Fires

In this photo provided by Jessica Henricks, is flooding and damage from Hurricane Lane Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, near Hilo, Hawaii. Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that inundated the Big Island's main city as people elsewhere stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The city of Hilo, population 43,000, was flooded with waist-high water. (Jessica Henricks via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 12:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Lane (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Maui firefighters say a wildfire that rapidly spread as a hurricane bore down on their island is now 80 percent contained. Maui County Fire Battalion Chief Michael Werner said Saturday the fire has burned 2,000 acres in...
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A view of the scene after a fire in a building near Zurich's main station, in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. A fire in a building near Zurich's main train station is disrupting traffic and transport in Switzerland's biggest city. The blaze in the building across the road from the station erupted early Saturday and left much of the structure in danger of collapse. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 10:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire in a building near Zurich's main train station is disrupting traffic and transport in Switzerland's biggest city. The blaze in the building across the road from the station erupted early Saturday and left much of the structure in danger of collapse. During the fire, there were...
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This image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV on Aug. 25, 2018, via AP Video, shows Beilong Hot Spring Hotel in Harbin's Sun Island resort area, following a fire. More than a dozen of people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China's northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said. (CCTV via AP Video)
August 25, 2018 - 2:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — At least 19 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China's northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said. The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two...
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Bodyboarders jump into the surf along Waikiki Beach ahead of Hurricane Lane, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 24, 2018 - 8:30 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Lane weakened to a tropical storm on Friday as it headed toward the Hawaiian islands. But it still brought torrential rains that immersed a city in waist-deep water and forced people to flee flooding homes, while others jumped off seawalls with boogie boards into the...
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Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden told lawmakers how Version slowed its internet communications at a wildfire command center three weeks ago, crippling the emergency communications truck's data speeds and forcing firefighters to use other agencies' internet connections and their personal cell phones at the Capitol Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Members of the Assembly's Select Committee on Natural Disaster,Response, Recovery and Rebuilding held an informational hearing on the incident. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 24, 2018 - 4:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Verizon rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn the telecommunications company had slowed firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the largest wildfire on record in California. Verizon said it removed all speed cap...
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August 24, 2018 - 2:35 pm
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — A wildfire on Maui has likely incinerated homes near the tourist town of Lahaina while forcing people from an evacuation center opened as Hurricane Lane nears the island, officials said Friday. "It is very likely that homes have been destroyed but our guys are too busy...
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Firefighters battle a wildfire near the village Klausdorf, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south of Berlin on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 9:54 am
BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests around the German capital. Flames forced the evacuation of several nearby villages and sent clouds of...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Hannah Whyatt poses for a friend's photo as smoke from the Ferguson fire fills Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors' fear of wildfires, California tourism officials are teaming up with Oregon and Washington to reassure tourists they're safe to visit after deadly wildfires that have burned homes and clogged the air. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 23, 2018 - 3:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors' fear of wildfires, California's state tourism agency said Thursday it is teaming up with Oregon and Washington state to reassure tourists it's safe to visit. The states formed the West Coast...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017 file photo firefighters rest as they take a break in battling a massive fire that raged in a high-rise apartment building in London. The London Fire Brigade wants the media to stop depicting firefighters as hunky sex objects. The service says the images are sexist and deter women from joining the profession. The brigade has criticized reality TV show "Love Island" for including a "fire man challenge" in which male contestants had to strip down and pretend to rescue a woman in danger. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
August 21, 2018 - 7:21 am
LONDON (AP) — The London Fire Brigade wants the media to stop depicting firefighters as hunky sex objects. The service says the images are sexist and deter women from joining the profession. The brigade has criticized reality TV show "Love Island" for including a "fireman challenge" in which male...
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The Honor Guard stands at attention in front the casket of Battalion Chief Matt Burchett of the Draper Fire Department during funeral services Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in West Valley City, Utah. Burchett died Aug. 13 from falling tree debris after a load of fire retardant was dropped on the area where he was working. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 20, 2018 - 5:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter from Utah was killed last week from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid on the area where he was helping battle California's largest-ever wildfire, according to a preliminary report from...
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