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What you need to know about the Utah wildfires

In the coming weeks, thousands of Utah residents will be forced to evacuate their homes as firefighters battle the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history.The fires, which have burned more than 2,600 acres in the Salt Lake Valley, have burned at a pace of more than 40 acres per hour and have been fueled by

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Why you need to volunteer more in 2018

By JOE WASHINGTON, Associated PressBENGALURU: The state of Bengaluru is bracing for a massive surge in volunteer firefighting as the heat wave turns into a scorching monsoon.The capital is on track to get its first volunteer firefighter for over three decades on Tuesday as the city is expected to see more than 30,000 volunteers.The fire

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Florida’s ‘zooniversity’ could help fight wildfires

Florida has some of the country’s highest wildfire fatalities in the nation, and some volunteer firefighters are stepping up to help.Florida Gov.Rick Scott announced a new statewide program Thursday aimed at encouraging residents to volunteer for wildfires.Under the initiative, volunteers who can’t get a permit will be required to sign up for a training program