Fires

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters push ambulance cots at the scene of a structure fire that injured multiple firefighters, according to a fire department spokesman, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
May 17, 2020 - 6:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the...
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FILE - IN this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, exhaustion reads on the face of a firefighter from Noorvik, Alaska, while he and his team watch for spot fires that threaten to jump the line on the Lolo Peak fire, in Missoula, Mont. A federal risk assessment says wildland firefighters could see widespread outbreaks of COVID-19 at large U.S. fire camps this summer, and the problem is likely to compound the longer fire season lasts. The draft risk assessment created by the U.S. Forest Service predicts that even in a best-case scenario — with firefighters following social distancing protocols and plenty of tests and equipment available — that nearly two dozen people could be infected by the virus while working at a camp like the one used for the Lolo Peak fire. (Kurt Wilson/The Missoulian via AP, File)
May 13, 2020 - 6:47 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Outbreaks of the coronavirus could sweep through large camps where crews typically stay as they fight wildfires across the U.S., according to a federal document obtained by The Associated Press, and the problem is likely to get worse the longer the fire season lasts. The U.S...
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This picture taken on May 2, 2020 and made available on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Suedtiroler Schuetzenbund, a group that rejects the legitimacy of Italian rule of the area that became part of Italy after World War II, shows writing with fire reading in German "Away from Rome", on a field in Val Pusteria, known in German as Pusteral, in the German-speaking province of South Tyrol, in northern Italy. (Suedtiroler Schuetzenbund via AP)
May 13, 2020 - 1:45 pm
BOLZANO, Italy (AP) — The blazing orange letters of fire spelled out a familiar message in Italy’s South Tyrol province, an old call to resistance repurposed for the days of the coronavirus: ‘’Los von Rom’’ and ‘’Freiheit,’’ German for ‘’Away from Rome’’ and ‘’Freedom.’’ In decades past, the words...
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A member of the medical staff, bottom, looks through an open window next to the scene of a fire at St. George Hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. A fire at St. George Hospital has killed five coronavirus patients. Russian emergency officials said all five had been put on ventilators. The emergency officials told the state Tass new agency the fire broke out in an intensive care unit and was put out within half an hour. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
May 12, 2020 - 11:18 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian health officials on Tuesday announced an investigation into the safety of ventilators at two hospitals, where fires in intensive care units for coronavirus patients killed a total of six people over the past four days. The deaths occurred as Russia struggled to cope with its...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo firefighters from the University of Alaska (Fairbanks) watch as a wildfire slowly creeps toward their fire break near Chelan, Wash. Newly released national plans for fighting wildfires during the coronavirus pandemic are hundreds of pages long but don't offer many details on how fire managers will get access to COVID-19 tests or exactly who will decide when a crew needs to enter quarantine. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)
May 11, 2020 - 4:19 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In new plans that offer a national reimagining of how to fight wildfires amid the risk of the coronavirus spreading through crews, it's not clear how officials will get the testing and equipment needed to keep firefighters safe in what’s expected to be a difficult fire season. A...
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In this Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020 photo, a Florida forestry tractor trailer is parked in Walton County, Fla., near a hot spot from a wildfire. Authorities say firefighters in the Florida Panhandle battled wildfires through the night that have forced hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes. The more than 575-acre fire in Walton County prompted about 500 people to evacuate. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
May 07, 2020 - 8:13 pm
MILTON, Fla. (AP) — All day it had been sunny. Then it grew dark as the winds began to whip. Daniel Felder stepped out into the road to watch the acrid smoke billow toward him. Ash started raining from the sky like light snow drifting in twilight. Then came the crackle of fire, and he knew it was...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, St. Patrick's Day Parade grand marshal Gerald "Jerry" Counihand, center, and his wife, Lisa Harrison Counihand, right, stand after being blessed by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, left, at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Ga. Catholic leaders say Hartmayer, Atlanta’s new archbishop, will be installed Wednesday, May 6, in a Mass that will blaze a new path through old traditions. Inside the cathedral, some of the priests and others in attendance will look on from a choir loft so as not to violate social distancing practices. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
May 06, 2020 - 12:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s new archbishop will be installed Wednesday in a Mass that will blaze a new path through old traditions, Catholic leaders say. Inside the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, a small number of the priests and others in attendance will look on from a choir loft so as not...
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FILE - This Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Derick Almena at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. Almena awaiting retrial in a fire that killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse was released from jail Monday, May 4, 2020, because of the coronavirus outbreak. Almena, 50, was released from the Santa Rita Jail after a teleconference hearing Monday, the Alameda County Sheriff's office said. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
May 04, 2020 - 7:51 pm
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A man facing a second trial after a fire killed 36 partygoers at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse he's accused of illegally converting into a cluttered artists enclave was released from jail Monday over coronavirus concerns. Derick Almena, who's been behind bars since 2017,...
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This undated photo provided by the Cape Girardeau, Mo., Police Department shows Nicholas Proffitt. Prosecutors have charged the 42-year-old man accused of setting fire to a Missouri mosque last week with a hate crime and other counts. Proffitt, who spent time in prison for defacing the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau more than a decade ago, was due to appear in federal court Thursday, APril 30, 2020, for an initial appearance on a charge of maliciously damaging a buildings by means of fire in last week's attack. (Cape Girardeau Police Department via AP)
April 30, 2020 - 11:30 am
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man accused of setting fire to a Missouri mosque last week with a hate crime and other counts. Nicholas Proffitt, who spent time in prison for defacing the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau more than a decade ago, was due to appear in...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo, a crane stands by Notre Dame Cathedral Wednesday, April 15, 2020 in Paris. Work began Monday to refit the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect workers from the virus and allow cleanup efforts to resume. Work on the cathedral halted in mid-March, when France imposed strict confinement measures across the country as virus cases mushroomed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 27, 2020 - 5:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Workers are refitting the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect staff from the virus and allow cleanup efforts at the Paris landmark to resume. More than a year after the blaze, workers still haven’t finished stabilizing the medieval cathedral, much less...
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