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Aluminum wrap used to protect homes in California wildfires

Sep. 18, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Martin Diky said he panicked as a huge wildfire started racing down a slope toward his wooden house near Lake Tahoe. The contractor had enough time to do some quick research and decided to wrap his mountain home with an aluminum protective covering....

California wildfires burn into groves of giant sequoia trees

Sep. 17, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California wildfires have burned into at least four groves of gigantic ancient sequoias in national parks and forests, though cooler weather on Friday helped crews trying to keep the flames away from a famous cluster containing the world’s largest tree. ...

DNR: Virus behind deaths of common carp on Detroit-area lake

Sep. 17, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — A virus is being blamed on the deaths of between 300 and 600 mostly adult common carp this summer in a Detroit-area lake. An investigation has confirmed that the koi herpesvirus caused the fish kill in Lake Orion, Michigan’s Department of...

Body found in Georgia lake, but person's identity is mystery

Sep. 17, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Investigators in north Georgia are working to identify a body found floating in Lake Lanier. The body was found Tuesday about 100 yards (91 meters) from shore near the Old Federal Campground at the lake, The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 15, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

Kenosha News. September 12, 2021. Editorial: Flight for Life’s Burlington hub is good news We all hope that we never have to have 911 called for us or for any of our loved ones. We especially hope and pray that it’s not so serious that Flight For...

Flash flood submerges southern French villages, fields

Sep. 15, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers rescued or evacuated hundreds of people in southern France as flash flooding abruptly turned roads and fields into rivers and lakes. No casualties have been reported, but new heavy rainfall threatened the area Wednesday. Local authorities...

US Forest Service OKs Swan Valley forest, habitat plan

Sep. 13, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has given preliminary approval to a plan for road-building, logging and other forest management measures in Montana's Swan Valley with the goal of reducing fire danger and enhancing habitat for several federally protected species, the agency...

Firefighters rescue horse stuck in well in South Florida

Sep. 13, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Rescue workers pulled a horse out of a small well Monday afternoon in South Florida, officials said. Firefighters responding to a Lake Worth field found a horse with its hind legs stuck in the ground, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue posted on...

Massachusetts lake closed due to high levels of bacteria

Sep. 12, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A lake in central Massachusetts was closed to the public Sunday due to high bacterial counts. Worcester officials said persons and pets will be prohibited from swimming, boating and fishing in Indian Lake, including Shore...

Authorities say 67% of northern Minnesota wildfire contained

Sep. 12, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

ISABELLA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities said Sunday that a vast majority of the Greenwood Lake wildfire in northern Minnesota is contained, one month after lighting ignited the blaze in the Superior National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service reported that the nearly...