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Australian Village Scorched by Wildfires Struggles with Loss

Nerrigundah will never be the same     By NICK PERRY and SAM McNEIL Associated Press NERRIGUNDAH, Australia (AP) — Ash Graham’s dog, Kozi, wakes him at 8 a.m., eager for his morning walk. Then Graham realizes he was dreaming, ...

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Feds Blast PG&E Deal with Wildfire Victims

FEMA official lashes out in conference call     By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tensions between the U.S. government and Pacific Gas & Electric are boiling over as the two sides battle over whether a ...

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Australia Turns Offensive in Wildfire Battle

Another firefighter had been killed     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BODALLA, Australia (AP) — Crews battling Australia’s wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks ...

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Australian Village Waits for Wildfire to Burn Through

Firefighter killed on Saturday     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — As the sky darkened and the smoke billowed through the village, it seemed to those hunkering at the fire station that “The Beast” would finally ...

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Two Australian Wildfires Merge into One

Several firefighters received minor burns     By NICK PERRY Associated Press BURRAGATE, Australia (AP) — Two wildfires merged to form a massive inferno in southeastern Australia and a man suffered serious burns protecting a home, in a night of ...

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Australians Leave Homes as Fire Danger Escalates

The unprecedented fire crisis in southeast Australia has claimed at least 26 lives     By NICK PERRY Associated Press EDEN, Australia (AP) — Thousands of people fled their homes and helicopters dropped supplies to towns at risk of nearby ...

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North Americans Adjust to Aussie Lingo During Wildfires

A look at what some firefighters from the U.S. and Canada are doing     By NICK PERRY Associated Press MORUYA, Australia (AP) — Bimbimbie. Wamban. Ulladulla. Australia’s place names can be a mouthful to pronounce, and it’s one of ...

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World’s Largest Volunteer Force Fights Australia’s Wildfires

To rural folks around the state, people like Schutz are heroes     By NICK PERRY Associated Press TOMERONG, Australia (AP) — The wildfire was behaving erratically last week, and Doug Schutz and his team needed to make a quick ...

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Australians on Southeast Coast Urged to Flee as Fire Risk Escalates

“If you can get out, you should get out,”     By NICK PERRY Associated Press TOMERONG, Australia (AP) — Residents in the path of wildfires razing southeast Australia were urged to evacuate on Thursday if they don’t intend to ...

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California Lawmakers Seek Back-up Power for Cellphone Towers

Bill requires back-up power, passes cost to customers     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the nation’s largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than ...

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