Wildfires

May 12, 2018 - 2:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a propane tank exploded during an event at Chicago's Soldier Field. The Chicago Tribune reports the Saturday afternoon incident occurred at a tent where the 60-year-old man was working. It sent smoke billowing into the air and...
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This April 29, 2018, photo provided by the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management shows a wildfire burning in north-central Arizona. The wildfire has grown and firefighters expect that winds and dry conditions may cause it to increase in size. (Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 7:13 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters battling a wildfire in north-central Arizona were hampered Monday by strong winds and dry conditions as residents of surrounding communities remained out of their homes for another day. Authorities said some homes were lost as the wildfire consumed almost 14...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018, file photo, sandbars fill the Rio Grande north of Albuquerque, N.M. Forecasters said Monday, April 23, 2018, that drought conditions across southwestern states are contributing to a wildfire threat. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
April 23, 2018 - 4:07 pm
Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday. The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered "extreme"...
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April 21, 2018 - 6:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. The statue was dedicated at a state memorial park established where all but one member of the team died in a canyon in...
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April 17, 2018 - 1:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday, as a forestry official warned firefighters battling a terrifying deadly blaze in Oklahoma that it would be a "historically critical day." Gusty winds...
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April 17, 2018 - 4:46 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions not seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds, the National Weather Service said Monday. Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said...
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For sale signs are seen on the wildfire-ravaged Fountaingrove area as rain comes down Friday, April 6, 2018, in Santa Rosa, Calif. A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 06, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fierce Northern California storm Friday shut down Yosemite National Park, threatened mudslides in wildfire-ravaged wine country and could present the first test of a partially repaired offshoot of the nation's tallest dam that nearly collapsed last year. Recent heavy rainfall...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file aerial photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, mudflow and damage to homes in Montecito, Calif. California's insurance commissioner says more than $421 million in insurance claims losses have been filed since deadly mudslides blasted through the community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains. (Matt Udkow/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
April 02, 2018 - 4:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than $421 million in claims have been filed since deadly mudslides tore through the coastal community of Montecito during extremely heavy January rains, California's insurance commissioner said Monday. Insurers have received more than 2,000 claims for residential and...
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Rain causes a hillside to collapse along La Tuna Canyon Road in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 22, 2018, where mandatory evacuation orders had already been in place amid moderate to heavy rain in the recent burn area. A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires.(AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
March 22, 2018 - 2:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, flooding streets and threatening to unleash mud and debris flows into communities near areas burned bare by wildfires. The National Weather Service said there were numerous reports of street flooding in the Central...
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A man walks his dog at Ocean Beach as the sun sets in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Forecasters said the next weather system will arrive in Northern California on Wednesday, and reach the south by Thursday, bringing much more precipitation. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 01, 2018 - 1:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Motorists were warned to stay off Northern California mountain roads as a major winter storm was expected to bring heavy snowfall, powerful winds and torrential rains at lower elevations Thursday. Meanwhile predictions of widespread showers across the southern end of the state...
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