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Ventura County fire contained, mop up underway

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained the remnants of a wind-driven wildfire that burned two homes and threatened more than 100 others in rural Ventura County.

04/09/2013

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Ventura County fire evacuations lifted, winds ease

FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in rural Ventura County say a wind-whipped wildfire is 80% contained. Easing winds on Tuesday gave a team of about 400 firefighters a chance to douse the 170-acre wildfire that burned two homes and threatened 160 others.

04/09/2013

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6 boys stuck hiking in LA, airlifted out uninjured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angles fire officials say six boys got stuck on a precarious hillside while hiking and had to be hoisted out by helicopter.

04/08/2013

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Baby girl born at Southern CA homeless encampment

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have helped a homeless couple deliver their baby girl at a Southern California homeless encampment.

03/16/2013

Firefighters work to rescue 2 from LA trench

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles firefighters are conducting a rescue operation in a construction trench in Pacific Palisades. Two construction workers were reported trapped in a trench collapse around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

03/14/2013

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Firefighters close to getting ring around wildfire

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds have delayed containment of a 408-acre wildfire in the high desert Lone Pine area. The Inyo County blaze broke out Sunday morning north of State Route 136 in the Owens Valley river bottom about 200 miles north of LA.

02/28/2013

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Nearly 500 firefighters battle 406-acre wildfire

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — California fire bosses say a wind-driven 406-acre wildfire east of Lone Pine should be surrounded on Wednesday. The Inyo County blaze broke out Sunday morning north of State Route 136 in the high desert Owens Valley.

02/26/2013

8 injured, 3 critically, in LA apartment fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Eight people have been hurt, three critically, when flames swept through an old Los Angeles harbor area apartment building.

01/22/2013

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Autopsy: NY gunman shot self, not hit by police

(AP) – State police say an autopsy shows the gunman who lured two New York firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn’t hit by return fire from a police officer.

12/27/2012

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Funerals set for slain firefighters

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Funerals have been scheduled Sunday and Monday for the two volunteer firefighters who were shot and killed while responding to a fire near Rochester, N.Y. on Christmas Eve.

12/26/2012

Ga. school evacuated for carbon monoxide, 48 people taken to hospitals

ATLANTA (AP) – An Atlanta elementary school has been evacuated and nearly 50 people have been sent to hospitals because of potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels.

12/03/2012

At least 80 flooded houses destroyed by NYC fire

NEW YORK (AP) – A huge fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire […]

10/30/2012

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