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{FD} 9-year-old fitted with new prosthetics after home is destroyed in California wildfires

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Staff at the Hanger Clinic in San Francisco were able to help a 9-year-old girl regain her independence recently, after her prosthetic legs and wheelchair were destroyed by the North Bay wildfires. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfires in Utah force evacuations, threaten structures

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Wind-driven wildfires in Utah forced evacuations and threatened structures on a big weekend for deer hunters in the fire zone. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

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For one Sunday, the fires that ravaged Santa Rosa and wiped out thousands of homes were an afterthought at Snoopy’s Home Ice. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfires plunge vineyard workers, owners into same struggle

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When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire toll by the numbers

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Wildfires that raced through California neighborhoods and wilderness areas since Oct. 8 have taken an enormous toll in deaths and destruction. Continue reading

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{FD} California fires razed 8,400 buildings, evacuees check homes

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Some Northern California residents who fled their houses nearly two weeks ago as wildfires threatened them started returning home Friday to see what is still standing. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California fire evacuees allowed to return home

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police say car fire caused by improvised explosive device

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Police in Virginia are investigating after an explosive device was detonated in Williamsburg. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Smoke inhalation killed Texas woman, 5 children

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Autopsy results show that a woman and her five children died from smoke inhalation in a Southeast Texas house fire. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfires spark $1B in damages, destroy 7,000 buildings

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The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000. Continue reading

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{FD} Charges brought against teen in Columbia Gorge fire

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A 15-year-old boy who allegedly started a wildfire by tossing fireworks along a hiking trail in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, with the blaze causing evacuations, the closing of an interstate highway and causing ash to rain down on Portland, has… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: At least 27 of 42 fire victims older than 70

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The Latest on how most of the at least 42 people who died in Northern California wildfires were senior citizens, (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} California doctor hops on motorcycle to help evacuate babies during wildfires

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The colleagues of a California doctor have been calling him James Dean after he hopped on his motorcycle to help evacuate eight premature babies from a NICU as wildfires threatened the hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Official: California fire losses top $1 billion

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 7,000 buildings destroyed in deadly California wildfires

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Authorities say cooler temperatures and light rainfall expected Thursday will be a “welcome sight.” Continue reading

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{FD} Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires

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Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire victims were often elderly, including couples

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Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars. Continue reading

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{FD} List of missing people shrinking as California fires ease

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The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials report progress in stopping blazes

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

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Authorities say a house fire in eastern Texas has killed a woman and five children. Continue reading

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{FD} Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest

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Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards. Continue reading

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{FD} Tough housing market awaits California wildfire victims

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The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Southern California fire partially contained

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The Latest on a wildfire burning in mountains near Los Angeles (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Firefighters have managed to partially corral a wildfire near Los Angeles that forced the evacuation of an historic observatory. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyers drop out of landlord’s appeal in fire that killed 6

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Lawyers for a Portland, Maine, landlord convicted of code violations following the city’s deadliest fire in decades have dropped out of the case. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Praying to have business’: Workers hit hard by wildfires

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Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state’s deadliest group of wildfires ignited. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire crews protect observatory on Southern California peak

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A dozen aircraft dropped water and fire retardant as crews worked in steep terrain Tuesday to battle a blaze near an historic observatory and communications towers on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire hero dodged debris with disabled roommate

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As a firestorm bore down on his Santa Rosa neighborhood last Sunday — when wildfires erupted across Northern California — Ed Corn wasn’t sure what would happen next to he and his wheelchair-bound roommate. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Driver killed in California blazes identified

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Drones flying over California wildfires hurt firefighting efforts, officials say

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Drones attempting to capture footage of the widespread devastation from the California wildfires are impeding efforts to contain the blaze and posing a serious threat to the firefighters attempting to smother the flames, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire victim died in husband’s arms after trying to survive inferno in pool

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A California woman died in the arms of her husband as they tried to survive one of the wildfires that tore through the state’s famed wine country last week by hiding in a pool. Continue reading

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{FD} Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

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A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods. Continue reading

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{FD} WINE COUNTRY FIRE: Woman arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards, checkbooks from fire victims

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A Californian woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards, checkbooks and other property from the victims of Santa Rosa fire and their cars parked in evacuation zones. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of killing son, using tiki oil to burn home

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A woman accused of suffocating her 8-year-old son before using tiki torch oil to set her Connecticut home on fire last year has had her bond set at $1 million in a North Carolina court. Continue reading

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{FD} California firefighters show support, raise American flag after wildfires consume symbol

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As firefighters across Northern California work to battle the raging wildfires that have left at least 40 people dead, a group of first responders offered a sign of support last week to fellow rescuers impacted by the flames. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfires: Lighter winds help firefighters attack flames

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Firefighters kept gaining on the California wildfires Monday with help from lighter winds that made it easier to attack the flames that have killed at last 40 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. Continue reading

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{FD} California woman loses home one week after surviving Las Vegas massacre

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After surviving the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history, a California woman returned home only to have her home destroyed a week later by the devastating wildfires. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfires: Dramatic change in weather may help firefighters in a big way

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With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they have apparently “turned a corner” against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear t… Continue reading

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{FD} Dog stays behind with family’s goats as California wildfire destroys property

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A guard dog is on the mend Sunday after heroically protecting eight rescue goats and several small deer from the wildfires raging through California’s Sonoma County. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire death toll hits 40 as blazes threaten Sonoma

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Wildfires raced across northern California Saturday, threatening famous wineries and the historic town of Sonoma as authorities confirmed that the death toll had reached 40. Continue reading

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{FD} Family dog emerges alive and well from California wildfires

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Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver’s mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family’s beloved dog Izzy. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfires fed by high winds as 3 more deaths confirmed

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Hundreds more people were forced to flee deadly wildfires in northern California Saturday as rising winds fanned the flames and officials confirmed that three more bodies had been found, increasing the death toll to at least 38. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire officials making ‘significant progress’ in Northern California as death toll jumps to 35

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Fire officials said they’re starting to make some progress in containing the wildfires that have ravaged Northern California since Sunday and killed at least 35 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters making ‘significant progress’ in Northern California; death toll at 36

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Fire officials said crews are starting to make some progress in containing the wildfires that have ravaged Northern California since Sunday and killed at least 36 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters making ‘significant progress’ in Northern California

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Fire officials said crews were starting to make some progress in containing the wildfires that have ravaged Northern California since Sunday and killed at least 35 people. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Some gains made against California wildfires

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} New Orleans officer fatally shot in ambush; suspect held

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New Orleans police say one of their officers was shot and killed early Friday while on patrol. Continue reading

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{FD} Agent: Man charged with setting woman on fire offered alibi

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A man charged with burning to death a Mississippi woman told an FBI agent he was miles away buying a debit card when she was set on fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfires create worst air quality in San Francisco Bay Area

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Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China’s smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms, forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they… Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Las Vegas Shooting story

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Nearly two weeks after the Las Vegas mass shooting, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts. Continue reading

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{FD} Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage

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They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the remains of lost homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the fires rage on. Continue reading

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