COMPASS POINTS Wildfire forces Agassiz NWR to close 1,100 acres to hunting
Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Minnesota is closing about 1,110 acres in the southwest corner of the refuge to hunting from Nov. 4 through the close of the ruffed grouse season Jan. 1 b... Posted on 10/27/11 at 10:10 AM
Firefighters from around the region are battling at least eight wildfires in northwestern Minnesota this evening. Some residents of Karlstad, including a nursing home, a school and some people who live in the southern part of the town are being evacuated and relocated to Hallock.
Eight western states are besieged by wildfires this morning. Up and down the west coast, into Idaho and Utah. Thousands of people have been evacuated, there are states of emergency and roads are closed as firefighters try desperately to save homes and contain 41 major fires.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Melted bowling balls in the front yard were among the strange sights that met C.J. Moore upon her return Sunday to her two-story home, now reduced to ashes by the worst wildfire in Colorado history.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Making slow but steady progress against a wildfire that has killed at least two people, authorities hoped for continued favorable weather and asked for patience from thousands of evacuees who fled encroaching flames that destroyed nearly 350 homes.
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. (AP) — A stubborn and towering wildfire jumped firefighters' perimeter lines in the hills overlooking Colorado Springs, forcing frantic mandatory evacuation notices for more than 9,000 residents, destroying an unknown number of homes and partially closing the grounds of the sprawling U.S. Air Force Academy.
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle a wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado.
BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) — Massive wildfires in drought-parched Colorado and New Mexico tested the resources of state and federal crews Monday and underscored the need to replenish an aging U.S. aerial firefighting fleet that is needed to combat a year-round fire season.
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