Wildfires

September 13, 2019 - 7:19 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers say they have reached an $11 billion settlement to cover most of the claims from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California. The utility said in a statement Friday the tentative agreement covers 85% of the insurance claims,...
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Fire crews head up East Pages Lane as a fire burns on the hill East of Centerville, Utah early Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Three homes were destroyed and anther eight were impacted with fire damage. An additional 400 homes have been evacuated in the Centerville area. (Colter Peterson/The Deseret News via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 7:54 am
BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Officials say a wildfire has burned three homes, heavily damaged five more and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in the Salt Lake City suburb of Bountiful. The KUTV television station reports that Bountiful police say the blaze started at about 1 a.m. Friday...
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NASA
Rebekah Sager
August 27, 2019 - 12:09 pm
Recent satellite images taken by NASA reveal that there are now more wildfires raging across African than the Amazon. In the area known as the earth's "Second green lung," from Gabon to Angola, more than one million square miles of forest in the Congo Basin are in flames. The differences between...
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Neri dos Santos Silva, center, watches an encroaching fire threat after digging trenches to keep the flames from spreading to the farm he works on, in the Nova Santa Helena municipality, in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
August 25, 2019 - 6:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new environmental foundation backed by Leonardo DiCaprio is pledging $5 million in aid to the Amazon, which has been swept by wildfires . Earth Alliance was created last month by DiCaprio and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth. On Sunday, it launched the Amazon...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 photo shows an helicopter fills its bucket with water during a wildfire near Pythagorio town on the eastern Greek island of Samos. Authorities evacuated two hotels and house the customers in an arena in the town of Pythagorio. Hot, dry weather and high winds helped fuel a total of 68 wildfires across Greece Saturday and the situation will remain dangerous Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Svarnias)
August 25, 2019 - 5:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's fire service says it has arrested two people in southern Greece suspected of starting fires, one of them who did so three times. The suspects, 47 and 43 years old, were arrested by firefighters in separate cases Saturday, in the Peloponnese. One is charged with...
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Paradise running back Lucas Hartley, center right, celebrates with teammate Kasten Ortiz after scoring the first touchdown of the year for the team in their high school football game against Williams, in Paradise, Calif., Friday Aug. 23, 2019. This is the first game for the school since a wildfire in November killed multiple people and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including the homes of most of the Paradise players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 24, 2019 - 12:28 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — It's hard to recognize Paradise. It is heaps of melted metal. It is scorched pine trees. It is a place where things used to be, before a fire destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and killed 86 people in November 2018. But on Friday night, Paradise looked like home again...
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Paradise tight end Jacob Duncan runs through a tunnel of former players during the opening ceremony of their high school football game against Williams, in Paradise, Calif., Friday Aug. 23, 2019. This is the first game for the school since a wildfire in November killed multiple people and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including the homes of most of the Paradise players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 23, 2019 - 10:10 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the first high school football game since a devastating wildfire in a Northern California town (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Paradise defeated Williams High School 42-0 at Om Wraith Field on Friday in front of thousands of people that packed the stadium. For...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, Paradise High School football player Lukas Hartley runs up the stairs of the football stadium after practice in Paradise, Calif. Paradise’s game against Williams High School on Friday will be the first game for the team since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 23, 2019 - 11:33 am
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A high school football team in a Northern California town that was mostly destroyed by a wildfire is a year ago is playing its first game since the blaze. The Paradise High School Bobcats are scheduled to play Williams High School on Friday. It's their first time back since...
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AP
AP News
August 22, 2019 - 1:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has ignited a bitter...
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This satellite image provided by NASA on Aug. 13, 2019 shows several fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon forest. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of Tuesday, Aug. 20, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year. (NASA via AP)
August 21, 2019 - 3:27 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad. Brazil's National Institute for...
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