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September 20th, 2010
07:30 AM ET

Utah firefighters battling blaze

(CNN) – About 1,600 homes are directly in the path of a dangerous blaze, and officials in Herriman, Utah, say they're working ferociously to save them. Unified Fire Authority Chief Michael Jensen joined us on Monday's American Morning to explain how firefighters are actively trying to contain the blaze by creating fire breaks.


Filed under: Top Stories
September 20th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Bermuda dries out after Igor's visit; Newfoundland on alert

(CNN) – Bermuda was cleaning up and drying out Monday after taking a beating from Hurricane Igor, although the island appeared to be unscathed as far as serious damage.

Meanwhile, Igor was heading north and losing its tropical characteristics, becoming a northern Atlantic storm, said CNN meteorologist Rob Marciano. It's projected to stay off the U.S. coast, but is forecast to near the tip of Newfoundland, Canada, on Monday. A tropical storm watch was issued ahead of Igor's arrival.

However, Bermuda was not out of the woods yet. As of early Monday, tropical storm conditions were still being experienced on the island, and a tropical storm warning remained in effect.


Filed under: Top Stories • Weather
September 20th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

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Igor continues lashing Bermuda as hurricane moves away

(CNN) – Fierce winds continued to whip across Bermuda Monday morning, even as Hurricane Igor spun away from the island.

As of 1 a.m. ET, Igor's center was about 80 miles (125 kilometers) north-northwest of Bermuda and packed maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. Igor was moving north-northeast at about 16 mph (26 kph).

Igor is considered a very large hurricane, forecasters said - hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 90 miles (150 kilometers) from the center, and tropical storm-force winds spread outward up to 345 miles (555 kilometers).

The center of Igor reached its closest point to Bermuda - about 40 miles (65 km) west of the island - late Sunday night. FULL STORY

Utah wildfire forces evacuation of more than 1,000 homes

(CNN) – A wildfire apparently sparked by guardsmen practicing with a machine gun has forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes in Utah, authorities say.

More than 100 firefighters battled the fire in the Salt Lake County city of Herriman, Utah, late Sunday night, Herriman spokeswoman Nicole Martin said.

The fire broke out at the Utah National Guard base at Camp Williams about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Capt. Brad Taylor of the Unified Fire Authority in Salt Lake City, Utah, said.

Taylor told CNN affiliate KSTU that no injuries had been reported. FULL STORY

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