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2 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Hundreds evacuate from 3 California wildfires

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

6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

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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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Louisiana, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Disasters, Fire

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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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, California

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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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Times-Standard

Second update: Bald Hill fire prompts voluntary evacuation

Hoopa Forestry's Wildland Fire Department is fighting a fire on Bald Hill that covered around 200 acres by 4:30 pm today. Kevin Lane, in charge of fire management, said in a release that no structures have been burned so far, but one large piece of equipment belonging to Hoopa Forest Industries was destroyed.

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Related Topix: Hoopa, CA, Fire, Natural Disasters

NBC Connecticut

Brush Fire Scorches SoCal Forest

Fire climbs a steep canyon wall Friday Sept. 12, 2014 in the Cleveland National Forest near the Orange and Riverside county border.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Riverside County, CA, Orange, CA, Santa Ana, CA, Lake Forest, CA

Redlands Daily Facts

Silverado Fire burning outside Corona grows to 350 acres, no containment

CORONA >> A fast-moving brush fire is burning in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest, sending up a huge column of smoke. The Forest Service also said in a tweet that mountain slopes and dry vegetation are contributing to the rapid growth of the blaze.

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Related Topix: Silverado, CA, Corona, CA, Fire, Natural Disasters

Los Angeles Times

Brush fire erupts in hills above Corona, quickly grows to 50 acres

Water-dropping aircraft were hitting a brush fire that broke out in the hills above Corona on Friday, just as a multiday heat wave was starting to take hold. The fire, reported shortly before 11 a.m. near Silverado Canyon, had grown to 50 acres as of 11:25 a.m. It was burning toward Cleveland National Forest as a water-dropping helicopter made multiple drops, officials said.

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Related Topix: Fire, Corona, CA, Natural Disasters, Silverado, CA

Examiner.com

A wildfire, record heat, large hail, and collapsing dams

A wildfire, record heat , large hail , and collapsing dams top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history . From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on September 12. 1887 - The wood schooner David Provost , while carrying brick, foundered in a gale near Detour lighthouse, MI in Lake Huron and was a total loss.

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Related Topix: Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Fire, Michigan, Weather, Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Portland Tribune

East wind fans region's wildfire flames

A familiar force from the east was making its presence quite apparent on Thursday as a strong wind swept through the Columbia River Gorge to stir trees and rattle windows in the Portland area. Portland Fire and Rescue officials said the dry conditions and high winds contributed to nearly three dozen brush fires around the city.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Portland, OR, Weather

The Chilliwack Progress

Forest fire burning on Vedder Mountain near Yarrow

A large fire is burning on Vedder Mountain in the Yarrow area of Chilliwack - not far from the Abbotsford border - and reports indicate that the Coastal Fire Centre has been called out to fight it. Reports of the fire first started coming in at about 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Canada

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