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44 min ago | KOMO News

Resources rushed to 2 new Oregon wildfires

Two wildfires that started over the weekend were threatening scattered rural homes in western Oregon, where forests are critically dry and the weather has been hot. A fire on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest about 15 miles west of Grants Pass grew to nearly 2,000 acres Monday.

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Related Topix: Rogue River, OR, Grants Pass, OR, Josephine County, OR, Natural Disasters, Fire

5 hrs ago | Tri-City News

Forest fire help tops communities' wish list

Coming through one of the most expensive forest fire seasons in the province's history, the B.C. government is being asked to renew its fund for local governments to create safe zones around their communities. A resolution to extend wildfire prevention funding tops the list for the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, set for Sept.

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7 hrs ago | Castanet.net

Wildfire now 80 hectares

A crew of 17 firefighters worked overnight on the blaze, and a unit crew, initial attack crew and officers from the Kamloops Fire Centre are currently on site with personnel and equipment from the Princeton Fire Department. More resources, including helicopters, are joining the effort this morning.

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11 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage throughout northern California

The Meadow Fire burns near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, California, in this handout photo released to Reuters on September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jeffrey Trust/National Park Service/Handout via Reuters Hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes on Sunday as wildfires raged through parts of drought-plagued northern California, officials said.

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Related Topix: California, Yosemite National Park, CA, Reuters, Madera County, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Natural Disasters, Fire

15 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Wildfire near Bass Lake destroys at least 10 homes, hundreds evacuated

Another fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park that started Sunday afternoon has swept to the edge of Bass Lake, burned at least 10 homes and forced more than 1,000 evacuations, authorities said. The Courtney fire began about 1:40 p.m. near Oakhurst -- the same area where the Junction Fire destroyed at least eight homes last month.

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

19 hrs ago | WCNC-TV Charlotte

California wildfire evacuates 160; Nevada gets smoked

A rapidly spreading wildfire in the forested hills east of Sacramento, Calif. forced 160 residents to evacuate and blanketed Reno, Nevada in a layer of smoky haze Sunday.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Tualatin Times

Forest fire spreads near Estacada - Sunday, 14 September 2014 16:16

A sprinkling of ash and a cloud of smoke are hovering over the Estacada area due to a large fire on the Mt. Hood National Forest about 10 miles southeast of Estacada.

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Related Topix: Fire, Estacada, OR, Natural Disasters, Clackamas County, OR

KNUS-AM Aurora

Hundreds evacuate from 3 California wildfires

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Related Topix: Santa Ana, CA, Natural Disasters, Fire, Pollock Pines, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Nevada County wildfire forces evacuations

The wildfire is burning near Dog Bar Road and Taylor Crossing Road, just east of Alta Sierra and about one mile west of Colfax. Firefighters report that they are making progress on a wildfire in a heavily forested area near the Nevada County community of Alta Sierra, which has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Nevada County, CA, Alta Sierra, CA, Colfax, CA

LA Daily News

Silverado Fire 20 percent contained, 1,220 acres burned

SILVERADO CANYON >> More than 800 firefighters are assigned to dig fire lines around a brush fire that has blackened about 1,220 acres in Silverado Canyon since Friday, and is now about 20 percent contained, an Orange County battalion chief said today. On the second night of firefighting, a helicopter was assigned to observe ground operations but not make water drops, said OCFA Battalion Chef Mike Petro.

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Related Topix: Fire, Silverado, CA, Natural Disasters, Orange County, CA

The Fresno Bee

2 homes destroyed in Northern California wildfire

The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and has grown to 250 acres. But crews are beginning to make progress against the fire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Sacramento, CA, Alta Sierra, CA, Grass Valley, CA

Local TV Station KTVZ

Dozens evacuate in Northern California wildfire

The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and quickly grew to 150 acres.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Union

Dog Bar Fire burning at 306 acres, 20% containment, in South County

A wildfire has grown to 25 acres along Dog Bar Road in South County, near Wolf Creek and Tiger Tail roads, threatening multiple structures. Heavy smoke from the fire along Dog Bar Road in South County can be seen from the waters of Rollins Lake.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Alta Sierra, CA, Nevada County, CA, Grass Valley, CA

KLAS-TV Las Vegas

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Press-Telegram

Crews battle Silverado Fire amid heat wave

Helicopters drop water on a wildfire burning near a home in Silverado Canyon in eastern Orange County on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Silverado, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Times-Standard

Officials: Bald Hill fire in Hoopa creates visible smoke, no serious impact yet

Smoke impacts from the Happy Camp and July Complex wildfires on the Klamath National Forest are forecast to be similar to yesterday as smoke will again be pushed north by southerly winds. Smoke is anticipated in and around the communities of Orleans, Weitchpec, Somes Bar, Hoopa, and Willow Creek.

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Related Topix: Fire, Hoopa, CA, Natural Disasters, Happy Camp, CA, Klamath, CA, Somes Bar, CA

Reuters

Silverado Canyon fire rages, evacuations ordered

Mandatory evacuations ordered for local residents as firefighters battle a 1,600-acre wildfire in California's Silverado Canyon. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Reuters

Wildfires char more than 100,000 acres in Northern California

A Northern California wildfire started by a lightning strike a month ago has burned more than 108,000 acres in the drought-stricken state, officials said on Friday. The fire in the Klamath National Forest started when lightning struck the Happy Camp area on Aug. 11. It was 45 percent contained on Friday.

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The News-Review

Grass fire burns two acres south of town

Douglas Forest Protective Association firefighter Sean Culver helps dig a hand line at a brush fire behind Shady Oaks Motel in Roseburg Friday. The fire behind the Shady Oaks Motel at 2954 Old Highway 99 burned two acres before authorities had it fully contained, said Lt.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Roseburg, OR, Douglas County, OR

Los Angeles Times

Yosemite wildfire crews also battling bears on fire lines

A bear and her cub cross a road in Yosemite National Park. The bears have become a "major issue" for firefighters battling the Meadow fire near Half Dome, officials said this week.

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

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