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Australians Leave Homes as Heat, Winds Escalate Fire Danger

EDEN, Australia — Thousands of people fled their homes and helicopters dropped supplies to towns at risk of nearby wildfires as hot, windy conditions Friday threatened already fire-ravaged southeastern Australian communities. Lake Tahoe Basin Managemen...
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Notre Dame Cathedral to Miss First Christmas in Centuries

PARIS — Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars — a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed. Yet an accidental fire in peacetime finally stopped the Paris cathedral from celebrating Midnight Mass this year, for the first time in over two centur...

Fire Burns Vacant Building on HSR Property in South Fresno

A fire burned a vacant building on a plot of land owned by the California High Speed Rail Authority. Black smoke could be seen for miles — especially around highways 99 and 41 — when the fire started around 1 p.m. Listen to this article: https://d28...
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PG&E Begins New Mass Power Shutoff Over Fire Danger

SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was set to begin shutting off power Wednesday to some 375,000 people in 18 Northern and central California counties as the region faces extreme fire weather that’s...
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Blackouts Possible Again as Fire Danger Looms in California

Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, PG&E is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power to about a half-million people. Pacific Gas & Electric began notifying customers Monday that it could b...