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Evan F. Sisley/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Federal investigators say they have no reason to believe that a series of church fires in the South were racially motivated or related, according to a statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The fires came amid heightened tensions caused by the racially charged massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina church that left nine people, including a pastor, dead and an uproar over the Confederate flag flying at the South Carolina statehouse.

On their Facebook page, the ATF said that it has special agents and certified fire investigators at the five different scenes: Greater Miracle Temple Apostolic Holiness Church, Tallahassee, FL, Fruitland Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN, Glover Grove Baptist Church, SC, Briar Creek Road Baptist Church, SC and God’s Power Church of Christ, Macon, GA.

"We are in the early stages of these investigations, but at this time we have no reason to believe these fires are racially motivated or related," the statement said of the fires, which have occurred in the past nine days.

At the end of the post, they included a picture of a church fire that occurred in January, but they did not include any details about the location of that particular fire.

At least two of the five churches highlighted by the FBI -- Briar Creek Road and God’s Power Church of Christ -- have already been ruled arson.

The cause for the other three remains under investigation.

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Authorities in upstate New York spent three weeks searching for escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat. Jon Chodat(MALONE, N.Y.) -- Escaped prisoner David Sweat told investigators he was almost discovered twice during the three weeks authorities were searching the woods of upstate New York for him and fellow inmate Richard Matt -- including one time that police walked right by him as he hid in a hunting tree stand, officials said.

In the first close-call, Sweat told investigators both he and Matt were hiding near a cabin when three people came to check on it, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told ABC News Tuesday.

The people were discussing whether they should stay at the cabin or leave and Sweat said he and Matt were close enough to hear their conversation, Wylie said.

Sweat told the investigators he and Matt stayed hidden until the three people left, according to the DA.

The second instance happened within the past week, after Sweat and Matt separated, Sweat allegedly told investigators.

Sweat claimed he was hiding in a hunting tree stand when an officer walked past him, Wylie said.

Investigators were interviewing Sweat to better understand how the men escaped June 6 from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, and how they were able to avoid police for so long.

Sources briefed on the matter told ABC News Tuesday that interviews with Sweat have concluded for now.

According to Wylie, Sweat was advised of his Miranda rights. "He knows he has a right to an attorney, he knows he doesn't have to talk to authorities," he said. It was not clear if Sweat has a lawyer.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sweat split up from Matt days before their captures, because he felt like "Matt was slowing him down."

Sweat is recovering at Albany Medical Center after he was apprehended, shot and wounded Sunday in the area of Constable, New York, about 1.5 miles south of the Canadian border.

His condition was listed as fair Tuesday. He is expected to remain at the hospital "for at least a few days" before he is moved to a maximum-security prison, sources said.

Matt, meanwhile, was shot and killed Friday in Elephant's Head, New York, about 16 miles south of where Sweat was found, police said.

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images(DANNEMORA, N.Y.) — Twelve Clinton Correctional Facility employees, including the superintendent, were placed on administrative leave as a part of the ongoing review into the escape of two inmates from its maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York.

Three members of the Clinton Correctional Facility's Executive Team and nine security staff employees are on administrative leave, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said in a statement Tuesday.

The three executives placed on leave are Superintendent Steven Racette, Deputy Superintendent for Security Stephen Brown and First Deputy Superintendent Donald Quinn, a source briefed on the matter confirmed to ABC News.

James O'Gorman, the state's assistant commissioner for Correctional Facilities, will oversee the prison as a "new leadership team transitions this week," the statement said.

The review and investigations are ongoing, the statement said.

The manhunt for the two prisoners, David Sweat and Richard Matt, began June 6, when the men, both convicted murderers, broke out of their cells and escaped from the facility.

Matt was shot and killed by authorities Friday in Elephant's Head, New York.

Sweat was shot and wounded by police Sunday near Constable, New York, and is in serious condition at Albany Medical Center.

Two prison employees have been charged in connection with the escape.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Homeowners forced to evacuate recently because of a rapidly moving wildfire in Washington state returned Tuesday to find that the blaze had burned so hot that few of their belongings remained or were even recognizable.

"[It] looks like a war zone," Diane Reed told ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV. "I've never seen anything like it ... To just sit back and think, I don't even have a fork or a plate or clothing -- just your basic things that we all take for granted. It's just gone."

The grass fire started Sunday on a remote hillside outside of Wenatchee, Washington.

Fueled by triple-digit temperatures -- Wenatchee had a record high of 109 on Sunday -- as well as strong winds, the blaze exploded, making its way quickly into residential and commercial areas, outpacing firefighting teams. Thousands of residents were told to leave their homes as firefighting teams went door-to-door.

Rainfall provided some relief Monday but in the end, at least 24 homes were reportedly burned to the ground and four businesses were destroyed. Nearly 3,000 acres were scorched.

Vern and Julie Smith said they barely had time to react to evacuation orders before the fires reached their property. Their home was lost to the blaze Monday.

"You grab your family, kids and our animals," Julie Smith told KOMO-TV. "We stayed with friends across the Wenatchee River and watched this area burn all night."

Julie Smith said, though, that not all was lost.

"What made our house a home was our love and what we've done together," she said.

On Tuesday, a scorched hillside remained as well as the some of the hoses left behind by firefighters.

Wenatchee, a town with a population of 30,000, suffered a double whammy. As fire ripped through neighborhoods and burning embers ignited several large businesses downtown, nearly half the city was ordered to shelter in place after an industrial fire and ammonia leak released a dangerous smoke plume.

Strike teams continued to pounce on hotspots Tuesday around the city but many residents said they worried that the worst may not be behind them.

"I think the worst is over, but you have to be vigilant," one resident said.

No residents were injured in the wildfire. Fire officials were still investigating the cause.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Trampoline parks are increasingly popular, with scores of them springing up across the country in recent years, but the industry’s rise has been met with concerns from safety advocates.

Trampoline parks -- venues featuring fixtures that allow you to jump and bounce -- initially appeared during the 1960s, a fad that re-emerged in recent years as the economy improved and people pursued alternative sporting options. While only a handful of parks existed in 2009, at least 345 were in operation at the close of last year, according to the International Association of Trampoline Parks, or IATP.

Nearly 100,000 trampoline-related injuries occur each year: 83,665 in 2013 and 94,900 in 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Additionally, 22 trampoline-related deaths occurred between 2000 and 2009, according to the CPSC.

Courtney Cleveland, who was injured at a trampoline park, fractured part of her spine and was told it could have been much worse.

“You’re very lucky,” the Virginia mom said the doctor told her. “If you fractured C-7 [vertebrae], you could be paralyzed in the foam pit.”

Most jump parks require visitors to sign liability waivers acknowledging the risks, including serious injury and death. But there are no federal regulations for trampoline parks, and only two states, Arizona and Michigan, have specific safety laws on the books.

Tom Paper, president of the trampoline safety advocacy group Think Before You Bounce, wants to see more regulation of the parks.

“There is a dangerous situation out there for consumers,” Paper said. “We’ve proven it with data, and yet nothing is happening.”

The indoor jump park industry argues that there is risk involved in every sport and physical activity.

For now, the industry is regulating itself, with many parks following voluntary safety guidelines, said Jeff Platt, chairman of the International Association of Trampoline Parks.

“The indoor trampoline park industry is really proactive in working together in a collective group to write a set of standards, as well as being proactive with legislators,” Platt said.

Think Before You Bounce suggests that people who visit trampoline parks follow these guidelines:

  • No more than one person on a trampoline at the same time
  • Keep small and large jumpers on different trampoline courts
  • Never allow children age 6 or younger on a trampoline

Many trampoline-related injuries are caused by collisions involving multiple people being on a trampoline at the same time, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Authorities also note somersaults and stunts as a risk, because people can be injured or paralyzed if they land improperly on their head or neck.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A former member of the University of Virginia men’s swimming team filed a lawsuit against five teammates, claiming he feared for his life because their hazing was so extreme.

Anthony Marcantonio, 19, left the team over what he claims was horrific hazing.

“Systemic, threatening, degrading, humiliating and violent hazing” by upperclassmen cost him his swim career at the university, according to Marcantonio’s lawsuit, which was filed June 22 in federal court in Charlottesville.

The suit claims the upperclassmen berated and assaulted Marcantonio and other new team members in August 2014, during a period known as “Welcome Week.” One of the new team members allegedly sustained an eye injury during the activities, and allegedly told by one of the upperclassmen to lie if questioned about the injury, according to the lawsuit.

“They threatened him with sexual violence of a very awful variety,” attorney John Markham said. “They were locked into a bathroom and told to drink vast quantities of alcohol. They were imprisoned in the bathroom.”

The team’s head coach, Auggie Busch, questioned Marcantonio after learning of the alleged hazing, according to the lawsuit, but the documents allege that when teammates found out, they saw Marcantonio as “a rat,” and “from that time forward, [the] plaintiff’s swim career at UVA was ruined.”

After the alleged hazing was reported, UVA suspended the upper classmen for the rest of the semester, and none of them ever rejoined the team, with two transferring to different schools, according to the university.

One of the parents of the upperclassmen told ABC News on behalf of all the defendants that they have not yet been served so they can’t comment on the suit.

“These issues are not new,” the parent, requesting anonymity, said. “They were internally investigated by the University of Virginia and handled appropriately.”

The university told ABC News in a statement that it investigated the allegations and “took prompt action to provide support service to the affected students.”

The lawsuit is seeking damages of more than $75,000, but the exact amount has not been disclosed. Marcantonio’s attorney says the suit is intended to prevent hazing and ensure student-athletes never have to live in fear.

Marcantonio has since transferred to Northwestern University and joined the men’s swimming team there.

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New York State Police(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat listened to reports about their manhunt on a radio and also had marijuana during their weeks on the run, Sweat told authorities in a lengthy interview, a state police source told ABC News.

Sweat is recovering at Albany Medical Center after he was shot and wounded Sunday in the area of Constable, New York, about 1.5 miles south of the Canadian border. Matt, meanwhile, was shot and killed Friday in Elephant’s Head in upstate New York, police said.

Investigators have been interviewing Sweat to better understand how the men escaped June 6 from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, and how they were able to avoid capture for so long. His condition has been upgraded to “fair.”

More than 1,000 officers were involved in the search for the prisoners.

The two men split up last week, after Sweat believed “Matt was slowing him down,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Matt later spent some time in a previously unknown camper in Franklin County, an official confirmed Monday.

Jon Chodat, who lives just down the road, told ABC News the camper that sheltered Matt, 48, from the elements has probably been there since 1997, and has likely been abandoned for many years.

"He was the only one that was here," Chodat said of Matt. "Because Sweat took off the other way."

Cuomo called the escape "an extraordinary situation in many ways."

"If you were writing a movie plot, they would say this was overdone," he said to reporters Sunday evening.

Sweat had been serving life without parole in the killing of a sheriff's deputy, and Matt had been serving 25 years to life for the killing of his former boss.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A man who was exonerated after spending nearly 30 years on death row in Louisiana died just over a year after his release.

Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 65.

Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in 1984 but was exonerated in March 2014.

Ford would have still been on death row if not for a confidential informant who told police in 2013 that someone else confessed to him about the murder that Ford was accused of committing.

Lawyer and friend William Most told ABC News Ford was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer several months after being released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Most said that it quickly progressed to stage 4 and spread to his bones.

"He was a really inspirational person and ... I'd even heard that he inspired people that had no connection to him," Most told ABC News.

Ford was featured on ABC News’ Nightline in April and agreed to meet with the prosecutor who put him behind bars, who wrote an open apology letter after Ford was exonerated. But Ford said at the time that he was unable to forgive him.

When he left prison in 2014, Most said Ford, then 64, only had $20 to his name. He had been living in a home provided by Resurrection after Exoneration, a group dedicated to helping prison exonerees.

Ford was involved in three lawsuits at the time of his death, two federal suits for which Most was representing him and one state suit. The federal suits were for compensation for his wrongful imprisonment and inadequate health treatment, and the state suit was a separate compensation suit.

Though he never married, the suit will continue and his children could stand to benefit from any rewards from the court, Most said.

Ford had several children, many of whom live in California, and more than 10 grandchildren at the time of his death. Most said Ford was able to visit California since being released from prison and one of his sons came to Louisiana to see him before he died.

Though they were located in the same prison and overlapped by several decades, Ford was not a member of the Angola Three, a group of three prisoners who were put in solitary confinement ranging from 29 to 43 years.

Ford spent 29 years, three months and five days in solitary confinement in the prison, Most said in a news release confirming Ford's death.

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iStock/Thinkstock(MANKATO, Minn.) — A boy around six years of age hopped into a medevac helicopter that was on display at a Minnesota air show on Monday, and managed to get it started, causing a panic and two minor injuries.  

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the enthusiastic attendee of the Minnesota Air Spectacular at the Mankato Regional Airport jumped into the Mayo Clinic's unoccupied Eurocopter EC145, and accidentally started the helo's rotors.

The resulting prop wash toppled a fabric sun shade into spectators, leading to two minor injuries, as a crew member jumped into the craft to shut it down and get the child out.

Eyewitness Agro Gushwa, a ticket taker at the show, shot the scene with his cellphone. He told the paper that once the pint-sized pilot was taken out of the helicopter, he was, "crying really bad," and, "ran to his father, who gave him a hug and told him it was OK..."

Air show Director Mark Knoff tell the paper that a Federal Aviation Administration official who was on hand to monitor the air show was informed about the "unfortunate incident," and a federal investigation is underway as to how the potentially deadly situation could have happened.  

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Three Apponequet Regional High School students, Mollykate Rodenbush, Brittany Tainsh, and Michaela Arguin (from left), received a handwritten reply from Whitey Bulger after writing to him for a history contest on leadership. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)(BOSTON) -- When three Massachusetts high school students wrote to notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, they didn't expect a response, let alone an in-depth letter in which he told them his life "was wasted."

Mollykate Rodenbush, Brittany Tainsh and Michaela Arguin, now rising seniors at Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts, selected Bulger as the topic of their website for the National History Day competition earlier this year.

The theme was leadership and legacy, and the group wanted to "choose a theme that's going to stand out and stick with the judges," Mollykate, 17, told ABC News Monday. A few teachers recommended they look at a local figure, like Bulger, who has a decades-long criminal history in Massachusetts.

Bulger was convicted of murdering 11 people, extortion, money laundering and weapons charges in 2013, after a trial that came nearly twenty years after he went on the run after being tipped off to a pending federal indictment by a corrupt FBI agent. Police found cash secreted in the walls of Bulger's Santa Monica hideout, where he and his longtime companion spent 14 years living a life on the lam.

Bulger was second only to Osama Bin Laden on the FBI's Most Wanted List.

He's now in federal prison in Florida.

"We were trying to think out of the box. Take an unconventional route and do something no one else does," Mollykate said, citing George Washington and President Obama as popular choices. Instead, they wanted to "showcase someone that's a terrible person, she said, and "show that his heinous crimes ... his infamous and notorious reputation has impacted our society and the legal system."

"We tied Whitey Bulger into the leadership and legacy theme by showing him as the leader of organized crime," Mollykate said.

So the students decided to go right to the source. Mollykate said they were all on the same page about reaching out to Bulger himself for comment on his legacy.

"We didn't think there would be a consequence," she said. "The worst thing would be [if] he wouldn't reply. ... [I] definitely wasn't expecting a return from him at all."

The students contacted Bulger in February, Mollykate said, and within days, Bulger wrote a response.

The letter reads:

"I'm sorry but I can't help you with your school project -- There are many people more deserving of your time and interests. I'm a myth created by the media to help them generate Revenue and to hurt a relation because they didn't appreciate his independence and daring to support an agenda they opposed.

May I suggest you and Molly create a website about the heroic service men of Mass. that are patients in, for instance, Walter Reed Veteran Hospital -- good men isolated from society due to war wounds -- life for some in pain and loneliness -- hearing from school girls that care would do wonders for their morale recovery.

Don't waste your time on such as I -- we are society's lower, best forgotten, not looked to for advice on 'Leadership'. I'm a 9th grade dropout from school and took the wrong road -- my brother 5 years younger applied himself in school and worked hard and spent 40 years in Mass State House and retired and was the President of Mass Senate in State House for second term and President of U. Mass after Retirement. Had 9 children all college graduates 4 lawyers among them. A Better Man than I.

My life was wasted and spent foolishly, brought shame suffering on my parents and siblings and will end soon -- Advice is a cheap commodity some seek it from me about crime -- I know only one thing for sure -- If you want to make crime pay -- 'Go to Law School.'"

The letter was "very shocking," Michaela, 17, told ABC News Monday, and "a lot different than what we expected it to be."

"We were expecting a lot more arrogance," said Brittany, 17. "And not really [him] acknowledging his wrongdoings throughout his life."

Brittany said she was surprised to "hear him almost say sorry about hurting his family."

Michaela added, "We just wanted to find out what he thought his legacy and voice was. And even though he didn't answer that directly, he helped us more than we could ever imagine."

While the girls did not place at the state competition, they won two special awards for best use of primary sources and best project on Massachusetts history, Mollykate said.

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New York State Police(NEW YORK) -- Prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat had originally planned to flee to Mexico before the two split up last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview Monday.

Investigators have already started getting important information from captured inmate Sweat, who is now undergoing treatment at Albany Medical Center, Cuomo said.

“The plan was to head to Mexico, which would have been aided by Joyce Mitchell's vehicle," Cuomo said. "They would get the car and then drive to Mexico.”

Two employees at the prison, including Mitchell, a tailor shop employee, have been charged in connection with the escape.

"When Mitchell doesn’t show up, the Mexico plan gets foiled and they head north to Canada," Cuomo said.

The governor also said Sweat split up from Matt five days ago because he felt like "Matt was slowing him down."

Mitchell was charged with providing hacksaw blades and tools to the men through frozen hamburger meat. She pleaded not guilty to the felony and misdemeanor charges.

Mitchell's lawyer, Steve Johnston, said in a statement Monday, "I just spoke with Joyce and she is ecstatic both that the manhunt has ended and also that it appears no harm came to any other person."

New York State Police said Monday that the shooting of David Sweat was under review. While Sweat was unarmed at the time, he was fleeing in violation of an officer's order.

It was not clear when the review would be completed.

An official briefed on the search for Sweat and Matt told ABC News on Monday that the prison escape exposed possible heroin trafficking within the Clinton Correctional Facility. That is now part of the overall investigation by both state and federal authorities.

The official also said that the drug dealing may have involved both inmates and corrections officers.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- During escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat's three weeks on the run in upstate New York, Matt spent some time in a previously unknown camper in Franklin County, an official confirmed.

While the dark, rusty camper is hidden in the woods by deep brush, it's also right off a main road, Route 30.

Jon Chodat, who lives just down the road, told ABC News the camper that sheltered Matt, 48, from the elements has probably been there since 1997, and has likely been abandoned for many years.

"He was the only one that was here," Chodat said of Matt. "Because Sweat took off the other way."

Chodat added, "It's amazing he found it though; he must have just stumbled [onto it] because that’s what happens in these woods; there’s all these little camps and things that are remote and not used."

Chodat said he believes Matt was shot just down the hill from the camper.

"There's sort of a staging area that's all trampled down and it looks like quite a few people were down there," he explained.

"The helicopter landed just over here to pick up his body on the other side of my site, actually," Chodat added.

Police have collected a lot of evidence from the camper, Chodat said.

As well as evidence from the camper, investigators are getting information from captured inmate Sweat, 34, as they learn more about how the men survived over the course of the manhunt. Here are a few items the prisoners were believed to be in possession of during their escape:


Bob Willett, a cabin owner in the search area, called authorities after noticing a bottle of rum missing from his cabin. Willett also noticed a bottle of gin had been spilled, he told ABC News.


Two pairs of boots and binoculars were also among the missing items from Willett's cabin.

“All we knew is that somebody was in the camp and we didn’t know who it was, so we decided we better call [police] and they came right up,” Willett said.


When Matt was shot and killed by authorities Friday afternoon, he was armed with a 20-gauge shotgun, police said.


Matt and Sweat may have been using picnic-style pepper shakers to throw their scent off the dogs tracking them, New York State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico told reporters Sunday evening.

If Matt and Sweat used pepper shakers, they worked, because dogs did have a hard time tracking them, D'Amico said.


Sweat may have been subsisting on Pop-Tarts during his three weeks as a fugitive. When authorities shot and apprehended Sweat Sunday afternoon, he was found with a backpack of supplies, including the toaster pastries, maps, bug repellent, wipes and tools, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Cuomo did not specify what tools Sweat had.

It's unknown whether Sweat took the supplies from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, from which he and Matt escaped on June 6, or during his time on the run.

On Friday, Matt was shot and killed in Elephant's Head, New York, police said.

Sweat was spotted by an officer Sunday on a road near Route 30. When he tried to flee, an officer shot him twice in the torso. He is in a hospital Monday in Albany, New York.

More than 1,000 corrections officers and law enforcement officers were involved in the three-week search for the prisoners.

Cuomo called the escape "an extraordinary situation in many ways."

"If you were writing a movie plot, they would say this was overdone," he said to reporters Sunday evening.

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ruig/iStock/Thinkstock(WENATCHEE, Wash.) -- A fast-moving wildfire in Washington state has left nearly 3,000 acres scorched and forced thousands of residents from their homes.

The grass fire started Sunday on a remote hillside outside of Wenatchee, Washington. Fueled by triple-digit temperatures -- Wenatchee had a record high of 109 Sunday -- as well as strong winds, the blaze made its way quickly into residential and commercial areas outpacing firefighting teams.

So far, more than 24 homes have been destroyed.

"We've got hundreds of homes under evacuation notices," Rich Magnussen of the Chelan County Emergency Management Office told ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV.

Fire officials overnight declared a Level 3 evacuation, going door-to-door telling residents to leave.

"I thought I'd get there and it'd be like, smoky," resident Christie Adams said. "Our backyard was on fire."

In Wenatchee, burning embers from the so-called Sleepy Hollow Fire helped set local downtown businesses ablaze. At one wholesale plant, flames mixed with propane tanks creating dangerous explosions.

Fire officials said the combination of rain on Monday morning with dying winds had helped tame the fires in the hills. The fires in the downtown and residential areas remained active. An industrial fire in downtown Wenatchee continued to shoot thick, black smoke as officials issued an ammonia leak, warning residents to shelter in place.

A red-flag warning remained in effect till 8 p.m. today, though the fires on the hills appeared to be out.

Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and another two, for heat-related issues. One firefighter had to be sent to a hospital.

The cause of the fire was still unknown.

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Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Baltimore Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office on Monday announced that they had obtained an arrest warrant for the individual accused of burning down a CVS Pharmacy during April protests following the death of Freddie Gray.

Raymon Carter, 24, is wanted in connection with the arson, the ATF said. The bureau is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to his capture and apprehension.

Carter is described as being about 5-feet-5 inches tall and 180 pounds.

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Boy Scouts troops make an apperance in the 40th annual Seattle Pride Parade on June 29, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic)(SEATTLE) -- A woman was knocked out when a drone struck her in the head during the pride parade in Seattle Sunday, officials said.

The 25-year-old woman was standing in the parade route when she was hit by the 18 square inch drone, according to the city's website.

An off-duty firefighter helped treat the woman, whose boyfriend caught her when she fell, at the scene, the statement said.

The extent of her injuries from the drone, which weighed about 2 pounds and was estimated to cost $1,200, was not immediately known.

Police were looking to speak to an unshaven man in his 20s wearing sunglasses a baseball cap and cut-off pants. The information was based on photographs provided by the victim's friends.

According to the city, he also had a tattoo of a woman.

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