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4 hrs ago | Global Voices Online

Chile: Forest Fire Causes Death and Destruction in Valparaiso

UPDATE: According to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio [es], on the evening of Monday, April 14, the flames have left 15 dead, 11,000 homeless, 1,140 acres consumed by the fire, and over 2,500 homes burned, according to the authorities' evaluation.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

8 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Motorist charged after truck strikes utility boxes, starts brush fire

A Rochester man drove through an intersection on Route 108 late Monday and crashed into two utility boxes, which burst into flames and started a small brush fire, police said.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Rochester, NH, Somersworth, NH

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Brush fire destroys sheds, causes $75K of damage

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A brush fire in Alexandria spread and destroyed sheds on Monday evening, say Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Alexandria, VA, Fairfax County, VA

SPACE.com

Chilean Port City Fire Seen from Space

What looks like a wisp of smoke on a new satellite image is actually the largest fire in the history of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Chile, World News, Natural Disasters, Fire, Black Forest, CO, Colorado Springs, CO

Press-Telegram

Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge, arson suspected

A greater-alarm fire that may have been set deliberately destroyed most of an Elks Lodge in San Pedro early today.

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Related Topix: Fire, San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Natural Disasters, Long Beach, CA

EDGE

Chilean Pastor Blames Inferno on Civil Unions Bill

A woman walks through the remains of a house destroyed by a wildfire, in Valparaiso, Tuesday April 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: South America, Chile, World News, Natural Disasters, Fire, Michelle Bachelet, Gay/Lesbian

KTVN Reno

Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says more than 100 firefighters fought the flames in San Pedro for nearly two hours early Tuesday.

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KBMT

13 dead in Chile wildfire; 2,000 homes consumed

Chile poured firefighters and police into the battle against a wildfire that swept through hundreds of homes in the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso, leaving at least 13 dead, according to an official.

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Related Topix: South America, Chile, World News, Natural Disasters, Fire, Michelle Bachelet

WHAS11

E. Ky. park remains closed due to wildfire

Kentucky Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson told the Lexington Herald-Leader that park officials were hoping that rain would help control the blaze at Kingdome Come State Park, but none had arrived by midmorning on Monday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Letcher County, KY

The Jersey Journal

Cause of Salem brush fire that destroyed 2 vehicles remains undetermined

SALEM - The cause of a brush fire that left a large area scorched Sunday and destroyed two fire vehicles still remains undetermined, officials said Monday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Salem, NJ, Pennsville, NJ, Salem County, NJ

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KSL-TV

Firefighters battle large brush fire in Lehi

Police and emergency responders weren't sure how the fire started near 500 West and 2100 South in Lehi, but they began actively fighting it around 2 p.m. A fire engine and two brush units were dispatched to the area and crews from Lehi, Saratoga Springs and Utah County worked on the fire, according to Lehi City spokesperson, Robert Ranc.

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Related Topix: Lehi, UT, Natural Disasters, Fire, Saratoga Springs, UT, Utah County, UT

Foster's Daily Democrat

Winter's just ended; time for brush fire season

Plaistow Fire Chief John McArdle says two factors help set up prime brush fire conditions: warm air and no wind.

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FireHouse.com

Chile Wildfire Kills 12, Destroys 2,000 Homes

A man looks at the charred remains of homes after a large forest fire reached urban areas in Valparaiso, Chile, Sunday April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Chile, World News

The Fairfield Ledger

Soccer fields evacuated for grass fire

Fairfield firefighters respond to a grass fire Saturday afternoon northeast of Winfrey Storage on West Grimes Avenue.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Fairfield, IA, Libertyville, IA

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Southeast SD Wildfire Burns 1.5 Square Miles

No one was hurt and no structures were damaged when a controlled burn at a Hutterite colony in southeastern South Dakota ended up scorching 1 ½ square miles of land.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Tabor, SD

KOLD-TV Tucson

Fire crews to be flown in to fight fire in Huachuca Mountains

A wildfire burning on the back side of the Huachuca Mountains was too isolated for firefighters to reach on the ground, according to Coronado National Forest PIO Heidi Schewel.

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The Review

Brush Fire

A Glenmoor volunteer firefighter douses a brush fire Sunday afternoon near 16990 Milton Ave. while Calcutta volunteer firefighters arrive to assist and two golfers drive by.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Glenmoor, OH, Calcutta, OH

AmericanBankingNews.com

Chile Forest Fire Kills 4, Destroys At Least 500 Homes

A fire in Chile continues to terrorize the port city of Valparaiso with reports indicating the blaze has killed four people and destroyed 500 homes.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

KOLD-TV Tucson

Wildfire official: Fisher Fire was human caused

A wildfire reported Friday afternoon southeast of Flagstaff was not natural, according to fire officials.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Wildfire danger, responses highlighted for Santa Cruz County

CalFire Battalion Chief Jake Hess educates locals about wildfire safety at the Corralitos Grange Hall on Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Corralitos, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, Aptos, CA

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