Fires

Fire crews head up East Pages Lane as a fire burns on the hill East of Centerville, Utah early Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Three homes were destroyed and anther eight were impacted with fire damage. An additional 400 homes have been evacuated in the Centerville area. (Colter Peterson/The Deseret News via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 6:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wildfire in northern Utah that destroyed three homes was 10% contained as of Friday afternoon. The fire, which was caused by a campfire, is estimated to have grown to about 365 acres (148 hectares), said Kim Osborn, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman. Officials are looking...
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In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, members of the Kayapo indigenous group attend a meeting to discuss community issues in their village Bau, located on Kayapo indigenous territory in Altamira in Brazil’s Amazon. About 98% of all Brazil’s indigenous lands lie within the Amazon. “Just outside, our reserve is being heavily deforested. It’s being badly destroyed,” a Kayapo leader said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 29, 2019 - 6:46 am
ALTAMIRA, Brazil (AP) — As fires raged in parts of the Amazon, Mydje Kayapo sat in a small boat looking out over the Curua River in the Bau indigenous reserve. The smell of smoke filled the air, and Kayapo was worried. "The fire is coming closer and closer to our reserve," he told a visiting news...
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August 29, 2019 - 3:11 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Firefighters in Norway are warning against recharging electric scooters indoors after a battery started a fire that tore through an apartment south of Oslo. Hans-Otto Schjerven, head of the Vestfold Fire Department, says rechargeable lithium batteries can cause "fires...
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People wait inside the prosecutor's office for news of their missing loved ones after an attack on the White Horse Bar in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Gang members burst into the bar on Tuesday night, blocked all the exits and then started a fire that killed 26 people and injured about a dozen others, Mexican officials said. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
August 28, 2019 - 11:07 pm
COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — Anger is mounting among relatives of 26 people who died horrendously when gang members set a bar on fire after blocking its exits. The families complained that criminals are out of control and making life impossible in this southern Mexico oil town. Thousands have been...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 people hold a placard demonstration in Cape Town, South Africa, in protest against fires burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Satellite images show a far greater number of fires burning on the African continent but experts say the situation in Africa is different and not yet a growing problem attributing the abundance of fires across the savannah lands to agricultural technique by small farmers cultivating fields. (AP Photo)
August 28, 2019 - 10:39 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — While the world has watched with fear and fascination the fires burning in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, satellite images show a far greater number of blazes on the African continent. NASA has called Africa the "fire continent" that's home to at least 70% of the 10,000 fires...
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In this photo provided by Philippine Coast Guard in Manila, rescued passengers of the ill-fated M/V Lite Ferry 16, are attended to by the coast guard rescuers and crew of responding vessels, on a ferry which responded to the incident, following an overnight ferry fire Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, off Dapitan city in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines. (Philippine Coast Guard via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 12:58 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least three people were killed and 245 others were rescued after a fire engulfed a ferry in the southern Philippines overnight, the coast guard said Wednesday. Search and rescue efforts were continuing after the fire on the M/V Lite Ferry 16 off Dapitan city in...
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Neri dos Santos Silva, center, watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 25, 2019 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new environmental foundation backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires . Earth Alliance was created last month by DiCaprio and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth. On Sunday, it launched the Amazon...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 photo shows an helicopter fills its bucket with water during a wildfire near Pythagorio town on the eastern Greek island of Samos. Authorities evacuated two hotels and house the customers in an arena in the town of Pythagorio. Hot, dry weather and high winds helped fuel a total of 68 wildfires across Greece Saturday and the situation will remain dangerous Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
August 25, 2019 - 7:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's fire service says it has arrested two people in southern Greece suspected of starting fires, one of them who did so three times. The suspects, 47 and 43 years old, were arrested by firefighters in separate cases Saturday, in the Peloponnese. One is charged with...
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Paradise running back Lucas Hartley, center right, celebrates with teammate Kasten Ortiz after scoring the first touchdown of the year for the team in their high school football game against Williams, in Paradise, Calif., Friday Aug. 23, 2019. This is the first game for the school since a wildfire in November killed multiple people and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including the homes of most of the Paradise players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 24, 2019 - 2:28 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — It's hard to recognize Paradise. It is heaps of melted metal. It is scorched pine trees. It is a place where things used to be, before a fire destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and killed 86 people in November 2018. But on Friday night, Paradise looked like home again...
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Paradise running back Lucas Hartley, center right, celebrates with teammate Kasten Ortiz after scoring the first touchdown of the year for the team in their high school football game against Williams, in Paradise, Calif., Friday Aug. 23, 2019. This is the first game for the school since a wildfire in November killed multiple people and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including the homes of most of the Paradise players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 24, 2019 - 12:27 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Few things are powerful enough to bring people back to the scene of their greatest tragedy. For the community of Paradise that was nearly leveled by a wildfire, football is it. Thousands of people packed Om Wraith Field on Friday night to watch the Paradise High School...
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