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Nebraska Officials Prepare for Wildfire Threat

State and local officials are preparing for another possible round of wildfires in Nebraska by providing additional training and more equipment for first responders who fought massive blazes last year. Nebraska has added a single-engine firefighting plane to its arsenal …

Lightning Strikes Lead to Small Fires North of San Francisco

A storm moving across Northern and Central California has brought hundreds of lightning strikes, leading to nearly two dozen wildfires. The National Weather Service counted nearly 500 lightning strikes north of San Francisco Monday. State fire officials say the lightning …

Lightning Strike Kills 1, Injures 9 at Pennsylvania Raceway

NASCAR fans at Pocono Raceway were advised over public address systems and through social media to take cover when lightning and heavy rain hit the Pennsylvania track near the end of the race. The warnings weren’t enough to avoid tragedy …