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30 min ago | Daily Journal

Oregon wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations

Fire managers say a blaze erupted near Sprague River around 2 p.m. Sunday and had mushroomed to nearly three square miles after nightfall.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Sprague River, OR, Klamath County, OR

Sun Jul 13, 2014


Outage: Monorail train evacuated at Disney in Fla

A spokeswoman for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts says dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Wildfire, Fire, California

USGS: 6.1-magnitude quake shakes northern Chile

There were no immediate reports of damage and authorities discounted the possibility of a tsunami.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Earthquake, Tsunami, Chile, World News,

The Town Talk

Firefighters gain ground on massive Washington blaze

Firefighters made progress Sunday containing a wildfire that burned 21,823 acres in Washington but are fearful that predicted afternoon thunderstorms could ignite more fires.


Related Topix: Washington, Wildfire, Fire, Wenatchee, WA, Weather, Entiat, WA

Washington fire holds steady; more storms expected

The Mills Canyon Fire, burning near Entiat , was 25 percent contained on Sunday morning, said spokesman Vladimir Steblina of the Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Entiat, WA, Wenatchee, WA


Man accused of starting N. California wildfire

Officials say a 27-year-old man who was allegedly at an illegal marijuana plot is suspected of starting a wildfire that has burned more than 41/2 square miles of forested land in northern California.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Shasta County, CA

Vancouver Sun

Storm threatens Brandon, but dikes hold as Assiniboine River crests

BRANDON, Man. - Thunderstorms threaten to whip up winds and douse waterlogged parts of Manitoba with rain, but the province says dikes are holding and that the Assiniboine River has reached its crest in Brandon.


Related Topix: Canada, Tornado, Hurricane, Flood, Hailstorm, Weather

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Brandon Sun

B.C. heat wave increases concerns over forest fire risk

A provincewide heat wave in British Columbia was expected to hit record highs in the coming days, heightening concerns about wildfires.


Related Topix: Fire, Weather, Wildfire, Heat Wave, Canada

KWWL-TV Waterloo


A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Santa Fe, NM

Fox News

At least 1 house burned down, several others in danger from wildfire southeast of Athens

Authorities say a raging wildfire southeast of Greece's capital has burned down at least one house and threatened several others.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire

The Modesto Bee

Wildfire prompts evacuations in N. California

California fire officials say the Bully Fire started Friday afternoon in a forested area in Shasta County and threatens about 50 homes.


Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Shasta County, CA, Modesto, CA

Daily Journal

Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.


Related Topix: Fire, Entiat, WA, Wildfire


Extent of flood-related ag land damage trickles in

Officials say it's too early to offer a sweeping estimate of the flood's financial cost.


Related Topix: Flood, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Weather

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Surrey Leader

B.C. calls Ontario for forest fire support

B.C. forest firefighters head into the weekend with two major fires in the Interior of the province and fire risk increasing with a spell of hot weather expected.


Related Topix: Fire, Wildfire, Weather, Canada,

The Jackson Sun

Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, a phrase the National Weather Service's Chicago office tweeted earlier this week to describe the upcoming sweater weather.


Related Topix: Weather, Flood, Meteorology, Science, Michigan

WTVR Richmond

Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan - the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami - the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Earthquake, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science

New York Post

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering tsunami warning

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

KNUS-AM Aurora

Big hail shatters windows, flattens Nebraska crops

Calls have gone out to glass and siding companies and insurance agents after a barrage of hail left a trail of broken windows, damaged houses and ravaged farm fields in parts of western and central Nebraska.


Related Topix: Hailstorm, Agriculture, Science, Nebraska, North Platte, NE, Gibbon, NE, Loup City, NE


.com | Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone, Liberia

A Zimbabwean court has reportedly upheld the eviction of a disabled white commercial farmer who sought compensation after his farm was seized under the country's controversial land reform programme.


Related Topix: Epidemic

KNUS-AM Aurora

Central Washington wildfire grows dramatically

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Related Topix: Wildfire, Fire, Yakima, WA, Entiat, WA, Chelan, WA