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California's powerful McKinneyThe intense McKinney fire in Northern California is producing its own weather, generating four thunder and lightning storms just in its first 24 hours. The fire broke out in the Klamath National... Forest on Friday, and since then, has burned more than 55,000 acres. It is fueled by parched vegetation, high temperatures, and dry conditions, and the fire is burning so hot that its smoke has penetrated the stratosphere, multiple times, and formed a pyrocumulonimbus cloud -- dubbed by NASA as the "fire-breathing dragon of clouds." There was then rain, wind, thunder, and lightning, making this a "classic example of a wildfire producing its own weather," U.S. Naval Research Laboratory meteorologist David Peterson told the Los Angeles Times. Mike Flannigan, a fire scientist at Canada's Thompson...
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2 found dead in parked vehicleTwo people were found dead in the McKinney Fire's path as the blaze scorched over 50,000 acres in Northern California, authorities said Monday.      
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Northern California's McKinneyThe McKinney fire in Northern California is now the largest to break out in the state this year. The fire started around 2:38 p.m. on Friday, and as of Sunday morning, it has burned more than 51,468... acres in the Klamath National Forest. The blaze is 0 percent contained, and has burned down several houses and is threatening hundreds of others. Officials said there are 650 firefighters on the scene, and they are prioritizing protecting Yreka, Fort Jones, and other communities in the Highway 96 corridor. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Caroline Quintanilla, a spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service, said the "particular area where the fire is actually burning right now has not burned since the mid-'50s. So that's part of the concern as well, and part of their complexity,...
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Wildfire near Los AngelesA brush fire in an exclusive Southern California community gained strength Sunday as about 1,000 residents remained under mandatory evacuation orders.      
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California wildfire explodesAwildfirein Riverside County,Californiahas burned through nearly 2,000 acres Sunday as roughly 130 firefighters work to contain its spread. The blaze, dubbed the Sanderson Fire, erupted at around 1... a.m. near La Borde Canyon Road andJack Rabbit Trail. Firefighters were able to stop the forward spread of the flames on Sunday afternoon after beingassistedby three helicopters,...
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California fires set bleak4m figure double the previous record for most land burned Officials warn season 'far from over and fire potential high' The wildfires that have ravaged California have reached a new grim milestone,... having consumed 4m acres of the state in a fire season that shows little sign of ending. Related: 'We just had to get home': the Californians who rebuild despite the danger of wildfires
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Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini said three people died as a result of the fire, though he gave no details
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As heat wave brings 'criticalA heat wave in the Western U.S., combined with windy conditions in California, have increased the risk of fire in an area already battered by blazes.       
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Brandon Smith is a former inmate firefighter and now helps former prisoners find jobs in the fire service.
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There have already been 8,000Meteorologists throughout California warn of increased fire danger as temperatures soar to triple digits, starting this weekend.       
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Tracking Oregon, CaliforniaThe wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze reaching as far as New York City.
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California and Oregon Wildfires: Latest Updates

The New York Times - 14 Sep 2020 16:24
California and OregonFirefighters were facing unpredictable wind gusts and drier weather on Monday, conditions that threaten to give new strength to raging wildfires.
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As Wildfires Burn Out ofFirefighters across California and Oregon are bracing for stronger winds that could partly clear the air -- but also fan the flames of uncontrolled blazes.
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Smoke plume from CaliforniaMuch of the state of California has been on fire for days as wildfires ravage the area destroying homes, land, and lives. Wildfires aren’t uncommon in the western portion of the United States,... where much of the country remains in a perpetual drought. Colorado has also had some major wildfires this year. Nothing going on in Colorado is on the …
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Air pollution from CaliforniaWildfires have caused the air pollution in parts of California to be more than twice as bad what the EPA considers 'hazardous.' Smoke particulates can cause bronchitis and other health problems.
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States Are in Desperate SearchWith millions of acres ablaze across the West Coast, states are having a tough time finding available fire crews. California resorted to calling in a team of firefighters from Israel.
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Wildfires Live Updates:Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington State have killed seven people, with growing fears more have died in towns destroyed throughout the West.
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'We could hear the treesNorthern and Central California are again under siege. Washington state sees 'unprecedented' wildfires. Oregon orders evacuations. The latest news.       
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Wildfires rage across PacificCalifornia's largest utility is cutting power. Helicopters were being sent to rescue hikers. High temps are fueling fires across Oregon and Washington.       
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California fires: firefightersLNU Lightning Complex and SCU Lightning Complex fires partially contained Hope as warning lifted and deadliest blaze is 25% contained Explainer: how did they start - and is this normal? Sign up to our... First Thing newsletter 2.50pm BST California had cause for quiet optimism in its battle with deadly wildfires on Tuesday morning, as the state largely avoided predicted lightning storms and firefighters made progress in bringing one of the largest fires under control. Seven people have died in the fires, which include two of the largest in California's history, and at least 12,000 structures had been destroyed by Monday night.
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California fires: 250,000Wildfires death toll up to seven Explainer: how did the fires starts, and are they normal? Photo essay: the evacuees with nowhere to go Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.40pm BST Almost 250,000... people are under fire evacuation orders and warnings in California, as three huge fires continue to rage around the San Francisco Bay Area. Firefighters are bracing on Monday for more damage, as the National Weather Service (NWS) warned that fast moving storms will lead to a risk of new fires erupting.
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Wildfires in California have burned through nearly 1 million acres -- and there's no end in sight as thousands of firefighters struggle to contain the blazes and more emerge.
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California Fires Live Updates: 5 Dead as Blazes Spread

The New York Times - 21 Aug 2020 16:01
California Fires Live Updates:Northern California faces another day under siege, with the huge blazes ripping across the region still growing and still almost completely uncontained.
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Some California wildfiresSome of the dozens of wildfires sweeping across California more than doubled in size in just one day -- killing at least five.
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California Fires Live Updates:The entire city of Healdsburg was told overnight to prepare to flee, while another blaze prompted evacuation orders on the edge of San Jose.
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