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Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze
So-called Thomas Fire has destroyed 970 buildings and damaged many more. Evacuation orders have affected more than 94,000 people.

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Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
Utah congressional leaders introduce legislation to create tribal co-management councils, a move touted by Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
Crews protect hillside homes as California fire grows
Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended into the week instead of expiring Monday.
Explosion of rats in Eugene linked to chickens, compost
Pest experts warn chicken coops, compost piles and fallen, rotting fruit are a magnet for rodents.
Firefighters protect coastal California towns as blaze rages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.

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Removal process of feral hogs in New Mexico continues
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is nearing the end of an eradication program targeting feral hogs that have been rooting up New Mexico and other parts of the country
Fast-moving wildfire engulfs semi-rural San Diego area
Three people were burned while escaping the flames and at least 65 structures were destroyed, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
25 race horses killed by Southern California wildfire
25 race horses killed by Southern California wildfire
The California Horse Racing Board says approximately 25 race horses were killed when a wildfire engulfed about eight barns at a training center in northeast San Diego County
Hundreds flee as fires randomly take, spare California homes
Wildfires hop-scotched downhill toward the Pacific Ocean on Monday and Tuesday with devastating effect, destroying homes seemingly at random while leaving others untouched.
Oregonians Wait To Hear Fate Of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
The White House announcement Monday to shrink the two Utah preserves gives a possible preview of what’s to come for Oregon.
Trump to scale back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah
The move marks the first time in a half century that a president has attempted to undo these types of land protections.