MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on power outages sparked by wildfire risks in California's Sierra Nevada (all times local):
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man whose two children died in a fire at their home has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Prosecutors said Henry Lopez fell asleep with a lit...
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — Southern California Edison has shut off electricity to more than 14,000 customers in the Sierra Nevada because of high winds that could knock down power lines and pose...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wind-fueled wildfire in foothills east of Layton is threatening some homes.
Utah wildfire officials said Monday afternoon that the fire was about 50 acres (20...
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a homeless man with causing a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Landowners in South Dakota have received over $700,000 in a lawsuit accusing a federal agency of burning their properties in an April 2013 prescribed fire that blazed out...
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local):
A lightning-caused wildfire in southern Colorado is being allowed to burn trees killed by beetles or...
SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an investigation is ongoing into a weekend Michigan home explosion and fire that killed a woman and injured her adult daughter.
DENVER (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain two new wildfires in Colorado that prompted mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.
A wildfire near the Red Feather Lake area in the...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A fire has damaged a university building in Louisiana and canceled classes for at least a day.
Southern University and A&M College says on its social media pages that...
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — All evacuations have been lifted in the vicinity of a wildfire that threatened homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto during the...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina man ran back into his burning home to save his wife before both of them died from smoke inhalation.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they are reinforcing firefighting forces tackling a large forest fire on the western island of Zakinthos, where a tourist resort was...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of setting fire to the Tucson home of an alleged murder victim has agreed to plead guilty to arson charges.
The Latest: 2 Colorado wildfires prompt evacuations
BAILEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local):
Two wildfires in Colorado have prompted mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders.
Police: No sign that Duluth synagogue fire was hate crime
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn't appear to have been a hate crime, authorities said Sunday in discussing the arrest of a...
Fire burning northwest of Fort Collins; evacuations advised
LIVERMORE, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire in the mountains northwest of Fort Collins has prompted a voluntary evacuation order for some homes.
The Larimer County Sheriff's Department said the fire...
1 injured in marina fire, 4 boats sink
DOVER, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a boat exploded causing a fire at a marina on Kentucky Lake.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the boat explosion and fire was...
Woman dies in eastern Michigan house explosion, fire
BAD AXE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Michigan woman was killed and her daughter was injured in a home explosion and fire.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said in a statement...
Small wildfire west of Palm Springs prompts evacuations
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — About 60 homes in the Southern California desert community of San Jacinto are under evacuation as firefighters work to contain a small wildfire.
Fire can be risky, deadly drawback of living in mobile homes
GREELEY, Colorado (AP) — For many with low or fixed incomes, mobile homes provide an affordable housing option that's hard to beat as housing costs continue to rise in Colorado.
Police: Owner blew up house on his daughter’s wedding day
EDGEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A homeowner near Pittsburgh blew up his house on his daughter's wedding day, police said shortly after his body was found in the rubble late Saturday.
Southern California bakes under weekend heat wave
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is baking under a weekend heat wave that's dropping humidity levels and raising the risk of wildfires.
California lawmakers tackled health care, wildfire costs
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings...
Woman’s body found in burning car
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police department is investigating after a woman's body was found inside a burning car.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports DeKalb County police officers...
Fire destroys house, damages another in Vermont island town
NORTH HERO, Vt. (AP) — Fire officials in Vermont say fire damaged two houses in the northwestern part of the state, totally destroying one of them.
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Exploding generator started deadly Brazil hospital fire
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police experts say a blaze that killed 11 people in a Rio de Janeiro hospital was triggered by the explosion of a generator in the building's basement.
Fire chief: 1 person hurt in Dodge City Cargill plant fire
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials say one person suffered smoke inhalation in a fire at a meatpacking plant in southwestern Kansas.
Wichita station KSNW reports that the fire broke out...
Owners of burned out Vermont general store ponder future
BENSON, Vt. (AP) — The owners of what was once a beloved general store in the Vermont town of Benson don't know yet whether they are going to rebuild after a fire destroyed the...
Large fire erupts at Loftis Mansion
SOUTH WILLIAMSON, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a well-known landmark near the border of Kentucky and West Virginia has been damaged in a fire.
Police: 2 dead in Whitley County fire
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say two people are dead after firefighters extinguished a fire at a home in Whitley County.
Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India and Pakistan traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, Pakistani officials said, leaving a Pakistani...
The Latest: Victims’ attorney: PG&E $11B settlement positive
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on PG&E agreeing to pay $11 billion as part of settlement with insurers (all times local):
PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing claimants from deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as the...
Fire at hospital in Brazil kills 11 people, many elderly
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of...
Manager pleads guilty in blast at California waste facility
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — A former human resources manager at a California waste company has pleaded guilty in connection with an explosion and fire at the firm's facility five years...
Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people.
Man died of smoke inhalation in home fire
FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a man found in a bedroom following a fire at a New Hampshire home died of smoke inhalation.
Police said the single-family home was heavily damaged in...
Driver killed, 2 teen passengers critical after fiery crash
MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a car crashed into a tree and caught fire on Long Island, killing the driver and critically injuring two teenage passengers.
The Latest: Wreckage from fatal boat fire taken to navy base
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people (all times local):
Fire at Indianapolis school prompts evacuation; no injuries
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a fire on the roof of an Indianapolis elementary school prompted the evacuation of hundreds of students.
No one was injured in the Friday morning fire at...
Cleanup of South Carolina’s ‘Mount Trashmore’ may cost $4.5M
OKATIE, S.C. (AP) — It may cost taxpayers $4.5 million to clean up a blazing, towering pile of garbage known as Mount Trashmore in South Carolina.
As Indonesia fires rage, schools and airport forced to close
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities closed an airport on Sumatra island on Friday due to poor visibility caused by smoke from raging fires burning through peatland, while schools in...
Norwegian oil terminal evacuated after blaze on tanker
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police evacuated people from a major tanker port in southern Norway Friday as a precaution after a fire on an oil tanker.
Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro say death toll in hospital fire that forced patient evacuation has risen to at least 10
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters in Rio de Janeiro say death toll in hospital fire that forced patient evacuation has risen to at least 10.
Teen declared delinquent after in fire at warehouse complex
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A teenager charged with arson in a fire that swept a vacant warehouse complex in western Indiana nearly four months after another blaze damaged the same site has been...