Fires

October 08, 2018 - 12:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when an aircraft engine fire forced an aborted takeoff in Las Vegas of a JetBlue flight to Boston. McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones said Monday the fire did not spread and no injuries were reported in the 11:30 a.m. Sunday...
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The aftermath of a burned tanker truck in Mbuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. (Henri Alimasi/Congo’s health ministry via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 8:29 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Health Ministry says at least 39 people are dead and more than 80 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo. The ministry reduced the death toll from 50 announced Saturday by the regional governor. The updated...
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October 07, 2018 - 3:54 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the capital. Portugal's civil protection agency said Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured eight...
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October 06, 2018 - 9:38 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say at least 50 people are dead and more than 100 have second-degree burns after a tanker truck caught fire. The interim governor of Kongo-Central province tells The Associated Press that officials are making preparations to identify the charred bodies and...
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Two men try to secure boats due to bad weather at the port of Rafina, east of Athens, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Severe weather warnings remain in effect around Greece, halting ferry services and prompting school closures. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
September 27, 2018 - 10:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's civil protection services went on alert Thursday as the country braced for the threat of a cyclone, forest fires prompted evacuations on an island and an earthquake rattled the south of the country. Gale-force winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) slammed...
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Smoke rises from a hill in Calci, near Pisa, Italy, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018. A huge fire on Monte Serra area has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their villages in Tuscany region. (Gabriele Masiero/Ansa via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 7:28 am
ROME (AP) — Italian emergency authorities say a suspected arson fire in the countryside near Pisa has forced at least 700 people to flee their homes and has ravaged some 600 hectares (nearly 1,500 acres). Tuscany Gov. Enrico Rossi told reporters Tuesday that arson was suspected and authorities were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric crew works at restoring power following a wildfire along the Old Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement. The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The nation's largest utility by revenue faces billions of dollars in liability if investigators determine its equipment caused the Tubbs Fire that destroyed thousands of homes and killed 22 people in Santa Rosa last year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 21, 2018 - 3:33 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement. The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy or...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo a fire engine stands at a German army training site near Meppen, Germany. Authorities in the Emsland region said Friday that they are considering ordering the evacuation of about 1,000 people from two villages near Meppen, close to the Dutch border.(Stephan Konjer/dpa via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 5:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site. Authorities in the Emsland region said Friday that they are considering ordering the evacuation of about 1,000 people from two villages near...
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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, centre, accompanied by Britain's Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland walk to attend a reception at Kensington Palace, in London, Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. Markle was joined by her mother for the launch of a cookbook aimed at raising money for victims of the Grenfell fire. Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook called “Together.” (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 9:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace...
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Volunteers at the Senior Center in Lawrence, Mass. hand out food and supplies, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the wake of last week's gas explosions and house fires in the Merrimack Valley. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 18, 2018 - 6:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and...
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