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3 hrs ago | KITV-TV

Makakilo brush fire flaring up again

The fire also hit a green patch which officials say caused more smoke in the area.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

WHAS11

Northern California wildfires show slower growth

The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures are slowing the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

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SFGate

Klamath wildfire still burning, weeks after sparked by lightning

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Klamath, CA, Fire, Happy Camp, CA, Siskiyou County, CA

KXAN-TV Austin

AFD crews knock down NW Hills brush fire

The Austin Fire Department has knocked down a brush fire in a greenbelt on the southwest side of Mesa and Spicewood Springs Road.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Northwest Hills, MS

Times-Standard

Crews battling vegetation fire in Arcata Marsh area

According to scanner traffic, the blaze - first reported on I Street - started around 2 p.m. was threatening the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center on G Street.

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Related Topix: Arcata, CA, Natural Disasters, Fire

Marin Independent Journal

Fireworks suspected as cause of San Rafael vegetation fire

Fireworks are suspected as the cause of a weekend vegetation fire in China Camp State Park, the San Rafael Fire Department said.

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FireHouse.com

California Garden Highway Closed by Wildland Fire

Aug. 31--A portion of the Garden Highway in South Natomas has reopened after firefighters battled a blaze on the American River Parkway near Northgate Boulevard in Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Sacramento, CA

Cape Cod Times

Sandwich firefighters battle brush fire near Peters Pond

Firefighters were on scene at a brush fire near Peters Pond for more than an hour Saturday evening, according to the fire department.

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Marin Independent Journal

Dick Spotswood: Quake should be good reason to step up preparedness

Last week's 6.0-magnitude Napa earthquake is a reminder that Marin could be better prepared for the inevitable next natural disaster.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Fire, Mill Valley, CA

Canberra Times

Balance needed between bushfire risk and tree conservation

The risk that residents will use the excuse of bushfire protection to remove a tree that obscures a harbour view is real.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Wildfire threat spurs training

Area fire department representatives practice Friday escaping a wildfire with an emergency fire shelter at the Denton County Emergency Management Building on Teasley Lane in Denton.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Denton County, TX, Denton, TX

Nevada Appeal

A 6-acre fire erupted Wednesday afternoon on Kingbury grade and NDF air resources quickly responded.

Fire restrictions that have been in place since May 30 lift at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bureau of Land Management's Carson City district office, the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Nevada Division of Forestry.

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Related Topix: Carson City, NV, Natural Disasters, Fire

Bangor Daily News

Truck, dry conditions spark fire along I-95, I-395 in Bangor

Firefighters warned motorists to be especially careful with smoking materials after a passing truck sparked a grass fire about a mile long through parts of Interstates 95 and 395 on Saturday, officials said.

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HeraldNet

Commentary / Suppression model broken: Congress needs to act on wildfires

Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Opinion

KRCR

Northstate wildfire update August 29

The Coffee Fire is burning in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. Total Acres : 6,258. Containment : 95%.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Happy Camp, CA, Seiad-Valley, CA, Yreka, CA

My Mother Lode

Air crews take on huge California wildfire set

Air crews aided by clear skies battled a series of wildfires threatening 250 homes in a Northern California forest, but firefighters were still struggling to surround the huge complex of blazes, fire officials said.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Klamath, CA, Happy Camp, CA

Local TV Station KTVZ

New wildfire burns 1,200 acres near Monument

A new wildfire spotted Friday afternoon has burned 1,200 to 1,500 acres nine miles south of the Grant County community of Monument, the Oregon Department of Forestry reported.

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Related Topix: Monument, OR, Natural Disasters, Fire, Grant County, OR, John Day, OR

Fri Aug 29, 2014

My Mother Lode

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Groveland, CA - Firefighters and Columbia Air Attack are heading to a vegetation fire in Groveland.

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CBC News

B.C. wildfires could set record for area burned

Fire crews make their way to the Chelaslie River fire in B.C.'s northwest, the largest fire burning in B.C. this season at 129,000 hectares B.C. could set a new record for the total amount of forest burned by wildfires this summer if the forecasts for a warm, dry fall are correct, say officials with B.C.'s Wildfire Management Branch.

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Click2Houston

Man charged with murder in case of woman's body found burned

Reginald Pinckney is accused in the killing of 31-year-old Crystal Shavonne Sam.

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