plutonium is ablaze after ferocious wildfires ripped through the area.


WATCH: Dangerous Florida wildfires have forced thousands to evacuate

Added: 24.04.2017 0:02 | 7 views | 0 comments

Florida is under a state of emergency as fires destroy homes and businesses.


Florida evacuation orders lifted as rain quells wildfires

Added: 23.04.2017 20:38 | 9 views | 0 comments

Florida officials on Sunday lifted evacuation orders for about 2,000 homes threatened by wildfires in drought-stricken central and southwestern parts of the state, after rainfall helped firefighters battle the blazes.


Florida wildfires force evacuations, destroy homes

Added: 22.04.2017 18:39 | 20 views | 0 comments

Scattered wildfires were burning in drought-stricken parts of central and southwestern Florida on Saturday, destroying nine homes and triggering evacuation orders for about 2,000 other residences.


91 wildfires burn across Florida; thousands evacuated

Added: 22.04.2017 12:09 | 10 views | 0 comments

Florida's National Guard has been deployed as firefighters across the state work to contain fires that have consumed more than 25,000 acres.


WATCH: Severe weather threats across the country

Added: 17.04.2017 2:17 | 8 views | 0 comments

Three tornadoes, including a twister, tear across Nebraska, while wildfires burn across hundreds of acres in Central Florida.


| Wildfires beware: Boeing patents giant bullet to shoot down blazes

Added: 12.04.2017 16:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

Artillery shell fired from a howitzer field gun would be the size of a small dog and contain ‘fire-retarding material’ – but some question its practicality
Boeing has come up with a new idea for fighting : shoot at them.
The aerospace company was awarded a patent this summer for what the described as an “artillery shell comprising: an external surface; a cavity disposed within the external surface; a fire-retarding material disposed within the cavity; and a trigger configured to release the fire-retarding material.”

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| Wildfires raging near LA are ‘0% contained’, say authorities

Added: 12.04.2017 16:00 | 4 views | 0 comments

A searing heatwave and rugged terrain have hindered burning out of control in the Angeles national forest
Two are burning out of control on the outskirts of Los Angeles, forcing hundreds of families to flee and the police to deploy to deter potential looting.
A searing heatwave and rugged terrain hindered efforts to tackle the blazes which grew overnight and raged on Tuesday in Duarte and Azusa, towns in the Angeles national forest east of LA.

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| California wildfires: teams battle flames on outskirts of Los Angeles

Added: 12.04.2017 16:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

Emergency empties 770 homes in foothill city of Duarte, while blaze near San Diego continues to pose threat but Santa Barbara mountain fire is pegged back
Wildfires have forced new evacuations of hundreds of homes in California, with firefighters beating back blazes looming over suburban Los Angeles.
In the LA area firefighters late on Tuesday said they had stopped the progress of two adjacent fires in the San Gabriel mountains 20 miles north-east of downtown.

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