Fires

October 19, 2017 - 9:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The brother of Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris was fatally injured in an early morning crash on a Dallas expressway. A Dallas police statement says 38-year-old Bruce Harris died Thursday afternoon of injuries from the 1:40 a.m. Thursday crash on U.S. 75 just north of Loop 12 in...
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A sign on the chimney of a home warns looters Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, after it was destroyed by wildfires in Glen Ellen, Calif. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 19, 2017 - 8:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities increased the count of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000. Both numbers were expected to rise as...
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October 19, 2017 - 8:04 pm
SILSBEE, Texas (AP) — Autopsy results show that a woman and her five children died from smoke inhalation in a Southeast Texas house fire. Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis disclosed the results in a statement Thursday. Thirty-one-year-old Ashley Pickering and her children — 3-year-old son Camden, 4-...
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October 19, 2017 - 7:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More than a dozen North Carolina high school students escaped injury after their school bus caught fire. Officials say the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus was carrying 16 students from South Mecklenburg High School on Thursday when the driver smelled smoke around 4 p.m. A...
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FILE - In this April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. (FAA via AP, File)
October 19, 2017 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its...
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A Pacific Gas & Electric crew work on replacing poles Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Glen Ellen, Calif. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 19, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires rage across California and the West, Democratic and Republican senators have joined forces to help rural communities better prepare for and prevent catastrophic wildfires. A bill introduced Thursday by senators from three Northwestern states would authorize more than...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017 file photo, wildfire evacuees Beatrice Thomas, 85, right, chats with her husband, Al, 85, at First United Methodist Church that doubles as an evacuation shelter in Santa Rosa, Calif. The vast majority of those who died in the Northern California wildfires were in their 70s and 80s including several couples who died together. Many could not move fast enough to escape the speeding flames. Some likely never heard the frantic calls of friends or honking of neighbors' cars, possibly their only warnings of danger. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
October 19, 2017 - 4:01 pm
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars. The vast majority of the 42 people found dead so far in the wildfires that have ravaged Northern California were senior...
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A firefighter walks at a burnt building following a fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. A fire has nearly destroyed the luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
October 19, 2017 - 2:35 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon on Thursday morning, causing one death. Firefighters who carried a body out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel said the victim was male. It was unclear if others were killed or...
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A sign on the chimney of a home warns looters Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, after it was destroyed by wildfires in Glen Ellen, Calif. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 18, 2017 - 7:42 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon. Now,...
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Family of those who were killed in a house fire make their way from a home in Silsbee, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. A woman and her children were killed in a fire that quickly engulfed their Texas home, authorities said Wednesday. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)
October 18, 2017 - 7:22 pm
SILSBEE, Texas (AP) — A woman and her five children were killed in a fire that quickly engulfed their Texas home, authorities said Wednesday. Flames were already shooting from the home near Silsbee, about 80 miles northeast of Houston, when a neighbor called 911 about 12:15 a.m., Hardin County...
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