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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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California wildfires: Cooler temperatures allow for progress fighting forest blaze

California wildfires: Cooler temperatures allow for progress fighting forest blazeCooler temperatures have aided firefighters as they begin to turn the tables on a large wildfire that has torn across Southern California. The Holy Fire was 41 per cent contained by Sunday afternoon after burning over 35.5 square miles of dry timber and brush at Cleveland National Forest, around 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. “The weather out here in California seems to be cooling down today and over the next couple days, and that should hopefully help firefighters get even more containment,” said Lynne Tolmachoff, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.



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Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefightersFirefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days.



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California wildfire: State's biggest blaze on record expected to burn for rest of month

California wildfire: State's biggest blaze on record expected to burn for rest of monthCalifornia’s biggest wildfire on record is expected to burn for the rest of the month, fire officials say, amid strong winds and a summer heatwave. The latest report from firefighters is that 34 per cent of the fire has been contained, after it damaged 75 residences and nearly 2,000 other structures. The state experienced a similarly large wildfire last year in the southern part of the state in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, but the Mendocino Fire has eclipsed the Thomas Fire in size.



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The Carr Fire Is California's Deadliest and Biggest Blaze of the Year (So Far). Here's What to Know

The Carr Fire Is California's Deadliest and Biggest Blaze of the Year (So Far). Here's What to KnowHere's what we know about it



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California Firefighter's Home Burned Down In Carr Fire While He Fought Other Blaze

California Firefighter's Home Burned Down In Carr Fire While He Fought Other BlazeNorthern California firefighter Jason Campbell came home from battling one of



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