Fires

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, a firefighter searches for human remains in a trailer park destroyed in the Camp Fire, in Paradise, Calif. The massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday, Nov. 25. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 25, 2018 - 11:58 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp fire had been...
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After a brief delay to let a downpour pass, volunteers resume their search for human remains at a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. A team from Orange County in Southern California is among several teams conducting a second search of a mobile home park after the deadly Camp wildfire torched part of Butte County in Northern California. Task force leader Craig Covey, in blue jacket at center, says his team is doing a second search because there are outstanding reports of missing people whose last known address was at the mobile home park. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for signs of human remains. Crews resumed the grim work Saturday as rain cleared out...
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CORRECTS NAME TO CHRIS STEVENS INSTEAD OF CRAIG STEVENS - National Urban Search & Rescue Response System Orange County CATF-5 team members Imelda Cordova, third from right, talks to Andrew Ricker and Chris Stevens, far right, as their team takes cover from the rain in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. High winds and heavy rains are temporarily halting the work of some search teams out looking for remains of people caught up in the deadly wildfire. The Camp Fire, which destroyed the historical mining town of Paradise, is the most deadly in state history, with 84 fatalities as of Friday, according to statistics from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It's also the deadliest in the U.S. in a century. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 23, 2018 - 9:35 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Rain helped extinguish a deadly wildfire in Northern California's Gold Rush country, but the moisture also turned ash into thick paste and hindered the hunt for telltale fragments of bone that could indicate a body. Searchers resumed their grim task Friday afternoon after a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 file photo smoke hangs over the scorched remains of Old Town Plaza following the wildfire in Paradise, Calif. Authorities say the fire is 95 percent contained Thursday, Nov. 22. The deadly blaze that started Nov. 8 leveled Paradise, killing multiple people and destroyed thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
November 23, 2018 - 3:59 pm
The so-called Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire in the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for devastating blazes. With terrain ranging from steep, tree-topped mountains to dry, brush-covered hillsides, and matched with a...
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Michael Reining, left, and Chelsea Meddings, right, chop mint in preparation for a community Thanksgiving meal for survivors of the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California, on the campus of California State University, in Chico, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. They are volunteering with World Central Kitchen, which is teaming up with local businesses to provide thousands of Thanksgiving meals to displaced people. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 22, 2018 - 10:27 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Patty Rough lost her Paradise home and most of her belongings in the Camp Fire, and she had no place to cook a family meal on Thanksgiving. But she and her husband are safe, and she was still able to spend the holiday with her children over plates of turkey, cranberry sauce and...
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This image released by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, shows Paul Caneiro, who prosecutor charged Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, with aggravated arson. He's accused of setting fire to his own home in Ocean Township, N.J. That fire took place early Tuesday morning before authorities responded to a deadly blaze at the Colts Neck mansion owned by Caneiro's brother Keith and Keith's wife, Jennifer.
November 22, 2018 - 6:58 pm
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for a relative of four homicide victims found at a burning New Jersey mansion says the man is innocent of setting fire to his own house and of "any other potential charges." Paul Caneiro is charged with setting fire to his home Tuesday in Ocean Township. Hours later...
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Amy Sheppard packs up items outside her tent in a Walmart parking lot in Chico, Calif., that's been a makeshift campground for people displaced by wildfire, Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2018. Sheppard lost her home in Magalia to the Camp fire. She was staying in the tent for four days with her sister and 1-year-old niece. They are moving to a motel because of rain that began Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 21, 2018 - 10:34 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Amy Sheppard packs her belongings into a plastic garbage bag as rain drips around her, readying to move on from a field by a Walmart where thousands of evacuees had taken refuge from a deadly Northern California wildfire. Sheppard, 38, her sister and niece, who is 1, are...
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Authorities gather Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Colts Neck,N.J., to investigate the aftermath of fatal fire that killed two children and two adults. Authorities say two adults and two children were found dead the day before at the scene of a burning mansion near the New Jersey shore. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
November 21, 2018 - 9:39 pm
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — A family of four whose remains were found at the burned-down ruins of their New Jersey mansion was slain before the home was set ablaze, authorities said Wednesday, hours after the mansion owner's brother was arrested on suspicion of arson at his own house. Prosecutors...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, search and rescue workers search for human remains at a trailer park burned out from the Camp fire in Paradise, Calif. Officials say the search to find the missing and identify victims could take months given the size and scope of the deadly wildfire that swept Northern California's Gold Rush country. The Camp Fire in Butte County that started two weeks ago has killed multiple people and hundreds of names are on a fluctuating list of the unaccounted. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 21, 2018 - 9:16 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Given the size and scope of the devastation after a deadly wildfire swept Northern California, experts say the search to find the missing and identify victims could take months. The Camp Fire that began two weeks ago has scorched an area roughly the size of Chicago, burned down...
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Police and fire officials investigate the scene of a fiery crash involving three vehicles on the Brooklyn Bridge, Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2018, in New York. Fire Department officials said six people were injured, and one person was killed. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 21, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An auto wreck on the Brooklyn Bridge killed one person Wednesday and sparked a fire that engulfed three vehicles and cut off a key New York City artery at the start of the morning commuting rush on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The fiery 7 a.m. crash on the Brooklyn-...
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