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52 min ago | 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.


Related Topix: Weather

5 hrs ago | The Raw Story

US military asked to help fight wildfires in the West

Wildfire managers have turned to the U.S. Department of Defense for immediate access to two military C-130 aircraft retrofitted to carry retardant, boosting their forces to face the largest blaze in Washington state history.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Wildfire forces evacuation of rural Calif. homes

A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California has prompted the evacuation of homes along a rural road east of Sacramento.


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

Daily World

Fire chief calls teen's survival a 'miracle'

The last words a mother heard from her teen teenage daughter before the girl lost consciousness in a fire were chilling: "I can't breathe, I just want you to know that I love you and I think I'm going to die."


Daily Reporter

Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire

About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Twisp, WA

Times Herald

Aerial video: Fire guts apartment building in Grand Rapids

Firefighters battle flames in an eight-unit apartment building on the 600 block of Fourth St. NW in Grand Rapids.


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KLEW-TV Lewiston

Hurricane Creek fire crews attack blaze closest to private property

Fire lines protecting private property around the Hurricane Creek fire are holding.


Related Topix: Joseph, OR, Weather

Former firefighter pleads guilty to arson

WDAM-TV in Laurel reports a judge ordered Michael Davis to enter Mississippi's regimented inmate discipline program, a paramilitary program designed to rehabilitate offenders in a short period of time.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Virginia campground tornado kills three

A Northampton Sheriff's Deputy directs traffic in the middle of an intersection of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va.


Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Cheriton, VA, Cape Charles, VA

The Modesto Bee

Fishermen, dog rescued from burning boat

Sheriff's Harbor Patrol officials say the men called for help Wednesday afternoon after their 24-foot powerboat caught fire and sent up a huge plume of smoke.


Related Topix: Modesto, CA

UPDATED: Driver burned as car catches fire in Sainsbury's car park

A MAN has been taken to hospital with burns after his car caught fire in the car park of a town centre supermarket.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Canada


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.


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.


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

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.


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


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