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Dixie Fire Threatens CA Homes as Wildfires Torch West

Structure being burned from wildfire in California

By EUGENE GARCIA and CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of homes in Northern California remain threatened by the nation’s largest wildfire as unstable weather creates a high danger of new blazes erupting across the West. Weekend ...

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New Fires Burning Outside Athens

New wildfires outside Athens

By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More wildfires broke out Monday in hard-hit Greece, with two blazes fanned by strong winds triggering evacuation alerts for villages southeast and northwest of the Greek capital. The first blaze, which ...

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Major Wildfires Threaten Towns in CA, MT

Church sign in Greenville, California

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana threatened rural towns and ranchland, and victims of a California blaze returned to their incinerated town even as the region faced another round of dangerous weather. Firefighters ...

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Multinational Firefighting Forces Aim to Tamp Down Hot Spots at Greek Wildfires

Wildfires in Greece

By PETROS KARADJIAS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated Press PEFKI, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters from across Europe and the Mideast worked alongside their Greek colleagues in rugged terrain Wednesday, trying to contain flareups of the huge wildfires that have ...

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Wing Reportedly Fell Off Plane Before AZ Crash That Killed Firefighters

Flag at half-staff in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities investigating the fatal crash of a small plane that was responding to a wildfire in northwestern Arizona included an account of the possibility that the aircraft’s left wing fell off, according to a preliminary report ...

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Western Wildfires Calm Down in Cool Weather, But Losses Grow

Firefighters at Dixie Fire in California

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Cooler weather on Tuesday helped calm two gigantic wildfires in the U.S. West, but a tally of property losses mounted as authorities got better access to a tiny California community savaged by flames last weekend ...

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CA, NV Governors Tour Site of Massive Wildfires

Firefighter with drip torch at Dixie Fire

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The governors of California and Nevada on Wednesday planned to tour the state line area blackened by one of two massive wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes in the U.S. West. Cooler weather and ...

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The Dixie Fire Burns Homes as Wildfires Scorch West

Firefighters battle burning structure at Dixie Fire

INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in rugged and remote areas, as numerous other fires burned across the U.S. West. The Dixie Fire had already leveled over a dozen houses ...

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Western Wildfires: CA Fire Crosses into NV

Bear trapped in tree at Bootleg Fire

By HAVEN DALEY Associated Press GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire crossed into Nevada, prompting new evacuations, but better weather has been helping crews battling the nation’s largest blaze in southern Oregon. The Tamarack Fire south of Lake ...

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PG&E: Our Equipment Is Possibly Linked to Big Wildfire

Jessica Bell takes a video at the Dixie Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric reported to California utility regulators that its equipment may have been involved in the start of a fire burning in the Sierra Nevada that is threatening hundreds of homes. PG&E said in ...

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