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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Wildfire threatening Chouf cedars reserve

BEIRUT: Civil Defense fire brigades, assisted by municipality workers and residents, are struggling to extinguish a fire that broke out in the vicinity of millennia-old cedar trees in Maaser al-Chouf, southeast of Beirut, Thursday.

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Lebanon, Natural Disasters, Fire

8 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

Group claims climate change fueling costly wildfires

As firefighters continue to battle wildfires around the West, a group of scientists is claiming that climate change is fueling the costly blazes and the costs of fighting them.

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Related Topix: Activism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Weather, Natural Disasters, Fire

12 hrs ago | Colorado Daily

Boulder County, Front Range, see quiet fire season a " so far

Tall, thick grass lines the Lichen Loop trail at Heil Valley Ranch near Boulder.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Weather, Natural Disasters, Fire, Agriculture, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Globe and Mail

13-year-old girl accused of starting California wildfire is fit to stand trial, judge says

Firefighters extinguish a fire burning in a downed tree on the approach to Taylor Mountain a day after the Junction fire swept across Highway 41 in Oakhurst, Calif.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Oakhurst, CA

KTVN Reno

8 Homes Destroyed by Kern County Wildfire

Authorities say a wildfire north of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and is threatening more than a thousand others.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Kern County, CA, Fire, Lake Isabella, CA

Cybercast News Service

Colorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.

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Related Topix: Fire, Black Forest, CO, Natural Disasters, El Paso County, CO

ThinkProgress

Wildfire Burns Near Yosemite National Park, Prompts Evacuation Of Thousands

A wildfire burning near Yosemite park has forced the evacuation of thousands of people, destroyed buildings, and has closed a road leading into the park.

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

10News

Vista brush fire destroys car

Firefighters were able to knock down a small brush fire early Wednesday morning, but not before it destroyed a car in Vista.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters

WPDE

Fire crews get new gear just in time for fall wildfire season

New wildfire-fighting gear has arrived in Horry County. Fire Station No. 27 in Aynor was the first to get the gear and began to test it out on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Horry County, SC, Aynor, SC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Brandon Sun

Some residents evacuated by wildfire near Yosemite allowed to go home as crews gain upper hand

Smoke rises from a fire in Wofford Heights, Calif, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. The fire in Wofford Heights near Lake Isabella has grown to about slightly more than 1 square mile, or 800 acres, the U.S. Forest Service said.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wofford Heights, CA, Lake Isabella, CA, California

WLNE-TV Providence

Texas Gov. Perry booked on abuse of power charges

The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US News, Natural Disasters, Fire

KFVS12

Alaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begich

Two teenage boys have been arrested after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Fire

WDRB-TV Louisville

California wildfire spreads across 1,200 acres

The pay lake investigation started last year after the Bullitt County Drug Task Force received a tip that Bennett was selling narcotics and stolen merchandise out of the business.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Drugs, Bullitt County, KY

KTVN Reno

Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he's reached a settlement with the team to avert a threatened lawsuit over his release.

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Related Topix: Prison, Gay/Lesbian, Natural Disasters, Fire, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Inside Bay Area

Marin County: Pilot killed in plane crash that ignites 40-acre grass fire

The pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing near Hicks Valley, sparking a 40-acre grass fire reported early Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Marin County, CA, Air Accidents, San Mateo County, CA, San Carlos, CA, Novato, CA, Petaluma, CA

Houston Chronicle

13,000 evacuation calls in California wildfire

A helicopter makes a water drop at the site of a wildfire Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Glendora, CA, Azusa, CA

KSFO-AM San Francisco

California Wildfire Prompts Evacuation of Over 3,000 Residents

A wildfire north of Fresno, California has burned 600 acres and prompted the evacuation of at least 13,000 people on Monday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Fresno, CA, Madera County, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KVAL-TV Eugene

Forest fire west of Waldo Lake closes trails

Smoke from a fire on the far side of Waldo Lake on Saturday, August 16. Photo courtesy Willamette National Forest OAKRIDGE, Ore.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Oakridge, OR

Evening Sun

California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

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

Brandon Sun

Regional officials lift one wildfire evacuation order in northern B.C.

The China Nose Fire was sparked by lightning, grew to about 37 square kilometres and forced the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako to issue an evacuation order late last week to about 120 homes.

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