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Bobcat equipment store opens in Waterloo | Business

WATERLOO — There’s been a Bobcat sighting in this Seneca County town.

Not the spotted animal, but the white, orange and black Bobcat line of equipment for excavating, plowing, mowing and countless other tasks requiring mechanical assistance.

Bobcat of the Finger Lakes opened at 3055 Sessler Drive on July 3, and general manager Kevin Francis, a Palmyra resident, said business has “met and exceeded expectations.”

Francis, who’s been with Bobcat for 10 years at the Fairport store, said company officials had been looking for a central location somewhere between Fairport, East Syracuse and Southern Tier stores for three years.

“There’s a good demand for Bobcat products in the Finger Lakes from contractors, commercial users and the agricultural community. We serve Seneca, Ontario, Yates, Wayne, Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe and Genesee counties,” Francis said.

Those officials saw the parcel — just east of the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on Sessler Drive in

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Bobcat Fire has damaged or destroyed at least 115 homes and continues to burn with 84% containment

The Bobcat Fire has damaged or destroyed at least 115 homes and dozens other structures as it continues to burn through the Angeles National Forest after igniting nearly a month ago, officials said Saturday.

Firefighters have largely gained the upper hand on the blaze, which had burned 114,963 acres, or 179.6 square miles, and was 84% contained as of Saturday morning — up from 75% two days ago.

Aided by strong winds and insufficient firefighting resources, the Bobcat Fire advanced on the Antelope Valley foothills in mid-September, ripping a path of destruction along the way.

Completely destroyed are 87 homes and 83 other buildings. The fire has also damaged 28 more homes and another 19 structures. Many of the homes destroyed were in the Juniper Hills area.

“The number of damaged and destroyed buildings may rise as damage assessment teams continue to gather accurate data from properties spanning over 114,900+

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Bobcat Fire in California threatening more than 1,000 homes, now “bigger than the city of Denver”

A wildfire scorching its way through brush and timber from the mountains to the desert northeast of Los Angeles threatened more than 1,000 homes on Tuesday as crews across the West battled dozens of other major blazes. The Bobcat Fire was advancing at a mile or two an hour at times and continued to threaten the Mojave Desert town of Pearblossom after burning into the Antelope Valley foothill area, on the other side of the San Gabriel Mountains from Los Angeles.

CBS Los Angeles reports as of Monday night, the fire was 106,179 acres in size and containment decreased from 15% to 13% containment, with strengthening winds a growing concern.

“We’ve got a fire here that is bigger than the city of Denver, and it did it in two weeks,” said Sky Cornell with the L.A. County Fire Department Monday. 

Firefighters battle the Bobcat Fire
Los Angeles County firefighter Tommy Davis watches a water-dropping helicopter
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Bobcat Fire destroys Devil’s Punchbowl Nature Center

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Here’s how Native Americans used controlled burns to maintain forests and why it’s needed now more than ever.

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A wildfire burning through a swath of Los Angeles County for more than two weeks remained virtually unchecked Monday as fire managers struggled to gather resources needed to douse the inferno.

The Bobcat Fire is one of scores of major fires burning across the West – including Oregon, where at least six people have been accused of igniting some of the blazes.

The Bobcat Fire has burned more than 160 square miles in and around the Angeles National Forest, destroying an unknown number of homes and an iconic nature center. Thousands of residents have fled the flames.

“We’re still in the thick of a good firefight,” U.S. Forest Service public information officer Andrew Mitchell told the Los Angeles Times.

The fire “continues to advance in all compass directions depending

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Mojave Desert homes threatened by Bobcat Fire; calmer winds could help

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Published 8:30 a.m. PT Sept. 21, 2020

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Aerial footage captured over the Bobcat Fire shows the massive wildfire raging out of control in Los Angeles County.

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An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames. 

At 165 square miles (427 square kilometers), the Bobcat Fire is one of the largest ever in Los Angeles County and it has burned for more than two weeks. It’s just 15% contained. 

Evacuation orders and warnings are in place for thousands of residents in foothill and desert communities, where semi-rural homes and a popular nature sanctuary have burned. No injuries have been reported.

Erratic winds that drove flames into the community of Juniper Hills over the weekend had died down, said U.S. Forest Service fire spokesman

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Bobcat wildfire destroys homes, LA nature center; 6 in hard-hit Oregon accused of starting blazes

A wildfire burning through a swath of Los Angeles County for more than two weeks remained virtually unchecked Monday as fire managers struggled to gather resources needed to douse the inferno.

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The Bobcat Fire is one of scores of major fires burning across the West – including Oregon, where at least six people have been accused of igniting some of the blazes.

The Bobcat Fire has burned more than 160 square miles in and around the Angeles National Forest, destroying an unknown number of homes and an iconic nature center. Thousands of residents have fled the flames.

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“We’re still in the thick of a good firefight,” U.S. Forest Service public information officer Andrew Mitchell told the Los Angeles Times.

The fire

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