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{FD} Arizona braces for winds as wildfires sweep West

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More than 600 Arizona firefighters are bracing for persistent windy conditions as they battle a northern Arizona fire that has charred 32 square miles (83 square kilometers) of dense shrubbery. Continue reading

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{FD} Service dog saves owner from Arizona house fire

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A golden retriever saved its owner by waking him up when a firebroke out in their Arizona home Monday night, investigators said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Arizona governor: Wildfire is top priority

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local): 6:35 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands in Arizona flee flames as wildfires sweep West

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Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah wildfire: Country’s largest active fire grows in size

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The nation’s largest active fire is raging across Southern Utah near the ski resort town of Brian Head. Continue reading

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{FD} Salt Lake City man pleads guilty in husband’s fire death

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A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and arson charges in the house-fire death of his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Evacuations lifted for fire on California coast

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 9:02 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah wildfire grows as 2 powerful California blazes spread

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The nation’s largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

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The Latest on a major wildfire burning in Utah and others burning across the U.S. West. Continue reading

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{FD} Western fires continue raging even after scorching heatwave lets up

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More than 16 million residents in three Western states face heat warnings or advisories as wildfires scorched 100,000 acres and temperatures sizzled over 100 degrees. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah wildfire grows to largest active fire in US

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Firefighters are bracing for strong winds as they fight a southern Utah wildfire that’s forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in killing of 3, wounding of girl turns himself in

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A man suspected of opening fire on a car in St. Louis, critically wounding a 7-year-old girl and killing her parents and another man in the vehicle, is in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire at air station injures 2 Marines working on aircraft

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Authorities say a sudden burst of fire at a Marine Corps air station has injured two Marines who were performing routine maintenance on a combat jet. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials say better weather limited Utah fire

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The Latest on wildfires in Utah and Southern California (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Officials say that better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and … Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California

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Nearly 1,000 firefighters battled a Utah wildfire that grew Sunday morning to nearly 67 square miles (174 square kilometers) and has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins. Continue reading

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{FD} 200 people displaced after fire ravages DC apartment building

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Residents of a northwest D.C. apartment building jumped from windows to escape a three-alarm fire early Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

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A southern Utah wildfire grew again overnight, forcing additional evacuations. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker

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A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Arizona governor seeking more wildfire funding

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The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Georgia swamp wildfire appears to be quenched after rainfall

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Authorities say it’s been nearly two weeks since any smoke has been seen at the site of a wildfire that began in early April in a south Georgia swamp. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman accused of killing 6 children in fire to be re-tried

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A woman accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed six of her children more than two decades ago is going on trial in Maryland for a second time. Continue reading

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{FD} Six injured, including five firefighters, in Bronx blaze

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Several firefighters were injured Thursday, including one seriously, as they battled a massive, four-alarm blaze in The Bronx — which tore though a number of homes and was still burning as of 5 p.m., according to officials. Continue reading

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{FD} 400 more homes evacuated by growing fire near Utah ski town

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A wildfire near a southwestern Utah ski town has forced the evacuations of 400 more homes after the fire doubled in size amid high winds, authorities said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Woman charged in fatal Milwaukee arson caught on cellphone

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Prosecutors have charged a Milwaukee woman allegedly caught on cellphone video setting a home on fire where a 72-year-old man died. Continue reading

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{FD} Extreme heat making wildfire battle tougher in Southwest US

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An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. is making the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Chief weighs change, defends tactics after slayings

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A suburban Utah police chief said Tuesday he’s considering changes to the way stalking reports are handled amid questions about a 911 call a woman made days before her ex-boyfriend opened fire on a car full of children, killing her and her son. Continue reading

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{FD} Report details death, panic in Oakland warehouse fire

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Voices screamed out, “Fire!” Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Continue reading

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{FD} Historic Pennsylvania train station destroyed in fire

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A suspicious fire destroyed a historic train station in Western Pennsylvania, fire officials told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 firefighters hurt in Utah blaze that led hundreds to flee

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Two firefighters are recovering from injuries at a wildfire in southwest Utah that has forced the evacuation of more than 700 people and shut down part of a state highway. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested in North Carolina in fire death

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A North Carolina man has been arrested in the death of a man whose body was found in a burned car earlier this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town

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A wildfire that destroyed one home and damaged another while forcing hundreds of people to flee a Utah ski town was also hurting businesses Monday that rely on summer visitors. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: SC man suffers split ear in attempted beheading

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Authorities say a woman put a plastic bag over a South Carolina’s man head and tried to decapitate him with a large knife, but he survived with a split ear. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio girl, 7, saves veteran dad from house fire

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A Vietnam veteran’s young daughter is being hailed a hero for saving her dad from a house fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Utah fire threatens ski town of Brian Head

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A wildfire is raging in Southern Utah near the ski town of Brian Head and has now consumed almost one thousand acres. Continue reading

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{FD} Cellphone video shows woman setting Milwaukee home on fire

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A woman has been caught on cellphone video pouring what appears to be gasoline through the window of a Milwaukee home and setting it on fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire crews in New Mexico brace for hot, dry weather

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Firefighters faced hot, dry conditions Friday as they tried to get a handle on a wildfire that has forced evacuations and the closure of a highway through one of northern New Mexico’s popular mountain ranges. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Federal funds to help fight fire in New Mexico

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The Latest on a wildfire burning in northern New Mexico (all times local): 10:51 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in California warehouse fire says he’s scapegoat

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The man who helped book musical acts at an Oakland, California warehouse where 36 people were killed in a fire last December says prosecutors who charged him with involuntary manslaughter are making him into a scapegoat. Continue reading

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{FD} Smoke from mountain fire will flow into parts of Flagstaff

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Changing winds are expected to blow smoke from a fire burning outside Flagstaff into the Arizona city over several days. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man feared dead is now suspect in triple homicide

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Authorities say a Florida man who was thought missing is now a suspect in the deaths of three people whose bodies were recovered after a house fire. Continue reading

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{FD} $6.65M settlement reached in Christmas fire that killed 5

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A Connecticut city will pay $6.65 million to settle one of three lawsuits filed by the family of three girls who died in a Christmas morning house fire that also killed their grandparents. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC high-rise fire triggers carbon monoxide leak, dozens reported hurt

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At least 34 people were hurt Tuesday in a Manhattan high-rise fire that triggered high levels of carbon monoxide, New York City fire officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Good Samaritans save elderly Ohio woman trapped in house fire

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Several good Samaritans risked their own lives to save an elderly woman who was trapped inside a Lorain duplex. Continue reading

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{FD} Man arrested in connection with Los Angeles apartment fire

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A man was arrested Monday in connection with a fire that burned two apartment buildings under construction, damaged adjacent residential structures and displaced 20 people, Los Angeles fire officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man arrested in connection with Los Angeles fire

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The Latest on a fire at a Los Angeles apartment construction site (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say a man has been arrested after a fire that burned a Los Angeles construction site, damaged adjacent structures and injured a firefighter. Continue reading

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{FD} Flames rip through Arizona, topping US in wildfires

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Nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy Arizona on Monday, drawing crews from across the Western United States to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Man fatally shot, 2 Kentucky deputies wounded

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Kentucky State Police say a man shot and wounded two deputies trying to serve him with an arrest warrant before the deputies returned fire, killing him. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in Oakland warehouse fire appears in court

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A man charged in a December fire that killed 36 concertgoers at an illegally converted Oakland warehouse appeared briefly in court for the first time. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Home of Mississippi multiple-killing suspect burns

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Fire has destroyed the home of a Mississippi man charged with killing eight people. Continue reading

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{FD} Police chief’s body camera captures large explosion in Maine

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An large explosion caught on a body camera sent people in the area to the ground, showing the dangers emergency officials face daily. Continue reading

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