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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Powerful Storm Pounds Southern California With Rain, Snow

LOS ANGELES — A powerful winter storm brought a deluge of rain and snow to Southern California, triggering tornado warnings and bringing post-Christmas travel to a halt on major routes early Thursday. Snow shut down vital Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass through ...
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Fresno Rainfall Record Tied, More Rain Ahead

Keep your umbrella and raincoats handy. After Fresno tied a 67-year-old rainfall record Sunday with  0.78 inches, the National Weather Service-Hanford forecast calls for more rain before this storm wanes Thu...
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Wildfire Burning in California Mountains Grows

GOLETA — A wildfire burning Tuesday on Southern California mountains north of Santa Barbara forced as many as 6,300 people from their homes, but an approaching storm offered hope that the flames would be doused...

Thanksgiving Storm May Bring Rain to Valley

Another storm system is heading toward the Valley, with forecasters predicting the possibility of showers just as the Thanksgiving holiday arrives. Weather.com says Fresno could see rain starting next Wednesday and continuing through the weekend. High tempe...