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New Jersey fire: Four dead in shooting and 'suspicious' mansion blaze

New Jersey fire: Four dead in shooting and 'suspicious' mansion blazePolice are investigating an apparent shooting and “suspicious” fire that ripped through a New Jersey mansion Tuesday afternoon. One person was found dead with a gunshot wound outside of the mansion located in Colts Neck, New Jersey, as numerous other fatalities were reported inside of the building. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said the two adults and two children killed in the incident were victims of homicide, after previously confirming “multiple fatalities” had occurred in a tweet.



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Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600

Tally of missing in California's deadliest blaze surpasses 600A search for victims of a catastrophic blaze that reduced a northern California town to ashes intensified on Thursday, as authorities expanded to 630 the number of those reported missing in the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the Camp Fire, which erupted a week ago in the drought-parched Sierra foothills 175 miles (280 km) north of San Francisco and now ranks as one of the most lethal single U.S. wildfires since the turn of the last century. Authorities attributed the high death toll in part to the staggering speed with which the wind-driven flames, fueled by desiccated scrub and trees, raced with little warning through Paradise, a town of 27,000.



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California wildfires: Paradise resident films escape from blaze

California wildfires: Paradise resident films escape from blazeAs wildfires continue to scorch California, the death toll has risen to 31, with 200 still missing. Footage shows residents driving through the flames, as an estimated 250,000 people were forced to flee their homes to avoid three major infernos which swept across the state. Donald Trump previously blamed California’s forest management for the blaze, which led to Neil Young to post on his website: “California is vulnerable – not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think.



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Five dead in California wildfire as second blaze forces Malibu evacuation

Five dead in California wildfire as second blaze forces Malibu evacuationA rapidly moving wildfire in Northern California killed five people when flames engulfed their vehicles as they attempted to flee the mountain town of Paradise in one of three infernos raging across the state, authorities said on Friday. Nearly 500 miles (800 km) to the south, a blaze forced the evacuation of the upscale oceanside city of Malibu, home to many celebrities, and threatened the beleaguered town of Thousand Oaks, where a gunman killed 12 people this week in a shooting rampage in a bar and dance hall. “The town is devastated, everything is destroyed,” said California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Scott Mclean, referring to Paradise, which has a population of 26,000 including many retirees.



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Jesus painting survives church blaze

Jesus painting survives church blazeA 150-year-old church in Wakefield, Massachusetts, was destroyed by a seven-alarm fire.



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Kings Plaza fire: At least 17 injured as firefighters tackle blaze at Brooklyn shopping centre parking lot

Kings Plaza fire: At least 17 injured as firefighters tackle blaze at Brooklyn shopping centre parking lotFirefighters are tackling a massive fire that spread through a parking garage in Brooklyn, New York. The fire began before 9:00 a.m. local time near the Kings Plaza shopping centre in Brooklyn, erupting from a two-alarm to a six-alarm emergency within an hour. Police and fire department officials did not respond to enquiries, and it was not immediately clear whether police suspected criminal intent or wrongdoing.



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The Latest: Evacuations lifted in Napa County blaze

The Latest: Evacuations lifted in Napa County blazeSHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):



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Firefighters battle massive blaze at 200-year-old Rio museum

Firefighters battle massive blaze at 200-year-old Rio museumRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A massive fire tore through a 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro late Sunday, lighting up the night and sending plumes of smoke into the air as firefighters tried to save historical relics from the flames.



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Official: Fireworks, cigarettes may have caused deadly blaze

Official: Fireworks, cigarettes may have caused deadly blazeCHICAGO (AP) — Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago's deadliest fire in well over a decade were searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official said Monday.



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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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