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Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California history

Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California historyA firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire weather conditions as it has destroyed dozens of homes. The unidentified firefighter was killed on Monday while battling the Ranch Fire, one of two blazes that make up the Mendocino Complex, which has already charred about 349,000 acres (141,200 hectares), the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The Utah firefighter was airlifted to a hospital where he died, fire officials said during a news conference late on Monday.



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Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfireFirefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday. Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush of the Cleveland National Forest. The Holy Fire — named for Holy Jim Canyon, where it began Monday — grew to nearly 33 square miles (85 square kilometers) by Saturday morning.



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Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds

Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning windsCrews battling a deadly wildfire in California faced a resurgence of gusty winds on Thursday, hampering progress they were making this week to keep the blaze from spreading. Strong gusts began kicking up again on Wednesday night across upper ridge lines of the fire’s mountainous western flank, where the blaze, sparked by a vehicle malfunction on July 23, was burning largely unchecked. The 11-day-old Carr Fire, which has scorched nearly 126,000 acres (51,000 hectares) in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, remains the largest and most fearsome of 18 significant wildfires burning across California and more than 100 nationwide.



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Adorable Little Girl Passes Out Breakfast Burritos to Hardworking Firefighters Battling the California Wildfires

Adorable Little Girl Passes Out Breakfast Burritos to Hardworking Firefighters Battling the California WildfiresAs thousands of firefighters battle the deadly and dangerous Carr fire in northern California, one girl found a way to give some of them a…



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US Rep. says he's battling alcoholism, drops re-election bid

US Rep. says he's battling alcoholism, drops re-election bidRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Congressman Thomas Garrett of Virginia announced Monday that he will no longer seek re-election, saying he needs to work on recovering from alcoholism and renewing his commitment to his family.



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ICE Set To Deport Undocumented Father Whose 5-Year-Old Son Is Battling Cancer

ICE Set To Deport Undocumented Father Whose 5-Year-Old Son Is Battling CancerImmigration and Customs Enforcement plans to deport an undocumented man from Mexico whose child is battling cancer.



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Solange Opens Up About Autonomic Disorder She's Been Battling For Months

Solange Opens Up About Autonomic Disorder She's Been Battling For MonthsSolange just revealed she won’t be performing in South Africa at Afropunk’s upcoming New Year’s Eve show due to medical issues.



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Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

Firefighter killed battling massive California blazeBy Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes. The flag-draped remains of firefighter Cory Iverson, 32, were driven out of the fire zone in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, in a hearse as his comrades saluted from roadsides and overpasses. “Anne and I are saddened by Engineer Cory Iverson’s tragic death.



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Strong winds this weekend to pose challenges with battling the Thomas Fire, any new fires that spark

Strong winds this weekend to pose challenges with battling the Thomas Fire, any new fires that sparkWinds will again kick up and become strong, which will raise the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Northern and Southern California.



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Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials Say

Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials SayA firefighter was killed battling the monstrous Thomas Fire in Southern California, officials said on Thursday.



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