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3 hrs ago | 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.


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

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7 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters

11 hrs ago | 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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Canada,

Thomaston Times

Wildfire - An upfront view

The Great Basin is generally very dry in late July and early August. Most thunder showers that come through are fast-moving monsoonal storms and they tend to put out a lot of lightning - but with trace amounts of rainfall.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Weather

KGNS-TV Laredo

Firefighters battle grass fire in Bexar County

Bexar County firefighters battled a grass fire that was dangerously close to a chemical plant near 1604 and Elmendorf on Sunday evening.


Related Topix: Bexar County, TX, Natural Disasters, Fire, Elmendorf, TX

WALB-TV Albany

Albany firefighters battle grass fire

Albany firefighters are on scene along U.S. 19 where an open field caught fire. The field is across the highway from Procter and Gamble Paper Products.


Related Topix: Dougherty County, GA, Albany, GA, Natural Disasters, Fire

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Marking the one-year anniversary of the Rim Fire

Jordan Scott from the American Red Cross discusses the one-year anniversary of the Rim Fire, and the impact the wildfire had on Tuolumne County.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Tuolumne County, CA, Fire

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Bay Point vegetation fire seen as far away as Antioch

A smoky vegetation fire Sunday afternoon north of the railroad tracks could be seen at far as Antioch, but no injuries were reported.


Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Antioch, CA, Bay Point, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Fast-moving brush fire burning in canyon above Glendora; campgrounds evacuated

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST >> A fast-moving brush fire has burned more than 100 acres and is growing in the San Gabriel Canyon north of Glendora.


Related Topix: Glendora, CA, Natural Disasters, Fire