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{FD} Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week

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Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Louisville officer spotted on video helping rescue 2 from burning car

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A Louisville police officer and Good Samaritan are being praised for selflessly rescuing two people from a car that struck a pole and caught fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Winds hinder fight against southern Arizona’s Sawmill Fire

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Strong winds are hurting the fight against the Sawmill Fire and crews estimate the wildfire is between 17,000 and 20,000 acres wide. It’s burning 10 miles southeast of Green Valley, which is south of Tucson. Continue reading

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{FD} Some high plains farmers struggling after fires, drought

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Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. Continue reading

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{FD} Zookeeper recovering from burns, saved rhino from wildfire

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A Florida zookeeper is recovering from burns he received while saving a rhinoceros from a wildfire that threatened his animal sanctuary. Continue reading

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{FD} Growing wildfire in Okefenokee refuge exceeds 90 sq. miles

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Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has burned more than 90 square miles (233 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Queens home where 5 died in fire didn’t have smoke detectors

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The Queens home where five people died over the weekend did not have any smoke detectors, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

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Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles (about 200 sq. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio boy, 10, sets fire inside store, causes $200G worth of damage, cops say

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A 10-year-old boy is facing charges after Middletown police said he intentionally set fire inside a business that caused $200,000 worth of damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Five dead, including three children, in New York City house fire

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Five people — including three children — died in a Queens house fire Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} 5 killed after house fire breaks out in Queens

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Five people — including three children — died in a Queens house fire Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Cigarette likely caused fire that burned 4 homes

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A lit cigarette likely tossed by a parent waiting for a school bus caused a southwest Florida brush fire that destroyed four homes and several cars. Continue reading

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{FD} 2,000 homes evacuated as brush fires threaten Collier county

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Brush fires are threatening more than 2,000 homes in southwest Florida, and the Florida National Guard is helping to evacuate residents. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida firefighters throw baby shower for expecting mother who lost everything in fire

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The Lauderhill Fire Department threw an expecting South Florida mother a baby shower after she lost everything in an apartment fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas fire department hires first female firefighter in its history

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For the first time in its 105-year history, a fire department in southern Texas has hired a woman as one of its firefighters. Continue reading

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{FD} Oregon man accused of lighting Denny’s customer on fire is arrested

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Deputies have arrested a suspect accused of walking into a Denny’s restaurant in Oregon Wednesday night and setting a man on fire. Continue reading

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{FD} New York City firefighter dies after fall while battling blaze

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A New York City firefighter died Thursday after he fell several stories while battling a blaze in the borough of Queens. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia firefighter catches baby dropped from burning building

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A father in Georgia, desperate to save his child from the smoke and flames quickly filling his apartment, tossed his baby from the second floor of a burning apartment building. Continue reading

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{FD} Volunteer Indiana firefighter battles fire at his own home

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A volunteer firefighter responded to the hardest call of his life. It was a call at his own home. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia residents warned to prepare as Okefenokee fire grows

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South Georgia residents on the western edge of the Okefenokee Swamp are being warned to prepare for potential evacuations as a wildfire that has burned 31 square miles (80 square km) near the Georgia-Florida line keeps growing. Continue reading

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{FD} North Carolina teen rescues infant cousin from burning home

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A North Carolina teen is being hailed a hero after he rescued his infant cousin from a burning building. Continue reading

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{FD} Campfires banned in Okefenokee refuge as wildfire burns

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Federal officials are banning campfires and charcoal grilling in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a wildfire has burned 13 square miles (34 square km) near the Georgia-Florida line. Continue reading

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{FD} Incident near Fort Polk prompts apartment complex evacuation

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Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are investigating an incident that has prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex near a Louisiana Army post. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida declares state of emergency as wildfires scorch parts of state

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Firefighters are battling wildfires from the top of Florida near the Georgia line to Miami-Dade County in the south as the governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Refuge wildfire grows near Georgia-Florida line

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The Latest on the wildfires in Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida governor declares state of emergency over wildfire dangers

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Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Florida following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfires scorch parts of Florida

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The Florida Forest Service says more than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now. Continue reading

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{FD} Large South Florida brush fire 60 percent contained

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A brush fire that’s been burning for several days in South Florida is about 60 percent contained. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: 5 dead after house fire in Tennessee

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A sheriff says five people are dead after a house fire that burned in northwestern Tennessee. Continue reading

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{FD} Atlanta I-85 bridge destroyed in fire expected to open in June

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The portion of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 that was destroyed in a fire last week could be rebuilt and open as early as mid-June, officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation said. Continue reading

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{FD} NH house explosion was no accident, rescuers say

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A body was discovered inside a New Hampshire home that exploded Monday night, fire officials said in a news conference Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Thinning forests aims to reduce fire risk

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To restore a forest and reduce the risk of severe wildfires, a conservation group is cutting down trees. Continue reading

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{FD} Oakland officials: Burning candle started fire that killed four

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A burning candle started a building fire that killed four people and displaced dozens more in Oakland, officials said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Part of I-85 collapses in Atlanta after massive fire

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Part of Interstate 85 has collapsed north of downtown Atlanta after a massive fire broke out under the busy highway during afternoon rush hour traffic. Continue reading

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{FD} Neighbors bravery helps Indiana family of 5 escape house fire alive

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An Indianapolis family sees their home go up in flames and barely escapes with their lives. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

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Fire crews are battling a wildfire in southeast Georgia that has burned 250 acres, or less than half a square mile of woodlands, and destroyed one home. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire contained in western North Carolina

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Forestry officials in western North Carolina say they’ve contained a fire that burned nearly 9 square miles near Shortoff Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest. Continue reading

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{FD} WEST OAKLAND FIRE: Inspectors found building lacked sprinklers before deadly blaze

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Inspectors discovered that a California building in a rundown neighborhood lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed four low-income residents. Continue reading

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{FD} Body cam footage shows Oklahoma deputy rescuing driver from burning car

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An Oklahoma deputy is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of a driver from a burning car. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico house fire kills 3-year-old boy, destroys home

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A house fire early Sunday morning killed a three year old and left a young couple and their seven month old baby without a home. Continue reading

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{FD} West Oakland fire: One killed in 4-alarm blaze

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Oakland fire crews say they do believe there was a fatality in the fire but they will have to confirm that information. Continue reading

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{FD} West Oakland fire: One feared dead in large 4 alarm blaze

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Oakland fire crews say they do believe there was a fatality in the fire but they will have to confirm that information. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas cattle ranchers struggle to recover from devastating prairie fires

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Kansas rancher Jenny Giles-Betschart and her family has owned 30,000 acres near the city of Ashland where they have raised cattle since the 1940s but in an instant, it was decimated by wildfire. Continue reading

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{FD} SC deacon, wife, 2 children killed in house fire

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Scott Kelly, 42, a deacon at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, along with his wife Mandy, 34, their son Judah, 10 months; and daughter Lizzie, 9, all died in the early morning blaze that erupted at their Lexington County home, according to WISTV. Continue reading

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{FD} Detroit man: ‘I didn’t murder nobody’ in fire that killed 5

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A man accused of setting a fire that killed five people in Detroit is denying the allegations and will be examined to determine whether he understands the murder charges against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Fast-moving brush fire threatens Florida homes

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Florida Forest Service officials say a 400-acre brush fire has forced the evacuation of a neighborhood and threatened or burned up to 15 homes. Continue reading

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{FD} Official: Oklahoma wildfire is 99 percent contained

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Forestry officials say a small but stubborn fire that destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma is 99 percent contained. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Eastern Oklahoma fire evacuees return home

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The Latest on a wildfire in eastern Oklahoma (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma wildfire destroys 9 homes, forces evacuations

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Fire officials are suggesting a blaze that has destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma and forced the evacuation of more than 100 others may have been intentionally set. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Colorado fire evacuees may allowed back in homes

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The Latest on wildfire burning near Boulder, Colorado (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Continue reading

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