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California Wildfire One Of The Worst in State’s History

Monday, December 11th, 2017 3:29am MST

Fire officials in the western U.S. state of California are focusing efforts on battling a wildfire northwest of Los Angeles that is already one of the largest and most destructive in the state’s history.

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Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 10:09am MST

VENTURA, Calif. — The fire that has ravaged Ventura County continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned many more homes have been lost. The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire continued to rage through the city of Ventura on Tuesday evening, jumping Highway 33 and burning through oil fields before […]

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Fast-moving wildfire closes 405 Freeway, triggers evacuations in Bel-Air

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 10:01am MST

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters early Wednesday were battling a 50-acre wildfire near the 405 Freeway in Bel-Air, prompting freeway closures and mandatory evacuations, authorities said. The Los Angeles Police Department has ordered the evacuation of homes along Casiano Road, Moraga Drive and Linda Flora Drive.

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Weather Geek Stuff for the weather enthusiast on your shopping list

Friday, November 24th, 2017 3:39pm MST

Not everyone gets excited about blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and other types of extreme weather but many folks out there are passionate about Mother Nature.  Weather Geek Stuff is an online shop just for those whose hearts race with the thrill of severe weather and they are offering special deals through the holiday season. Weather Geek […]

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Pacific Northwest May Be at Most Risk for the ‘Big One’

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 3:15am MST

The next big earthquake is due in the Pacific Northwest—but now scientists have pinpointed where along the coast a large earthquake is most likely to happen, according to a study published Monday. “We observed very compact sediments offshore of Washington and northern Oregon that could support earthquake rupture over a long distance and close to […]

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Quake leaves trail of death and destruction in Iraq

Monday, November 13th, 2017 4:12am MST

Nizar Abdullah spent the night sifting through the ruins of the two-storey house next door in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan after a killer quake hit the region. “There were eight people inside,” Abdullah, an Iraqi Kurd, told AFP on Monday, outside the pile of concrete debris where the house once stood.

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Typhoon Damrey Kills At Least 49 People in Vietnam

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 4:19pm MST

A powerful typhoon that blasted Vietnam’s south-central coast has killed at least 49 people, left more than a dozen missing and caused extensive damage to the region. 19 people are still missing, including nine crew members of cargo ships that sank off the coast of Khanh Hoa province, the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority said in […]

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Meet the firefighters from American Samoa who sing to stay motivated on the job

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 4:02am MST

More than 80 wildfires have raged across northern California this year, killing 42 people and causing nearly $1 billion in damage. Fire crews from all across the country are deployed to help during peak wildfire season each year.

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Congress approves $36.5 billion disaster aid for Puerto Rico, wildfires and hurricane relief

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 6:00pm MST

WASHINGTON — Congress gave final passage Tuesday to $36.5 billion in disaster aid for Puerto Rico and several states impacted by a particularly destructive hurricane season. The package includes $576.5 million to address the devastating wildfires in California and the West.

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Dog Hailed as Hero After Refusing to Leave Goats Alone in Wildfires

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 12:43pm MST

As Robert Handel and his family drove away from their burning neighborhood, they were certain that their beloved dog Odin and their 8 goats would also fall prey to the wildfires. So imagine their surprise – and relief – when they returned the next day to find Odin and the goats were safe and sound.

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