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The Latest: Largest California fire 30 percent contained

The Latest: Largest California fire 30 percent containedLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):



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Massive Thomas Fire grows to 5th largest in California history

Massive Thomas Fire grows to 5th largest in California historyOne week since it first began, the destructive and challenging Thomas Fire has already soared into the record books as one of the largest wildfires in California history.



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California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State History

California's Thomas Fire Now Ranks Among Largest In State HistoryThe Thomas Fire, one of five destructive blazes currently burning in California, now ranks as the tenth largest wildfire on record in the state.



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Roy Moore deemed 'grossly unfit for office' by Alabama's largest newspaper

Roy Moore deemed 'grossly unfit for office' by Alabama's largest newspaperThree of Alabama’s largest newspapers have published an editorial calling Senate candidate Roy Moore “grossly unfit for office”. “Roy Moore simply cannot be a US Senator. Mr Moore, a Republican running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat in Alabama, has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women.



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Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills one

Fire destroys landmark hotel in Myanmar's largest city, kills oneOne person was killed on Thursday in a massive fire that destroyed one of Yangon’s best-known hotels, sending dark smoke billowing over the center of Myanmar’s largest city and triggering an hours-long battle to put out the flames. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which broke out around 3:20 a.m. at the teak-and-stone Kandawgyi Palace Hotel overlooking a picturesque inner-city lake, authorities told Reuters. An unidentified body was found in a guest room and two people were injured, said Htay Lwin, a spokesman of hotel owner Htoo Group.



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Hundreds Remain Stranded At Puerto Rico's Largest Airport

Hundreds Remain Stranded At Puerto Rico's Largest AirportHundreds of people were stranded in Puerto Rico’s largest airport on Monday as the U.S. territory continued to grapple with power outages, water shortages and other devastating effects in the aftermath of last week’s Hurricane Maria.



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Meet the Billionaire Immigrant Who Just Made One of the Largest Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief

Meet the Billionaire Immigrant Who Just Made One of the Largest Donations to Hurricane Harvey ReliefMeet the Billionaire Immigrant Who Just Made One of the Largest Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief



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Devastating photos show the wrath of largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history

Devastating photos show the wrath of largest wildfire in Los Angeles County historyThe largest wildfire in Los Angeles County history had consumed 7,000 acres by Sunday evening, prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency earlier that day. SEE ALSO: Powerful Hurricane Irma is a growing threat to the East Coast, but details still unclear More than 700 residents from the Burbank, Glendale, and Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood in Los Angeles had been evacuated, but by Sunday evening the evacuation orders had been lifted, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Four homes have been burned as more than 1,000 firefighters responded to the blaze Sunday. A wheelchair-bound 88-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife are among the homeowners who lost everything. The fire has been 30 percent contained, LAFD officials noted during a press conference Monday morning. The fearsome La Tuna Fire chewing through the Verdugo Mountains could be seen from miles away throughout the weekend. At night, red-hot flames could be spotted from vantage points in northeast Los Angeles and people in Burbank on Sunday were still stopping to watch from their yards, storefront windows, and shopping center parking lots. After an intense heat wave, climbing into triple digits in the LA-area on Saturday, Sunday evening brought temperatures of 90 to 94 with a bit of rain. As Los Angeles County faced the historic fire and grueling heat, other parts of the West were also sweating and burning. Multiple fires burned in Yosemite National Park over the weekend, with the Railroad Fire growing to 9,790-acres (23 percent contained) after thunderstorms worsened the blaze Sunday. Wildfires were also ripping through Oregon and Washington. And San Francisco hit a heat record of 106 on Friday, remaining in the triple digits Saturday.  A Super Scooper CL-415 firefighting aircraft from Canada makes a drop to protect a house on September 3, 2017 near Burbank, California. At nearly 7,000 acres, the fire is the biggest fire in terms of acreage in Los Angeles County history.Image: David McNew/Getty Images People watch the La Tuna Fire burning in the Verdugo Mountains on September 2, 2017. Hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze overnight and into the morning, and at one point the flames were spreading in four directions at once amid intense heat and wild winds.Image: Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Deer flee the the La Tuna Fire, at a golf course in Burbank on September 3, 2017.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA-EFE/REX/ShuttersTOCK LA County firefighter Kevin Sleight extinguishes hot spots while battling the fire on Sunday, September 3, 2017.Image: Allen J. Schaben/LA Times/Getty Images Residents in the Sunland-Tujunga area watch nearby growing flames on September 2, 2017.  People had been evacuated from hundreds of homes in Sunland-Tujunga, Burbank, and Glendale.Image: David McNew/Getty Images An S-64E Sikorsky Skycrane firefighting helicopter flies past firefighters on a smoky ridge near Burbank on September 3, 2017.Image: David McNew/Getty Images A man watches to see if his house and two of his cats on the other side of thick smoke and flames might burn near the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood on September 2, 2017.Image: David McNew/Getty Images Firefighters defend a home on September 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.Image: PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images A scorched hillside and car is revealed after the La Tuna Fire moved through the Verdugo Mountains on Sunday, September 3, 2017.Image: Allen J. Schaben/LA Times/Getty Images A view of the fire on September 2, 2017.Image: REX/Shutterstock Police officers wearing masks due to the heavy smoke caused by the La Tuna Fire on September 2, 2017.Image: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto/Getty Images Scorched terrain sits behind houses that were untouched by the La Tuna Fire on September 3, 2017 near Burbank.Image: David McNew/Getty Images A house destroyed by the La Tuna Fire in Sunland, California on September 3, 2017.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock The La Tuna Fire burns above downtown Burbank, California, on September 3, 2017.Image: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images A couple survey the damage as they walk near a cross that remains standing amid the scorched hillside that destroyed three buildings on September 3, 2017.Image: Allen J. Schaben/LA Times/Getty Images WATCH: Tropical Storm Harvey's mind-blowing stats



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Firefighters Face Largest Fire In Los Angeles History

Firefighters Face Largest Fire In Los Angeles HistoryA historic brush fire ravaged almost 5,900 acres of land in California as over 1,000 firefighters continued to push back the flames, KABC, a Los Angeles-based ABC affiliate reports Sunday morning.



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Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuate

Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuateBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew on Saturday into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city’s history, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people and the closure of a major highway. The 5,000-acre (2,023-hectare) La Tuna Fire, named after the canyon area where it erupted on Friday, has led authorities to evacuate more than 700 homes in a north Los Angeles neighborhood and in nearby Burbank and Glendale, officials said. Authorities warned of erratic winds that could force them to widen the evacuation zone, after the fire destroyed three houses in Los Angeles on Saturday.



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