Fires

Kuala Lumpur city is shrouded with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. More than 100 schools were closed Tuesday after the air quality in the area continued to trend at very unhealthy levels. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 17, 2019 - 2:28 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have deployed more personnel and aircraft to battle forest fires that are spreading a thick, noxious haze around Southeast Asia. President Joko Widodo said Tuesday about 5,600 additional military personnel have been deployed to strengthen the current...
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This undated booking photo from the St. Louis (Minnesota) County Sheriff’s Office shows Matthew James Amiot, who was arrested Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in connection to last week's fire at the Adas Israel Congregation, in Duluth, Minn. Authorities said the fire that destroyed the historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota doesn't appear to have been a hate crime. Police are recommending that prosecutors charge Amiot with first-degree arson. (St. Louis (Minnesota) County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
September 16, 2019 - 2:33 pm
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday charged a homeless man with causing a fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota. Matthew James Amiot, 36, is charged with two counts of setting a negligent fire. A judge set his bail at $20,000 and Amiot remained in jail. Amiot was...
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Nurses bring out medical supplies from a burning hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The fire forced staff to hastily evacuate patients and temporarily settle some on sheets and mattresses in the street while firefighters fought the blaze. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
September 13, 2019 - 3:36 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers or in wheelchairs and killing at least 11 people, many of them elderly. Four firefighters were hospitalized after battling the overnight blaze at Badim Hospital...
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The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burned and sank on Sept. 2, taking the lives of 34 people aboard. Five survived. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 11:48 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire off the coast of Southern California that killed 34 people (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The burned-out wreckage of a boat where 34 people died in a fire has been transported to a naval base in Southern California for further investigation. Ship-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, a Pacific Gas & Electric worker walks in front of a truck in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers say they have reached an $11 billion settlement to cover most of the claims from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California. The utility said in a statement Friday, Sept. 13, that the tentative agreement covers 85% of the insurance claims, including a fire that decimated the town of Paradise. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 13, 2019 - 9:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers announced Friday they reached an $11 billion settlement to cover most of the claims from wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018. The utility said in a statement the tentative agreement covers 85% of the insurance claims from...
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The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burned and sank on Sept. 2, taking the lives of 34 people aboard. Five survived. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 10:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that all crew members on the boat Conception were asleep...
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The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burned and sank on Sept. 2, taking the lives of 34 people aboard. Five survived. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 5:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All six crew members were asleep aboard a scuba diving boat off the Southern California coast — in violation of Coast Guard rules — when a fire broke out in the middle of the night, killing 34 people who were trapped in a bunkroom below the main deck, U.S. authorities said...
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This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea last week near Santa Cruz Island when the dive boat Conception burned and sank on Sept. 2. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Lt. Erik Raney says salvage efforts to recover the Conception also resumed Wednesday. (KABC-TV via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 3:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a fatal boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A lawyer for the owner of the scuba diving boat that caught fire off the California coast, killing 34, is disputing federal investigators' claims that all six...
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September 11, 2019 - 6:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Fire services say one person has died and two people were injured in an explosion and a subsequent fire in a residential building in the western German city of Duesseldorf. Officials said Wednesday that the cause of the explosion in the small apartment block overnight, which sprayed...
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Union Pacific workers and firefighters stage at the scene of a tanker fire from a derailed train near downtown Dupo, Ill. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 2019. Black smoke coming from the derailment scene can be seen for miles and caused the evacuation of schools in the town, authorities said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:43 pm
DUPO, Ill. (AP) — A freight train bearing a flammable liquid used in solvents derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis Tuesday, causing a fire that sent thick, black smoke into the air and prompted the evacuation of nearby schools and residences. In a news release, Union Pacific says that the...
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