5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: John Bryson

Wildfires Burn out of Control in West

Wildfires burning in the west have now claimed at least one life. Officials in Colorado say they've found remains of a woman who had been reported missing. They say the woman's home received two emergency notifications and that a firefighter who tried to get to her home to warn her was forced out by flames.

Commerce Secretary Taking Medical Leave

U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson has told President Obama that he will be taking a medical leave of absence following a number of fender benders over the weekend that raised questions about whether he has a medical or legal problem. Bryson handed his duties as Secretary to Deputy Secretary Dr. Rebecca Blank.

Yacht Explosion Report Likely Hoax

The U.S. Coast Guard says a report of a motor yacht explosion off New Jersey on Monday was likely an elaborate hoax. Authorities were notified that a boat named the Blind Date had exploded with 21 people aboard. But when multiple state and federal agencies arrived, there was no sign of distress. The owner of the "Blind Date" confirmed that his boat had not exploded.

Tunnel Collapse in Nevada

Emergency officials in Nevada responded to a report of a tunnel collapse there on Monday. According to a spokesman, it was not a tunnel collapse but rather a 'tunnel ring assembly' came loose at the construction site and material collapsed on two workers. One was killed and the other was injured.

Cape Cod Black Bear Captured

The Cape Cod Times reported overnight that the black bear that's been making headlines since it was first spotted on the Cape last month has been captured. Police say they found the bear roaming around a resident's property yesterday. Officials believe this is the first time a bear has ever been on Cape Cod.

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