Wildfires

August 24, 2018 - 5:35 pm
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — A wildfire on Maui has likely incinerated homes near the tourist town of Lahaina while forcing people from an evacuation center opened as Hurricane Lane nears the island, officials said Friday. "It is very likely that homes have been destroyed but our guys are too busy...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast. Verizon Senior Vice President Mike Maiorana says the service restrictions were removed as of Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, and include Hawaii, where emergency crews have rescued people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 24, 2018 - 4:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A nationwide telecommunications company rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn that Verizon slowed Northern California firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the state's largest-ever wildfire. Verizon said it...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast. Verizon Senior Vice President Mike Maiorana says the service restrictions were removed as of Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, and include Hawaii, where emergency crews have rescued people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A nationwide telecommunications company promised changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were shocked to learn that Verizon slowed Northern California firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the state's largest-ever wildfire. Verizon said it...
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village Klausdorf, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Berlin on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests around the German capital. Flames forced the evacuation of several nearby villages and sent clouds of...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:15 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast. Verizon Senior Vice President Mike...
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village Klausdorf, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Berlin on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 4:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three villages southwest of Berlin have been evacuated as a wildfire the size of 400 soccer fields spread Friday. More than 500 people had to leave their homes as a result of the fire in Treuenbrietzen, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Berlin. "Our main goal is to protect the...
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village Klausdorf, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Berlin on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 3:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three villages southwest of Berlin have been evacuated as a wildfire the size of 400 soccer fields spread Friday. More than 500 people had to leave their homes as a result of the fire in Treuenbrietzen, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Berlin. "Our main goal is to protect the...
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village Klausdorf, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Berlin on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 3:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three villages southwest of Berlin have been evacuated as a wildfire the size of 400 soccer fields spread Friday. More than 500 people had to leave their homes as a result of the fire in Treuenbrietzen, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Berlin. "Our main goal is to protect the...
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Smoke from wildfires obscures a scenic view near Lewiston, Idaho, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle, Wash., area to stay indoors. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
August 20, 2018 - 7:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. As large cities dealt with unhealthy air for a second...
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Firegfighters carry the casket of Battalion Chief Matt Burchett of the Draper Fire Department into the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah, for his funeral on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Battalion Chief Matt Burchett was hit by a tree Monday while fighting a wildfire north of San Francisco. He was flown to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter died last week from falling tree debris after thousands of gallons of retardant were dropped on the area where he was helping battle California's largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from investigators. The summary report by California...
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