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{FD} Allergies, glaciers, and pikas: climate change in action

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You don’t just feel the heat of global warming, you can see it in action all around. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Officials ask for evacuations due to Nevada fire

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local): 6:28 p.m. Authorities in a northern Nevada county are asking people to evacuate due to a growing wildfire. Continue reading

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{FD} Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

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A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Water-scooping planes help fight Wyoming fire

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Crews respond to possible pipeline explosion near Hesston

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Authorities say a natural gas pipeline has exploded in a rural area in central Kansas, sending flames shooting more than 75 feet (23 meters) into the air. Continue reading

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{FD} Gas station blast that killed a man ruled accidental

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Officials say an electric shop vacuum caused the gas station explosion in Pennsylvania that killed one man and left another critically injured. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Residents allowed back home in central Colorado

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The Latest on wildfires burning in the West: (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

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National Forest Service officials told residents of 163 more homes near the fire in the southwestern Colorado to be ready to leave Thursday — as well as residents who had been allowed to return to 180 homes on Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Correction: Western Wildfires story

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A 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. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Central Colorado wildfire likely human-caused

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The Latest on the wildfires burning in the West: (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado wildfires spread to ski resort towns, force more evacuations

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Wildfires in Colorado spread on Tuesday, triggering new evacuation orders and threatening a popular area known for its ski resorts. Continue reading

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{FD} No smoke detectors found in home where 5 children died in fire, chief says

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After investigators found no smoke detectors inside a mobile home where five children died in a fire last week, city officials in Lebanon, Mo., have launched an effort to raise money to install and inspect such devices throughout the community. Continue reading

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{FD} Colorado wildfires spread to ski resort towns, prompting more evacuations

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Wildfires in Colorado spread on Tuesday, triggering new evacuation orders and threatening a popular area known for its ski resorts. Continue reading

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{FD} Man says he beat mother, burned her body in fire pit

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A Connecticut man charged with killing his mother told police horrific details about her death. Continue reading

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{FD} New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

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Extreme fire danger prompted officials Monday to say they are shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighbori… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Phoenix police arrest 2nd suspect in standoff

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The Latest on a standoff between Phoenix police and robbery suspects (all times local): 10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Hawaii volcano lava flow destroys home in dramatic video

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Dramatic video released Sunday showed the moment lava pouring from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano came through the window of a home and burned everything in its path. Continue reading

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{FD} Phoenix police standoff ends, 2nd man held with dog’s help

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Phoenix police said they’ve arrested an armed robbery suspect who surrendered, but another still may be in a house that caught fire after officers who had them surrounded were repeatedly shot at. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Colorado fire forces evacuation of more homes

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The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Growing Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations

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A wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes in southwestern Colorado has nearly doubled in size in hot, dry and windy weather. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom recovering from severe burns after fire that killed 5 children

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Days after a fire in Lebanon, Mo., killed five young children, the mother of two of them was recovering from skin-grafting surgery after suffering severe burns to much of her body, family members said. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials order new evacuations as Colorado wildfires rage on

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As wildfires continue to roar through southwestern Colorado, authorities announced more evacuations throughout the region on Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} More evacuations ordered near southwestern Colorado wildfire

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More people were ordered to get out of the path of a growing wildfire in southwestern Colorado on Saturday as ground crews contended with hot, dry and windy weather. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: More evacuations ordered at Colorado wildfire

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The Latest on a wildfire in southwestern Colorado (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities have ordered more people to evacuate near a growing wildfire in southwestern Colorado. Continue reading

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{FD} Pit bull hailed hero after saving family from house fire: ‘I owe her everything’

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An 8-month-old pit bull in California is being hailed a hero after she alerted her family of a fire in their apartment complex – and then saved their 7-month-old daughter by pulling her by her diaper. Continue reading

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{FD} More than 1,000 homes evacuated as Colorado wildfire grows

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Authorities in southwest Colorado ordered the evacuations of another 300 homes Friday to allow firefighters to attack an advancing flank of a wildfire that burned miles of rugged terrain, but had yet to damage or destroy any structures. Continue reading

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{FD} People flee hundreds of homes threatened by Colorado blaze

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A wildfire in southwestern Colorado that has forced hundreds of evacuations is expected to reach homes by Friday, according to fire managers. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: Father, son dead in murder-suicide

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The Latest on missing 2-year-old and father found dead in Virginia (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Police say a 2-year-old Long Island boy and the father suspected of abducting him amid a bitter custody dispute are believed dead in Virginia in an apparen… Continue reading

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{FD} 5 children killed in mobile home fire in southern Missouri

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Authorities say five children have been killed and a woman injured in a mobile home fire in southern Missouri. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 2-year-old, father believed dead in murder-suicide

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New York police say a 2-year-old Long Island boy and the father suspected of abducting him are believed dead in Virginia. Continue reading

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{FD} Life term for suspect in Oklahoma killing, burning of body

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A man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy whose body was found on fire in northeastern Oklahoma. Continue reading

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{FD} AP Explains: A closer look at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

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Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire erupted over the weekend, spewing deadly clouds and rivers of ash and pulverized rock. Continue reading

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{FD} Photo of Tennessee firefighter cradling little girl after car accident goes viral

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A Tennessee fire captain is being praised online for his heroic efforts after he was photographed cuddling a child after she was in a car accident. Continue reading

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{FD} Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes

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Lava from an erupting Hawaii volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas mosque welcomes members of church damaged by car crash

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A Texas mosque that was destroyed by a fire last year is opening its doors to congregants who lost their place of worship after a car crashed into their church. Continue reading

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{FD} Firefighters mop up Southern California wildfires

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Firefighters are patrolling for hotspots in the aftermath of a Southern California wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 2,000 homes over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: New Mexico community evacuated as fire grows

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The Latest on a wildfire in northern New Mexico (all times local): 11:40 p.m. State fire officials say residents of a northern New Mexico community are being told to evacuate their homes due to a raging wildfire. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Some fire evacuations lifted in California

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The Latest on a brush fire in Southern California (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Officials said some mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted near a Southern California brush fire. Continue reading

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{FD} Wind-driven fire prompts evacuations in California

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Officials say a wind-driven brush fire in Southern California has prompted the evacuation of more than 2,000 homes. Continue reading

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{FD} New Mexico wildfire threatening village doubles in size

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A wildfire threatening a village in northern New Mexico has doubled in size to over 42 square miles (109 square kilometers) as firefighters try to protect nearly 300 homes and a Boy Scouts camp. Continue reading

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{FD} California’s biggest-ever wildfire declared extinguished

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The largest wildfire in recorded California history is officially out nearly six months after it began. Continue reading

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{FD} Wildfire burns empty Boy Scouts’ buildings in dry New Mexico

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A wildfire raced across a swath of tinder-dry forest in northeastern New Mexico on Friday, sending up a thick plume of smoke that forced residents to flee their homes as heat and wind threatened to drive the flames. Continue reading

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{FD} Man burns American flag blanket, starts 5-acre wildfire, authorities say

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A man who allegedly tried to set an American flag blanket on fire during Memorial Day weekend started a 5-acre wildfire in Washington state, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine firefighter gets ‘thank you’ kisses from dog he rescued from roof

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A firefighter’s rescue of a dog out on a roof in Maine involved a furry personal touch. Continue reading

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{FD} Agency: Power lines touching trees caused 4 California fires

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State fire officials blame power lines coming into contact with trees for sparking four Northern California wildfires last October that incinerated more than 130 buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Federal lawsuit seeks $14.8m in deadly Tennessee wildfires

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Victims of deadly Tennessee wildfires that began in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are suing the federal government. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

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Officials say they’re losing the battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Officer’s gun goes off, striking man in burning home

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Police say an officer’s gun discharged during an altercation, striking a man who had refused to leave a burning house in Maryland. Continue reading

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{FD} Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

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A military plane has crashed in northeast Mississippi. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen must pay nearly $37M for starting Oregon wildfire, judge rules

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An Oregon judge ruled Monday that a 15-year-old Washington state boy must pay nearly $37 million for starting a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge this past September. Continue reading

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