PARIS (AP) — French authorities said Tuesday they are investigating a gasoline bomb attack that caused minor damage to the Cuban Embassy.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said an investigation is under way.
BERLIN (AP) — An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending a large black cloud rising into the air. At least 16 people were injured and five remain missing.
GORNY ULUS, Russia (AP) — The little domed tents of the volunteer firefighters in the clearing of a Siberian forest can be hard to see — even from only a few steps away — because of the choking smoke.
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — It could be days before officials will be able to assess the damage done to a small town by California's largest wildfire, one of dozens of blazes scorching lands across the U.S.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A twin-engine jet crash near a golf course in the Lake Tahoe area killed everyone aboard and ignited a wildfire that was quickly contained before it threatened the town of Truckee, California, authorities said Monday.
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Erratic winds and the potential for dry lightning added to the challenges facing firefighters battling California’s largest wildfire, one of numerous blazes burning Monday across the U.S.
RUSTIC, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a third person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire. One person is still missing.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Four injured firefighters were released from the hospital and a fifth was being treated Monday at a burn center after a Montana wildfire overran them last week, authorities said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals Monday climbed to more than 900 — a number the state has not seen since February — as the state sees a surge in virus cases.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials cautioned on Monday that air quality will be worse than typical in the early part of this week due to smoke from fires elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said particle pollution concentrations started to rise in the state's western mountains earlier in the day Monday than expected.
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Four firefighters have been released from the hospital and a fifth was being treated at a burn center Monday after a Montana wildfire overran them last week, authorities said.
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Three fires just days apart at homes on the same street on the Eastern Shore were set intentionally, Maryland fire investigators said.
The first fire broke out Wednesday on Nokomis Avenue in Salisbury and two more broke out Friday night at two homes just a few doors away, the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fine-particle air pollution concentrations have reached unhealthy levels statewide for people with lung diseases and those who are active outdoors as smoke from wildfires in the west and Canada reaches the area, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services said Monday.
MILAN (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Sardinia have forced the evacuation of 900 people as flames threatened some residential areas and others were engulfed by dense smoke, firefighters said Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Four people — including three children — have died from injuries received in a house fire at Springfield, officials there said.
Crews were called to the fire early Friday morning and learned that several people were inside the home, the Springfield Fire Department said in a news release.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A man was found dead after a house fire in Greenwood County, authorities said.
The blaze happened Sunday afternoon, according to the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office.
Larry Walter Leopard was pronounced dead at the scene, WYFF-TV reported.
SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — Two women suffered second-degree burns when the boat they were on caught fire on a northern Indiana lake.
A preliminary investigation shows the fire started about 2:55 p.m.
CLINTON, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters from multiple agencies battled a large fire at a grain elevator in small western Minnesota city where some residents were evacuated.
According to Big Stone County Sheriff Mark Brown, crews were called shortly before 11 a.m.
SANT MARTI DE TOUS, Spain (AP) — A soft rain is bringing respite to firefighters and Spain's army working to quench the flames in a major forest fire that has burned over 1,600 hectares (4,000 acres) in the northeastern Catalonia region.
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters, as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the U.S.
JORDAN, Montana (AP) — Five federal firefighters remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition after sustaining burn injuries when swirling winds blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them in eastern Montana on Thursday.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a child has died in a weekend apartment fire in Portsmouth.
Firefighters were called to an apartment building in the city just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, TV stations WTKR and WAVY reported.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Firefighters in northeast Spain were battling a wildfire Sunday that has consumed over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) of woodland.
High temperatures and strong winds fanned the flames in the rural area 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Barcelona that broke out on Saturday evening.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wildfire warning has been issued for areas of north-central and northeast Minnesota, the National Weather Service said Sunday.
The alert is due to extreme fire risk conditions in the counties of Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods and St.
MILAN (AP) — Fires raged Sunday on Italy's Mediterranean island of Sardinia, where nearly 400 people were evacuated overnight. No deaths or injuries have been reported.
Firefighters said several homes were damaged in the island's western interior region.
BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a warehouse in China's northeast killed 15 people and injured 25, the city government announced Sunday.
The fire broke out Saturday afternoon at the warehouse in an industrial park in Changchun in Jilin province, the city government said on its social media account.
INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state's largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S.
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Out-of-state crews headed to Montana Saturday to battle a blaze that injured five firefighters as the U.S. West struggled with a series of fires that have ravaged rural lands and destroyed homes.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport serving Nevada’s second largest metro area faces a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger fights, potentially restricting the flow of tourists and essential goods into the northern part of the state.
LEWISTON, Idaho. (AP) — One person died when a single-engine airplane crashed and started on fire at an airport in western Idaho.
Lewiston Fire Department Chief Travis Myklebust said the department responded at 12:11 p.m.
BLY, Ore. (AP) — The nation's largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday, but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California.
MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Five firefighters were injured when a thunderstorm and swirling winds in central Montana blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them, federal officials said Friday.
All five remained in medical facilities and were still being evaluated and treated a day after they were injured, Bureau of Land Management spokesperson Mark Jacobsen said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare.
CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a building at an apartment complex in central New Jersey on Friday, displacing dozens of residents but only causing some minor injuries.
The fire at the Bristol Station Complex in Carteret was reported around 1:30 p.m.
MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Nebraska man who set a fire that forced the evacuation of a Missouri county jail has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for arson and other charges.
Ethen Mark Bentley, 29, of Stella, Nebraska, was sentenced July 16 after pleading guilty to first-degree arson for setting a fire in his cell in January at the Nodaway County Jail.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man will serve life in prison without parole for the 2018 slayings of his girlfriend and their young special-needs daughter, a judge ruled Friday.
The sentence for Ronnie Oneal III was a foregone conclusion when a jury opted in June not to recommend the death penalty.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six children were rescued from a house fire in North Carolina that investigators blamed on a clothes dryer, firefighters said Friday.
The Charlotte Fire Department says the fire occurred at a two-story home north of downtown Charlotte, news outlets reported.
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A multiyear project to improve forest health in and around one of the nation’s top ski destinations has begun in central Idaho.
The 10-year Bald Mountain Stewardship Project is intended in part to reduce the chances of a wildfire at Sun Valley Resort’s Bald Mountain ski area that operates on U.S.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling some older Chevrolet Bolts for a second time to fix persistent battery problems that can set the electric cars ablaze.
Until repairs are done, GM says owners should park the cars outdoors, limit charging to 90% of battery capacity, and not deplete batteries below 70 miles of range.
BLY, Ore. (AP) — Lower winds and better weather helped crews using bulldozers and helicopters battling the nation’s largest wildfire in southern Oregon, but gusty winds pushed a Northern California wildfire into Nevada on Thursday, prompting evacuations as blazes burn across the West.
PRINCETON, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion and fire at a house in Princeton Thursday left one person dead and two others with unknown injuries.
Emergency personnel responded shortly after noon and discovered a collapsed structure that was fully engulfed in flames, officials said.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — A man who was injured in a Moorhead house fire earlier this week has died, city officials said Thursday.
The victim, 62-year-old Robert Blue, of Moorhead, died Wednesday at a Fargo, North Dakota hospital.
WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — The north-central Washington town of Winthrop temporarily had the worst air quality in the country Thursday as wildfires in the Methow Valley area continued to burn and prompt evacuations.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on the East Coast. And experts say the phenomenon is becoming more common as human-caused global warming stokes bigger and more intense blazes.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte mobilized the Montana National Guard Thursday to assist in wildfire response as the entire state faces abnormally dry conditions contributing to fire risk.
The governor ordered two helicopter support crews, including 24 soldiers, to enter active duty.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's environmental agency issued a statewide air quality alert urging Hoosiers to slow down and take other steps as smoke wafts across the state from wildfires burning in the western U.S.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) away.
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of its power lines in an effort to prevent its fraying grid from sparking wildfires when electrical equipment collides with millions of trees and other vegetation across drought-stricken California.