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Fears grow over danger of flooding around the UK as inquiry is shelved

Fast-moving wildfire near Big Sur spreads as more people are evacuated

A helicopter flies in to make a water drop while fighting a wildfire on a ridge above Rancho San Carlos in Carmel Valley, California, on Saturday. Photograph: David Royal/AP

A helicopter flies in to make a water drop while fighting a wildfire on a ridge above Rancho San Carlos in Carmel Valley, California, on Saturday. Photograph: David Royal/AP

Crews continued on Sunday to battle a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes, as another one broke out in Fresno County and quickly spread, prompting the evacuation of 300 homes near dry, rolling hills.  The fatal blaze north of Big Sur grew overnight to 59 square miles, the California department of forestry and fire protection said. The wildfire has destroyed 57 homes and 11 outbuildings and is threatening 2,000 more structures. It was 15% contained Sunday morning…

 

Fears grow over danger of flooding around the UK as inquiry is shelved

On Boxing Day last year, Colette Jones was warned by neighbours that flood water was pouring across parkland near her house in Bury, Greater Manchester. The river Irwell had burst its banks as torrential rain swept the area. Within an hour, her house and hundreds of others nearby were inundated. Colette and her husband, Graham, had to struggle through water up to chest height to reach safety…

 

 

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