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a raging and rapidly spreading conflagration

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Complex fire has become the largest ever brush fire in California.
The two new major brush fires in California erupted within an hour of each other as temperatures in this drought-stricken part of the country touched 109 degrees.
At 5 p.m., medics were dispatched to the brush fire for a report of a patient with heat exposure.
California, Shawwal 03, 1436, July 19, 2015, SPA -- Dozens of children were among more than 300 people evacuated from campgrounds early on Saturday as firefighters battled brush fires burning in Southern California's drought-parched foothills, fire officials said, according to Reuters.
Typically the average fire size is an acre or less which speaks well of the abilities of DCR personnel and local departments in locating and extinguishing brush fires, the fire warden said.
The brush fires in the first congressional district of Albay started last Friday and have destroyed 2,093 hectares of coconut and other farms on Rapu-Rapu.
Brush fires began breaking out Thursday in the Jbeil towns of Mastita and Monsef.
Normally there are no hurricanes or brush fires; however, there was a small brush fire underway a few days ago which has since diminished."
Summary: Brush fires and strong dry winds caused a fire tornado in the Brazilian municipality of Aracatuba on Tuesday.
Elsewhere in Europe, Italian police are probing brush fires in Sicily to see if arson was involved.
The sheriff's office says the man put the neighborhood near Orange City in danger and forced the county to divert firefighters already battling huge brush fires. The man admit he set the skateboard ramps on fire in the middle of a dirt road on 17th Street, near Orange City, because he was fed up with kids playing on them so close to his home.
EVACUATIONS continued yesterday as deadly wind-driven brush fires threaten homes in Los Angeles.
Dunn, a 42-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York, describes firefighting strategies for the most common types of fire scenarios, including private dwellings, strip malls, row houses, restaurant kitchens, warehouses, grass and brush fires, and terrorist explosions.
SIZZLING temperatures in Greece, Italy and Romania brought power cuts and brush fires in a heatwave that has led to at least 31 deaths in south-east Europe in recent days.