Fires

A tractor is used to clear a path to slow a forest fire approaching the village of Ouzenda, outside Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, Tuesday, June 20 2017. Ouzenda residents were evacuated and firefighters moved in to protect the houses while aircraft battled the fire approaching the small village. Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in their battle to control a major wildfire that killed more than 60 people in the central region of the country. (AP Photo/Armando Franca),
June 20, 2017 - 2:27 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the fatal wildfires in Portugal (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A spokesman for Portugal's Civil Protection Agency says he cannot confirm that a Canadair water-dropping aircraft has crashed while fighting deadly wildfires in the central part of the country. Vitor...
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A house that escaped a recent forest fire stands out against the burnt ground in Serra do Macario, central Portugal, Tuesday, June 20 2017. Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in their battle to control a major wildfire that killed more than 60 people in the central region of the country. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 20, 2017 - 1:29 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the fatal wildfires in Portugal (all times local): 6:20 p.m. An official with Portugal's Air Accident Office says a Canadair water-dropping plane has crashed in central Portugal while fighting wildfires that killed 64 people. Maria Jose Andre told The...
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This is a London Fire Brigade handout photo taken on June 19, 2017 and made available by the Press Association on Tuesday June 20, 2017 of pop-star Adele as she meets firefighters at Chelsea Fire Station for following the Grenfell Tower blaze which killed tens of people last week in west London. (London Fire Brigade/PA via AP)
June 20, 2017 - 6:35 am
LONDON (AP) — London's fire department has posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. It posted the pictures on Twitter on Tuesday, showing the singer posing with firefighters in front of...
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A fighfighter and a man embrace before a minute's silence near to Grenfell Tower in west London Monday June 19, 2017. Tens of people died when a fire engulfed an high-rise apartment block in west London last week. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
June 20, 2017 - 5:11 am
LONDON (AP) — London's fire department has posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. It posted the pictures on Twitter on Tuesday, showing the singer posing with firefighters in front of...
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June 19, 2017 - 3:42 pm
SENECA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a woman put a plastic bag over a South Carolina's man head and tried to decapitate him with a large knife, but he survived with a split ear. Oconee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Watt said in a news release Monday that 40-year-old April Townsend is...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives near the scene where a van struck pedestrians, in Finsbury Park, north London, Monday, June 19, 2017. London police, already stretched by a series of major incidents around the capital, are putting more officers on the street to reassure the public after a driver plowed into a crowd of people leaving a mosque early Monday. One man died at the scene and 10 people were injured. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 19, 2017 - 9:01 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a van plowing into a crowd outside a London mosque (all times local): 1:55 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting London's Finsbury Park Mosque, meeting with members of a community trying to come to terms with an attack in which a van barreled into a crowd...
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In this photo released by the Metropolitan Police on Sunday, June 18, 2017, a firefighter stands outside of the Grenfell Tower after fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London. Experts believe the exterior cladding, which contained insulation, helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the public housing tower early Wednesday morning. Some said they had never seen a building fire advance so quickly. The 24-story tower that once housed up to 600 people in 120 apartments is now a charred ruin. (Metropolitan Police via AP)
June 19, 2017 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — London police said Monday that 79 people were now believed to have died in the high-rise apartment building fire. Police Commander Stuart Cundy gave the new figure during a statement outside Scotland Yard, saying it includes both people who were confirmed dead and others who are...
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A view of a forest fire from reaching the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos central Portugal, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Portugal's president says the country's pain "knows no end" as it mourns at least 61 people killed in the deadliest wildfire in memory. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
June 19, 2017 - 5:38 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Portugal (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Portuguese officials say giant clouds of smoke are preventing the deployment of water-dropping aircraft on wildfires in the central region of the country where 62 people have died in the runaway flames. Civil...
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Portuguese firefighters work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Figueiro dos Vinhos central Portugal, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Portugal's president says the country's pain "knows no end" as it mourns at least 61 people killed in the deadliest wildfire in memory. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
June 19, 2017 - 5:25 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Portugal (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The death of 62 people in Portuguese wildfires has brought growing criticism of authorities for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. Portugal's leading environmental lobby group, Quercus, has issued a...
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An armed police officer mans a cordon on the Seven Sisters Road at Finsbury Park where a vehicle struck pedestrians in London Monday, June 19, 2017. Police say a vehicle struck pedestrians on the road in north London, leaving several casualties and one person has been arrested. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 10:05 pm
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