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Brush That Last Burned in 1929 Is Fueling Calif. Fire

3K evacuated in Powerhouse blaze

(Newser) - A California wildfire has burned some 35 square miles north of Los Angeles and prompted evacuation orders for almost 3,000 people. Part of its fuel: "extremely old and dry" brush that last burned in 1929, a US Forest Service official explained yesterday, per the AP . Some 2,100... More »

1K Evacuated as Wildfires Threaten NM, Calif.

Season off to an early start in West

(Newser) - Firefighting teams in California and New Mexico are battling early season wildfires that have blackened thousands of acres and threatened homes and buildings, spurring numerous evacuations. Residents of more than 1,000 homes were ordered to leave as erratic winds pushed a wildfire closer to two foothill communities, where officials... More »

Treasure-Hunting Woman Gets Lost in Cold Forest

Author's 'emeralds, diamonds, and rubies' drew her to NM

(Newser) - Police rescued a treasure-hunting Texas woman this weekend who was lost in the mountains of New Mexico in below-freezing temperatures, ABC News reports. Chanon Thompson, 33, had come in search of treasure that an author says he buried in the Santa Fe National Forest. Thompson's boyfriend reported her missing... More »

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