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1 hr ago | 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.

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

5 hrs ago | 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."

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9 hrs ago | 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.

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

14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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.

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Related Topix: Joseph, OR, Weather

22 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

Theboltonnews.co.uk

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.

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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

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

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

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