Fires

Insurer: Calif. fire was costliest natural disaster in 2018

Jan 8, 2019

German insurance company Munich Re says the Northern California wildfire that killed dozens of people and burned down the town of Paradise was the world's costliest single natural disaster in 2018

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills 1 crew member

Jan 8, 2019

Hong Kong fire officials say an oil tanker explosion has killed one person and left three missing at sea

PG&E shares are hammered as potential liabilities mount

Jan 7, 2019

PG&E shares crater as potential liabilities mount and report that it may seek bankruptcy protection after year of calamitous fires

New York City firefighter plunges to his death from bridge

Jan 7, 2019

A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn has died after falling from an overpass

Netherlands: Man 'set himself on fire' at Turkish consulate

Jan 7, 2019

Dutch police say that a man has been taken to hospital after reportedly setting himself on fire in the Turkish consulate in the port city of Rotterdam

California highway closed by mudslides, more rain coming

Jan 7, 2019

A winter storm unleashed mudslides in wildfire burn areas and trapped motorists on a major Southern California highway, and the northern part of the state is bracing for another round of wet weather

The Latest: Concert cancelled due to strong winds

Jan 7, 2019

A winter storm swept through Northern California bringing strong winds, downing power lines and causing the cancellation of a OneRepublic and Ellie Goulding concert on Sunday

Louisiana town reels from loss of 5 children in fiery crash

Jan 6, 2019

A small Louisiana town is reeling after five children on a trip to Walt Disney World were killed in a fiery wreck in Florida. Prayer services and vigils are being held in the town of about 5,500 people

Poland: Fire kills 5 girls locked in home-based escape room

Jan 5, 2019

Investigators in Poland say a faulty heating system appears to have caused a fire at a house in northern Poland where five teenage girls died while locked inside a recreational escape room

Fire kills 3 in apartment building in northeastern Spain

Jan 5, 2019

Firefighters in Spain say that three people have been killed and more have been injured after a fire broke out in an apartment building in a town near Barcelona

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