Fires

Fire strikes skyscraper under construction in Kuwait City

Sep 27, 2018

Skyscraper under construction for National Bank of Kuwait catches fire, sending 2,500 workers fleeing from blaze

In Oman, 10 members of single family die in house fire

Sep 27, 2018

Oman police: 10 members of a single family die after suffocating in a fire at their home in sultanate

Brazil museum fire sparks soul searching about spending

Sep 27, 2018

The fire that destroyed Brazil's National Museum has sparked soul-searching about spending priorities in Latin American nation with largest economy

Wildfire smoke costs famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Sep 25, 2018

The famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival that attracts tourists from around the world says it lost $2 million this summer because wildfire smoke forced it to cancel more than two dozen outdoor performances

Wildfire fueled by strong winds forces evacuation in Croatia

Sep 25, 2018

A fire whipped by strong winds has forced dozens of people to evacuate parts of a southern Croatian peninsula as the army joined efforts to fight the flames

Wildfire in Tuscan countryside forces 700 to flee homes

Sep 25, 2018

A suspected arson fire in the countryside near Pisa has forced 700 people to flee their homes and destroyed at least 600 hectares (nearly 1,500 acres)

With hose and sprinkler, Wyoming man defies fire evacuation

Sep 24, 2018

A Wyoming man who saw wildfire raging his way says he was prepared _ and glad he defied evacuation orders so he could defend his home with just a sprinkler and garden hose

Man, 74, found alive after 5 days inside fire-gutted complex

Sep 24, 2018

Engineers inspecting the wreckage of a Washington, D.C., public housing complex gutted by fire five days ago have found a 74-year-old tenant inside, alive and well

The Latest: Man with garden hose defies Wyoming evacuation

Sep 24, 2018

Wyoming man says he's glad he defied wildfire evacuation so he could defend his home using just a sprinkler and garden hose

Police probing deaths of 4 in Nevada home as murder-suicide

Sep 22, 2018

Police in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson say they are investigating as a murder-suicide the apparent shooting deaths of a man, a woman and two boys whose bodies were found in a burning home.

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