Forest Fires

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Aerial Sensor Equipment Used In Green Valley Fire

Fire crews are searching for hotspots by air using heat-sensing equipment above a northwestern Minnesota wildfire. A helicopter is flying low and slow over the Green Valley fire Friday. Crews are using the hand-held sensor to find smoldering fires.

05/17/2013

Karlstad Wildfire

Wildfire May Not Be Contained For Weeks

Authorities say it could be weeks before a wildfire in northernwestern Minnesota is contained. The fire near Red Lake is the largest of several burning in the area and has consumed more than 38 square miles.

10/08/2012

Colorado's High Park Fire Burns 37,000 Acres, Forces Evacuations

Former WCCO Radio Host Describes Colorado Fires

Former WCCO over-night host Al Malmberg reported on the terrible fires near his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.

06/27/2012

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Firefighters Working To Put Out Hot Spots In Ely Fire

Firefighters are still working to extinguish hot spots in that wildfire in northeastern Minnesota, but have allowed residents back into their homes.

05/19/2012

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Firefighters Mopping Up Forest Fire Near Ely

Firefighters were mopping up Wednesday at the scene of a forest fire near Ely in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area but officials warned that conditions in the area are expected to remain dry due to a drought so paddlers need to be careful with their campfires.

09/07/2011

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Wis. Cleaning Up Damaged Forests Due To Fire Risk

The view from a plane above Burnett County, Wis. shows vast, green forests. But splitting many of those forests in half are paths of downed trees. They are victims of a July 1 windstorm and a potential threat for fire.

09/01/2011

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