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Combustion (kəmˈbʌs.tʃən) or burning is the sequence of exothermic chemical reactions between a fuel and an oxidant accompanied by the production of heat and conversion of chemical species. The release of heat can result in the production of light in the form of either glowing or a flame.

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Crews battle California wildfires

Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed while another Northern California blaze east of Sacramento was threatening more than 2,000 homes as it burned out of control, officials said.

The new figures from Weed brought a marked increase from the initial estimate that a total of 150 structures had been destroyed or damaged in the blaze that began Monday and rapidly swept across the town. Four firefighters lost their homes.

In the fire east of Sacramento, a total of 2,500 firefighters were now taking on the blaze that was threatening 2,003 homes and another 1,505 smaller structures, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. (AP)

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California wildfire shows explosive growth
FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press, apnewsarchive.com
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that has forced nearly 2,800 people from their homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.The fire ea…

California wildfire shows explosive growth
FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press, apnewsarchive.com

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that has forced nearly 2,800 people from their homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.

The fire ea…

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4 weeks ago
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ff8ems56:

Turn up the heat 



Special thanks goes out to Carl for getting this picture.

ff8ems56:

Turn up the heat

Special thanks goes out to Carl for getting this picture.

1 month ago
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guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.

Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters

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aljazeeraamerica:

Photos: Fires rage in Northern California

FULL GALLERY

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atlanticinfocus:

From California’s King Fire, one of 25 photos. A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California, on September 16, 2014. The fire led officials to call on about 2,000 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze. It has charred more than 70,000 acres and is currently listed as 5 percent contained. (Reuters/Noah Berger)

atlanticinfocus:

From California’s King Fire, one of 25 photos. A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California, on September 16, 2014. The fire led officials to call on about 2,000 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze. It has charred more than 70,000 acres and is currently listed as 5 percent contained. (Reuters/Noah Berger)

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ajtechknow:

This week on “TechKnow,” we go inside a wildfire with a team of U.S. Forest Service scientists who are working to make conditions safer for fire fighters battling blazes. 

Watch Saturday night on aljazeeraamerica at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT and go to our site for more. 

4 weeks ago
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ckck:

Bass Lake, California, during a recent wildfire.
Photograph by Darvin Atkeson.

ckck:

Bass Lake, California, during a recent wildfire.

Photograph by Darvin Atkeson.

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zainisaari:

CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTER
A firefighter battling the King Fire sprays water on a backfire in Fresh Pond on September 17, 2014. Reuters/Noah Berger 

zainisaari:

CALIFORNIA FIREFIGHTER

A firefighter battling the King Fire sprays water on a backfire in Fresh Pond on September 17, 2014.
Reuters/Noah Berger 

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technikfabrik:

Structure Fire - Mabury Road

technikfabrik:

Structure Fire - Mabury Road

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