Fires

The Latest: Utilities president blasts PG&E over outages

Oct 18, 2019

California's top utilities regulator says she's astounded by the lack of basic preparation Pacific Gas & Electric officials took in readying for a pre-emptive power shut-off that affected more than 2 million people

Son says mother, 89, missing after California homes burn

Oct 11, 2019

Don Turner says his 89-year-old mother is missing after a wind-driven wildfire destroyed dozens of Southern California mobile homes

The Latest: Officials: Be kind to PG&E workers amid shut-off

Oct 9, 2019

Authorities are asking the public to be kind to frontline utility workers in California as anger mounts against Pacific Gas and Electric over a power shutdown.

Polish politician rescues child and father from burning car

Oct 8, 2019

A left-wing party leader in Poland has won praise across the political spectrum after he helped a 2-year-old boy and his father escape a burning car on a highway

Police: Indian fire kills woman in Pakistan-held Kashmir

Oct 7, 2019

Pakistani police: Sniper fire by India kills woman outside her home in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

Retrial for man in California warehouse fire that killed 36

Oct 4, 2019

Prosecutors say they will re-try a man on manslaughter charges for allegedly turning a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse into a cluttered maze that killed 36 at a party

19 killed in China factory fire ahead of National Day

Sep 30, 2019

Nineteen people have died in a factory fire in eastern China just ahead of countrywide National Day celebrations

State protects abusers, women harassed in public jobs say

Sep 29, 2019

Sexual harassment victims say New York state's protections for government workers are so strong, it can make it difficult to fire men accused of misconduct

Fire blazes at French chemical plant, schools closed

Sep 26, 2019

Firefighters are battling a blaze at a chemical plant in western France and authorities have closed schools and nurseries in 11 surrounding towns

Bottoms up, fire's out: German man douses fire with beer

Sep 25, 2019

Bottoms up, fire's out: German man douses blazing car engine with bottles of beer

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