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Wind-Driven Wildfires North of Los Angeles Claim Two Lives

Wind-Driven Wildfires North of Los Angeles Claim Two Lives

LOS ANGELES, California, October 13, 2008 (ENS) – Fanned by Santa Ana winds gusting to 70 miles per hour, a wildfire 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of suburban homes in Lopez and Kagel Canyons. The Marek fire has burned 4,726 acres of light brush with grass and chaparral since…

Midwest Powerless in Winter's Icy Grip

Midwest Powerless in Winter's Icy Grip

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – Hundreds of thousands of homes across the Midwest lost power overnight due to worsening weather conditions across the region. More than 90,000 Kansans woke up to cold, dark homes without power this morning, up from 25,000 last night. Ice storm warnings remain in effect for portions of…