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Los Angeles brush fire forces hundreds to flee homes

LOS ANGELES — About 200 homes were evacuated Friday after a brush fire broke out near Los Angeles, sending massive plumes of smoke into the air and shutting down an interstate highway, a fire department spokeswoman said. 228 more words

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Officials Say Small Spot Fires Along 14 Freeway Weren't Arson

PALMDALE (CBSLA.com)   —   Officials believed a series of about seven small spot fires burning along the 14 Freeway in Palmdale and Lancaster might be the work of an arsonist. 327 more words

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Wildfire Strategy: Let It Burn

Every year since the dawn of time, the Santa Ana winds lash Southern California’s dry autumn brushlands into explosive, blazing infernos. Every year since the dawn of the last century, Southern Californians express surprise as they are engulfed in a sea of flame. 154 more words

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Crews Get Air Support As They Battle Los Angeles Brush Fires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ground crews getting help from water-dropping aircraft are battling two brush fires in Los Angeles.

A small blaze Sunday near large homes in the Mandeville Canyon area above Brentwood is sending up a huge plume of smoke visible for miles. 56 more words

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Florida Logs 2,000+ Wildfires Since Start Of The Year

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ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Wildfires have burned through more than 170,000 acres in the state since the beginning of the year. … 71 more words

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State Fire Marshal Offers Tips To Prevent Outdoor and Brush Fires

BOSTON, MA — Days of high temperatures, low humidity, and high winds easily combined with the fuel left bare once the snow has melted and before the ground greens up create the perfect conditions for brush fires. 574 more words

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Brush Fires Lead To Mandatory Evacuation Order In Collier County

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NAPLES(CBSMiami) –Two brush fires in Collier County have led to mandatory evacuations, burn bans and children being moved to other schools. 197 more words

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