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Weed, California and Estacada, Oregon: One Town Destroyed, One Affected by Wildfires

VIDEO from Boles fire: Wildfires in separate parts of California and Oregon have damaged or destroyed scores of homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate. The Boles fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. Monday near Weed, California about 50 miles south of the California-Oregon border. The Boles fire destroyed or severely damaged more than […]

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Cocos Fire Disaster: Frightening Wildfires with Firenado Near San Marcos; Over 15,000 Evacuated

Fires with elevated flames and firenados witnessed near San Marcos. Firefighters are battling wildfires Thursday that have burned about 10,000 acres in California’s San Diego County. The worst fire is the Cocos Fire — a nearly out of control blaze in San Marcos. Grasses were so dry with humidity in the single digits in the […]

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Three Suspects Arrested After Glendora, California Fire Destroys Five Homes

Deputy Chief John Tripp explains that five house were destroyed. Glendora Police Chief reported that three suspects have been booked for recklessly starting the fire. Firefighters responded to a report of a wildfire at 5:50 a.m. Thursday to an area of Glendora, California (pop. 50,000) where many homes have been built in canyon hills. The […]

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VIDEO: Colby Fire Near the San Gabriel Mountains in Northern Los Angeles County

Some 700 firefighters were battling an out-of-control fire Thursday in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills north of Glendora, authorities said. The Colby Fire is an active wildfire in the Angeles National Forest. The fire is believed to be intentionally set, and was ignited along the Colby Truck Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains in northern […]

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VIDEO: Fire Out of Control As Rim Wildfire Encroaches Yosemite, Threatens San Francisco Power Lines

A Northern California wildfire near Yosemite National Park grew overnight to more than three times the size of San Francisco and spread inside the border of the park. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. The Rim Fire had burned more than 125,620 acres by Friday night, after having nearly doubled in size. One […]

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The “Rim Fire” Threatens Yosemite National Park and Buck Meadows Area

The so-called Rim Fire in Tuolumne County, California has burned 15 square miles, and is threatening 2,500 structures. More than 400 firefighters were battled a wildfire Tuesday evening that near Yosemite National Park that was threatening 2,500 buildings and showed no signs of containment. Aircraft are also dropping water. Communities along Feretti Road and in […]

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Nineteen Members of Granite Mountain Hotshots from Prescott Killed in Rapid Moving Wildfire Near Yarnell, Arizona

Video from ABC 15 produced when 18 firefighters were confirmed killed while fighting Yarnell wildfire near Prescott, Arizona (ABC15.COM article). A fire that was moving away from Yarnell, Arizona, changed direction when the winds shifted and then headed toward the town — killing 19 firefighters near Yarnell, and destroying about half of the town. The […]

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Eric Scott Evacuates Safely, But Authorities Believe Many People Who Didn’t Evacuate May Have Died in Black Forest Wildfire, Colorado

Happy Father’s Day to this Man — Eric Scott … In an emotional interview on 7News Denver, a man tells Lance Hernandez how he and his family evacuated their home to escape the Black Forest Fire, with Bertha Lynn and Mitch Jelniker. The Black Forest fire is an ongoing forest fire that began near Highway […]

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VIDEO: Huge Wildfires Across South Wales, Australia with Record Heat

Firefighters are battling wildfires raging across southeastern Australia as authorities evacuated national parks and warned that blistering temperatures and high winds had led to “catastrophic” conditions in some areas. Thousands of fire fighters were on standby across New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, where fire authorities said wildfire conditions were at the most severe […]

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Aerial Firefighting As Fire Threatens 100 Homes Near Santa Barbara, California

A wildfire in the rugged hills overlooking Santa Barbara threatened about 100 homes Wednesday in an area where a fire in 1990 killed one person and burned about 550 homes. Fire burning today are in the same rugged hills where wildfires in 1990 killed one person and burned about 550 homes. Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies […]

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What Are the Effects of Dryness And Drought 2012 in the United States?

U.S. Drought Monitor Map for July 17, 2012 (See current data at droughtmonitor.unl.edu). As of July 23, 2012 the United States is experiencing the worst drought conditions since 1956. Currently the drought is considered in third place compared to the Dust Bowl ranging from 1930 to 1936 (some areas until 1940), and a United States […]

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VIDEO: Waldo Canyon Fire; Forest Fire Near U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado

Air Force firefighters have contained the wildfire to 10 acres of the Air Force Academy grounds. But with the wind picking up, the threat grows from the fire that’s claimed over 16 thousand acres of Colorado so far. Fire crews fought to save the U.S. Air Force Academy and residents begged for information on the […]

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