Massive smoke cloud from Willamette NF wildfire

After a fairly calm few weeks on the wildfire front for Central Oregon, thousands of residents were alarmed to see a massive cloud of smoke blowing into the region late Wednesday -- but as it turns out, it was from the Deception Fire burning fiercely about 70 miles to the southwest on the Willamette National Forest.

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On this day: February 1

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST January 31, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST January 31, 2013 

The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

OTD February 1 - Mayon Volcano
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1814: Mayon Volcano in the Philippines erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano. The volcano belched ash and rock that eventually buried the town of Cagsawa. This church tower is what remains of the Cagsawa Church, which was buried by the eruption.

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