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Anti-Gov't Recluse Leaves $7M ... in Gold

Was 'anti-government' hoarder

(Newser) - Neighbors didn't know much about Walter Samaszko Jr.—in fact, he had been dead for at least a month before the smell tipped people off to his demise. And when officials visited his house, they learned something else about him: He'd owned at least $7 million worth... More »

Winds May Stoke Tahoe Fire

Gusts spread blaze, threatening more homes and lives

(Newser) - The Lake Tahoe fire that's already destroyed 200 homes and forced some 2,000 people to flee could be refueled today by strong winds, the AP reports. Additional homes may be at risk, as well as the lives of firefighters. Yesterday, a gust forced firefighters to retreat from the line... More »

Wildfire Guts Homes Near Tahoe

1,000 evacuated, at least 165 structures destroyed

(Newser) - A rapidly spreading wildfire, just outside South Lake Tahoe in northern California, has  destroyed 165 structures and ravaged 2000 acres of heavily wooded land, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hundreds more buildings are threatened and nearly a thousand people have been evacuated from nearby communities. There are no injuries reported... More »

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