Fires

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, March 14, 2019. Macron said at the conference Thursday that energy resources like coal that fueled industrialization in the developed world are no longer viable because they create pollution. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
March 16, 2019 - 11:37 am
PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of a police van. Riot...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif. An investigation has determined that one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history was sparked by power lines coming into contact during high winds. The Ventura County Fire Department says Wednesday, March 13, 2019, that Southern California Edison power lines contact ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017 and eventually blackened more than 440 square miles (1,139 square kilometers). (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
March 13, 2019 - 8:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the largest fires in California history was sparked by Southern California Edison power lines that came into contact during high winds, investigators said Wednesday. The resulting arc ignited dry brush on Dec. 4, 2017, starting the blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara...
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March 11, 2019 - 1:37 pm
HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said a Southern California man who came to the rescue of people in a burning mobile home was found dead in the wreckage, and his family is calling him a hero. The blaze erupted early Saturday morning in the Highland area of San Bernardino County, according to the...
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In this image taken from video provided by News12 New Jersey, Air Transat Flight 942 is towed along the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport, Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Newark NJ. The Boeing 737 with 189 passengers aboard made an emergency landing after a possible fire in the cargo hold was reported. Two passengers suffered minor injuries. No fire was found and the cause of the smoke remains under investigation. (News12 New Jersey via AP)
March 09, 2019 - 12:23 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Smoke reported on board an Air Transat flight forced an emergency landing Saturday at a New Jersey airport, where the 189 passengers were evacuated by emergency slides. Air Transat Flight 942 was on its way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when it reported a possible...
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March 07, 2019 - 11:15 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek prosecutors are criticizing the authorities who handled the country's deadliest wildfire in decades last summer. Extracts of the damning report into the fire shown to reporters by prosecutors Thursday catalogued a lack of planning and coordination that combined with fire...
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This 2018 photo provided by the Menlo Fire UAS shows a DJI drone with a thermal-imaging camera designed by FLIR Systems in Menlo Park, Calif. Law enforcement officers used heat-seeking drones like this to search for victims of the tornadoes that ravaged a rural corner of Alabama on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (Menlo Fire UAS/Drone Program via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 6:33 pm
Rescue crews didn't have to stumble through every destroyed building in their search for victims after a tornado ravaged a corner of Alabama this week: They used heat-seeking drones to let them know whether there was anyone beneath the ruins. In so doing, they joined the increasing ranks of public...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric says its equipment may have ignited the 2018 Camp Fire, which killed 86 people and destroyed an entire town in Northern California. The embattled utility said Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, it’s taking a $10.5 billion charge for claims connected to the Camp Fire in its fourth quarter earnings.(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
March 06, 2019 - 6:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge overseeing a criminal case against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. called the California utility's efforts to prevent trees from hitting its power lines and starting wildfires "dismal" but scaled back his proposals to prevent its equipment from causing more blazes...
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This time exposure photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows a series of lightning strikes over Santa Barbara, Calif., seen from Stearns Wharf in the city's harbor, Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019. A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
March 05, 2019 - 11:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A storm soaking California on Wednesday could trigger mudslides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents are under evacuation orders, authorities warned. Up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain is expected along the Central Coast, and amounts could be higher in areas...
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March 04, 2019 - 12:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 42-year-old Columbia, Missouri, man has been charged with trying to burn down a local Planned Parenthood clinic last month, federal prosecutors said Monday. Wesley Brian Kaster was arrested Saturday after investigators searched his vehicle and found evidence linking him to...
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A fire truck stands in front of a house damaged by a fire in Nuremberg, Germany, March 2, 2019. Four children an a woman were killed by the fire. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
March 02, 2019 - 4:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — German firefighters say that five people, including four children, have been killed after a blaze ripped through their home in the southern city of Nuremberg. Firefighters told the dpa news agency they received an emergency call at 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) Saturday and when they arrived at...
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