Liberia confirms 2nd Ebola death in resurgent outbreak

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, file photo health workers wash their hands after taking a  blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in a area were a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.  Deputy Health Minister and head of the Ebola response, Tolbert Nyenswah, told The Associated Press the woman in her early 20s who died on July 12 was linked to the 17-year-old boy who died last month.  (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh,File)

FILE – In this Tuesday, June 30, 2015, file photo health workers wash their hands after taking a blood specimen from a child to test for the Ebola virus in a area were a 17-year old boy died from the virus on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Deputy Health Minister and head of the Ebola response, Tolbert Nyenswah, told The Associated Press the woman in her early 20s who died on July 12 was linked to the 17-year-old boy who died last month. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh,File)

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Ebola crisis: Liberia and Sierra Leone blockades go up

A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola on the outskirts of Monrovia (6 August 2014)

A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola on the outskirts of Monrovia                            (6 August 2014).

Liberian soldiers have set up a blockade stopping people from western regions affected by the Ebola outbreak from entering the capital, Monrovia.

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Southern California brush fire forces evacuation of 200 homes

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April 20, 2013: A U.S. Forest Service firefighter, bottom left, turns to get out as flames roar up a mountainside in the early stages of a brush fire that started in the foothills of Monrovia, Calif. (AP)

Published April 21, 2013

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MONROVIA, Calif. –  Residents of about 200 were forced to evacuate Saturday after a brush fire erupted in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills east of Los Angeles, authorities said.The fire was sparked by a gardener working the backyard, said Jennifer McLain, a city spokeswoman. Flames spread to the hillside behind the residence, scorching 150 acres.

The fire was not immediately threatening homes, but authorities ordered evacuations as a precaution, fire Chief Chris Donovan told KABC-TV.

The blaze was 50 percent contained and residents were allowed to return home early Sunday.

Donovan said dry, thick brush and the hilly terrain were making the fire difficult to contain.

Helicopters dropped water and firefighters called in two fixed-wing aircraft.

“We got a lot of fire resources protecting homes, but we’re nowhere near out of the woods,” Donovan said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us.”

As the Monrovia fire burned, a four-acre brush fire ignited across town near Interstate 405, forcing the closure of southbound lanes for at least an hour.

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