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  • Federal lawsuit seeks $14.8m in deadly Tennessee wildfires

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Victims of deadly Tennessee wildfires that began in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are suing the federal government.The lawsuit...

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  • Federal lawsuit seeks $14.8m in deadly Tennessee wildfires

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Victims of deadly Tennessee wildfires that began in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are suing the federal government. The lawsuit in Knoxville was filed Wednesday by two survivors of the November… The post Federal lawsuit seeks $14.8m in deadly Tennessee wildfires appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and… The post Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land appeared first on WTOP.

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  • WATCH: California officials prepare for wildfire season

    ABC News' Will Carr gets tips on how to protect yourself and your home from wildfires.

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  • Teen ordered to pay $36M for starting Oregon wildfire

    A teenager who admitted to starting a massive blaze in the wilderness of Oregon was ordered to pay more than $36 million to those affected by the fire, a report said Monday. A judge in Hood River, Oregon, made the decision after reviewing the constitutionality of imposing such a hefty fine on a minor —...

    New York Post
  • Police video from California fires shows harrowing escapes

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Chaotic police body-camera footage from last year’s deadly wildfires in Northern California’s wine country shows officers running door-to-door urging people to flee and rescuing elderly residents of a retirement community… The post Police video from California fires shows harrowing escapes appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Teen who ignited massive fire may have to repay $37 million

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a huge wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon could owe more in restitution that he will earn in a lifetime. Eleven requests for… The post Teen who ignited massive fire may have to repay $37 million appeared first on WTOP.

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  • WATCH: Wildfires break out in Arizona, Texas

    Officials say droughts caused a massive wave of wildfires in the West, while rain and wind are predicted to affect the East coast.

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