Fires

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

Death toll rises to 32 in protests in Indonesia's Papua

Sep 24, 2019

The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after more bodies were found under burned buildings

The Latest: PG&E cuts power to 27,500 customers

Sep 24, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric is shutting off power to 27,500 people in Northern California to reduce the risk of wildfires in the face of dry, windy forecasts that could knock down power lines

California utility cuts power to 21,000 customers

Sep 24, 2019

Pacific Gas & Electric is shutting off power to 21,000 people in Northern California to reduce the risk of wildfires in the face of hot, dry weather and gusty winds that could knock down power lines

Rio family buries girl killed by stray bullet; police blamed

Sep 22, 2019

An 8-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown has been buried amid allegations that she was hit by police fire

Haze from Indonesian fires now affecting Philippines

Sep 20, 2019

A Philippine official says haze blown by monsoon winds from Indonesia's forest fires is affecting some regions in the western Philippines and raised concerns about aviation safety and possible health risks

The Latest: Arson not suspected in Wisconsin group home fire

Sep 19, 2019

Authorities say arson is not suspected in a fire that killed three residents of a Wisconsin group home for intellectually disabled people

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep 14, 2019

India and Pakistan again have traded fire along the highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region leaving a Pakistani soldier and a woman killed and six others wounded in separate incidents

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

Sep 13, 2019

A group of insurance companies representing claims from 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires reached an $11 billion settlement with Pacific Gas & Electric

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