Red Flag Warnings, April 2, 2015

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Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches have been issued for areas in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

The map was current as of 7:30 a.m. MDT on Thursday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most current data visit this NWS site or this NWS site.

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Red Flag Warnings, April 1, 2015

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Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches have been issued for areas in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, and Iowa.

The map was current as of 6:22 a.m. MDT on Wednesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most current data visit this NWS site or this NWS site.

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20 agencies fighting Black Mountain Fire in NC

From WLOX:

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“BLACK MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA — Officials say a wildfire that scorched hundreds of acres in Black Mountain is 20 percent contained.

Fire officials say the wind is playing a big role in the difficulty of fighting the fire that’s damaged six structures, including four mobile homes, destroying one of those homes.

Fire officials say the fire started around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday off Exit 66 on Dunsmore Avenue. That’s in the Ridgecrest area of Buncombe County.

More than 500 acres had burned as of 8 p.m., Black Mountain Fire Chief Steve Jones said. He also says the flames were 100-feet tall at one point.

At 3:30 p.m., a helicopter dropped off North Carolina Forest Service crew and then went back up to drop buckets of water on the wildfire.

At least 20 different agencies are on the scene to help contain the wildfire, including Red Cross. Chief Jones says protecting houses is one of the biggest concerns right now.

“We think we have everyone evacuated that needs to be,” Chief Jones said. “However, if you live in this area and you’re close to the fire, we suggest you just leave.”

Homes on Dunsmore Avenue were evacuated, but around 9 p.m. people safely returned back to their homes.”

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Manitoban farmers adopt the practice of snow burning

Most Manitobans are aware of stubble burning – the controversial practice where farmers burn the stubble off their fields in the fall after harvest. Now in spring, many farmers are taking up a new practice: snow burning. They are literally burning the snow from their fields! They say it’s good farm practice, but environmentalists are worried about the impact.

Ryszard Hunka investigates this new controversial practice.

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Red Flag Warnings, March 31, 2015

Red Flag Warnings March 31, 2015

Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches have been issued for areas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia.

The map was current as of 8:40 a.m. MDT on Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps. For the most current data visit this NWS site or this NWS site.

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