Fires

Burned clothes and the interior of a house are destroyed from a fatal fire on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Clinton, Miss. Authorities say a mother and her six children have been killed in the house fire in central Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 08, 2020 - 7:53 pm
CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A mother and her six children died when a fire destroyed their home early Saturday in central Mississippi, authorities said. The father was the lone survivor of the 12:30 a.m. blaze in Clinton, a city of about 26,500 people just outside the capital city of Jackson. He tried...
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A couple shelter under an umbrellas as rain falls in Sydney, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, while the Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warning along the New South Wales state coast. The rain comes as a slight relief for some areas dealing with wildfires that devastated large swathes of land across the state over the last several months. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
February 07, 2020 - 5:56 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Heavy rains lashed parts of the wildfire and drought-stricken Australian east coast on Friday, bringing some flooding in Sydney and relief to firefighters still dealing with dozens of blazes in New South Wales. New South Wales is the state hardest hit by wildfires that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. A federal judge has approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy. The company cleared its latest hurdle Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali signed off on a deal to refinance billions of dollars in debt to pay off PG&E bondholders who threatened to cause problems. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
February 06, 2020 - 1:25 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is still operating a rickety power line near the one that ignited a 2018 wildfire that wiped out the Northern California city of Paradise and killed 85 people, according to an expert inspection conducted as part of a legal claim. In an inspection just...
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Protesters outside the Grenfell Tower public inquiry in London, Monday Jan. 27, 2020, where the second part of the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, examining the circumstances and causes of the disaster, is due to start later. (Kirsty O' Connor/PA via AP)
February 06, 2020 - 10:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the inquiry into a London tower bloc fire that killed 72 people wrote to Britain's attorney general Thursday to ask for a pledge to prevent evidence from corporate witnesses being used in subsequent criminal prosecutions. Martin Moore-Bick's request to Attorney-General...
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FILE - In this Aug 3, 2016 file photo, a damaged Boeing 777 is seen at the Dubai airport after it crash-landed, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. An investigative report released Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, found that the pilots of an Emirates flight that crashed in 2016 and caught fire in Dubai failed to realize the engines of their Boeing 777 remained idle as they tried to take off from a failed landing attempt. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
February 06, 2020 - 6:47 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The pilots of an Emirates flight that crashed in 2016 and caught fire in Dubai did not realize the engines of their Boeing 777 remained idle as they tried to take off from a failed landing attempt, according to an investigative report released on Thursday. Without...
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FILE In this Jan. 25, 2020 file photo, fire department officials remain on the scene in the aftermath of a fire that blazed through a building, center, that house several nonprofits and a senior center in the Chinatown section of New York. A volunteer team of conservators is working to salvage some of the 85,000 artifacts feared lost in the building fire. About a third of the collection belonging to the Museum of Chinese in America has been removed after fire and building officials deemed some areas of the structure safe, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
February 05, 2020 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A volunteer team of conservators is working to salvage some of the 85,000 artifacts feared lost in a fire in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown. About a third of the collection belonging to the Museum of Chinese in America has been removed after fire and building officials deemed...
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Firefighter Leonard Dimaculangan, of Pasadena, Calif. hugs his daughter Promise, 11, after arriving from a deployment fighting wildfires in Australia Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. 20 firefighters from the Angeles National Forest worked with the Victoria Rural Fire Service to fight the blazes that are consuming Australia. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 05, 2020 - 1:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the wildland firefighters, fresh off a long flight from Australia, strode into a Los Angeles fire station Wednesday morning, Marvin Schober got his GoPro camera ready. Schober wanted to capture his 41-year-old brother's face as he realized his family was there to surprise him...
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Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe addresses the National Press Club in Sydney, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The wildfires will slow growth by 0.2 percentage points in the six months through March, Lowe told the National Press Club. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 1:56 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deadly wildfires will have no impact on the nation's economic growth this year but the impact of a new virus is still unknown, the head of the Australian central bank said on Wednesday. The wildfires have killed 33 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. A federal judge has approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy. The company cleared its latest hurdle Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali signed off on a deal to refinance billions of dollars in debt to pay off PG&E bondholders who threatened to cause problems. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
February 04, 2020 - 4:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy, but the troubled utility still must navigate nettlesome obstacles being put up by the state of California. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali signed off...
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February 04, 2020 - 3:49 am
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A woman whose hands were crushed while she was changing a tire on the side of an interstate in South Carolina managed to call for help using her toes. The unnamed woman, 54, got a flat tire while driving on a rural stretch of I-95 Sunday evening, Colleton County Fire-Rescue...
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