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4 Killed in Spanish Wildfires

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish firefighters are battling wind-driven wildfires raging along the border between Spain and France that have killed four people since Sunday. The government of Catalonia said Monday that the fire has so far burned 13,000 hectares of land near the port of Porbou and the border town of La Junquera. French officials say they have […]

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Los Alamos Lab to Reopen As Wildfire Threat Recedes

Posted July 3rd, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A prominent U.S. nuclear laboratory is set to reopen this week, after firefighters beat back a raging wildfire that burned nearly 40,000 hectares of nearby land. The Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory, in the southwestern state of New Mexico, said Sunday that it “appears to have escaped serious damage” from the fire. A note to employees, […]

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US Wildfire Moves Closer to Nuclear Lab

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A raging wildfire in the southwestern United States is moving closer to a key nuclear weapons laboratory, forcing it to shut down for another two days. The website for the Los Alamos National Laboratory in northern New Mexico said only essential personnel will have access to the facility. Lab officials have said all nuclear and […]

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Arizona Wildfire Now State’s Largest Ever

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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A wildfire that began two weeks ago in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona is now the state’s largest ever. The Wallow Fire has so far burned nearly 190,000 hectares and destroyed more than 30 homes. Arizona’s second largest wildfire consumed 400 homes in 2002. Firefighters have the fire nearly 20 percent contained, but hundreds […]

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Raging US Wildfire Spreads into Second State

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A raging wildfire in Arizona that has forced nearly 10,000 people from their homes has now spread across the border into New Mexico. Firefighters have made some progress against the blaze, with six percent of it contained, an improvement since early Thursday when the fire was “zero percent” contained. Crews were bracing for strong winds […]

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Progress in Battle with Ferocious US Wildfire

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Fire crews are making progress in the fight against a raging wildfire in Arizona that has forced around 10,000 people to flee their homes. Authorities said Friday they had managed to create a containment barrier around about five percent of the fire — an improvement since early Thursday when the fire was “zero percent” contained. […]

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Crews Battle Ferocious US Wildfire

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Fire crews battled Wednesday to contain a wildfire that has consumed nearly 160,000 hectares in the southwestern U.S. state of Arizona, and is showing no signs of letting up. Officials say the blaze has forced more than 5,000 people to evacuate from mountain communities near Arizona’s border with the state of New Mexico. There have […]

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