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Power shut off in some parts of California over wildfire fears

Sacramento - Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) purposefully shut off electricity to nearly 60,000 customers Sunday night, in fear that predicted wind speeds could fuel another wildfire in Northern California.

Low humidity and high winds fuel growth of California wildfires

Sacramento - Fire crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires Saturday braced for two days of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes.

Southwest and High Plains fire conditions 'extreme to historic'

Following widespread blowing dust and wildfire activity early this week in the Southwest and central and southern High Plains, a resurgence of strong winds at midweek will perpetuate the fire threat.

Winds pick up, fueling intensity of massive California wildfires

Los Angeles - A 70-year-old woman has become the first fire-related casualty as firefighters continue battling six massive wildfires across Southern California, with brutal Santa Ana winds expected to continue fanning the flames through Sunday.

Atmospheric river continues to batter Northern California

Sacramento - Northern California is continuing to reel from an atmospheric river event that has produced evacuation orders, water rescues and dangerous flooding and mudslides.

Evacuations ordered for wildfires in Alberta and British Columbia

A rapidly growing wildfire fed by high winds in north-western Alberta and a similar wildfire in north-eastern British Columbia means another difficult week for Canada's firefighters.

Watch scary plane landings under high winds at Madeira Airport

Madeiras - The video shows extreme landing tactics skilled pilots were forced to adopt over the weekend at the Madeira Airport due to threatening heavy crosswinds.

High winds bring destruction, inconvenience to Bay Area

San Francisco - High winds knocked over trees, blocked freeways and snarled transit around the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday as a mostly dry storm from the Pacific Northwest swept through the region and headed south.

King wildfire containment may be hampered by high winds

CalFire and USFS crews have made good progress on containing the King wildfire in Northern California last night, even though the fire grew 2,000 acres, from 87,5 92 acres to 89,574 acres. Containment has now reached 37 percent as of Tuesday.

Video of planes' amazing landings in cross-winds goes viral

High winds did not prevent planes landing at a German airport earlier in January, though it took some remarkable moves on the part of skilled pilots to land safely.

Two dead as localised floods and high winds batter Britain Special

Storms have battered most parts of Britain once again. Scotland experienced gusts up to 100mph and overnight rain and high winds brought down power lines and trees in the south.

Severe Storms Sweep Across The Midwest

Severe storms that killed eight in Oklahoma continue their move east into Ohio Valley as they race toward the East Coast.
 

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A large eucalyptus tree toppled onto a carport  damaging vehicles at 400 Ellwood Beach Dr in Goleta ...
A large eucalyptus tree toppled onto a carport, damaging vehicles at 400 Ellwood Beach Dr in Goleta, California. No one was injured.
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DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo  Calif.  on Tuesday  blockin...
DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo, Calif., on Tuesday, blocking traffic was blocked in both directions for nearly an hour.
California Highway Patrol
CBC News reports   Climate change is creating the perfect environment for fires to thrive.
CBC News reports, "Climate change is creating the perfect environment for fires to thrive."
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