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{FD} Men charged in warehouse fire deaths to appear in court

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The grieving families of 36 people killed in a Northern California 2016 warehouse fire who helped scuttle a plea bargain may now see their demand for a jury trial granted. Continue reading

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{FD} AP NewsBreak: No plea deals in Oakland warehouse fire case

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A Northern California district attorney has told a judge she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people attending an unlicensed concert, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press… Continue reading

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{FD} No new plea deals in ‘Ghost Ship’ warehouse fire case, DA says

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A Northern California district attorney has told a judge that she will no longer consider plea deals for two men charged in a fire at a dilapidated Oakland warehouse that killed 36 people in December 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

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Officials say a firefighter who died while helping people evacuate a Northern California blaze was killed by a fire tornado that at one point reached a temperature of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit (1,480 centigrade). Continue reading

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{FD} Fire tornado spawned by California’s deadly Carr Fire seen in video

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The fire tornado spawned by the devastating Carr Fire in California last month killed a firefighter as he was trying to evacuate residents, according to a report released Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

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A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history will be given a procession as his body is flown back to Salt Lake City. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: All evacuations lifted for California blaze

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Officials have lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for a deadly blaze in Northern California that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people. Continue reading

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{FD} Seattle’s air quality ‘worse than Beijing’ as wildfires scorch eastern Washington

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As wildfires continue to rage throughout eastern Washington, officials said on Tuesday that air quality in Seattle was worse than that of Beijing. Continue reading

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{FD} Notes of support pour in for 2 who started California blaze

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A couple whose flattened trailer tire reportedly started a massive fire in Northern California has received hundreds of cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighting mars the earth. California crews are fixing it

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Jack Hattendorf steers his road grader back and forth across a dirt path cutting through blackened earth. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Cars line up as Yosemite National Park reopens

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The Latest on wildfires burning across the U.S. West (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Yosemite park reopens, but fire’s toll on tourism still felt

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Yosemite National Park’s reopening can’t come soon enough for Douglas Shaw. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighter dies battling Northern California’s Mendocino Complex blaze

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California authorities late Monday said a firefighter died battling the massive Mendocino Complex fires that have burned 336,399 acres in the state. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

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The Latest on wildfires burning across the US West (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in fatal warehouse fire says he can’t get fair trial

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A man who saw his agreement with prosecutors rejected by a judge last week after already pleading no contest in the deaths of 36 people in a California warehouse fire said Monday it is now impossible for him to get a fair trial in Oakland. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists study how wildfire smoke affects people, environment

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Smoke from the wildfires raging across the West is reaching as far as the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading

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{FD} California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

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Ed Bledsoe swears the sound of angels was the last thing he heard before a call from his great-grandson abruptly ended and a wildfire killed the 5-year-old boy, his 4-year-old sister and their great grandmother while consuming their Redding, California… Continue reading

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{FD} Animal shelter in California evacuated as wildfire closes in

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An animal shelter in California was evacuated as the rapidly spreading Nelson Fire quickly approached, video posted to social media on Monday showed. Continue reading

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{FD} Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

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A wildfire forced evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park on Monday and destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald during the height of tourist season. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

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A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} California’s Holy Fire erupts in dramatic time-lapse video, cooler weather aids firefighters

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Dramatic new video shows the moment the Holy Fire roared to life last Monday in the hills of Southern California’s Orange County, as fire crews have made steady progress containing the blaze. Continue reading

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{FD} Photos of California city hit by Carr Fire show destroyed homes, cars

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Startling photographs have captured the devastation in a northern California city which was hit by the Carr Fire this summer. Continue reading

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{FD} Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest. Continue reading

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{FD} Crews fighting California Holy Fire see containment progress, officials say

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Crews battling the so-called Holy Fire tearing through Southern California are steadily making progress, as containment nearly tripled within a day, officials said Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Containment grows for California wildfire

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 8 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} California’s Carr Fire more than 50 percent contained, but still growing

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California’s two-week-old Carr Fire — which has killed six people and burned more than 1,000 homes — is now more than 50 percent contained, even as it continues growing, state officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Arson suspect calls charges a ‘lie’ as California’s Holy Fire grows

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The suspect charged with deliberately starting Southern California’s Holy Fire — which began Monday and has spread across more than 19,000 acres — called his arson charge a “lie,” reports said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Pair in ‘Ghost Ship’ warehouse deaths denied plea deals by judge

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A judge in California on Friday rejected the plea deals of two men who were charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter after the “Ghost Ship” fire in 2016. Continue reading

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{FD} Man says he killed city worker over yard rule ‘harassment’

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A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor’s house on fire told witnesses that he did it after “years of harassment” over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Latest: Firefighters make progress against biggest blaze

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:00 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Smoke from California wildfires reaches East Coast as firefighters continue to battle flames

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A smoky haze caused by the California wildfires stretching from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range to Sacramento and San Francisco appears to have drifted as far as New York and parts of New England. Continue reading

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{FD} Bear cub burned in California wildfire gets ‘fish-skin’

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A bear cub is recovering after receiving fish skin bandages to its paws that were burned in the California wildfires. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge rejects plea deals in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

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Two men who accepted a deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a California warehouse fire will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire that killed mom, twin daughters began with mom’s self-immolation, police say

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A fire at a home in the San Francisco Bay Area this week that killed a mother and her 14-year-old twin daughters started when the mother deliberately set herself ablaze, police said Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate

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An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. Continue reading

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{FD} Man charged in California wildfire refuses to go to court

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A man charged with starting a Southern California wildfire that has burned 12 cabins and forced at least 20,000 people from their homes refused to go to court Thursday, delaying his initial court appearance. Continue reading

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{FD} More evacuations called as Southern California fire surges

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 4 p.m. Authorities are urging evacuation for people in the path of an arson-caused wildfire that’s exploding along ridges, foothills and canyons south of Los Angeles. Continue reading

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{FD} California’s Holy Fire prompts new mandatory evacuations, officials say

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Officials issued new mandatory evacuations Thursday for the so-called Holy Fire coursing through Southern California. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Tearful warehouse fire hearing concludes for day

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The Latest on the sentencing of two men convicted in a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 2nd person dies of injuries suffered in Army depot fire

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A second person has died of injuries suffered in an explosion and fire last month at an Army facility in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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{FD} Commerce chief scolds California over environmental policies he says hinder firefighters: ‘Lives are at stake’

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The latest fight between the Trump administration and California’s liberal politicians has been over water. Continue reading

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{FD} Anger, tears as families speak at warehouse fire sentencing

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Two men who pleaded no contest to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter will face the families of those who died in a fire at an illegally converted Northern California warehouse as they are sentenced for the crimes. Continue reading

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{FD} California’s Holy Fire suspect arrested, allegedly warned ‘this place will burn’

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A man arrested in connection with a Southern California wildfire that has burned 12 cabins and led to some evacuations reportedly had warned in an email: “This place will burn.” Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Progress made on California’s largest wildfire

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

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The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it’s only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump says he is monitoring California wildfires

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The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} 14,000 firefighters battling 18 major California blazes

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Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels. Continue reading

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{FD} Biggest blaze in California history challenges firefighters

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Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. Continue reading

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{FD} Mendocino Complex fires become largest in California history

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Two wildfires blazing in California, known as the Mendocino Complex fire, became the largest recorded in state history on Monday, crossing a grim milestone. Continue reading

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{FD} California Red Cross chapter apologizes for false wildfire evacuation alerts

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A California chapter of the American Red Cross apologized Monday night after the organization claimed it erroneously sent out evacuation alerts to Fontana residents. Continue reading

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