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Thursday, December 2, 2010

wildfires around the world

Not everyone is enjoying the colder and wetter weather here in the east.

As Many as 40 Killed in Israeli Wildfire

Smoke from a wildfire rises in the sky as seen from the northern Israeli community of Kiriyat Bialik, near Haifa. A massive forest fire that scorched part of northern Israel killed scores of people Thursday, officials said.

 Fort Carson brush fire 75 percent contained

Colorado Springs firefighters have a brush fire that has burned about 50 acres on the southern tip of Fort Carson overnight about 75 percent contained.

Firefighters Battling Brushfire in Brooks County TX

BROOKS COUNTY - Firefighters were struggling to get the upper hand on a massive brushfire burning north of Hidalgo County.

More than 1,500 acres have burned since the fire started Wednesday afternoon. It's taking firefighters from more than two dozen agencies to make sure nearby ranch and farm buildings are spared.

Crews tackle brush fire in New Tampa

A 15- to 20-acre brush fire in New Tampa is under control, a Tampa Fire Rescue official said.
The fire didn't threaten homes or injure anyone, said Capt. Bill Wade, a fire rescue spokesman.
The fire was at the dead end of Kennan Street off Cross Creek Boulevard in the Live Oak area of New Tampa, Wade said.
Along with Tampa Fire, the Pasco County Fire Department and the Florida Division of Forestry worked the brush fire

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