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Intense videos show the Camp Fire ravaging Northern California

The destructive Camp Fire has already burned over 18,000 acres of Butte County, Northern California as of Thursday afternoon, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.  Since starting at 6:30 a.m. PT just north of Sacramento, the fire is consuming 80 acres per minute — photos show that smoke is already reaching...CONTINUE READING
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Watch a wildfire spark to life in high-tech Weather Channel video

The Weather Channel wants to put you in the middle of a wildfire.  The channel, known for realistic depictions of storm surges during hurricanes, is now mimicking the extremes of a wildfire thanks to some high-tech graphics. A new Weather Channel video shows meteorologist Stephanie Abrams walking viewers through the stages of a wildfire, from...CONTINUE READING
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A wildfire in Ireland has uncovered a remarkable sight from World War II

A Second World War-era sign has been rediscovered after a gorse fire ravaged a hillside on the east coast of Ireland.  SEE ALSO: Striking photos show the ‘apocalyptic’ blaze engulfing UK moorland The Irish Air Corps and Garda Air Support Unit spotted that a fire had exposed an old “Éire 8 sign” — a landmark...CONTINUE READING
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Dramatic astronaut photos show extreme fires burning in California

So far the Carr fire has scorched more than 130,000 square acres of northern California, leaving a trail of destroyed buildings and damaged forests in its wake.  Photos from satellites have revealed just how arid California appears from space after reaching near-record levels of dryness from an extended drought.  SEE ALSO: Violent wildfire jumps a...CONTINUE READING
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A mom in California came up a genius solution to save her valuables from the wildfires

As the wildfires in California continue to wreak havoc on their communities, one person found an ingenious way to preserve their valuables before evacuating from their home. Reddittor u/grap112ler shared a photo Friday of their family’s pool full of five separate sets of fine China. SEE ALSO: Space photos show fires tormenting bone-dry California They...CONTINUE READING
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People think Guy Fieri is a better philanthropist than Elon Musk

Guy Fieri isn’t just the mayor of Flavortown. He’s a national hero.  As the Carr fire scorches through Northern California, becoming the seventh most destructive fire in the state’s history, Guy Fieri rushed to feed the thousands of first responders and evacuees. Some people think the celebrity chef has been more helpful during this disaster...CONTINUE READING
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Terrifying first-person footage shows just how devastating the wildfires in Greece are

First-person footage of flames engulfing a neighborhood shows just how devastating the wildfires in Greece are.  A man trying to save his friend’s cat caught the wildfire on video as it burned through the trees surrounding his home. Within the video’s short span of time, just three-and-a-half minutes, the fire approaches and starts to consume...CONTINUE READING
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Devastating photos show the impact of deadly wildfires in Athens

A man holds his son as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens, on July 23.Image: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty ImagesDevastating photos give a small insight into the colossal impact of wildfires currently raging near Greece’s capital. Forest fires burning near Athens have seen at least 50 people killed, and over 100 injured. According...CONTINUE READING
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Western wildfires are so bad that they’re reversing decades of air quality improvements

The consequences of America’s swelling wildfire problem are traveling well beyond blackened, ashy forests. They’re now tainting the air in cities and towns over vast regions of the western U.S.  Since the mid-1980s, fine bits of air pollution that have been repeatedly linked to heart and lung diseases have diminished in a good portion of...CONTINUE READING
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