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Controlled Burn Sparked Fire That Destroyed 36 Florida Homes

A quick-moving wildfire that ravaged a north Florida coastal community and destroyed 36 homes was sparked by a controlled burn conducted by state-hired contractors, authorities said Wednesday. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said an investigation by his office eliminated other possible …

Smoke From Scheduled Arizona Burn Causes Multiple Crashes

Thick smoke from a blaze set to reduce wildfire risks blinded motorists Wednesday on the main highway across northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon, causing numerous accidents as haze clouded the freeway for hours and reduced visibility to 20 feet, …

Controlled Burn Did Not Cause Oklahoma Wildfire: Investigators

A stubborn wildfire that has killed one person and destroyed at least 10 homes continued to burn north of Oklahoma City on Tuesday as investigators narrowed down the cause of the blaze. The wildfire in rural Logan County has scorched …

Colorado Approves $2M for Lower North Fork Fire Claimants

The Colorado legislature has appropriated more than $2 million to compensate five property owners and a utility company affected by the Lower North Fork Fire in the foothills near Conifer. The Denver Post reports Thursday’s appropriation of nearly $2.07 million …

Settlement Reached in Nebraska Barn Fire Lawsuit

The parties involved have settled a lawsuit filed after a southeast Nebraska barn was destroyed by a controlled burn that got out of control. Terms of the Gage County lawsuit settlement have not been disclosed. Court documents say the Barneston …

Controlled Burn Set for Arkansas State Park

The Arkansas Forestry Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and the Nature Conservancy will conduct a controlled burn on about 400 acres in Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Forestry Commission officials said the visitor center, the Ouachita National Recreation …