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73-year-old man dies in Beersheba house fire

Firefighters put out the fire and found a 73-year-old man unconscious, with extensive burns.

Nof Hagalil fire under control, arson suspected in other fires

While most fires are believed to have been caused due to extreme heat, officials in the Israeli security establishment raised concerns that some fires are the result of arson.

The Northern California fires affected an already disrupted Yom Kippur

“A very loud alert went off on all our phones,” said Kramer, senior associate rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, California, which had prerecorded the opening Yom Kippur service.

By MAYA MIRSKY/JTA , DAN PINE/JTA , GABE STUTMAN / JTA
01/10/2020
Napa Valley wineries menaced by wildfire, as California blaze kills 3

All three were civilians, and their deaths brought to 29 the number of people killed since mid-Aug in what now stands as the worst year on record for California wildfires in terms of acreage burned.

By REUTERS
30/09/2020
Fire bomb hits Iranian court where wrestler was sentenced to death

Entrance set ablaze to protest murder of wrestler Navid Afkari.

‘Who by fire?’ isn’t just a metaphor this year - analysis

This Rosh Hashanah we are wide awake, and now must each ask ourselves what we will do to put us on a collective path of blessing.

By RABBI JENNIE ROSENN/JTA
27/09/2020
Thousands of Oregon evacuees shelter from wildfires

One wildfire fatality has been confirmed in Washington state, where some 400 structures have been lost.

By REUTERS
16/09/2020
Dane Valentine, 28, and his wife Hansel, 24, inspect the remains of the burnt down property of their
'All gone:' Residents return to burned-out ruins of Oregon towns

"We knew that it was gone," Koa said, "But then you pull up, and the devastation of just every home, you think of every family and every situation and there are just no words."

By REUTERS
14/09/2020
Vehicles lie damaged in the aftermath of the Obenchain Fire in Eagle Point, Oregon, US, September 11
Facebook removes posts linking Oregon wildfires to activist groups

Facebook said the decision was "consistent with (Facebook's) past efforts to remove content that could lead to imminent harm given the possible risk to human life as the fires rage on."

By REUTERS
13/09/2020
Oregon wildfires force mass evacuations, shifting weather offers hope

Although at least five lives were known to have been lost in Oregon this week, Governor Kate Brown has warned the death toll could grow far higher.

By REUTERS
12/09/2020
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