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Firefighters from across U.S. battle Appalachian wildfires

Many of the nation’s largest active wildfires Thursday were burning in the southern Appalachian mountains, where a relentless drought has turned pine trees into torches and forced evacuations in dozens of communities.

Hot bulb hitting cardboard sparked massive N.Y. fire

More than 100 firefighters struggled to contain a massive blaze at a former Bethlehem Steel site that broke out early Wednesday when a hot light bulb fell onto cardboard inside a business, authorities said.

Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams to retire in January after 28 years at helm

The longest-serving fire chief in Spokane’s history will retire in January. Fire Chief Bobby Williams, who was named head of the Spokane Fire Department during Mayor Vicki McNeill’s administration, will step down after the new year. Assistant Chief Brian Schaeffer will serve as interim chief during a national search for Williams’ replacement.

Four teens face arson charges in destructive Hamilton, Montana, wildfire

A campfire that wasn’t completely extinguished caused a wildfire near Hamilton that burned over 13 square miles of forest land, destroyed 16 homes and 49 outbuildings and cost $11 million to fight, Ravalli County officials said in filing charges against four teens.