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An undetermined roadside ignition in grass and debris off the Ventura Freeway in Southern California sparked the Springs Fire, officials said on Sunday.
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Southern California firefighters battled back a series of sprawling, brush-fueled wildfires on Friday, including one that had blazed a trail to the beach in Ventura County overnight and was pushing toward the upscale city of Malibu, officials said.
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A brush-fueled wildfire in California that sparked to life early Thursday grew to more than 8,000 acres — 12 square miles — in Ventura County by late afternoon, prompting hundreds evacuation and deep concern among homeowners, NBC Los Angeles reported.
Wildfire in Southern California’s Angeles National Forest grows to 4,000 acres, chases out holiday campers
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A wildfire in Southern California’s Angeles National Forest that curt short weekend holiday plans for hikers and campers grew to 4,000 acres on Monday.
The fire, which broke out near a campground Sunday afternoon, was about 5 percent contained by Sunday morning, U.S. Forest Service officials said.
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Reuters — A wildfire raging out of control along southern Spain’s Costa del Sol killed one man, injured several people and forced the evacuation of thousands on the edge of the upmarket tourist resort of Marbella, regional authorities said on Friday.
More than 300 firefighters were battling the flames, which had spread several kilometers along hilly ground behind the coast, and 31 planes and helicopters were dumping water on the blaze.
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MANTON, Calif. — Twisted sheets of metal, the hulks of pickup trucks and brick walls were all that was left of homes once sheltered by green pine and cedar trees.
In a rural Northern California subdivision that was the latest to feel the wrath of massive western wildfires, long pine needles bent back on themselves, unburned but dried to a brittle dusty gray by the intensive heat of the Ponderosa fire.
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Reuters: A 91,000-acre (38,800-hectare) wildfire in the Boise National Forest closed in from three directions on an Idaho mountain town on Monday as authorities worried about the safety of roughly 30 residents who have refused to evacuate.
The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office ordered evacuations over the weekend as thick smoke from the Trinity Ridge Fire posed a health hazard and limited visibility on the single road to Featherville, a popular summertime resort at the foot of the Trinity Mountains on the South Fork Boise River.
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Updated at 5:55 p.m ET: At least 121 structures, many of them homes, have been destroyed by wildfires in Oklahoma, officials said Saturday as temperatures topped 100 degrees for a 19th straight day.
New evacuations were under way Saturday as well: Included were the entire towns of Glencoe, population of around 600, and Mannford, population about 3,000, and surrounding areas. Thousands were on the move as a fire spread quickly in Creek County, 20 miles west of Tulsa, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When the wind pushed the Waldo Canyon blaze over the crest of the mountains toward this community one week ago, young business owners and designers here set out to raise money for the victims.
“There was a real feeling of helplessness,” says one of the initiators, Tucker Wannamaker, who owns a small marketing firm. “You just wanted to do something.”