Wildfires

A crane removes a burned car from the road in Mati, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 24, 2018 - 4:56 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 2:50 a.m. A Greek father is appealing for help locating his missing twin daughters, who he says he spotted alive in TV news footage showing people getting off a fishing boat that had rescued them as they fled deadly...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, a plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun over unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif., near Yosemite National Park. California authorities will shut down Yosemite Valley for several days as crews try to stop a stubborn and growing wildfire from spreading into Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 24, 2018 - 2:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The heart of Yosemite National Park, where throngs of tourists are awe-struck by cascading waterfalls and towering granite features like El Capitan and Half Dome, will be closed as firefighters try to corral a huge wildfire just to the west that has cast a smoky pall and...
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July 24, 2018 - 1:00 pm
AWAHNEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 12:25 p.m. California authorities will shut down a section of Yosemite National Park for several days as crews try to stop a stubborn and growing wildfire from spreading. The Fresno Bee reports park Superintendent...
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In this image taken from video, Nikos Stavrinidis gives a dramatic account of how he escaped from Greek forest fire, in Mati, near Athens, Tuesday July 24, 2018. Stavrinidis said he fled from the fire, swimming into the sea and choking smoke only to get swept away by the current into the sea, and then he was rescued by a fishing boat. (AP Photo)
July 24, 2018 - 9:29 am
RAFINA, Greece (AP) — The fire came suddenly, and the group of friends ran. When they reached the beach and there was nowhere more to run, they swam into the ocean, choking and blinded by the smoke and pulled by the strong current. The same winds that fanned the flamed had whipped up the seas, and...
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A Greek national flag flutters over the charred remains of a burned-out car and house in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Twin wildfires raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital have torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 49 people, authorities said Tuesday, raising the death toll after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled together near a beach. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 24, 2018 - 3:02 am
RAFINA, Greece (AP) — Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 50 people, authorities said, raising the death toll Tuesday after finding 26 bodies believed to be family members huddled together, some of them hugging. Many...
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A plume of smoke turns large parts of the sky orange, with the ancient Acropolis hill at centre, as a forest fire burns in a mountainous area west of Athens, sending nearby residents fleeing, Monday, July 23, 2018. The fire department said five water-dropping planes and two helicopters were battling the blaze Monday in the Geraneia mountains near the seaside settlement of Kineta between Athens and Corinth, along with 30 firetrucks and 70 firefighters. (AP Photo/Theodora Tongas)
July 23, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 2:55 a.m. A spokesman for the Greek government says the death toll from two big wildfires raging on the outskirts of Athens has risen to at least 20. Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said early Tuesday that at least 69 other people...
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Associated Press
July 20, 2018 - 7:33 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden is fighting its most serious wildfires in decades — including blazes above the Arctic Circle — prompting the government to seek help from several other European nations. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Friday his government is working "every minute" to get necessary...
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July 03, 2018 - 12:07 pm
(CBS NEWS/KNX 1070) -- Cooler weather in northern California is helping crews begin to get a handle on the big wildfire in Yolo and Napa Counties. The County fire is now 30 percent contained and has burned 86,000 thousand acres, according to Cal Fire Twitter. Daniel Sanchez of Cal Fire says...
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Cal Fire
May 17, 2018 - 5:04 pm
SANTA BARBARA (KNX1070) - A wind-driven brush fire was threatening structures in the Santa Ynez Valley Thursday. The fire had burned about 300 acres in Happy Canyon as of 5 p.m. An unoccupied mobile home has been destroyed The blaze, being fought with aircraft, broke out at about 2 p.m. and was...
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May 10, 2018 - 11:42 am
IRVINE (KNX1070) - The business of battling wildfires is about to go high tech. Orange County Fire Authority showed off Thursday a system of fixed cameras, drones and weather stations. Firefighters in Orange County say they’ll battle future fires with an unprecedented mix of new technology. A...
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