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2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

After Dry Winter In California, Preparations Begin For Harsh Wildfire Season

National Forest Service crew members work to restore terrain that was bulldozed for a firebreak in the battle against Rim Fire near Tuolumne City, California in September, 2013 It's been a long, dry winter for California, with record-low snowpack and ideal wildfire conditions to show for it.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Tuolumne City, CA, Weather, Drought, US News, Liberal Political News

6 hrs ago | Newswise

More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.

A new study showing a 30-year trend of worsening wildfires in the western United States was led by Philip Dennison, a geographer at the University of Utah.


Related Topix: University of Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Nebraska, Fire

10 hrs ago | Shelter Island Reporter

Downed wire starts grass fire

JULIE LANE PHOTO Scorched earth.Wind knocked down this wire on Belvedere Road off Nostrand Parkway resulting in a small grass fire Tuesday afternoon.


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14 hrs ago | Ananova

William And Kate Meet Oz Bushfire Victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent their first full day in Australia sightseeing as well as meeting victims of last year's devastating bushfires.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, New South Wales, Australia Travel

18 hrs ago | KKTV

Black Forest Fire Board Eliminates Paid Fire Fighters From Station 2

Snow and rain will continue to taper from north. Main roads should stay just wet overnight and through early Thursday.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney as they continue their tour of Australia.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Prince William, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel

The Press-Enterprise

Cajon Pass: Wildfire reported beside I-15

A quarter-acre brush fire is burning in the center divider of Interstate 15 in upper Cajon Pass, fire crews say.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

KXLY-TV Spokane

Idaho sues timber company over N. Idaho wildfire

Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho.


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St. Cloud Times

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Brush fire spreads to barn on Avon and Albany firefighters were called to a barn fire Tuesday in Collegeville Township that started when a brush fire got out control, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office said.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Avon, MN, Albany, MN, Stearns County, MN

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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

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.


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.


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

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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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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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.


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


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.


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.


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

Mon Apr 14, 2014


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.


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