Fires

September 27, 2019 - 1:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators who examined the burned-out wreckage of a scuba diving boat have not been able to determine what ignited a fire that killed 34 people off the California coast, a law enforcement official said Friday. Teams from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
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Emergency personnel respond after a reported gas leak early Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 in Lawrence, Mass. About 100 people have been evacuated from their homes and two schools have been closed in response to a natural gas leak in the Massachusetts city affected a year ago by a series of gas explosions and fires. Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty said the leak in a high-pressure line was discovered around 3:15 a.m. Friday and that the volume of gas released was in the "explosive range." No explosions or fires have been reported. (David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP)
September 27, 2019 - 11:35 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of residents evacuated because of a natural gas leak in a Massachusetts city affected by gas explosions and fires last year will soon be able to return home. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera said Friday that electricity and gas are gradually being restored and that the...
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Ron Smith poses Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at his home in Eagan, Minn. House Democrats are charging toward impeachment, bringing millions of wary voters for the ride at considerable political risk. The Associated Press interviewed more than 50 voters across nine states, largely in congressional districts held by freshman Democrats on the frontline of the fight. The responses _ ranging from frustration, sadness, anxiety and relief _ illustrate the challenges Democrats face (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
September 26, 2019 - 10:01 am
EXTON, Pa. (AP) — Evie Burt has long thought Donald Trump deserved to be impeached, even before the allegations that the president tried to squeeze a foreign leader for damaging information about a political opponent. But that doesn't mean Burt, a 23-year-old independent in this wealthy...
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September 26, 2019 - 9:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Kansas has indicted an Army soldier on charges that he distributed explosives information and threatened to set fire to a home. The indictment charges Jarrett William Smith with two counts related to the explosives and one count linked to trying to gain...
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The Russian fishing trawler, Bukhta Naezdnik engulfed in flames in the harbour of Tromso, Norway, Thursday Sept. 26, 2019. A Russian trawler with an ammonia tank and some 200,000 liters of diesel oil inside is in flames at a northern Norwegian port and authorities have evacuated surrounding areas due to an explosion risk. (Rune Stoltz Bertinussen/NTB Scanpix via AP)
September 26, 2019 - 1:40 am
HELSINKI (AP) — A Russian trawler with an ammonia tank and about 200,000 liters of diesel oil inside is in flames at a northern Norwegian port and authorities have evacuated surrounding areas because of an explosion risk. The Norwegian public broadcaster NRK said Thursday the fire on the vessel...
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September 26, 2019 - 12:22 am
PARIS (AP) — Firefighters are battling a blaze at a chemical plant in western France, and authorities have closed schools in 11 surrounding towns and asked residents to stay indoors. The administration for the Seine-Maritime region urged people to avoid non-essential travel in the area after the...
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September 24, 2019 - 1:30 am
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Eight newborns were killed Tuesday in a fire in the maternity wing of an Algerian hospital near the border with Tunisia, authorities said. The health minister said the blaze may have been caused by a defective anti-mosquito device. The national emergency service said in a...
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National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, gestures as he speaks during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 26 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 24, 2019 - 1:27 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 26 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. An angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and homes and set fire to cars and motorbikes...
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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. PG & E anticipates shutting off power in 9 California counties due to hot, dry and windy conditions even as it formalizes settlements with the vast majority of claims from the deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018. The San Francisco utility will make a final decision before noon Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, on whether it will cut power. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 23, 2019 - 10:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is considering cutting power to try to head off wildfires sparked by electrical equipment, as fall brings back dangerous fire conditions that led to the deadliest and most destructive blazes in California history. The San Francisco-based utility is...
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People gather as shops burn in the background during a protest in Wamena in Papua province, Indonesia, Monday, Sept 23, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 7:12 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia's restive Papua province, officials said. An angry mob torched local government...
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