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Fashion Exec's Charred House Torn Down

Father who died had just landed job as Saks' Santa Claus

(Newser) - Survivors are trying to pick up the pieces after the furious blaze that engulfed a $1.7 million-dollar Connecticut home yesterday, killing the parents and children of fashion marketing executive Madonna Badger, the New York Post reports. Her father, Lomer Johnson, had just landed his dream holiday-season job—one befitting... More »

300 Homes Go Up in Texas Fire

Mom, child killed in separate blaze in tinderbox state

(Newser) - A mother and child have been killed in a blaze near Dallas, while another "catastrophic" Texas wildfire has destroyed 300 homes and sent thousands of residents near Austin fleeing for their lives. The 16-mile-long Austin fire has burned through 14,000 acres and is now threatening an additional 700... More »

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