Fires

Australian PM calls up reservists as fire threats escalate

Jan 4, 2020

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called up about 3,000 reservists as the threat of wildfires has escalated in at least three states

PG&E, California governor face off in bankruptcy dispute

Dec 16, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric will have to quickly overhaul a complex plan to address more than $50 billion in wildfire claims to get California Gov. Gavin Newsom's support

California high school competes for title after deadly fire

Nov 30, 2019

A Northern California high school football team is preparing to play for a championship one year after most of the players and coaches lost their homes to a wildfire that nearly destroyed their town

Doorbell cameras captured final seconds of doomed flight

Nov 15, 2019

A preliminary report says two doorbell cameras captured the final seconds of a small plane that crashed into a house in New Jersey last month and burst into flames

Egypt says looting attempt causes oil pipeline fire; 7 dead

Nov 13, 2019

Egyptian officials say an oil pipeline caught fire when thieves tried to tap into it to siphon off gasoline in the Nile Delta province of Beheira, and at least seven people were killed

Nigerian firefighters battle huge blazes at market in Lagos

Nov 5, 2019

Nigerian firefighters are batting two fires that broke out almost simultaneously Tuesday at a busy market in central Lagos, the country's largest city and commercial center

London fire chief defends actions in Grenfell Tower blaze

Oct 30, 2019

London's fire commissioner is defending her brigade's response to the June 2017 inferno that killed 72 people at the Grenfell Tower apartment block after an official inquiry said more lives could have been saved if firefighters had acted quicker

The Latest: Plane wreckage lodged in home; pilot missing

Oct 29, 2019

Authorities say a pilot is unaccounted for after the small plane he was flying crashed into a house in New Jersey and exploded

Man shoots, injures 2 outside mosque in France

Oct 28, 2019

French police on Monday arrested a man with past far-right links suspected of shooting and seriously injuring two elderly men who spotted him trying to set fire to the door of a mosque

The Latest: Utility: Power lines may have started 2 fires

Oct 28, 2019

The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. utility says its power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area

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