Fires

In this video grab provided by RU-RTR Russian television via AP television, Russian rescue team wait for a elevator to go down into the mine potash mine in Solikamsk, the Perm region near the Ural Mountains, Russia, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Russian emergency teams struggled Saturday to reach nine construction workers trapped inside a burning potash mine in the Perm region near the Ural Mountains. (RU-RTR Russian Television via AP)
December 23, 2018 - 10:52 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Rescue teams on Sunday found the bodies of nine construction workers who were trapped inside a burning potash mine in Russia's Ural Mountains, while Russian officials opened a criminal investigation of the accident. A fire erupted Saturday at the mine operated by fertilizer company...
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December 22, 2018 - 9:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency teams struggled Saturday to reach nine construction workers trapped inside a burning potash mine in the Perm region near the Ural Mountains. Officials said the fire erupted Saturday when 17 workers were inside the mine in Solikamsk, which is located 1,200 kilometers...
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In this photo taken Dec. 14, 2018, paramedic Mickey Huber holds 2-day-old baby Zoele Mickey Skinner at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif. The newborn's middle name is named after Huber, who helped her mother, Anastasia Skinner, who went into premature labor while trying to escape a terrifying wildfire that wiped out the Northern California town of Paradise. After getting Skinner to an ambulance, Huber helped with the mass evacuation until the next day. (Daniel Skinner via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 11:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In his 20 years as a paramedic, Mickey Huber assisted in two emergency deliveries. But to him, the most memorable birth is the one that didn't happen on his watch. Huber was helping people evacuate from the terrifying wildfire that tore through the Northern California town of...
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December 21, 2018 - 10:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators said Friday they are considering splitting up Pacific Gas & Electric Co. or making other drastic changes amid concerns over the utility's role in recent gas explosions and wildfires. Among the options under consideration by the California Public...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his time in the state's highest office during an interview with The Associated Press in Sacramento, Calif. Brown, a Democrat, will leave office Jan. 7 after serving a record four terms. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 19, 2018 - 7:53 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped make his party even more powerful in California during the last eight years and now, less than a month before leaving office, he predicts that dominance will make it difficult for his successor to control Democrats' hunger for spending...
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December 19, 2018 - 1:13 pm
WINNIE, Texas (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies saved a man from a burning vehicle in southeast Texas during a dramatic rescue captured on video. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne says the driver was critically hurt when his vehicle overturned and caught fire last week near Winnie, a community...
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December 16, 2018 - 6:32 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official. Army spokesman Innocent Munyengango said in a statement that the army is...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a fire attack helicopter makes a retardant drop during a firing operation on the ridge between Mount Manuel and the Coast Ridge Road while fighting the Soberanes Fire near the village of Big Sur, Calif. The so-called Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls "an extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending that is causing a fiscal crisis in the U.S. Forest Service." (David Royal/The Monterey County Herald via AP, File)
December 15, 2018 - 12:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground. In the first week, the blaze destroyed 57 homes and killed a...
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December 15, 2018 - 8:48 am
LONDON (AP) — A fire broke out Saturday in an enclosure at one of Britain's largest zoos, forcing keepers to evacuate visitors and move animals away from the flames. One person suffered from smoke inhalation and all of the animals were accounted for, authorities said. Witnesses said the blaze broke...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that an investigation by its staff found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. A U.S. judge fined the utility $3 million after it was convicted of six felony charges for failing to properly maintain a natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco in 2010, killing eight people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 14, 2018 - 6:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The...
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