Fire engulfs Oakland apartment complex under construction

California 10/23/18, 03:12

A five-alarm fire has engulfed an apartment complex under construction, the latest in a series of blazes at large residential buildings in Oakland.There were no reported injuries, but officials were concerned about embers igniting other fires.The large blaze at the ...

Massive blaze tears through NJ town, no injuries reported

New York 10/22/18, 22:16

A fast-moving blaze ripped through the business district of a New Jersey town, destroying multiple businesses and causing the partial collapse of at least four buildings, according to officials.Daniel DeGroot, director of public safety for Dover, said the blaze was ...

3 missing, 15 rescued off California coast after boat fire

U.S. 10/21/18, 23:46

Coast Guard officials say three people are missing and 15 people were rescued Saturday night after their fishing boat caught fire south of San Diego. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that crew of the 42-foot fishing boat Time Machine contacted ...

Northern California man rescues 3 people from burning truck

U.S. 10/21/18, 23:26

Northern California police say a good Samaritan pulled three people from a pickup truck that had caught fire after an early Sunday crash. KCRA-TV reports all three adults were hospitalized with one suffering life-threatening injuries. The one-vehicle crash occurred in the ...

Update: Hurricane Michael damages $3 billion in timber

Florida 10/19/18, 12:00

The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local):11:30 a.m.Florida's agriculture commissioner says Hurricane Michael has damaged an estimated $3 billion of timber across nearly 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) of forestland in the state's Panhandle.Commissioner Adam Putnam said in ...

Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California

California 10/19/18, 06:11

Firefighters knocked down several small brushfires despite gusty Santa Ana winds blowing across parts of Southern California.A firefighter hoses down hot spots created by a brush fire Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Santa Paula, Calif. The National Weather Service issued ...

Turkish restaurant set on fire in German city of Chemnitz

Europe 10/19/18, 03:10

German police say unidentified assailants apparently started a fire at a Turkish restaurant in an eastern city that saw violent anti-migrant protests recently. Saxony state police said residents were woken up by a loud bang at the restaurant in Chemnitz early ...

Evacuation lifted after California gas pipeline scare

U.S. 10/18/18, 07:46

Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before.Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis Broschard ...

Man sentenced to more than 24 years for Texas mosque fire

U.S. 10/18/18, 04:57

A man convicted of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison. Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas. In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez ...

Gunman opens fire on unmarked police car in Atlanta

U.S. 10/16/18, 23:01

Police say a gunman opened fire on an unmarked police car in Atlanta, striking it but not injuring any officers. Atlanta police officer Jarius Daugherty tells The Associated Press the officers were doing surveillance on a home where drug sales were ...

Update: California winds diminish amid high fire danger

California 10/16/18, 11:09

The Latest on California winds (all times local):7:45 a.m.Winds that prompted California utilities to cut power in a precautionary move to prevent wildfires have decreased in strength but fire warnings remain in effect in southeastern and northeastern parts of the ...

California utilities say wind-driven outages still possible

U.S. 10/16/18, 02:23

California utilities were restoring electricity after intentionally cutting it to tens of thousands of people because of extreme fire danger but high winds projected to sweep the area into Tuesday morning could see more outages.Winds strong enough to topple trees ...

Suspicious letter sent to Sen. Susan Collins home

U.S. 10/15/18, 13:04

A hazardous materials team was called Monday to investigate a suspicious letter sent to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins, officials said.Police and fire vehicles were parked outside her home, and several people in hazmat suits were seen entering ...

California utility shuts off power amid wildfire concerns

California 10/15/18, 06:26

Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, a major California utility for the first time cut power to tens of thousands of customers amid high winds — and other power providers were considering similar action.Pacific Gas & Electric began cutting ...

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