Fires

May 12, 2020 - 3:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire Tuesday morning at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg killed five coronavirus patients who were on ventilators, Russian emergency officials said. The unnamed emergency officials spoke to the state Tass new agency. The fire broke out in an intensive care unit and was put out...
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In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, smoke wafts from the smoldering ruins of a home in the aftermath of the Five Mile Swamp Fire that is still burning near Milton, Fla. A 2,000 acre fire, now burning since Monday, destroyed 13 homes and prompted residents from 1,100 homes to evacuate earlier this week. Fire crews, some coming from across the state, are hoping that containment lines will keep the fire from threatening more homes. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 08, 2020 - 11:28 am
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Florida firefighters were working to hold containment lines around a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) fire in the state's Panhandle, where winds were expected to shift Friday and push it toward homes. The firebreak was about a half-mile from a neighborhood, officials said. While no...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric lineman works to repair a power line in fire-ravaged Paradise, Calif. California regulators will consider suspending a $200 million fine against Pacific Gas & Electric for neglecting electrical equipment that killed more than 100 people. If PG&E is granted the waiver to help it emerge from bankruptcy, it will deprive California of desperately needed money as a pandemic-driven recession depletes state revenue from sales and income taxes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 07, 2020 - 5:22 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday suspended a $200 million fine that Pacific Gas & Electric was supposed to pay as punishment for the utility's neglect of electrical equipment that ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California. The waiver approved in a...
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In this Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020 photo, a Florida forestry tractor trailer is parked in Walton County, Fla., near a hot spot from a wildfire. Authorities say firefighters in the Florida Panhandle battled wildfires through the night that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes. The more than 575-acre fire in Walton County prompted about 500 people to evacuate. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
May 07, 2020 - 4:49 pm
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in the Florida Panhandle continued battling an erratic fire Thursday that had scorched thousands of acres of woods, razed dozens of homes and forced some 1,600 people to evacuate from their neighborhoods. A stretch of Interstate 10, northern Florida's main...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, St. Patrick's Day Parade grand marshal Gerald "Jerry" Counihand, center, and his wife, Lisa Harrison Counihand, right, stand after being blessed by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, left, at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Ga. Catholic leaders say Hartmayer, Atlanta’s new archbishop, will be installed Wednesday, May 6, in a Mass that will blaze a new path through old traditions. Inside the cathedral, some of the priests and others in attendance will look on from a choir loft so as not to violate social distancing practices. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
May 06, 2020 - 1:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s new archbishop will be installed Wednesday in a Mass that will blaze a new path through old traditions, Catholic leaders say. Inside the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, a small number of the priests and others in attendance will look on from a choir loft so as not...
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FILE - This Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Derick Almena at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. Almena awaiting retrial in a fire that killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse was released from jail Monday, May 4, 2020, because of the coronavirus outbreak. Almena, 50, was released from the Santa Rita Jail after a teleconference hearing Monday, the Alameda County Sheriff's office said. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 04, 2020 - 8:51 pm
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he's accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave was released from jail Monday over coronavirus concerns. Derick Almena, who's been behind bars since 2017,...
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This undated photo provided by the Cape Girardeau, Mo., Police Department shows Nicholas Proffitt. Prosecutors have charged the 42-year-old man accused of setting fire to a Missouri mosque last week with a hate crime and other counts. Proffitt, who spent time in prison for defacing the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau more than a decade ago, was due to appear in federal court Thursday, APril 30, 2020, for an initial appearance on a charge of maliciously damaging a buildings by means of fire in last week's attack. (Cape Girardeau Police Department via AP)
April 30, 2020 - 12:30 pm
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man accused of setting fire to a Missouri mosque last week with a hate crime and other counts. Nicholas Proffitt, who spent time in prison for defacing the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau more than a decade ago, was due to appear in...
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Darren Campbell provides an update of the Nova Scotia shootings at RCMP headquarters in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Police say a gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia this month obtained a replica police car at auction last fall. RCMP Supt. Campbell said Gabriel Wortman outfitted his vehicle with a light bar and decals that made it look almost identical to a genuine RCMP vehicle. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 28, 2020 - 5:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia this month obtained a replica police car at an auction and outfitted it with a light bar and decals that made it look almost identical to a genuine RCMP vehicle before using it to go on a rampage, police said Tuesday. Thirteen of the...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, a crane stands by Notre Dame Cathedral Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Paris. Work began Monday to refit the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect workers from the virus and allow cleanup efforts to resume. Work on the cathedral halted in mid-March, when France imposed strict confinement measures across the country as virus cases mushroomed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 27, 2020 - 6:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Workers are refitting the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect staff from the virus and allow cleanup efforts at the Paris landmark to resume. More than a year after the blaze, workers still haven’t finished stabilizing the medieval cathedral, much less...
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A woman pays her respects at a roadside memorial in Portapique, Nova Scotia on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say multiple people are dead after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser, went on a murder rampage in Portapique and several other Nova Scotia communities. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2020 - 4:49 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s worst mass shooting erupted from an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend, who survived the attack, police confirmed Friday. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Supt. Darren Campbell said the weekend shooting rampage started with an assault by the suspect on his...
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