Fires

Forensic police recover a body from the a camper where three sister died, in Rome, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, when it burst into flames as they slept, in what news reports said might have been an intentional attack aimed at Roma, also known as Gypsies. Prosecutors have opened an arson investigation after surviving family members reported having received threats from local residents in recent days and another camper was torched last week nearby. The sisters aged 4, 8 and 20, were Roma and other family members who were in the camper at the time managed to escape. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)
May 10, 2017 - 10:33 am
ROME (AP) — Three sisters died Wednesday after their camper burst into flames as they slept, in what news reports said might have been an intentional attack aimed at Roma, also known as Gypsies. Italian news agency ANSA said prosecutors had opened an arson investigation after surviving family...
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May 09, 2017 - 9:37 am
MYTRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Fire officials say two people have died and another person has been hurt in a fire at a coastal South Carolina campground. Horry County Fire Rescue Chief Joey Tanner told news outlets that the fire was reported at Apache Family Campground and Pier near Myrtle Beach early...
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May 09, 2017 - 6:21 am
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office says a man has died after carrying out a botched robbery. The Gaston Gazette reports ( http://bit.ly/2peSW8m ) that Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter says 51-year-old Marion Palmer Yarborough and another man, both from Gastonia, tried to...
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May 09, 2017 - 4:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — Twelve people, including 10 South Korean school children, were killed Tuesday when their bus was involved in an accident and caught fire inside a tunnel in eastern China, the local government and a South Korean diplomat said. A Chinese child and the bus driver were also killed, while...
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A fire truck passes as a plume of smoke rising from a wildfire burning, Monday, May 8, 2017, just outside the town of St. George, Ga. Officials placed the town under a mandatory evacuation after winds pushed the fire out of the neighboring Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a lightning strike started the blaze a month earlier. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
May 08, 2017 - 4:58 pm
ST. GEORGE, Ga. (AP) — The wildfire burning for weeks in southeast Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp had gotten so close that Mason Pair could see its orange glow through the trees as large flakes of ash rained down around his home in St. George. Facing an evacuation order, Pair and his wife packed up...
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May 07, 2017 - 9:29 pm
FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires spreading in the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A mandatory evacuation has been ordered for all St. George residents in southern Georgia. Charlton County said in a news release Sunday evening that, "First responders are...
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May 06, 2017 - 10:32 pm
FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia wildfire (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Seventy-nine people in St. George in Georgia's southernmost county have been evacuated as the head of the blaze is now within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the community. West Mims Public Information Officer Michael...
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May 06, 2017 - 3:32 pm
FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A sparsely populated area of Georgia's southernmost county is under a mandatory evacuation after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida line began encroaching onto private property. Charlton County officials say Saturday's evacuation order affects the area...
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May 06, 2017 - 3:27 pm
FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — A sparsely populated area of Georgia's southernmost county is under a mandatory evacuation after a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida line began encroaching onto private property. Charlton County officials say the evacuation order affects the area from Jim...
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May 05, 2017 - 5:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton's Dollywood Foundation has given $10,000 each to nearly 900 families displaced by deadly wildfires in Tennessee last year. The singer said in a statement that the final distribution of checks was made this week to families in Sevier County to help them rebuild...
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