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Winds Fan Fires in Australia’s Most Populous State

Catastrophic fire warning for Sydney     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ferocious wildfires were burning at emergency-level intensity across Australia’s most populous state and into Sydney’s suburbs on Tuesday as authorities warned most people in ...

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Australian Wildfires Cause Cancellation of World Rally Championship

Safety of the more than 1,000 people involved considered     COFFS HARBOUR, Australia (AP) — The final round of the World Rally Championship has been cancelled because of concerns over destructive wildfires near the venue in the northeast of ...

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Rebirth, Angst and the New Normal of California Wildfires

Fires are making everyone edgy and causing some to flee     By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tina Chandler walks outside her home and sniffs the air. “Do you smell smoke?” she asks. Even ...

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State of Emergency Declared in New South Wales

20 firefighters injured in wildfires     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more ...

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California Town Celebrates Halloween after Wildfire

Wildfire destroyed over 300 structures     HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — A town in California’s wine country finally celebrated Halloween after evacuations from a huge wildfire forced residents to postpone trick-or-treating for a week. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports hundreds ...

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Wildfires Raze Homes in Australia

Three dead, over 150 homes lost     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires razing Australia’s drought-stricken east coast have left three people dead, several missing and dozens injured, with over 150 homes destroyed, officials said ...

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Paradise: One Year After the Fire

85 people died in the state’s most devastating wildfire in history     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Paradise will pause on Friday. One year after the most devastating wildfire in California history mostly destroyed the ...

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California Wildfire Transforms City That Didn’t Burn

Chico has added 20,000 people, boosting the population     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Amber Blood got to Chico on Nov. 8, 2018, wearing pink slacks and her favorite white peacoat. It was all she ...

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Wildfire in Northern California Wine County Fully Contained

Wildfire drove 200,000 from their homes     SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a massive wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings and forced thousands of people to evacuate in Northern California wine country has been ...

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Woman Arrested in Theft of $63K from California Wildfire Victim

Elder abuse, embezzlement, grand theft     OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities have arrested a woman they say scammed $63,100 from a 75-year-old who lost a home in a wildfire last year that killed 85. The Butte County ...

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