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The Thomas Fire burns in the hills above Los Padres National Forest during a firing operation.

The scorching of Spain: September’s recent wildfire

Lillian Newton, Contributing Writer October 5, 2021

On Sept. 13, a wildfire tore through Spain’s Andalusía region, forcing an estimated 2,600 people to evacuate. The blaze has consumed at least 18,285 acres of land so far, releasing huge plumes of smoke...

West Haven VA Hospital Suffers Fire

The Charger Bulletin April 7, 2010

Patients at the West Haven Veteran’s Hospital, around the block from campus, had a scare Friday afternoon as smoke started pouring from the building. While the fire was most likely caused by a small...

Authorities charge 2 men in Texas church fire

Liz De La Torre February 21, 2010

From The Associated Press TYLER, Texas – Two men who once attended church together were charged Sunday with intentionally burning down a church in east Texas and are suspected in a string of similar...

Fire in Houston Blamed on Inflatable Gorilla

The Associated Press February 3, 2010

HOUSTON – Fire department officials said an out-of-control inflatable gorilla was blamed for a rooftop blaze at a Houston shopping center. No injuries were reported in the fire early Thursday. The remnants...

Doctor: Burned Fla. teen ‘not out of woods yet’

Liz De La Torre October 14, 2009

From The Associated Press MIAMI – A 15-year-old doused with rubbing alcohol and set on fire after he turned in another teen for trying to steal his father's bicycle is at extremely high risk for organ...

Calif. wildfire heads north, threatens thousands

Liz De La Torre August 30, 2009

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Wildfire threatened 12,000 suburban homes and rained ash on cars as far away as downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, spreading in all directions in hot, dry conditions....

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