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Canadian Wildfires Affecting VT Air Quality

Air pollution concentrations are expected to be in the unhealthy range for sensitive groups: people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children.

Winds Feed CA’s Largest Wildfire as Damage Moves West

It could be days before officials will be able to assess the damage done to a small town by California's largest wildfire.

Twin-Engine Jet Crashes Near Lake Tahoe, Sparks Brief CA Wildfire

A twin-engine jet crash near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area killed everyone aboard and ignited a wildfire that was quickly contained.

Last Victim Identified in Florida Condo Collapse

Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a love of travel, was the last to be identified, ending what her relatives described as a torturous four-week wait.

Four of Five MT Firefighters Out of Hospital

Four firefighters have been released from the hospital and a fifth was being treated at a burn center after a Montana wildfire overran them last week.

UPDATE: One Dead, Four Missing at German Chemical Complex Explosion Declared ‘Extreme Threat’

Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance classified the explosion as “an extreme threat” and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed.
Russian wildfires

Volunteers Pitch in to Fight Russia’s Raging Forest Fires

As of Monday, about 1.88 million hectares (4.6 million acres) of forest were burning in Russia — an area larger than the U.S. state of Connecticut.

Two Passengers Burned as Boat Catches Fire on Indiana Lake

The eight people onboard made it to shore. The two injured passengers were taken to a hospital burn center.

New Technology Propels Efforts Against Wildfires

Firefighters are using new technology and better positioning of resources in a bid to keep small blazes from erupting into mega-fires.

At Least Seven Killed in 20-Car Pileup in Utah

At least seven people were killed in a 20-vehicle pileup crash during a sandstorm Sunday afternoon.

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