Local Firefighters Return from California wildfires in time for Christmas
25 December, 2017, 17:31 | Author: Irene Delgado
"It's good to be home, back with our families, in time for Christmas", said Jerrod Spence, who served as a Battalion Chief for Washington Strike Team One's deployment to California's Thomas wildfire, which officially became the largest wildfire in California's history on Saturday.
That was 154 acres larger than California's previous fire record holder - the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County that killed 15 people. Easing winds and lower temperatures have allowed workers to contain over 65 percent of the fire, and almost all of the mandatory evacuations in Santa Barbara County and Ventura County have been lifted.
Cal Fire says the flames have burned through 1,063 buildings and is just 65 percent contained after starting on December 4th.
Conditions have improved in recent days, with cooler, more-humid winds lessening the threat to homes and other buildings, the AP reported.
State fire officials declared the Thomas fire, which overnight reached 273,400 acres, or about 427 square miles of coastal foothills and national forest scorched as the largest blaze.
The Labor Department's state unemployment report showed that in the past 12 months, 27 states have added payroll jobs. The state's annual employment growth was 2.7 percent, making for 91 consecutive months of annual growth.
Central observers had submitted a report after meeting state leaders and RSS leadership in Shimla earlier this week. Mr Thakur was also the minister of rural development and panchayati raj from 2007-2012.
John's Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave., will observe the fourth Sunday of Advent with services at 9:30 a.m. First English Lutheran Church , 701 Fairhurst St. - 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Dec. 24 and 6 p.m.
But the Times says several other participants told them they "did not recall" the President using those words. Trump was said to be angered by the rising number of immigrants in the USA despite his travel bans.
The Salvation Army in Springfield says $350,000 is still needed to meet this year's Tree of Lights campaign goal. The Salvation Army handed out Christmas gifts to families that signed up for the annual Angel Tree program.
According to reports, Lalu has been taken into judicial custody and will be sent to jail along with others convicted in the case. Judge Shivpal Singh would pronounce the sentence on January 3, the spokesman of Yadav's party, Manoj Jha, told reporters.
But it's largely shrugged off with smartphones - it doesn't help that the battery is not user replaceable. Geekbench reports that iOS 11.2.0 introduces similar throttling for low iPhone 7 low capacity batteries.
Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies. The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi had issued visas to Jadhav's mother and wife earlier in the week.
Though some restaurants and bars will remain open on Sunday, check restaurant hours before you head out for lunch or supper. Walmart: Normal store hours (check your location) on December 23, and closing 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve .
It's still unclear who would succeed Castro, who took power in 2008 and replaced late leader and brother Fidel Castro. Since then, Raul Castro said that there should be age limits for which an individual can serve in the government.
Major, among four soldiers killed in Pak firing along LoC
Sepoy Pargat Singh (30) belonged to Karnal district in Haryana and is survived by wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son, the Army said. Sources said after the incident, alert was sounded along the forward locations in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.