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The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blazeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):



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The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blaze

The Latest: Homeless camp fire sparked Los Angeles blazeLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):



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Los Angeles fire that tore through Bel Air started at homeless camp, officials reveal

Los Angeles fire that tore through Bel Air started at homeless camp, officials revealA cooking fire at a homeless camp ignited the wildfire that threatened the affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air, officials have said. “Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush area adjacent,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement, adding that no arrests had yet been made in connection with the fire. While not as large as the two other blazes that scorched thousands of acres in Los Angeles County, the Skirball Fire attracted attention as it imperilled upscale homes and the Getty Center, feeding on dry brush in the hills.



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Homeless Boy, 9, Asks for a 'Forever Home' in Tear-Jerking Letter to Santa

Homeless Boy, 9, Asks for a 'Forever Home' in Tear-Jerking Letter to SantaLouis Williams, 9, has lived in 14 homes in his life.



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Homeless Good Samaritan reveals plans for £280,000 donated to him by strangers  

Homeless Good Samaritan reveals plans for £280,000 donated to him by strangers  A homeless man who helped a stranded motorist with his last $ 20 (£15) has revealed plans to give away a portion of the $ 370,000 (£280k) he has received in donations so far. Johnny Bobbitt Jr, 34, came to the aid of Kate McClure when she ran out of petrol on the side of a motorway in Philadelphia. He told the 27-year-old to wait in her car and lock the doors before walking two miles to the nearest petrol station to bring her back some fuel. Ms McClure set up a GoFundMe page to help the Good Samaritan get back on his feet and it quickly surpassed the initial $ 10,000 (£7,500) target.   The former paramedic, who became homeless 18 months ago, says he wants to use some of the donations to “pay it forward” and help others by “returning the favour”. “I want to change my life, I want to give a lot of it away,” he told Good Morning America. “That’s how I got the money to start with, from other people. I can’t constantly take and not give back. “I just want to do the right thing. Give money to organisations that help people in need. Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. Credit: GoFundMe “This money was given to help me. Why not help other people in similar situations or people that are actively helping other people in different situations? “Everybody out there is facing some kind of struggle, so if I can touch their life, the way mine was touched, [it’d be] an amazing feeling. I want to feel the feeling on the opposite end.” He added: “It’s like winning the lottery … I’m definitely going to get a place to live … there won't be a brand new car.” Instead, Bobbitt Jr plans to use some of the money to buy a second-hand truck. He also plans to meet with a lawyer and financial planner in the next few days.



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New Jersey woman raises $325,000 for homeless Samaritan

New Jersey woman raises $  325,000 for homeless SamaritanKate McClure, 27, launched a page on GoFundMe.com that had raised $ 325,420 for the man, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., as of Friday afternoon. McClure said on the GoFundMe website she was driving on Interstate 95 one night last month when she ran out of gas. Using his last 20 dollars to make sure I could get home safe,” McClure said on GoFundMe.com.



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US woman raises more than $100,000 for homeless man who used last $20 to buy her petrol when she ran out

US woman raises more than $  100,000 for homeless man who used last $  20 to buy her petrol when she ran outKate McClure, 27, was driving on the I-95 interstate motorway in Philadelphia when she noticed she had an empty tank. Ms McClure promised to return to pay Johnny back and later set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for him. “That’s when I met Johnny.



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Woman Raises Over $300,000 For Homeless Man Who Gave Her His Last $20

Woman Raises Over $  300,000 For Homeless Man Who Gave Her His Last $  20After her car ran out of gas on a dark New Jersey highway last month, Kate McClure pulled over and tried to walk to the nearest gas station on foot.



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Woman raises £200,000 for homeless man who rescued her with his last £15  

Woman raises £200,000 for homeless man who rescued her with his last £15  A New Jersey woman has helped raise more than $ 290,000 (£210,000) for a homeless man who spent his last $ 20 (£15) to help her get home when she became stranded. Kate McClure was driving to Philadelphia in October when she ran out of fuel and decided to leave her vehicle to walk to the nearest petrol station. “My heart was beating out of my chest,” she explained. “I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station. That’s when I met Johnny.” Johnny Bobbitt Jr has been living on the streets of Pennsylvania’s largest city for the past 18 months and spends every day sitting on the side of the road holding a sign asking strangers for help. “He saw me pull over and knew something was wrong,” Ms McClure recalled. “He told me to get back in the car and lock the doors. A few minutes later, he comes back with a red gas can.  Using his last $ 20 to make sure I could get home safe. Kate McClure and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. Credit: GoFundMe  “Johnny did not ask me for a dollar, and I couldn’t repay him at that moment because I didn’t have any cash, but I have been stopping by his spot for the past few weeks. “I repaid him for the gas, gave him a jacket, gloves, a hat, and warm socks, and I give him a few dollars every time I see him. “He is such a great guy, and talking to him each time I see him makes me want to help him more and more.”   Inspired by his act of kindness, she and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, decided to start a GoFundMe page with goal of raising $ 10,000 (£7,500) to help get the former marine veteran back on his feet. “With the money, I would like to get him first and last month’s rent at an apartment, a reliable vehicle, and 4-6 months worth of expenses,” she said. “He is very interested in finding a job, and I believe that with a place to be able to clean up every night and get a good night’s rest, his life can get back to being normal.” She added that Johnny “is beyond humbled by the amount of support and love he has received over the last few days”. He said the donations would “change his life”. Ms McClure said the worldwide support has been “unreal”.  Newlyweds stop to help homeless man with act of kindness



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Homeless Mexican Man on Trial for Murdering Woman in San Francisco Two Years Ago

Homeless Mexican Man on Trial for Murdering Woman in San Francisco Two Years AgoSteinle's death sparked debate over immigration and so-called sanctuary city policies because the man charged with her murder was deported to Mexico five times before the shooting.



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