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'North Minnie fire' update
The North Minnie Fire in Red Lake Wildlife Management Area within Beltrami Island State Forest southwest of Baudette, Minn., was 45 percent contained as of Thursday night and remains at 24,840 acres. ...
10/12/12 at 9:55 AM
New trees replace those burned in 1988 Yellowstone fires
Most Yellowstone National Park visitors appear to be obsessed with seeing and photographing a bear, with a secondary mission to see Old Faithful erupt. My obsession is seeing recovery from the 1988...
7/5/12 at 3:33 AM
'The patient is on fire!'
December 2011: A 29-year-old woman is undergoing minor facial surgery at an outpatient center in Florida when a flash fire erupts. She sustains burns to the face and neck and is airlifted to a burn ce...
4/3/12 at 10:03 AM
On several occasions this summer, especially after the passage of a cold front, the sky has appeared hazy and dull. These conditions were particularly noticeable the past two days. These unusual sky c...
8/20/10 at 8:34 AM
The Natives are Restless
You know that is is spring when the pager starts going off during all times of the day and night for grass fires. I am not pointing a finger at any one group, but they seem to be involved more often t...
4/9/10 at 5:07 AM
Strange Places: The Fires of Centralia, Penn.
Smoke rises from a deep fissure in the asphalt, foul fumes and deadly gases seeping up from the depths, where a smouldering fire burns eternally, or maybe just for a few hundred years. Are you in hell...
12/2/09 at 12:00 AM