Washington Burning: Wildfires tear through 100 homes

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A cluster of four wildfires burning in north-central Washington had left nearly 100 destroyed homes in its wake and swelled to more than 260 square miles by Friday morning, according to officials.

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Arizona in Flames: Hotshot crews rush into exploding wildfire

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A northern Arizona wildfire had chewed through at least 4,800 acres by Thursday morning as an army of Hotshots fought back.

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California in Flames: Crews battle nine blazes as thousands flee

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Nine fires have been ravaging San Diego County since Tuesday, damaging homes and sending tens of thousands of residents fleeing to safety.

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Firefighters battle unusual winter wildfire in Northern California

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Nearly 800 firefighters and more than 50 fire engines battled a large late season wildfire that destroyed one structure and was threatening several others in Northern California on Saturday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

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Raging California wildfire threatens more of Yosemite

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A California wildfire that has scorched an area bigger than the size of Chicago near Yosemite National Park was 20 percent contained Tuesday, officials said. But the raging blaze was expected to move farther into the park and threaten a reservoir that provides most of San Francisco’s water.

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Leave now: ‘Angry’ Idaho fire spreads to 126,000 acres, threatens luxury homes

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Fears grow for more than 10,000 houses, including getaways owned by Hanks, Willis and Schwarzenegger. “Take your essentials … and pets and GO NOW,” officials warn.

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Idaho wildfire spreads to 92,000 acres as more than a thousand homes evacuated

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Firefighters in Hailey, Idaho, were battling the raging Beaver Creek Fire on Saturday as the blaze entered its tenth day and forced more than 1,000 people from their homes.

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'Aggressive,' 'devastating' fire burning thousands of acres in Southern California

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A “very aggressive” fire in Southern California’s San Jacinto Mountains grew to 8,000 acres Tuesday, damaging several structures, forcing mandatory evacuations and spreading heavy smoke into the Coachella Valley, officials said.

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Granite Mountain Hotshots: Tough as nails but ‘being nice’ was key requirement

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Not just anyone could become a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

The elite firefighting force — which lost 19 of its 20 members in a wildfire on Sunday —  required candidates to complete a boot camp-style test to prove they were in peak physical condition.

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'Heroes': 19 elite firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze

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Nineteen firefighters - all members of an elite response team - were killed Sunday battling a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona, marking the deadliest single incident for firefighters since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, officials said.

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Officials: 19 firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze

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A fast-moving wildfire in central Arizona claimed the lives of 19 firefighters on Sunday, authorities said.

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Colorado wildfire evacuees return to charred neighborhoods, devastation

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Five days after a massive wildfire began to cut a lethal path through Colorado Springs, killing two people and destroying 473 homes, some residents were returning home over the weekend to face the devastation.

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Colorado fire now most destructive in state history

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The deadly wildfire that continues to ravage Colorado Springs has destroyed 473 homes and damaged 17 – making it the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history. The fire is reminiscent of the Waldo Canyon Fire, which took place only one year ago and destroyed 346 homes.

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Killer Colorado wildfire feeding off wind, lightning as thousands flee

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The fight against a massive, deadly wildfire in Colorado faces a new challenge Friday when isolated thunderstorms packing gusting winds and lightning – but little rain – churn into the region.

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Colorado wildfires destroy more than 350 homes, force evacuations

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A monster wildfire in Colorado has reduced 360 homes to cinders, with fire officials facing continued challenges on Thursday as they sought to contain the blazes that forced thousands of people to flee.

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