Wildfires

June 08, 2018 - 7:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says 12 Northern California wildfires last fall, including two that killed a total of 15 people, were caused by downed power lines. The agency said in a report Friday that investigators determined the fires "were caused by...
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June 08, 2018 - 12:43 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A brush fire in central Greece has helped authorities discover a hoard of illegally excavated antiquities. The Greek culture ministry said Friday that firefighters trying to extinguish the blaze found about 200 artifacts, some as much as 2,800 years old, in plastic bags hidden...
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In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because of extreme fire danger. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
May 26, 2018 - 1:23 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...
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FILE - This Sept. 4, 2017, file photo provided by KATU-TV shows a wildfire as seen from near Stevenson, Wash., across the Columbia River, burning in the Columbia River Gorge above Cascade Locks, Ore. A teenager who started the major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. (Tristan Fortsch/KATU-TV via AP, File)
May 21, 2018 - 2:56 pm
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade, though it's unlikely the boy will ever cover his nearly $37 million bill. The Oregonian reports that Hood River County...
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May 15, 2018 - 7:03 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Almost 6,300 firefighters are on standby in Portugal as the country gears up for the annual wildfire season amid controversy over whether enough has been done to prevent a repeat of last year's unprecedented 106 deaths. The government says that as from Tuesday, 13 water-...
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May 12, 2018 - 3:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at Chicago's Soldier Field. The Chicago Tribune reports the Saturday afternoon incident occurred at a tent where the 60-year-old man was working. It sent smoke billowing into the air and...
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The front stairs and foundation are all that is left of a summer home after it was destroyed by fire in Fallsburg, N.Y., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. A Sullivan county spokesman said more than a dozen unoccupied seasonal houses were damaged by flames. There were no immediate reports of injuries. (Jim Sabastian/Times Herald-Record via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 12:48 pm
FALLSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a brush fire in the Catskills that destroyed 27 seasonal buildings. The Times Herald-Record reports seasonal buildings at the Riversite Bungalows and Camp Yeshiva Machnas Tzvi D'Krula in Fallsburg were destroyed in the blaze Wednesday afternoon...
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May 02, 2018 - 4:59 pm
FALLSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — A state road has been closed in the Catskills as crews battle a brush fire that has damaged more than a dozen bungalows. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that authorities on Wednesday afternoon closed Route 42 between South Fallsburg and Fallsburg in Sullivan...
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This April 29, 2018, photo provided by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management shows a wildfire burning in north-central Arizona. The wildfire has grown and firefighters expect that winds and dry conditions may cause it to increase in size. (Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 8:13 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters battling a wildfire in north-central Arizona were hampered Monday by strong winds and dry conditions as residents of surrounding communities remained out of their homes for another day. Authorities said some homes were lost as the wildfire consumed almost 14...
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April 21, 2018 - 7:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. The statue was dedicated at a state memorial park established where all but one member of the team died in a canyon in...
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