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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 Remains of a home destroyed in the Sand Fire burning at the El Dorado-Amador county line.


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

4 hrs ago | 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.


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

8 hrs ago | 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.


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

12 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

Brandon Sun

Keeping power on in Yellowknife proves difficult during season's many wildfires

Keeping Yellowknife's electricity on is proving to be a challenge during what Northwest Territories Power Corp. calls one of the worst years for wildfires in 30 years.


Related Topix: Canada, Natural Disasters, Fire

Firefighters get cooler weather

Fire spokesman Pete Buist says the biggest wildfire in the state's history remains at 52 percent contained on Thursday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire


Danger Of Flash Floods And Landslides Grow As Washington Wildfire Slows

The largest wildfire in Washington state's history is now 52 percent contained after powerful storms swept through the area on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain and even hail.


Related Topix: Weather, Washington, Natural Disasters, Fire, Flood, US News, Liberal Political News


Ontario island set on fire by Parks Canada to help rare pine trees flourish

Starting a forest fire on an island in the middle of the summer is not something people associate with Parks Canada, but that's exactly what the federal agency had been carefully planning for years.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters

The Gazette

Northern Utah wildfires close off recreation areas

Fire crews in northern Utah worked Wednesday to control a handful of fast-growing blazes as the state's central and western regions braced for strong winds, thunderstorms and low humidity likely to start new fires, according to the U.S. Weather Service.


Related Topix: Utah, Weather, Morgan, UT, Natural Disasters, Fire, Morgan County, UT

Wed Jul 23, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

Campbell River Mirror

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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Canada

West's wildfire season expected to grow in intensity

Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, w ildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.


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

Bellingham Herald

Forest Service expands ban on exploding targets

Intermountain Region Forester Nora Rasure issued the ban that started Wednesday and runs through July 22, 2015, on national forest lands.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

Vancouver Sun

More wildfire crews arrive as B.C. braces for another round of fires

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Computers, Canada