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{FD} Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

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Officials say a firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit (1,480 centigrade). Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: All evacuations lifted for California blaze

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Officials have lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for a deadly blaze in Northern California that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it

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Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Firefighters make progress against biggest blaze

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:00 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Progress made on California’s largest wildfire

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

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The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it’s only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump says he is monitoring California wildfires

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 14,000 firefighters battling 18 major California blazes

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Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels. Continue reading

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{FD} Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

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Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. Continue reading

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{FD} Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as state battles 17 blazes

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Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires braced for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Growing California fires prompt new evacuations

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly California blaze spawned destructive fire tornado

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Increasing winds are expected in Northern California areas where deadly and destructive wildfires are burning. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: about 400 campers evacuate Washington wildfire

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The Latest on destructive wildfires in California (all times local): 7:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires

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Days after wildfires left a deadly swatch of destruction in Northern California rural counties, new blazes exploded into life and threatened more homes in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Northern California fire victim identified

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The Latest on fires in California (all times local): 6:55 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Northern California fire destroys 800-plus homes

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The Latest on fires in California (all times local): 11 p.m. Authorities have arrested two people on suspicion of looting homes that had been evacuated due to an explosive wildfire. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California wildfire destroys over 650 homes

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The Latest on fires in California (all times local): 8:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Deadly California fire grows slightly

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

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{FD} The Latest: California wildfire kills 1, burns firefighters

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The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 6:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Arson arrest made in California wildfire

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The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local): 8:00 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Crews to try again to get body of firefighter

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

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{FD} Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident

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A man who can be seen on a video chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with committing a hate crime, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of ‘decompressing’

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Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Largest California wildfire over half contained

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 8:55 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

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A fire official says a person has died in a fast-moving blaze near the California-Oregon border. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California wildfire burns 9 buildings

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The Latest on wildfires in the Western United States (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

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Officials say they’ve ordered more people to evacuate a western Colorado wildfire supposedly started by tracer rounds fired at a shooting range. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California fire threatening 900 buildings

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The Latest on wildfires in the Western United States (all times local): 9 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire destroys over 100 Colorado homes ahead of holiday

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Thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain a massive wildfire in rural Northern California. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: California wildfire threatens 700 buildings

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western United States (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 36 homes destroyed when controlled burn goes out of control

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Officials estimate $1.7 million in property damage was lost to a “controlled-burn” fire that blazed out of control and destroyed 36 homes in a tiny Florida Panhandle community. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida: ‘Controlled’ blaze blamed for 36 homes destroyed

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John Matthew Polous watched a “controlled-burn” fire for three days as it consumed foliage outside his tiny community on the Florida Panhandle. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Some California residents allowed back home

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Evacuation orders have been lifted for some of the hundreds of residents who had to flee their homes near a Northern California wildfire. Continue reading

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{FD} State: Controlled burn sparked fire that destroyed 36 homes

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John Matthew Polous watched a “controlled-burn” fire for three days as it consumed foliage outside his tiny community on the Florida Panhandle. Continue reading

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{FD} Evacuations lifted in Northern California wildfire area

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Fire crews are gaining ground against a Northern California wildfire that forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes and has destroyed 12 homes. Continue reading

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{FD} California wildfire grows, 1,500 under evacuation orders

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Fire officials say a blaze in Northern California that drove more than 1,000 people to flee their homes grew overnight and was heading toward a sparsely populated area. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Northern California residents flee wildfires

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 9:00 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Drought-stricken West braces as wildfire season flares up

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Wind-driven wildfires breaking out across Northern California forced thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions north of San Francisco. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands flee as flames race across dry rural California

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A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New Mexico community evacuated as fire grows

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The Latest on a wildfire in northern New Mexico (all times local): 11:40 p.m. State fire officials say residents of a northern New Mexico community are being told to evacuate their homes due to a raging wildfire. Continue reading

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{FD} Agency: Power lines touching trees caused 4 California fires

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State fire officials blame power lines coming into contact with trees for sparking four Northern California wildfires last October that incinerated more than 130 buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Erosion unearthing bones on New York’s island of the dead

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Storms and tides are unearthing the long-hidden bones of Hart Island, the sliver of land where New York City’s destitute dead have for 150 years been sent to be buried and forgotten. Continue reading

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{FD} Forest Service has more cash to fight catastrophic wildfires

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The acting chief of the U.S. Forest Service says there’s a sense of relief at the agency for the billions of additional dollars made available by lawmakers over the next decade to fight catastrophic wildfires but also a duty to spend it wisely. Continue reading

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{FD} Land deal will preserve site linked to Lost Colony mystery

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Efforts to unravel the mysterious fate of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could benefit after a land trust bought a coastal property where archaeologists believe at some of the colonists resettled. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

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Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that’s resulted in the death of one person. Continue reading

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{FD} Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

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Forecasters are warning of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters in rural Oklahoma battle blazes that have killed at least two people. Continue reading

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{FD} Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

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Officials say wildfires have killed two people in western Oklahoma and continue to threaten that area and the western North Texas. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Hunter found burned but alive in Oklahoma wildfire

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The Latest on wildfires that have burned thousands of acres in northwestern Oklahoma (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hunter burned, homes evacuated in Oklahoma wildfires

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A wildfire in northwestern Oklahoma has burned more than 120,000 acres (485 sq. Continue reading

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