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  • Firefighters have achieved 29% containment of the fire, which tore rapidly through tinder-dry ponderosa pine forests, and reported it had burned 478,452 acres, or 747.5 square miles.

    Investigators question two people in Arizona wildfire cause

  • Several experts have testified that the resulting accumulation of tinder-dry vegetation was a major contributor to the tragedy.

    Too much to post, not enough time

  • We've just haven't had the rains, he said of the tinder-dry forest.

    Arizona wildfire expected to enter N.M.

  • Instead of embracing the Ponderosa thinning program which would create at least a million jobs and protect four million homeowners who back into these urban/wildland tinder-dry forests, the lawmakers have chosen to support a pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to increase rather than decrease America's colossal carbon footprint.

    Dr. Reese Halter: Climate Disruption: Drought and Dead Trees

  • A recent wildfire outbreak in east and southeast Texas was fueled in part by low humidity and high winds that have since subsided, but the tinder-dry conditions are the main fire danger, said Victor Murphy, the climate service program manager for the National Weather Service's southern region, based in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Officials: Southwest wildfires will blaze until July rains

  • His account of meeting legendary undercover FBI agent Donnie Brasco aka Joe Pistone in an Italian restaurant is an absolute gem of reporting smarts and tinder-dry humor, especially in the riveting way the two men compare notes about their respective experiences with the mafia in Italy and the United States.

    Saviano's Hell on Earth

  • The Middle East is already said to be tinder-dry, with Israel indicted for "stealing Arab water."

    Any Drop to Drink?

  • Authorities believe a homeless man started the fire by lighting a campfire to cook amid strong winds and tinder-dry conditions that have left firefighters battling a spate of wildfires threatening communities across Texas.

    Austin, Texas, wildfire contained; 18 homes damaged

  • Like a wildfire igniting in tinder-dry brush, it will only take one spark.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • A wind-whipped wildfire that destroyed more than three dozen cliff-top homes in North Texas was expected to burn through most of the tinder-dry trees and shrubs in its path Thursday.

    Possum Kingdom Lake Fire

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