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Napa Valley wineries menaced by wildfire, as second California blaze kills three

Sep 30 2020

CALISTOGA, Calif. Firefighters in Northern California on Tuesday struggled to make headway against two fast-moving, destructive wildfires, one threatening towns and wineries in Napa Valley and another that killed three people in the Cascade foothills closer to the Oregon border. | Video

Three die in Northern California wildfires, thousands evacuate

Sep 29 2020

Sept 29 Firefighters on Tuesday were battling two Northern California wildfires that have already killed three people, torched wineries and forced tens of thousands to evacuate, with hot, dry conditions expected to hamper efforts to control the blazes.

Northern California wildfires kill 3, force evacuation of thousands

Sep 29 2020

SANTA ROSA, Calif. A northern California wildfire raging in the foothills of the Cascade range has claimed three lives, officials said on Monday, as a separate blaze prompted mass evacuations and spread turmoil to the famed wine-producing regions of Napa and Sonoma counties. | Video

California wine country wildfire forces evacuation of hospital, hundreds of homes

Sep 28 2020

ST. HELENA, Calif. A wind-driven wildfire erupted on Sunday in the heart of northern California's Napa Valley wine country to spread across nearly 2,000 acres (809 hectares), forcing the evacuation of a hospital and hundreds of homes, authorities said. | Video

Swiftly spreading wildfire erupts in California's Napa Valley wine country

Sep 27 2020

ST. HELENA, Calif., Sept 27 A wind-driven wildfire erupted on Sunday in the heart of northern California's Napa Valley wine country and spread across more than 1,000 acres (404 hectares), forcing the evacuation of several communities and a hospital, authorities said.

Evacuees brave heat, pandemic to flee California's lightning-caused firestorms

Aug 21 2020

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. Tens of thousands of displaced Californians huddled under evacuation orders in the midst of a heat wave and a pandemic on Thursday as lightning-sparked firestorms raged through dry brush, grass and chaparral around San Francisco Bay.

Hundreds of Americans flown home from cruise ship, 14 with coronavirus

Feb 18 2020

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif./GENEVA More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States after two weeks under quarantine off Japan. | Video

Firefighters get brief respite from winds fanning California wildfires

Oct 28 2019

HEALDSBURG, Calif., Oct 28 Fierce winds fanning Californian wildfires are expected to abate on Monday, giving firefighters a chance to corral blazes that have scorched swaths of the picturesque wine country in the north and neighborhoods near Los Angeles in the south.

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Russian buildup at Ukraine border includes blood for wounded, U.S. officials say

A Russian troop buildup along its border with Ukraine includes supplies of blood https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/exclusive-russia-moves-blood-supplies-near-ukraine-adding-us-concern-officials-2022-01-28 for the wounded, three U.S. officials told Reuters, a detail reinforcing U.S. comments that Russia "clearly" now has the capability to move on its neighbour.