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Australia Firefighters Save World’s Only Rare Dinosaur Trees

CANBERRA, Australia — Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday. “The Wollemi Pine is a particularly important species and the fac...
Photo of New South Wales Rural Fire Service crew members from Horsley Park RFS carrying the casket of Andrew O'Dwyer

Australian Crews Race to Contain Blazes as Damage Bill Soars

BALMORAL, Australia — Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected to return....
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Crews Battles California Blazes Before Windstorms Return

LOS ANGELES — Crews fought Tuesday to drown, slash and smother wildfires that have incinerated dozens of homes in Northern and Southern California before returning windstorms can blow them back into furious life. In California wine country, firefighters wor...
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Wildfires Erupt in LA, Grow in Wine Country

SANTA ROSA — Firefighters battled destructive wildfires in Northern California wine country and on the west side of Los Angeles on Monday, trying to beat back flames that forced tens of thousands to flee their ...
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PG&E Admits It May Have Ignited Sonoma Fire

LOS ANGELES — Pacific Gas & Electric admitted its electrical equipment may have ignited a ruinous wildfire spreading across the California wine country, despite blackouts imposed across the region to preven...
Photo of LA County firefighters battle the Saddleridge fire

Wildfire Rages on LA’s Northern Edge, Thousands Evacuated

LOS ANGELES — A wildfire raged out of control along the northern edge of Los Angeles early Friday, forcing thousands of people from their homes as firefighters battled flames from the air and on the ground. The blaze erupted late Thursday along the northern...