Wildfires

A firefighter monitors a burning outbuilding to ensure flames don't spread as the River Fire burns in Lakeport, Calif., on Monday, July 30, 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
July 31, 2018 - 7:58 am
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Twin wildfires tearing through vineyards and brushy hills threatened some 10,000 homes in Northern California Tuesday — yet another front in the seemingly endless summer of wildfires that have ravaged some of the most scenic areas of the state. The two fires straddling...
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Flames from the Carr Fire lick above a Cal Fire truck in Whiskeytown, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018.
AP Photo/Noah Berger
July 28, 2018 - 8:51 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — In the small northern California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain. The air is thick with the smell of smoke and chemicals. The rubble of people's lives still smoldered a day after the so-called Carr Fire moved through Shasta County like a freight train...
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The burned kitchen of a house is seen in Mati, east of Athens, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
July 25, 2018 - 7:31 pm
MATI, Greece (AP) — Rescuers intensified a grim house-to-house search Wednesday for more casualties from a deadly forest fire outside Athens, as the country's military said it was using footage from U.S. combat drones and surveillance aircraft to try to determine whether arsonists were behind the...
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A man looks the burned house of his sister in Agios Andreas, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018.
AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis
July 24, 2018 - 7:27 am
RAFINA, Greece (AP) — Wildfires raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital of Athens, torching homes, cars and forests as they killed at least 74 people, authorities said Tuesday. Twenty-six of the dead were found huddled together in a compound, while a few bodies were recovered from the...
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Cigarette butts on the beach
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David Madden
July 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that will institute a statewide smoking ban, effective in six months, on public beaches and parks. It's the first major anti-smoking act in the state since a ban on lighting up in bars and restaurants was...
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(Andrew Kuhn /The Merced Sun-Star via AP)
July 15, 2018 - 11:50 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The so-called Ferguson Fire that broke out Friday scorched nearly 7 square...
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A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter drops water on a brush fire that erupted on a mountainside above suburban Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 07, 2018 - 10:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. In heat-stricken Southern California, powerful winds...
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In this photo provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Pawnee Fire wildfire burns northeast of Clearlake Oaks, Calif., early Sunday, June 24, 2018.
(Jonathan Cox/California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection via AP)
June 24, 2018 - 9:42 pm
CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California. The Pawnee Fire that broke out Saturday near the community of Clearlake Oaks has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened an...
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