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Sanders Tours Paradise

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders releases his climate plan in fire-ravaged Paradise; nighttime helicopter water drop training in Colorado; and lost structures in Alaska. All of this and more below.
Bill Carey, Online News Manager

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Sanders Touts $16 Trillion Climate Plan in Fire-Ravaged California Town

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a “wake-up call for our entire nation” to the dangers of a warming planet.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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NIOSH LODD Report: One Firefighter Dead, Another Burned at Texas Grass Fire

Either the weight of the hose or the hose snagging caused Fire Fighter “A” to fall off Grass 5-1. Grass 5-1 moved about 15 yards when Fire Fighter “B” shouted to stop. Fire Fighter “A” had stepped into a hole, fell, and could not get up before he was overrun by the fire.
(NIOSH photo)

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Colorado Conducts Nighttime Wildfire Aviation Training

Helicopter crews practiced water bucket drops over several hours for several weeks. The work was combined with ground crews also utilizing night vision capabilities.
(Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control)

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Crews Use Heavy Equipment to Keep Utah Wildfire from Homes

Fire officials said Thursday there was no containment of the fire burning in thick grass in steep terrain on both sides of West Mountain near Payson in Utah county but that no evacuations had been ordered.

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California Insurers Drop Policies in High-Fire Risk Areas

New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015.
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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