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Firefighters face windy conditions as blazes grow near Flagstaff, Arizona, prompting hundreds of evacuations

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Three wildfires just north of Flagstaff, Arizona, continue to burn at an uncontrolled rate as weather this week may exacerbate conditions for firefighters battling back flames. The Pipeline Fire, about six miles fr...

A second wildland firefighter has died this month battling blazes in Oregon

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A 25-year-old wildland firefighter was killed after being struck by a tree while battling the Rum Creek Fire in Oregon, officials said Friday, marking the second fire personnel death in the state this month. Logan ...

Dozens in central Texas lost everything in a wildfire. Ongoing blazes are now forcing others to evacuate

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David Lipson sat in his dining room talking on the phone with his son when he smelled the smoke. He grabbed his dog, his gun and a pair of guitars he bought in 1976 -- the year he married his wife -- and ran out of ...

A South Dakota wildfire forced hundreds of evacuations while other blazes shut down Mount Rushmore

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A wildfire burning near the outskirts of Rapid City, South Dakota, has forced the evacuation of 400 to 500 homes, officials said Monday. The Schroeder Fire, burning in Pennington County, just a mile west of Rapid Ci...

Wildfire smoke from the West’s massive blazes stretches all the way to the East Coast

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The massive Bootleg Fire in Oregon has scorched an area larger than Los Angeles, and it's only 30% contained. The fire is so large and is burning so hot that it's creating its own weather. It's just one of the many...

Florida wildfires force evacuation of 1,100 homes as firefighters battle blazes

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There were at least 160 wildfires burning more than 18,500 acres across the state, the Florida Forest Service (FSS) said Monday evening. The Bertha Swamp Road fire, the largest of the blazes, was estimated at more th...

Evacuations ordered in Colorado and Utah as crews battle new blazes

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Blazes roaring through Colorado and Utah have pushed people from their homes and caused damage that officials have not yet been able to assess. Two wildfires are believed to have broken out in Utah on Saturday, burn...

Meteor blazes across South Florida skies

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Dashcam and security video revealed the quick, bright flash of light as the meteor streaked through the Earth's atmosphere. NASA GIVES ALL CLEAR: EARTH SAFE FROM ASTEROID THREATS FOR 100 YEARS In a matter of seconds...

Oregon wildfire explodes in size as multiple blazes rage across the West, forcing evacuations and worsening air quality

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An outburst of wildfires that broke out over the past week amid triple-digital temperatures across the West have forced thousands of evacuations and choked the air with smoke as strong winds complicated firefighting...

California wildfire threatens homes as blazes burn across West

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Weekend thunderstorms across the northern Sierra didn't produce much rain, instead whipping up winds and unleashing lightning strikes that bedeviled the more than 6,000 firefighters trying to contain the month-old Di...

Evacuation orders in place as blazes burn through parts of central Texas

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Evacuation orders were in place across parts of several central Texas counties late Thursday as crews worked to contain the flames in dangerous fire weather -- fueled by strong winds and dry conditions. The wildfir...

Kelly Curtis, the 1st US Black skeleton Olympian, blazes new trail

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And in her first Olympic appearance, she became a trailblazer. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Curtis finished 21st in the women’s skeleton event, her run at the Beijing Games ending Saturday. The result i...