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Fast-Moving Northern California Wildfire Forces Evacuations

REDDING — A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California is threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations. The fire in Shasta County started around noon Thursday in a rural area northwest of Redding about 200 miles north of San Francisco. The fir...
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New Evacuations Ordered Because of Florence Flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destr...
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Fire Roaring Through Northern California Triples in Size

REDDING — An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said Thursday. The fire that...
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Gov. Brown Pledges Any Resources Needed for Fires

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and ne...
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Storms, Dead Trees Could Hinder Firefighting Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA — A deadly forest fire kept spreading Wednesday west of Yosemite National Park, and erratic winds and trees killed by a historic California drought are expected to pose more problems for firefighters, officials said. The Ferguson Fire between the p...