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a storm in which violent winds are drawn into the column of hot air rising over a severely bombed area

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We are hearing reports of up to 1,100 homes claimed by the Southern California firestorms.
UP, UP, AND AWAY Tracking and monitoring the smoke plumes from natural wildfires provides researchers with a notion of how soot and other small particles from nuclear firestorms would spread throughout the atmosphere, as well as data about the storms' possible effects on climate.
A political firestorm that toasts the politicians responsible for these destructive poll ties is desperately needed to save the Golden State from being reduced to smoldering ruins.
The next day, the house was destroyed by the worst urban firestorm California had known: 3,000 homes and 1,600 square acres were destroyed.
Like a firestorm, it made a run up a long, steep hill.
Moviegoers can choose between two films about exploding volcanoes, Dante's Peak and Volcano; major summer releases include Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park sequel, The Lost World, and the waterlogged adventure flick The Flood; and next fall brings us Firestorm.
He kept the limited edition Raleigh Firestorm locked away in a shed for three years.
While much attention has understandably been focused on last week's firestorms, thousands of homeowners also reported damage to their property from severe Santa Ana wind conditions, said IINC Executive Director Candysse Miller.
Fire officials are worried that all the vegetation, fed by the rain this winter - and now drying out in early high temperatures - will increase the likelihood of serious firestorms.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- The GTE Foundation today announced it will donate $75,000 to the American Red Cross to help defray the enormous costs of providing assistance to victims of firestorms in Southern California.
SACRAMENTO - Alerted that budget cuts could increase the potential for deadly firestorms, Gov.
in an effort to inform communities on how best to protect their homes from firestorms like those that devastated parts of Southern California in 2003.
Cid Morgan, district ranger for Santa Clara-Mojave district, saw 37,000 acres of the land in her jurisdiction burn in wildfires in July, firestorms that had experts worried conditions would be much worse by September and October, the normal height of the brush fire season.
The organization, which compiles and analyzes insurance statistics, projects that insured losses from the firestorms will ultimately total $2.