Fires

June 18, 2017 - 1:22 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said the deaths occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 150...
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June 17, 2017 - 11:35 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese radio station TSF says the Interior Ministry has confirmed that 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal. Government officials say many of victims died in their cars when flames swept over a road. Some 600 firefighters are fighting blazes...
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Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy speaks to the media near Grenfell Tower after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building, in London, Saturday June 17, 2017. London police say 58 people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and assumed to be dead. Cundy said Saturday that this number, which was based on reports from the public, may rise. He says it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 1:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — London police Saturday raised to 58 the number of deaths either confirmed or presumed following the horrific inferno that turned the city's Grenfell Tower public housing block into a charred hulk. Public anger is mounting as residents and neighbors demand answers for how the blaze...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, second right, looks at donations made to the members of the community affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London during a visit to the Westway Sports Centre which is providing temporary shelter for those who have been made homeless in the disaster, Friday June 16, 2017. Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London are searching frantically for their loved ones, as the police commander in charge of the investigation says he hopes the death toll will not rise to three figures. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 5:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the London high-rise fire (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the London high-rise fire. The queen and Philip stood silently before the start of the annual Trooping the...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, second right, looks at donations made to the members of the community affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London during a visit to the Westway Sports Centre which is providing temporary shelter for those who have been made homeless in the disaster, Friday June 16, 2017. Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London are searching frantically for their loved ones, as the police commander in charge of the investigation says he hopes the death toll will not rise to three figures. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 5:26 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the London high-rise fire (all times local): 10:20 a.m. British health authorities say they are still treating 19 patients, 10 of whom remain in critical condition after the London high-rise fire. NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London hospitals...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, second right, looks at donations made to the members of the community affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London during a visit to the Westway Sports Centre which is providing temporary shelter for those who have been made homeless in the disaster, Friday June 16, 2017. Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London are searching frantically for their loved ones, as the police commander in charge of the investigation says he hopes the death toll will not rise to three figures. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 17, 2017 - 2:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the London high-rise fire (all times local): 7:50 a.m. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) has been raised for victims of the London high-rise fire that has killed at least 30 people and left dozens homeless. Londoners and others have also donated huge amounts of...
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People write messages on a wall for the victims and in support for those affected by the massive fire in Grenfell Tower, in London, Thursday, June 15, 2017. A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 16, 2017 - 10:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno. Engineering experts have speculated that outside insulation panels installed on the...
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A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-story building Wednesday morning. London firefighters combed through the burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with pressure building on officials to explain the disaster and assure that similar buildings around the country are safe. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 16, 2017 - 6:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London posted pictures of their loved ones Friday in the desperate hope of news, as grief following the tragedy has turned to outrage at authorities accused of being lax in meeting building standards. Firefighters searching...
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A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-story building Wednesday morning. London firefighters combed through the burned-out public housing tower Thursday in a grim search for missing people as police and the prime minister launched investigations into the deadly inferno, with pressure building on officials to explain the disaster and assure that similar buildings around the country are safe. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 16, 2017 - 4:56 am
LONDON (AP) — Relatives of those missing after a high-rise tower blaze in London are searching frantically for their loved ones, as the police commander in charge of the investigation says he hopes the death toll will not rise to three figures. Firefighters searching the smoldering ruin in west...
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Fire crews head toward the Jemez Mountains along U.S. 550 in Rio Rancho, N.M., as the smoke plume from a prescribed fire grows on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Sandoval County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder says deputies were initiating the evacuation of a subdivision along State Highway 4. He was unsure of how many homes were in the area. (Zach Bryan via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 10:41 pm
A fast-moving wildfire burned at least 600 acres in northern New Mexico on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of as many as 200 people and led the governor to activate the state emergency operations center. The flames were spreading quickly through an area of the Jemez Mountains west of Los Alamos...
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