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2 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Bed-ridden woman killed in Orange County fire

Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi says one man used an ax to break open her front door while another tried to get in through the back of the residence.

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Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Laguna Niguel, CA

6 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Southern California wildfire burns 60 acres

A wildfire has burned 60 acres of brush in a small Southern California community in the inland region east of Los Angeles but no homes have been damaged and there are no evacuations.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

10 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Emergency official, residents say Williston fire shows faster emergency response needed

Officials need to improve communication with residents of North Dakota's booming oil patch during potentially dangerous situations, an emergency manager and residents said, after an oil field service supply facility storing toxic chemicals exploded this week and authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours.

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Related Topix: Williston, ND, Train Disaster, Explosion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

This is Oxfordshire

Fire crew remains on site of barn fire at Thame

Station Manager Marcus Reay said: "This was called in by an off-duty firefighter from Slade Fire Station in Oxford.

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Northern Michigan News

Fire season in West expected to get more intense

Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, California, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat

The Penticton Western

Province defends shift from Martin Mars water bombers

The provincial government is defending its unpopular decision to halt B.C.'s use of the veteran Martin Mars water bombers in favour of newer aircraft to fight wildfires.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Canada

KSFY

Forest Service expands ban on exploding targets

The U.S. Forest Service has banned exploding targets in southern Idaho, southwestern Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and a small portion of eastern California because of wildfire and public safety concerns.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

The Winnipeg Free Press

More wildfire crews arrive as B.C. braces for another round of fires

Another 153 firefighters from across Canada have arrived in British Columbia as the province braces for more hot, dry weather that could send the wildfire danger soaring.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Canada, Tornado, Hurricane, Weather

Canada.com

Taiwan plane crashes during emergency landing, dozens feared dead

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Taiwan, Weather, Air Accidents

Montreal Gazette

Lac-Megantic's 'train from hell' at auction

It's been known to belch oil from its exhaust, it's caught fire at least once and it led the "train from hell" that smashed into Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Canada, Milo, ME

WHAS11

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Weather

WSET-TV Lynchburg

First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, US Supreme Court, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Oregon firefighters chase new lightning fires

Many of the new fire reports came from the same areas around Prineville and in the Ochoco National Forest that were hard hit in the last lightning storm, said the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center.

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Related Topix: Oregon, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Prineville, OR, Metolius, OR

Kootenay Advertiser

B.C. wildfire season heading for a scorcher

Wildfires in B.C. have already burned up more forest than has usually been lost in recent years, with many weeks of hot, smoky action still expected for firefighting crews.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

The Modesto Bee

Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

The letter, sent Tuesday, was also signed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Senator Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Senator Tom Udall

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy

25, 2003 file photo, Robert Durst smiles for the camera at the end of the day's testimony in his murder trial in Galveston, Texas.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Federal Prisons, Prison, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Science / Technology, NASA, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

The Republic

Fire burns in industrial part of North Dakota town

A massive fire broke out early Tuesday at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.

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Related Topix: Williston, ND, Williams County, ND

This is Wiltshire

Fire crews battle through the night to tackle waste firm blaze

Firefighters have worked through the night battling a major fire at a recycling plant which sent thick black smoke across the town.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom,

WTEN-TV Albany

Moscow subway chief fired after 22 killed in crash

Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles... Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity ... (more)

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Ohio, Epidemic

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

Better Weather Aiding Washington Wildfire Fight

A sheriff in the thick of a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles of north-central Washington is encouraged by cooler weather and calming winds that are helping firefighters attack the stubborn blaze.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Washington, Okanogan County, WA, Tonasket, WA

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