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Elderly Woman with MS Dies in Wildfire after Being Trapped in Her House – As More than 23,000 Flee Their Homes

Originally posted 09/15/2015 12:15AM

An elderly woman with multiple sclerosis, unable to walk on her own, was the first civilian casualty in the California wildfires that have claimed lives across the state and displaced more than 23,000 people.

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1 Dead, 4 Injured, 400 Homes Wiped Out in Massive California Wildfire

Originally posted 09/14/2015 10:40AM

One person is dead and more than 400 homes have been torched in one of California's fastest burning wildfires, multiple sources report.

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4 Firefighters Hurt Battling Massive Northern California Wildfire

4 Firefighters Hurt Battling Massive Northern California Wildfire

Originally posted 07/27/2015 11:25AM

Four firefighters were injured on Sunday while battling a two-square-mile blaze in Northern California that forced evacuations and burned thousands of acres of brush, reports say.

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Colorado Wildfires: Here's How to Help

President Obama to Visit Colorado Wildfires – Find Out How to Help

Originally posted 06/29/2012 11:55AM

President Obama has declared a state of disaster in Colorado, where wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands to evacuate.

The Waldo Canyon Fire, on the outskirts of Colorado Springs, is also responsible for the death of at least one person. A body was found inside a charred house late Thursday and another person from the same house is missing, according to CNN.com.

President Obama's declaration means that federal funding will be available for the state and local governments, as well as eligible nonprofit organizations.

The president plans to travel to Colorado Springs Friday afternoon to personally assess the damage, according to reports.

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