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President Obama: ‘We Are Heartbroken’ Over Arizona Wildfire Deaths

 

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — President Barack Obama says the deaths of 19 firefighters who died battling an Arizona wildfire are a heartbreaking reminder that emergency personnel put their lives on the line every day while rushing toward danger.

Obama, who spoke from Africa on Monday, added that America's thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

He said, quo

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19 Firefighters Dead in Arizona Wildfire
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19 Firefighters Killed in Arizona Wildfire

YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona forestry official says 19 firefighters have died battling a fast-moving wildfire.

Forestry spokesman Art Morrison says the firefighters were caught by the fire Sunday afternoon near the central Arizona town of Yarnell

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Grass Fire Affecting Travel in Archer County

Grass Fire Burning in Archer County

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UPDATE: Thousands Evacuate as Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Wildfire Doubles in Size

Those wildfires in Colorado don’t show much sign of abating. In fact, more than 32,000 residents in or near Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, were ordered to evacuate after the Waldo Canyon Fire doubled in size Tuesday night.

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Fire Destorys Acreage In Wichita County At Peterson, Bacon Switch Roads

The fire was advancing rapidly north, driven by strong southerly winds through the recently cut wheat fields in the area.

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Texas Officials Call for Additional Help as Wildfires Spread [VIDEO]

Forest service officials are calling on firefighters from outside agencies to help battle fast-moving wildfires in Texas. In the past week, the fires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

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Wildfires Burn More Than 1,000 Homes in Texas, California [VIDEO]

Dozens of wildfires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Texas and California in the past week.

Fueled by drought conditions and wind gusts from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, the massive Bastrop County Complex fire east of Austin is the most destructive fire of the year, Texas Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd said. Despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters, the blaze has grown to 30,000 acres and is still uncontained.

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Fireworks Issue Not An Issue…So Far

I really expected this past weekend to be more eventful.  I'm glad it was not.  I really did expect someone to fire off a rocket and burn half the town to ground.  Why?  Because, in most cases, I would

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