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Latest Summer 2008 California wildfires Stories

2008-06-29 12:00:19

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Hundreds of lightning-sparked wildfires have turned the air of northern California into an unhealthy stew of smoke and ash, forcing the cancellation of athletic events and other outdoor activities.

2007-07-08 12:12:56

Wildfires erupted throughout the western United States as temperatures spiked and lightning struck, it was reported Sunday. In northern Nevada, lightning sparked nearly a dozen fires, burning about 55 square miles as temperatures hovered near 100 degrees Saturday, reported KTVN TV in Reno, Nev.

2005-12-28 00:26:48

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Firefighters in Texas and Oklahoma battled wind-fueled wildfires on Tuesday that burned homes and cars and forced one small town to evacuate residents.

2005-12-27 19:49:34

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Firefighters in Texas and Oklahoma battled wind-fueled wildfires on Tuesday that burned homes and cars and forced one small town to evacuate residents.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.