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19 Firefighters Die Battling Raging Arizona Wildfire

Nineteen firefighters, most of them from an elite crew, were killed Sunday after they were overtaken by the fast moving flames of the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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Firefighters Shot Dead at N.Y. Blaze

Yet another mass shooting has taken place, this time claiming the lives of two firefighters who were responding to a blaze at a house in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., early Monday morning. (UPDATED)

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Raging Texas Fires Destroy More Than 1,000 Homes

Wildfires continue to rage in Texas, and by Tuesday the estimated 85 fires had destroyed more than 7,500 acres and more than 1,000 homes.

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California in Flames

If we’re blogging with any added urgency this week, it could be because Truthdig’s home base is surrounded by fires, one of which city officials called the worst in nearly 50 years. Firefighters caught a break in the weather Monday, but they’re not taking anything for granted.

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Weather Aids S. Calif. Firefighters

Lower temperatures and higher humidity helped crews battling wildfires in Southern California early Monday morning. Fires in the state have laid waste to more than 800 square miles in recent weeks. Many thousands of acres remain ablaze. [Update]

Posted on Jul 7, 2008 READ MORE


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The World Watches California Burn

Truthdig’s hometown is surrounded by wildfires, and although we were closely observing the developing situation, we were surprised to see the world react with such intense interest. It seems everyone from Pravda to the BBC has tuned in to watch movie stars’ homes being threatened by the flames.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007 READ MORE


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Firefighters’ Group Disses Giuliani

Not everyone buys Rudy Giuliani’s 9/11-generated alter ego: “America’s Mayor.”  The International Association of Firefighters is out to make its case that Giuliani’s leadership after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks was not as stellar as the Republican presidential candidate would have voters think.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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Firefighters Blast Giuliani

The country’s largest firefighters union has taken presidential candidate and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to task over his “egregious acts” following 9/11. Giuliani, now the front-runner for the GOP nomination, draws almost all of his popularity from his post-9/11 performance.

Posted on Mar 9, 2007 READ MORE


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