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Strong Winds Fuel Wildfires in San Francisco, California

Strong Winds Fuel Wildfires in San Francisco, CaliforniaEvacuations were ordered as dry, hot winds fueled a wildfire burning out of control Sunday in rural Northern California



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California Governor Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Force Thousands to Flee

California Governor Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires Force Thousands to FleeThe fire has forced 3,000 residents from their homes and destroyed 22 buildings



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Wind-driven wildfires threatened homes in Northern California

Wind-driven wildfires threatened homes in Northern CaliforniaWind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. “This is one of four large fires burning in Northern California. Erratic wind and heat gripping a swath of California from San Jose to the Oregon border drove the flames, which were north of the wine country region where devastating wildfires killed 44 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses last October.



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'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. West

'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. WestMore than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming have fled multiple wildfires



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'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. West

'Like Dominoes.' Brushfire Destroys Homes in Utah Tourist Town as Wildfires Menace U.S. WestA fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab, while more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West on Wednesday.



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Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closure

Colorado wildfires displace thousands, prompt national forest closureBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Firefighters battled to gain control over several large wildfires in Colorado on Tuesday, including two blazes at opposite ends of the state that have prompted the evacuation of more than 3,500 homes and the closure of a national forest. The largest and most threatening blaze, a 12-day-old conflagration dubbed the 416 Fire, has scorched more than 23,000 acres (9,461 hectares) of drought-parched grass, brush and timber at the edge of the San Juan National Forest near the southwestern Colorado town of Durango. Fire crews made some headway against the blaze on Tuesday, managing to extend containment lines to 15 percent of the fire’s perimeter, up from 10 percent on Monday, despite persistent hot, dry conditions and fierce winds of up to 25 miles per hour (40 km/h).



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Probe finds PG&E power lines sparked deadly 2017 California wildfires

Probe finds PG&E power lines sparked deadly 2017 California wildfiresBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A dozen of the wind-driven blazes that swept northern California’s wine country last fall, killing 46 people in the deadliest firestorm in state history, were sparked by PG&E-owned power lines, state officials said on Friday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CalFire, also said its investigators had found “evidence of alleged violations of state law” by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and referred those cases to county prosecutors for further review. PG&E issued a statement in response saying the company looked forward to reviewing the CalFire reports, adding, “We continue to believe our overall programs met our state’s high standards.” The findings could have tremendous implications for the San Francisco-based utility company in terms of potential legal liability for one of California’s most lethal and costly disasters.



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New Mexico, Colorado wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

New Mexico, Colorado wildfires force hundreds to evacuateThe two fires, about 250 miles (400 km) apart in the drought-parched Four Corners region of the Southwestern United States, have consumed almost 30,000 acres (12,000 hectares)between them, officials said. The larger of the two, the so-called Ute Park Fire in Colfax County, New Mexico, was zero percent contained after scorching nearly 28,000 acres by Saturday near Cimarron, a town of about 1,100 people northeast of Santa Fe, according to a bulletin on the New Mexico Fire Information website. About 300 homes were threatened in Cimarron, where officials issued a mandatory evacuation on Friday.



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Oklahoma wildfires kill hundreds of cattle, blacken pastures

Oklahoma wildfires kill hundreds of cattle, blacken pasturesWind-driven wildfires that began in mid-April, fueled by severe drought, have killed hundreds of cattle and destroyed more than 300,000 acres in Oklahoma, authorities said on Monday. Oklahoma has been grappling with several wildfires this month, including the Rhea Fire in the western part of the state. Oklahoma’s governor, Mary Fallin, recently issued a state of emergency for 52 counties due to the wildfires that blackened close to 350,000 total acres – an area roughly equal to half the size of Rhode Island.



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200,000 acres burned in deadly Oklahoma wildfires

200,000 acres burned in deadly Oklahoma wildfiresAn outbreak of wildfires has most of Oklahoma under a state of emergency, and about 1,400 people have been forced from their homes. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud is in Vici, where the flames have burned farms and killed cattle.



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