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Fueled by ‘Catastrophic’ Conditions, Wildfires Rage Across Australia

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Wildfires continue to rage out of control across southeast Australia on Tuesday, with authorities warning of “catastrophic” conditions in some areas. Officials say more than 130 fires, many uncontained, are burning in the heavily populated New South Wales state, where temperatures reached 45 degrees and wind gusts reached more than 100 kilometers per hour. In […]

Australian Prime Minister Tours Fire-Ravaged Tazmania

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Australia’s prime minister has toured the southern island of Tasmania, where four days of wildfires have damaged or destroyed hundreds of structures and left around a hundred people missing. Australian firefighters, using helicopters and planes, are still battling the blazes on Tasmania, where the fires flared Friday after a record summer heat wave pushed temperatures […]

Police Search for Missing in Fire Australia Wildfires

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Raging wildfires are continuing to burn through southern Australia, where concerns are focused on about 100 people who may be missing. Australian firefighters, using helicopter and planes, are battling the blazes across the state of Tasmania, where the fires flared Friday after a record summer heat wave that pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. Acting […]

Thousands Flee Wildfires in Southern Australia

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say thousands of people have fled wildfires raging through southern Australia, with one blaze destroying dozens of homes in the southern island state of Tasmania. The fires flared on Friday amid a record summer heat wave that pushed temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in Tasmania, which is normally known for its cooler climate. […]

New Round of Wildfires in Western United States

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Firefighters are battling raging wildfires across much of the western United States, including California and Idaho. The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter was killed Sunday when she was crushed by a falling tree while fighting a fire in northern Idaho. In northern California, firefighters have made progress against a wildfire that has consumed several […]

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President Obama Visits Fire-Ravaged Colorado

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has surveyed the devastation caused by a massive wildfire in Colorado, calling the damage “enormous.” The president Friday saw charred homes and cars melted by fire in Colorado Springs, the state’s second largest city. The Waldo Canyon fire has killed at least one person, destroyed 346 homes and forced the evacuation […]

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President Obama to Visit Fire-Ravaged Colorado

Posted June 29th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for Colorado, where he will travel Friday to survey the damage caused by a massive wildfire that has destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least one person. Authorities say 346 homes have been destroyed since Tuesday, when the Waldo Canyon fire suddenly began raging out […]

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Obama to Visit Fire Damaged Areas in Colorado

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Colorado Friday to view the destruction caused by a massive wildfire that has destroyed numerous homes. About 35,000 residents in Colorado Springs, the state’s second largest city, have been forced to flee homes since Tuesday, when the Waldo Canyon Fire suddenly began raging out of control. Two residential […]

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Raging Wildfires Spread in Colorado, Threaten the State’s Second Largest City

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Flames are spreading quickly across Colorado where firefighters are battling to save homes and lives. Officials said Wednesday the Waldo Canyon Fire had doubled in size to more than 6,200 hectares. They said the flames are so intense that it is difficult to assess the damage. The fire has forced some 32,000 people to evacuate […]

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Raging Wildfires Spread in Colorado

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Flames are spreading quickly across Colorado where firefighters are locked in a desperate battle to save homes and lives. Officials said Wednesday the Waldo Canyon Fire had doubled in size to more than 6,200 hectares and that the flames were so intense that it was difficult to assess the damage. Already, the fire has forced […]

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