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17 min ago | Bellingham Herald

Lightning sparks dozens of new fires in the West

The fire near the community of Day had burned through nearly 18 square miles of brush and heavy timber and was threatening 150 structures Friday, two days after it began.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Madera County, CA

3 hrs ago | KRNV-TV Reno

Ranch families flee Southern Oregon fire

A state spokesman says there are no reports of injuries from a wildfire that spread rapidly along the Oregon-California border and led to evacuations of ranch families east of Ashland.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

7 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

3 boys held over Cadbury manor fire

Three schoolboys have been arrested in connection with an arson attack which engulfed a house once owned by members of the Cadbury chocolate dynasty.

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11 hrs ago | Vernon Morning Star

B.C.'s forest fire bills piling up

The B.C. government is spending $3.5 million a day to fight forest fires around the province, with the total for the year past $106 million and headed higher.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Canada

16 hrs ago | Dewsbury Today

Ferrybridge Power Station fire causing traffic disruption

Smoke is blowing across the M62 in both directions between junction 32 and junction 33 and on the A1 between junction 42 and junction 41 .

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Related Topix: West Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, World News, North Yorkshire County, England

20 hrs ago | The Independent

PM to announce A 2m boost for Eastbourne Pier after devastating fire

Eastbourne is set to get a A 2 million boost following a fire that left a building on the town's pier a charred shell, Downing Street has said.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Gas blasts kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwanese port

At least 24 people were killed and 271 injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as a search for the cause began.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News, Explosion

Dewsbury Today

Fire crews still fighting Ferrybridge Power Station blaze

There are 15 pumps from stations across the county at the scene, along with ambulances and aerial appliances from Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.

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Daily Journal

Gas explosions kill 15, injure 228 in Taiwan

A series of gas explosions on the streets of a southern Taiwanese city killed 15 people and injured 228 others late Thursday night, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Taiwan, Southeast Asia, World News

CBS Local

Fire Near Yosemite Did Not Advance Closer To Sequoia Grove Overnight

The section of a wildfire burning close to one of Yosemite National Park's treasured giant sequoia groves died down and got no closer to the grove, park officials said Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

WKBT

Homebuilt plane crashes in Wisconsin; 2 injured

The Oshkosh Fire Department says the homebuilt plane crashed Wednesday when it lost power as it was attempting to land.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, Flying, Life, Hobbies

CBS 3 Springfield

Disturbing videos show teens setting themselves on fire

It might be the most dangerous and disturbing thing people have ever seen a child intentionally do.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Worcester News

Owners of warehouse destroyed by fire speak of their 'absolute heartbreak'

THE owners of a store that had been open only days before it was completely destroyed in a late-night blaze have spoken of their "absolute heartbreak".

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Reuters

Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi

Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya

Asbury Park Press

10 guilty in India school fire that killed 94 kids10 guilty in India...

An Indian court convicted 10 people on Wednesday in a 2004 fire that tore through a thatched-roof schoolhouse, killing 94 children in a horrifying case that focused attention on poor fire regulations in the country.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, World News, India,

Moray Firth Radio

Eastbourne Pier On Fire As Arcade Catches Light

A "devastating" fire ripped through Eastbourne Pier after one of the arcade buildings caught light at the popular seaside resort.

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

Fire crews have gained ground on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Milpitas Post

San Jose: Crews fight grass fire in east foothills north of Alum Rock Park

Crews from the San Jose Fire Department and the statewide Cal Fire are battling a grass fire in the east foothills north of Alum Rock Park on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABC 33/40

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

The federal government is suing Pennsylvania over physical fitness tests given to its applicant for state trooper positions.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, University of Southern California

Pasadena Star-News

Broken water main flooding area near UCLA, Sunset Boulevard

This screen grab from a KCAL9 breaking news broadcast shows a massive water main break flooding the area near the UCLA campus on Tuesday July 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA

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