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Wednesday, July 02, 2008


There were a number of items in the news today, including the first story for those aspiring power-lifters among you and the second which cites a couple of historical precedents - National Guard troops relieving firefighters on the fireline for the first time since 1977 and the largest deployment of California Conservation Corps personnel to the firelines in history:

Ocala firefighter lifts SUV, frees crash victim's arm

Wildfire forces evacuations near Goleta in Santa Barbara County

National Guard troops set to relieve fire crews

Wildfires spark increase in doctor visits

Tankers working - but not staying – here

Massive increase seen in forest fires

Lingering smoke from California's wildfires finally clears in Santa Cruz

Firefighters on the front lines find haven in Merced

Gadget to stub out Forest fires

Storms ignite wildfires, cause power outages in Southwest Idaho

California National Guard Continues Battle against Northern California Wildfires

Wildfires threaten homes in Okanogan County WA

Sask. forest fires force more evacuations; brings total to over 1100 people

96 forest fires raging on 30,000 hectares of woodlands in Far East

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