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Celebrities flee as the South California wildfire closes in on star-studded neighborhoods (PHOTOS)

Reality star Kim Kardashian, actress Alyssa Milano, and director Guillermo del Toro were among the many celebrities forced to pack up and flee their upscale homes in Calabasas and Malibu with flames licking their heels. The entire city of Malibu, a well-known celebrity hotspot, has been put under a mandatory evacuation order, as multiple homes are reported to have been ...

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Infernal wildfire visible from space sends California residents fleeing (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

A fast-moving wildfire is rapidly spreading through northeastern California, growing to over 16,000 acres in under 12 hours and leading acting Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency. What has been dubbed Camp Fire began early Thursday near the town of Pulga and moved west, consuming 8,000 acres by 1 pm, according to the California Department of Forestry ...

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Holy smoke! Dramatic footage captures moment aircraft douses California wildfire (VIDEO)

Spectacular footage captured at the scene of a California wildfire has laid bare the scale of the Holy fire disaster as well as the size of the operation being mounted to combat it. READ MORE: ‘Firenado’ flames lick roadside as emergency services battle California blaze (VIDEO) Video filmed from a housing complex by Cary Bilstein, a recruitment industry specialist in ...

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Wildfire drone footage: Incinerated landscape from Greek inferno laid bare (VIDEO)

Devastating drone footage has captured the sheer scale of the damage caused by the deadly wildfires that charred the Greek towns of Mati and Penteli. The wildfires spread at blistering pace on Monday, killing at least 81 people and injuring 187 in the worst blaze the country has seen in decades. The cause of the fire is yet to be ...

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Teen fined over $36 mn for sparking Oregon wildfire

A teenager has been ordered to pay $ 36,618,330 in restitution for the damage he caused by starting a wildfire in Oregon last year. County Circuit Judge John A. Olson ordered the unnamed 15-year-old to pay the fine on Monday for throwing fireworks into Eagle Creek Canyon, sparking an almighty inferno that spread across the forest. The monumental payment means ...

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Wildfire causes ammunition explosions at former Russian military range (PHOTO, VIDEO)

An evacuation of a garrison town was ordered and traffic put on hold after a wildfire caused shells to detonate at a former military range in Russia’s Republic of Udmurtia. Social media users posted photos and videos online of a huge cloud of thick white smoke coming from the abandoned military range. The incident happened near the village of Pugachevo ...

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France wildfire: Two teenagers in custody over expected arson

The unnamed 16-year-olds spent the night in police cells in Martigues, between Marseille and Montpellier, and will be questioned again tomorrow. They are thought to have set fire to parched scrubland on Tuesday causing one of the blazes that have engulfed more than 15sq miles of the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. Renaud Muselier, president of the Provence ...

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BREAKING: Wildfire forces hundreds to flee their homes as flames destroy south of France

A staggering 1,400 hectares of forest and woodlands have been destroyed in the south of France and the island of Corsica on Monday, authorities said. The biggest fire was in the village of Bastidonne, in the Vaucluse region, where fires, intensified by strong winds, consumed some 600 hectares of forest. About 100 residences were evacuated in the village of Mirabeau ...

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California wildfire: 5,000 flee from homes as Detwiler Fire continues to rage on

The Detwiler Fire, which is menacing the former gold rush town of Mariposa in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is only 10 percent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said on its website.  “We’re doing everything we can to protect that town and all the other communities in that area,” Amy Head, a spokesman for ...

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At least 43 killed in central Portugal wildfire

AVELAR, Portugal — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 43 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called “the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years.” Nearly 60 other people were injured, including four firefighters and a seriously ...

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