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Portugal Braces for Wildfire Calamity

State of public calamity declared as temperatures rise     LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s government is taking the rare step of decreeing a state of public calamity before a forecast rise in temperatures that authorities fear will worsen a ...

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Generator at California Pot Grow Linked to Wildfire

2016 fire destroyed several homes   By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A generator on a marijuana farm is to blame for a fire last year that destroyed a dozen homes south of San Francisco, investigators said ...

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Wildfire Smoke Chokes Montana Town

Residents of Seeley Lake advised to leave   By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The smoke pouring into a small Montana town from a nearby wildfire has gotten so bad that health officials are warning residents to ...

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Weather Flares Up Wildfires in Portugal

Civil Protection Agency battles 17 forest fires   LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Wildfires flared across Portugal on Thursday following a rise in temperatures and strong winds, ending days of cooler weather that had brought a brief respite from a spate ...

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Tennessee Forestry Chief Lauds Firefighters

Official says firefighters did all they could to fight wildfires   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Although Tennessee’s top forestry official said he regrets the loss of lives and property in last year’s wildfires, he argued Wednesday that firefighters did as ...

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