Fires

Hotel residents Cassundra Clements, left, and Sarah Sanders comfort one another after a fire at the Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus Township, Mich., on Saturday, July 28, 2018. A fire swept through the southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday, killing several members of the same family, including a woman and her children, authorities said. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 2:11 pm
SODUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A fire that swept through a southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday killed five children and their mother, authorities said. The Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus Township was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after receiving a 1:45 a.m. 911...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018 file photo, a structure burns as the Carr fire races along Highway 299 near Redding, Calif. In the last year, fires have devastated neighborhoods in the Northern California wine country city of Santa Rosa, the Southern California beach city of Ventura and, now, the inland city of Redding. Hotter weather from changing climates is drying out vegetation, creating more intense fires that spread quickly from rural areas to city subdivisions, climate and fire experts say. But they also blame cities for expanding into previously undeveloped areas susceptible to fire. AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 28, 2018 - 12:37 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A fire that started in a rural community in Northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods on the edge of the city of Redding: Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to wildfires. In the last year,...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 27 - Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 10:40 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in Northern California kept it from doing more damage to the city of Redding but three smaller communities were in danger as flames closed in and residents packed up to leave. The fire grew by about 35 percent overnight to 127 square...
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An historic schoolhouse burns as the Carr Fire tears through Shasta, Calif., Thursday, July 26, 2018. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 12:04 am
Heat waves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest fire in more than a century, and one of nearly 90 large fires in the U.S. West burned dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of at least 37,000 people near Redding, California. Flood-...
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Jim Chapin poses for photos while interviewed outside his home, which survived wildfires, in Redding, Calif., Friday, July 27, 2018. Chapin described his effort to save his home from encroaching flames and his escape through streets jammed with panicked neighbors. Chapin was among thousands to flee the deadly Carr Fire that exploded Thursday night, jumped the Sacramento River and raced into the western outskirts of Redding. (AP Photo/Jonathan Cooper)
July 27, 2018 - 6:08 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Jim Chapin had dined out after work Thursday, confident that a distant wildfire would not reach his neighborhood while he was away. But when the 79-year-old Redding, California, resident got home around 7:30 p.m., police were telling people to hurry up and go. Chapin's wife...
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A burnt house in Mati, east of Athens, Friday, July 27, 2018. Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town had been built like a "fire trap," with poor safety standards and few escape routes. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 27, 2018 - 6:33 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of the Athens Forensics Department says all autopsies on the dozens of people who died in Greece's deadliest wildfire in decades have been completed, although the identification process continues. Nikos Karakoukis said coroners had completed autopsies on 86 bodies. It...
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Veterinarians Iron Mavraki, left, and Meni Tsakalidi treat a cat that suffered burns and other injuries in Pikermi, east of Athens, after a wildfire swept through popular summer resorts near Athens and claimed the lives of more than 80 people. (AP Photo/Boris Pilipenko)
July 27, 2018 - 4:47 am
PIKERMI, Greece (AP) — The kitten lay on the ground so perfectly still that passing volunteer rescuers had initially written her off as just another of the many victims — human and animal — of this week's ferocious wildfires near Athens. But then came a hint of life — the frail feline began crying...
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Firefighters discuss plans while battling the Carr Fire in Shasta, Calif., on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 27, 2018 - 4:10 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A fire official says an explosive wildfire in Northern California has killed a bulldozer operator as he fought to contain the blaze and injured three firefighters. Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean says the Carr...
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A burned compound is seen next to the sea in Mati, east of Athens, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Rescue crews were searching Wednesday through charred homes and cars for those still missing after the deadliest wildfires to hit Greece in decades decimated seaside areas near Athens, killing at least 79 people and sending thousands fleeing. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 26, 2018 - 6:22 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's forest fires (all times local): A spokesman for the Belgian foreign ministry says a Belgian tourist was killed in Greece's ferocious wildfires as he tried to flee blazes in the summer resort of Mati north of Athens. The spokesman, who spoke to the...
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A firefighter watches as the Cranston fire grows to more 1,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest above Hemet, Calif., Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (Terry Pierson /The Orange County Register via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 11:42 pm
A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a fire that burned five homes and prompted evacuation orders for an entire Southern California mountain town. Brandon N. McGlover, 32, of Temecula was booked on suspicion of setting five fires, including a blaze threatening an estimated 600...
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