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National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
National Fire Preparedness Level Raised to Highest Point
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Top federal and state fire managers say the National Fire Preparedness Level will be raised to its highest point Friday afternoon. The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group made the announcement Thursday, saying the jump to Preparedness Level 5 reflects a high degree of wildfire activity and that further assistance from the military and international resources may be conside
Fire About 50 Percent Contained at Tourism Spot
Fire About 50 Percent Contained at Tourism Spot
LEAVENWORTH  (AP) — Officials say a wildfire near a popular Washington state hiking and skiing destination is now about 50 percent contained. The blaze just north of Leavenworth started Tuesday and intensified, but Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Brendan Cowan said Wednesday that hundreds of firefighters and other responders have been able to make progress on the initial fire and two

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