#Forest Fire

Kankakee Daily Journal

UPDATED: Beecher Lutheran church destroyed by fire

BEECHER — Around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Beecher was hosting its annual Oktoberfest when a fire started in the steeple. The historic church — founded in 1865 — was destroyed in the blaze. Beecher Fire Protection District was already on scene in response to a medical...
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Pre-evacuation notice in effect as Haystack Fire grows near Boulder

Red flag wind conditions have grown the Haystack Fire, east of I-15 between Butte and Basin, to between 5,000 and 6,000 acres. A pre-evacuation notice issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office remains in place for the area around the mouth of the Little Boulder River (south of the Boulder River, west of Highway 69, and north of Boulder Hot Springs) and the Depot Hill/Boomerang Gulch area north and west of I-15.
Duluth News Tribune

Superior National Forest lifts campfire ban

The Superior National Forest lifted the rest of its campfire ban across the forest and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness management area on Friday, Sept. 17, as increased rainfall and cooler temperatures decease chances of a fire establishing. Visitors may now have campfires in all designated grates in both the...
Daily Star

McDonough fire tower reopens to public

The Berry Hill fire tower in the town of McDonough opened earlier this week after the completion of a wide range of interior and exterior upgrades to enhance safety and accessibility, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced. "New York's fire towers are beloved by visitors both interested in their...

Morning Briefing: LA, OC COVID numbers trending downward; SoCal national forest closures extended amid ongoing fire threat; unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

Good morning, SoCal. Here's what you need to know today. There's good news if you are enjoying the cooler temperatures. They are sticking around for today and through the weekend. It will still be hot with 90s and low 100s in the deserts. Most of our inland valleys and parts...

The tallest tree in the world packed against approaching forest fire

The tallest tree in the world, a so-called redwood tree with a height of 83 meters, has been wrapped in aluminum foil in the hope that it will protect against wildfires in California. Wildfires in the western United States have reached the national park where the trees are found and threaten more than 2,000 individuals.

Canada election: Lytton fire puts village at centre of debate

A summer of deadly heatwaves and wildfires has put climate change on the top of the agenda at Canada's snap federal election. The village of Lytton in British Columbia has been used by candidates as a cautionary tale. It took only minutes for Lytton to go up in flames. It...