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20 min ago | Times Herald

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full.

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

4 hrs ago | KTIV-TV Sioux City

Boston weather service investigating possible tornado

The National Weather Service says it will investigate to determine whether a tornado may have touched down in the Revere area Monday morning.

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8 hrs ago | 680News

Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital, government appeals for help

The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Travel, Tripoli, Libya Travel, Libya Travel, Africa Travel, Social Software

11 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Wildfire in California's Sierra Nevadas burns 13 homes

A wildfire burning in the foothills of Northern California's Sierra Nevada mountains destroyed 13 homes and 38 other structures, California authorities said late Sunday.

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Related Topix: California, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Amador County, CA

14 hrs ago | Evening Sun

Tanker catches fire amid clashes in Libyan capital

The Libyan government is appealing for "international help" after several oil tankers caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Social Software, Portsmouth, NH

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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

WTOP-FM Washington

Northern California wildfire destroys 13 homes

Firefighters in Northern California made progress Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park that destroyed one home grew significantly overnight.

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

KTVN Reno

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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

KREM-TV Spokane

Cost of Washington wildfires so far: $50 million

The cost of fighting this season's wildfires in Washington, including the largest one in the state's history, has crossed the $50 million mark.

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Related Topix: Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Carlton, WA, Yacolt, WA, Winthrop, WA

KTEN-TV Denison

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Train Disaster

Lifestyles

Police, fire and ambulance personnel face high PTSD rates, seek new aid

Alex Forrest clearly remembers what happened to a fellow firefighter who was traumatized by the deaths of two captains in a house fire.

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KSFO AM 560

California Man Killed Wife, Set Home on Fire to Cover it Up, Police Say

Police officers in California are grieving one of their own as her husband sits in jail, accused of shooting his wife and trying to cover up her murder by lighting his house on fire.

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Related Topix: Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA

Brandon Sun

Nunavut government to consider funding for plan to put out Iqaluit's 'dumpcano'

Government officials are to meet this week to consider a plan for putting out a dump fire that has been fouling the air in Nunavut's capital for more than two months.

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NBC29

Fire teams battle 2 fast-moving California blazes

Fire crews were battling two fast-moving wildfires in California that threatened many homes and forced hundreds of evacuations, officials said.

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Related Topix: California, Plymouth, CA

Mercury-Register

Fire chief: Mutual fire aid agreement beneficial to community, Chico Fire Department

Firefighters traveling from the Wye Fire get a rest before getting assignments for the Mill Fire at the incident base camp at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Aug. 16, 2012.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Town Talk

California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California forced the evacuation of about 700 homes Saturday as it raced through Sierra Nevada foothills turned tinder-dry by drought.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, River Pines, CA, Amador County, CA, Plymouth, CA

Brandon Sun

Upcoming heat wave prompts concerns among British Columbia firefighters.

An information officer with the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, says temperatures are expected to rise again next week, especially in the southern interior, where they could reach the mid-30s.

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

WCHS-TV Charleston

Two WV Firefighters Treated After Tunnel Blaze

Bluefield, Mercer County , West Virginia A tractor-trailer fire filled an Interstate 77 tunnel with black smoke, backed up traffic for miles and sent two West Virginia firefighters to a hospital.

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Related Topix: Mercer County, WV

The Fresno Bee

Northern California wildfire forces evacuations

The fire broke out shortly before 5 p.m. in a riverbed by the Amador and El Dorado county line, north of the town of Plymouth, when temperatures topped 100 degrees, said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Sacramento, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Plymouth, CA

TheDenverChannel

Crews: Alkali Fire in NW Colorado 75% contained

Firefighters have kept a 32-square-mile blaze from spreading in northwestern Colorado as scattered showers fall in the area.

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