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Thousands told to leave homes in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Thousands of people are being told to leave their homes because of a wildfire burning in thick forest near some rural communities in far northern California.
The fire began at midday yesterday. It's destroyed four homes and consumed nearly 11 square miles. Fire officials say about 3,500 homes are threatened -- including a "good majority" that are under immediate threat. Many are in the path of the fire.
Meanwhile, in Washington state, better weather conditions over the weekend have helped firefighters gain ground on the fire that has scorched dozens of homes east of the Cascades.
A spokesman for the firefighting effort says the lightning strikes that had been feared haven't materialized.
Firefighters have also made progress at a wildfire near Grand Coulee Dam that burned about 17 square miles.
Hundreds of homes in Idaho are under a mandatory evacuation order. They're in an area of recreation getaways about 100 miles northeast of Boise. They're in the path of a 130-square-mile wildfire that's been burning for two weeks.
New fire forces evacuations in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fire officials say that a wildfire in California is threatening small communities in the far northern part of the state.
The fire, which started Saturday, has destroyed four homes and consumed nearly 11 square miles as it burns near the towns of Minton, Shingleton, and Viola.
State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says 3,500 homes spread out across a rural area along the border of Tehama and Shasta counties are threatened. The fire is burning in a rugged area of thick forests about 170 miles north of Sacramento.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but officials say it started after a series of lightning strikes in the area.
Posted: Sunday, August 19 2012, 02:41 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Hospitals treat more than 200 after Okla. tornado
May 21, 2013 17:11 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including over 70 children, since a tornado ripped through an Oklahoma City suburb.
Dozens of patients remained hospitalized Tuesday following Monday's tornado.
Spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) says Integris Southwest Medical Center has seen 90 patients, including five children who have been released. About 20 people remain hospitalized there.
OU Medical Center spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says his hospital has treated 89 people, including 59 children. Sixteen patients, including 10 kids, remain hospitalized Tuesday. He said four other adults were treated after Sunday's storms and also remained hospitalized.
St. Anthony Hospital spokeswoman Sandra Payne says her hospital and two regional facilities have seen 36 patients, including 14 children. Three children were transferred elsewhere. All other patients there were being released.
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