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Colorado Wildfire Threatens US Military Academy

Posted June 27th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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A raging wildfire in Colorado has forced the evacuation of 32,000 people from their homes, including hundreds of residents living on the grounds of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Authorities say several homes in the city of Colorado Springs were destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire, including a historic ranch that attracts hundreds of tourists […]

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Wildfire in Colorado Turns Deadly, Progress in New Mexico Fire

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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More firefighters will be dispatched to battle a massive wildfire in Colorado that has damaged or destroyed at least 100 structures and killed at least one resident. Authorities late Monday confirmed that firefighters discovered the body of a 62-year-old woman in the ashes of her home in Larimer County, located more than 160 kilometers northwest […]

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Wildfires Burning Out of Control in Colorado, New Mexico

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Firefighters in Colorado and New Mexico are hoping damper weather and calmer winds will help them battle two large wildfires burning out of control. The flames have already destroyed more than 100 buildings and forced hundreds of people from their homes. No injuries are reported so far, but Colorado officials say one person remains missing. […]

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US Homes Up in Flames, Massive Wildfire Rages On

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:01 am (UTC-5)
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A wildfire ravaging part of the southern U.S. state of Texas is now being blamed for destroying nearly 1,400 homes. Officials say the fire, near the state capital of Austin, is the most destructive of the more than 180 fires that have erupted across Texas in the past week. It is also being blamed for […]

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Arson Blamed for Southern California Wildfire

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A wildfire that has consumed almost 6,000 hectares of rugged land in the western U.S. state of California is being blamed on arson. Fire officials in the southern part of the state refused to release any additional information about the cause of the blaze, which started July 21 on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. More […]

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US Wildfire Not Likely to Hit Nuclear Lab

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials at the U.S. nuclear laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, say a raging wildfire threatening the town is not likely to reach the facility. Lab spokeswoman Lisa Rosendorf told VOA that at this point, the risk of the Las Conchas blaze going onto lab property is less than 10 percent. The lab and residents […]

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Nuclear Lab Takes More Precautions Against Wildfire

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Workers at the U.S. national nuclear laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, have been conducting controlled burns and mowing excess brush to fend off a raging wildfire threatening the area. Officials said the lab will be closed until Friday. The lab and residents of Los Alamos were evacuated on Monday. Lab officials have said all […]

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US Senator Defends Comments Linking Wildfires to Illegal Immigrants

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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As at least three major wildfires continue to force evacuations in the southwestern state of Arizona, a U.S. Senator is defending comments he made blaming illegal immigrants for some of the blazes. Senator John McCain said on Saturday there was substantial evidence that the fires were started by people who illegally crossed into Arizona from […]

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US Wildfire Threatens Arizona City, Thousands Evacuated

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities say high winds have pushed a dangerous wildfire toward a city in the southwestern state of Arizona, forcing more people to evacuate their homes. Some 1,000 emergency personnel are battling the fire, which jumped over a highway late Sunday, propelled by winds gusting up to nearly 100 kilometers an hour. The highway had […]

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Fire Warning Declared for Much of US Southwest

Posted June 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. weather experts have put much of the nation’s southwest under “red flag” fire warnings, meaning that weather conditions in at least seven states are ideal for the start or spread of wildfires. The National Weather Service said Sunday that high heat, low humidity and strong winds will make the battle to control existing wildfires […]

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