Evacuations

A woman passes a construction wall with written messages near Grenfell Tower in London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. A report released Wednesday on the deadly apartment block fire in London has condemned the London Fire Brigade and concluded that fewer people would have died if the building were evacuated more quickly. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 30, 2019 - 9:32 am
LONDON (AP) — London's fire commissioner on Wednesday defended her department's response to the June 2017 inferno that killed 72 people at Grenfell Tower after an official inquiry said more lives could have been saved if firefighters had not told the building's residents to stay in their apartments...
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A helicopter drops water while battling the Kincade Fire near Healdsburg, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Millions of people have been without power for days as fire crews race to contain two major wind-whipped blazes that have destroyed dozens of homes at both ends of the state: in Sonoma County wine country and in the hills of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
October 29, 2019 - 10:19 pm
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. She also had little hope of getting a good night's sleep — there was no...
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A home between Healdsburg and Windsor, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, is surrounded by charred ground but was spared from the Kincade Fire flames. Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California on Tuesday as the state’s biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, began another round of widespread blackouts aimed at preventing its electrical equipment from sparking wildfires in high winds. (Guy Wathen/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 8:51 pm
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. She also had little hope of getting a good night's sleep — there was no...
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A home between Healdsburg and Windsor, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, is surrounded by charred ground but was spared from the Kincade Fire flames. Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California on Tuesday as the state’s biggest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, began another round of widespread blackouts aimed at preventing its electrical equipment from sparking wildfires in high winds. (Guy Wathen/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 8:25 pm
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. She also had little hope of getting a good night's sleep — there was no...
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In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, photo, Red Cross volunteer Barbara Wood gives a hug to a Kincade fire evacuee at a Red Cross shelter set up for wildfire evacuees at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif., after evacuating her Santa Rosa home in the morning. The Red Cross established the shelter for evacuees with pets at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 7:20 pm
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. She also had little hope of getting a good night's sleep — there was no...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 14, 2017, smoke rises from a fire in the Grenfell Tower building in west London. A report is due to be released Wednesday Oct. 30, 2019, following a far reaching inquiry into the deadly apartment block fire. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham FILE)
October 29, 2019 - 12:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — A report on a deadly apartment block fire in London condemned the London Fire Brigade and concluded that fewer people would have died if the building were evacuated more quickly. Britain's Press Association said the leaked report, which was to be published Wednesday, also accused...
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October 29, 2019 - 9:24 am
LONDON (AP) — A report on a deadly apartment block fire in London has condemned the London Fire Brigade and concluded that fewer people would have died if the building were evacuated more quickly. Britain's Press Association said the leaked report, which was to be published Wednesday, also accused...
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Customers charge their electronic devices at Starbuck's coffee shop on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Lafayette, Calif. A large part of Lafayette has been without power. PG&E said Monday its power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area despite widespread blackouts meant to prevent fires from igniting during dangerously windy weather. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 29, 2019 - 2:02 am
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians prepared to be in the dark — some for five days, or longer — as the nation's largest utility said it was switching off power again Tuesday to prevent powerful winds from damaging its equipment and sparking more fires. Pacific Gas & Electric...
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A wildfire approaches a residential subdivision Oct. 24, 2019, in Santa Clarita, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 28, 2019 - 11:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile, a blaze in Northern California wine country exploded in size. The flames that roared up a steep hillside...
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In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, are power lines in Lafayette, Calif., that show damage near where a fire started. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather. The fires described in PG&E reports to state regulators match blazes that destroyed a tennis club and forced evacuations in Lafayette, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of San Francisco. (Matthias Gafni/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)
October 28, 2019 - 10:55 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather...
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