Wildfires

REMOVES NAME OF STREET AS STREET NAME IS UNKNOWN - A firefighter runs while trying to save a home as a wildfire tears through Lakeport, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The residence eventually burned. Firefighters pressed their battle against a pair of fires across Mendocino and Lake counties. In all, roughly 19,000 people have been warned to flee and 10,000 homes remain under threat. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 31, 2018 - 10:58 pm
UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze that erupted Tuesday and drove through a rural area near a national forest. About 60 homes in an old ranching and farming area near Covelo, which is about 180...
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July 31, 2018 - 9:55 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a Northern California neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief now that a 14-foot python that went missing after a pet store was evacuated during a wildfire has been found safe. Sandra Dodge-Streich, owner of Redding Reptiles, says the snake was placed in a...
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An air tanker drops retardant on the River Fire burning near Lakeport, Calif., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 31, 2018 - 6:45 pm
UPPER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Jessyca Lytle fled a fast-moving Northern California wildfire in 2015 that spared her property but destroyed her mother's memorabilia-filled home in rural and rugged Lake County. Less than three years later, Lytle found herself listening to scanner traffic and fire-...
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A dog jumps into the water of the river Rhine in Biebesheim, Germany, on a warm Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 3:21 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims. Some regions in Germany sweltered as the mercury hit 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) and the German Meteorological...
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This satellite image provided by Digital Globe captured July 27, 2018 shows Ferguson wildfire near Yosemite National Park. Some evacuations have been lifted but officials say Yosemite Valley, the heart of tourism in the park will remain closed until August 3. (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 2:34 pm
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters reported progress Tuesday in their battle against the wildfires that have ravaged some of Northern California's most scenic areas, including twin blazes that were tearing through vineyards and brush-covered hills and threatening some 10,000 homes. The two fires...
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An air tanker passes behind a smoke plume while battling the River Fire in Lakeport, Calif., on Monday, July 30, 2018. A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for thousands of people are barreling toward small lake towns in Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 31, 2018 - 11:28 am
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes Tuesday in Northern California — yet another front in the battle against the flames that have ravaged some of the state's most scenic areas. The two fires straddling Mendocino and Lake...
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Teens play at a lake in Markkleeberg, eastern Germany, Monday, July 31, 2018. (Jan Woitas/dpa via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 9:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims. Some regions in Germany sweltered as the mercury hit 39 degrees Celsius (102 F,) and the German Meteorological Office said...
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People gather with candles outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Monday, July 30, 2018 in memory of victims of a deadly wildfire a week ago. More than 90 people died in the fire that gutted resorts east of Athens, the deadliest Greek fire in recent history. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 31, 2018 - 8:33 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The bodies of 70 people killed by Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, authorities said Tuesday, as forensic experts continue work to identify more remains recovered from the area. Separately, the coast guard said Tuesday it had recovered the body of a...
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People play at the Rhine river that has lost a lot of water due to the heat in Bingen, Germany, Sunday, July 29, 2018. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 7:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures and now freshwater fish could be its next victims. On Tuesday, Germany was forecast to experience the highest temperatures of the year so far, with the mercury expected to...
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An air tanker passes behind a smoke plume while battling the River Fire in Lakeport, Calif., on Monday, July 30, 2018. A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for thousands of people are barreling toward small lake towns in Northern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 31, 2018 - 6:34 am
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California Tuesday — yet another front in the seemingly endless summer of wildfires that have ravaged some of the most scenic areas of the state. The two fires straddling...
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