Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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CALIF. WILDFIRE SPREADS

A Southern California wildfire carving a path to the sea grew to more than 15 square miles and crews prepared today for another bad day of gusting winds and searing weather.

The wind-whipped fire erupted Thursday in the Camarillo area, damaging 15 homes and a cluster of recreational vehicles in a parking lot. About 2,000 Ventura County homes remained threatened and evacuations remained in force although the fire line edged southwards toward Malibu. It was about 20 miles from the coastal enclave at daybreak.

The blaze was 10 percent contained but the work of more than 900 firefighters and deputies was just beginning, fire officials said.

MAN HELD IN FIRE THAT KILLED 4

SCHENECTADY, N.Y -- Authorities have charged an upstate New York man with starting the house fire that killed a father and three of his young children and left a fourth child in critical condition.

Schenectady police Lt. Mark McCracken said today 27-year-old Robert Butler of Saratoga Springs was arraigned in Schenectady City Court on a first-degree arson charge and was jailed without bail.

Lt. McCracken said Mr. Butler was known to the family. A motive was not immediately given.

BOSTON FUND HAS $28 MILLION

BOSTON -- The lawyer overseeing the Boston Marathon bombings victims' fund says the families of three people who died could each receive more than $1 million.

Kenneth Feinberg said he plans to unveil a tentative compensation proposal on Monday in advance of meetings with victims.

Mr. Feinberg, who oversaw the 9/11 compensation fund, said victims who lost more than one limb would receive a similar amount, while those who lost a single limb would probably receive close to $1 million each.

People who suffered other physical injuries would receive smaller amounts based on the extent of their injuries and the length of their hospital stay.

The One Fund had more than $28 million as of today.

FEMALE AIR FORCE TRAINER ADMITS SEX WITH STUDENT

SAN ANTONIO -- A female training instructor at a Texas Air Force base has been ordered to serve three months in jail after pleading guilty to having sex with a male student. …

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