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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

A city of Napa firefighter hands off a cat rescued from the fire to Humane Society shelter manager Kim Latos.

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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Firefighters hose down a hot spot in the rubble of a home that was destroyed by a wildfire in Weed, Calif. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, but no deaths or serious injuries were reported.

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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

Fire destroyed or damaged 100 homes, the saw mill and a church.

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Firefighters hose down hot spots of the King Fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

In this Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 photo provided by YosemiteLandscapes.com, large plumes of smoke from a wildfire rise over Bass Lake, Calif. Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California Monday that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/YosemiteLa…

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Smoke and haze from a wildfire more than 50 miles away darkens the sky over a shopping center parking lot in Sparks, Nev., late Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2014. The wildfire, about 60 miles east of Sacramento, forced the evacuation of 133 homes. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

CORRECTS DATE OF PHOTO TO SUNDAY, SEPT. 14, 2014. - In this Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 photo provided by YosemiteLandscapes.com, a DC-10 drops fire retardant over a wildfire at Bass Lake, Calif. Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California that have forced hundreds …

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Firefighter Randy Browning hoses down a hot spot of a fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Firefighter Jesse Hadorowski climbs up steep terrain while battling a fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire near the Oregon border has damaged or destroyed 100 homes and forced at least 1,500 people to flee.

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

A jet aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on a fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

The blast blew out metal doors at the front of the grain elevator.

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Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Southern California fire 20 percent contained

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A wildfire in Southern California was 20 percent contained on Sunday but more than 200 homes remained evacuated near the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 11:18 am Photos

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Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Southern California fire 20 percent contained

An inmate fire crew member wipes the sweat from his brow Friday as he takes off for the fireline in Silverado Canyon, Calif.Temperatures have reached triple digits, and officials expect the heat wave to continue through Tuesday.

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Southern California fire 20 percent contained

Southern California fire 20 percent contained

People carry pets in carriers away from the fire area in Silverado Canyon. Although the fire is 20 percent contained, more than 200 homes remained evacuated.

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Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

A fire-weather watch will be in effect this afternoon in the Coronado National Forest and other areas because of “contiguous areas of flammable fuels,” high temperatures, single-digit relative humidity and windy conditions, officials said.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Urban wildfire: Make your home safe now

Hot, dry, windy weather has set the stage not only for forest fires in the mountains but for quick-starting, fast-spreading brush blazes in the metropolitan area as well.

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