MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sat, 10 Dec 2022 05:08:16 +0000 Blaze runs through Big Island amid drought http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/853b6c10350742bc867ed7a404412d4b A large wildfire in a rural area of Hawaii's Big Island is not threatening any homes, but high winds and extremely dry conditions are making it difficult for crews to contain the blaze. (Aug.12) 853b6c10350742bc867ed7a404412d4b Fri, 12 Aug 2022 20:01:03 +0000 SHOTLISTRESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT - HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCESHAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES - MUST CREDIT Big Island - 12 August 2022HEADLINE: Large fire in Hawaii's Big Island amid dry conditions1. Wide shot of firefighter and fire2. Shot of bulldozers3. Shot of helicopter taking offANNOTATION: A wildfire in Hawaii's Big Island is not threatening any homes, but high winds and dry conditions are making it difficult for crews to contain the blaze.4. Helicopter in air5. Wide shot of fire burningANNOTATION: The fire had already burned more than 15 square miles as of Thursday.  Firefighters are hopeful a team effort can get the flames under control.6. Various shots of fire burning7. SOUNDBITE (English): Steve Bergfeld, Hawaii Island Branch Manager, DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife: "We feel pretty good about the fire breaks that have been put in by all the contract dozers. And we're hopeful that as long as conditions stay the same and we don't get high winds that all these lines are going to hold"8. Shot of fire and firefightersSTORYLINE:A large wildfire in a rural area of Hawaii's Big Island is not threatening any homes, but high winds and extremely dry conditions are making it difficult for crews to contain the blaze.The fire started in the western reaches of the U.S. Army's Pohakuloa Training Area, which is above the town of Waikoloa and in between the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes.The fire had burned more than 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) as of Thursday.Huge wildfires like the one in Hawaii highlight the dangers of climate change-related heat and drought for many communities throughout the U.S. West and other hotspots around the world. But experts say relatively small fires on typically wet, tropical islands in the Pacific are also on the rise, creating a cycle of ecological damage that affects vital and limited resources for millions of residents.State land officials said the fire actually began several weeks ago and smoldered until strong winds fanned the flames this week.The area is dominated by shrubs and grasslands that have been dried by persistent drought.The fire is now burning on state land and is about a mile away from Highway 190, according to Big Island county officials.Waikoloa Village, a town of about 7,000 people on the other side of Highway 190, was evacuated last year when the state's largest-ever wildfire burned more than 70 square miles (181 square kilometers).Federal, state and local firefighters are trying to contain the blaze. Crews are using bulldozers to create a fire break and several helicopters from various agencies are dropping water on the fire.A spokesperson for the Army told The Associated Press that while there is active military training in the area, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. A large wildfire in a rural area of Hawaii's Big Island is not threatening any homes, but high winds and extremely dry conditions are making it difficult for crews to contain the blaze. (Aug.12) Blaze runs through Big Island amid drought