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Thousands without power, hundreds evacuated as new fires erupt in California

Los Angeles — Southern California utilities had cut power to tens of thousands of customers by Thursday morning to reduce the risk of sparking new wildfires, as new blazes popped up regardless, forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes. The power cuts, and many thousands more possible in the coming days, were aimed at reducing the fire threat as the region found itself whipped by Santa Ana winds that can turn sparks into catastrophes.
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Two Firefighters Injured In California Wildfire Fueled By High Winds

The Bond Fire burning in Orange County quickly grew to more than 11.25 square miles. Evacuations were ordered in Modjeska, Silverado and Williams Canyons. Much of Southern California was under a red flag fire danger warning. A separate fire prompted evacuations and burned a home in Rancho San Diego. Driven...
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Seattle, WAcapitolhillseattle.com

One person critically injured in 21st and Denny fire — UPDATE

At least one person was reported injured in a fire in a building at 21st and E Denny Wednesday night. Seattle Fire was called to the scene at 2112 E Denny Way just after 7 PM to reports of smoke coming from the structure. The address is the location of the Avant Apartments, a six-story building that opened to residents in 2019. UPDATE: SFD reports the fire was in a boarded up structure next to the apartments:
California StateWashington Post

California wildfires erupt amid strong Santa Ana winds, and threat could last into next week

A dangerous Santa Ana wind event is underway Thursday in Southern California, with winds whipping across mountain tops and through narrow valleys at speeds of up to 95 mph. Amid a surge in coronavirus cases that have prompted officials to advise Los Angeles residents to stay at home, the fires are forcing thousands to make hasty evacuations, with officials advising them to seek out hotels.
Orange County, CAMercury News

Bond Fire evacuation map: Wildfire in Orange County

A wildfire burning in Orange County has prompted mandatory evacuations of areas including Silverado Canyon, Williams Canyon and Modjeska Canyon and the Foothill Ranch and Portola Hills neighborhoods of Lake Forest. The mandatory zones for the Bond Fire are in red on the map above and the warning areas in...
Marquette County, MIWLUC

UPDATE: Cause of Marquette County landfill fire unknown

SANDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - A fire broke out Thursday morning at the Marquette County Solid Waste Authority landfill. Staff report they were notified of the fire around 5:30 a.m. They say authorities quickly took action. Crews worked into the afternoon to control the fire burning on the south side...
Algonquin, ILWGNtv.com

Algonquin house gutted in extra-alarm fire

ALGONQUIN, Ill. — An extra-alarm fire completely gutted a house in Algonquin Thursday morning. The fire started around 6:30 a.m. on Riverview Drive, just south of the Fox River and north of Highland. Fire crews responded to the two-alarm blaze at the two-story home, which was fully engulfed upon arrival.
California StateNPR

California Dive Boat Captain Charged In Fire That Killed 34

The captain of a dive boat that caught fire last year off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., was indicted Tuesday on 34 counts of negligent manslaughter. Thirty-three passengers and one crew member died during the early morning hours of Sept. 2, 2019, when a fast moving fire broke out on the 75-foot Conception. The boat was docked off Santa Cruz Island for a chartered three-day diving trip.
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Beloved restaurant and bar in Central West End damaged by fire in new location

ST. LOUIS — A beloved Central West End restaurant and bar was damaged after a fire inside its new location. Firefighters with the St. Louis Fire Department responded to a call at Maryland and North Euclid avenues, which is in the heart of the CWE where several bars, restaurants and shops are located. Fire crews said there was heavy smoke coming out of the two-story brick building and flames were visible on the first floor, which is where Brennan's is located.
Jackson, MSWLBT

Daycare fire an accident, according to investigators

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Investigators with the Jackson Fire Department have ruled an early morning fire at a Jackson daycare an accident. The fire broke out around 3:08 a.m., Thursday morning. Firefighters responded to the Christian Mission Learning Center shotly after. “We determined it was an accidential fire, something electrical...