Fires

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Park Billow, 27, sprays water on the hot spots in his backyard as the Woolsey Fire burns in Malibu, Calif. Los Angeles County has sued Southern California Edison and parent company Edison International to recover more than $100 million in costs and damages from a wind-driven wildfire that may have been sparked by one of the utility's wires. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl announced the lawsuit Thursday, April 25, 2019. It's the latest suit against SoCal Edison since the Woolsey Fire, which ignited Nov. 8 and charred more than 150 square miles, destroying 1,643 buildings and damaging another 360 structures. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
April 25, 2019 - 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sued Southern California Edison and parent company Edison International on Thursday to recover more than $100 million in costs and damages from a wind-driven wildfire that may have been sparked by one of the utility's wires. "This legal action is an important...
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Tarps are pictured on Notre Dame cathedral Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Paris. Professional mountain climbers were hired to install synthetic, waterproof tarps over the gutted, exposed exterior of Notre Dame Cathedral, as authorities raced to prevent further damage ahead of storms that are rolling in toward Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 25, 2019 - 5:03 am
PARIS (AP) — French police scientists were starting to examine Notre Dame Cathedral on Thursday for the first time since last week's devastating fire. Among their questions: whether cigarette butts from construction workers could have played a role. Experts from three police agencies will take...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. A jury convicted Beckwitt, a wealthy stock trader, of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in the fiery death of Askia Khafra, who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. (Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 9:04 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours before...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:58 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter late Wednesday in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours...
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This April 19, 2019 photo provided by KFVS-TV shows the aftermath of fire that broke out in the early hours of April 17, 2019, in Parma, Mo., destroying the home of Tyus Byrd, hours after Byrd's tenure as the mayor of Parma, came to an end. That same morning, City Hall in the small southeast Missouri town was also badly damaged in a fire. (KFVS-TV via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 5:11 pm
A small southeast Missouri town has been under a watchful police presence in the week since nearly simultaneous fires hours after the mayor left office burned her home as well as the building that houses City Hall. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town of 700 people 175 miles...
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Adrian Castillo looks over what remains of his family's horse stable on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas, after a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed and caught fire. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 3:26 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one was hurt when a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed in a residential area in Fort Worth and caught fire. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says the train derailed at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. South says the fire was...
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FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows Parma, Mo., Mayor Tyus Byrd. On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. ( J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 3:13 pm
A small southeast Missouri town has been under a watchful police presence in the week since nearly simultaneous fires hours after the mayor left office burned her home as well as the building that houses City Hall. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town of 700 people 175 miles...
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FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows Parma, Mo., Mayor Tyus Byrd. On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. ( J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 3:10 pm
A small southeast Missouri town remains under a watchful police presence after fires almost simultaneously burned the home of the former mayor hours after she left office, and the building that houses City Hall and the police department. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town...
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People enjoy the ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the Wadden sea near Cuxhaven, Germany, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/dpa via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 12:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists in Germany say rain forecast for the next few days is unlikely to provide much relief to parched fields and forests, raising fears of a repeat of last year's drought and serious wildfires. Udo Busch of the German meteorological agency DWD said if dry conditions prevail...
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April 24, 2019 - 11:04 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one was hurt when a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed in a residential area in Fort Worth and caught fire. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says the train derailed at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. South says the fire was...
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