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3 hrs ago | News9 Oklahoma City

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, Fire, Boat Disaster, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

7 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

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, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

10 hrs ago | KOMO News

Crews make progress in state's largest wildfire

Firefighting crews are making progress against Washington's largest wildfire, saying the 390-square-mile fire in the north-central part of the state is now almost 60 percent contained.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Yacolt, WA, Winthrop, WA, Weather

14 hrs ago | WBAY-TV Green Bay

Northern California wildfire destroys 10 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, Fire

18 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Yosemite wildfire forces evacuation of Foresta

Smoke from a fire in the Foresta area of Yosemite National Park can be seen from this screenshot of the National Park Service webcam on Turtleback Dome on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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

23 hrs ago | Deseret News

Springville homes evacuated after fireworks sparked grass fire

A wildfire rages along the east bench hillside of Springville early Saturday morning, July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Springville, UT, Family, Teenagers

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Republic

Fires near vineyards, Yosemite park threaten homes

A wildfire burning near vineyards and homes in Northern California has more than doubled in size, while a new blaze is threatening homes in Yosemite National Park.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks

Daily Reporter

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, Fire, River Pines, CA, Amador County, CA, 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: Fire, Chico, CA, Natural Disasters

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, Fire, Weather, Canada,

News10.net

El Dorado-Amador county wildfire destroys 5 homes

El Dorado-Amador county wildfire destroys 5 homes Sand Fire has destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills Check out this story on news10.net: http://on.news10.net/1rI1GOq Remains of a home destroyed in the Sand Fire burning at the El Dorado-Amador county line.

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Related Topix: Amador County, CA, Natural Disasters, Fire, Plymouth, CA

Salt Lake Tribune

Brush fire prompting Rockport evacuations

Like last year, Peppler was driving back to her home on Crestview Drive in Rockport Estates after an errand, when she found out that a wildfire had blocked her way on State Road 32. And like last year, her thoughts are with her three dogs, who she can't retrieve from her house yet.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion

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, Fire, Sacramento, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Plymouth, CA

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.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Wildfire forces evacuation of rural Calif. homes

CalFire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said the fire broke out Friday afternoon in a riverbed along the Amador and El Dorado county line.

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

Yahoo!

Washington wildfire: 300 homes burned

About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, 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, Fire, Carlton, WA, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA

The News Tribune

JBLM National Guard crews fly into thick of Central Washington wildfires

The situation is similar in nearby Alta Lake. Large plots of fire-scorched land have left behind only ash and scattered burnt trees.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Washington, Pateros, WA, Natural Disasters, Fire, Omak, WA

News Shopper

Golf club grass fire in Orpington causes damage to land equivalent to two football pitches

Just after 5pm London Fire Brigade was called to a golf club on North End Lane, with units from Biggin Hill, Addington, and Woodside all scrambled.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

NW Colorado wildfire burns 20,000 acres, kills cattleNW Colorado...

NW Colorado wildfire burns 20,000 acres, kills cattle Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched about 20,000 acres in northwestern Colorado and killed three cattle.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Natural Disasters, Fire, Maybell, CO

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NWCN.com

Man runs towards wildfire to survive blaze

In the time it took Mark Nelson to grab some of his important papers and his cat, the fire had cross nearly a quarter mile.

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