Extinction

Two 18-year-olds accused of starting Jefferson County wildfire by lighting fireworks during fire ban

Provided by Jefferson County Sheriff's OfficeAndrew Askins, left, and Riley CostelloTwo 18-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of igniting a …

Denver

Florida Man Burns Books, Sparks Massive Wildfire That Destroys Two Homes

A book burning has caused severe damage in east Florida.<p>A book burning in Nassau County, Florida sparked a wildfire that destroyed two homes, CNN …

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Book Burning Sparked Florida Wildfire That Destroyed 10 Homes: Officials

Nearly 400 acres has been swept up by the blaze near Jacksonville, Florida.<p>Book burning is being blamed for a massive wildfire in northeast Florida that has left up to 15 homes damaged or destroyed and evacuated more than 100 people, fire officials said.<p>Nearly 400 acres in Nassau County, just …

Florida

Smoke from Linville Gorge fire spreads 70 miles south to Lincolnton

Smoke from this week’s Linville Gorge wilderness fire in the N.C. mountains spread Friday night as far south as Lincolnton, where firefighters urged …

Charlotte

Handful of Big Sur parks set to reopen on Monday

Parks and campgrounds along the southern stretch of Highway 1 in Big Sur are set to reopen on Monday, according to a statement released by park management on Facebook.<p>Heavy rains and summer wildfires severely damaged the infrastructure of Big Sur public access facilities, as SFGATE previously …

RVs

KQED

The relatives of Robert Reagan, who was killed while operating a bulldozer near Big Sur last year while working the most expensive wildfire in U.S. …

California

Firefighters responding to wildfire in Deer Creek Canyon; 1 structure burned

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Firefighters are working to get the upper hand on a fire burning along Deer Creek Canyon Road in Jefferson County.<p>Sheriff’s …

Denver

Driven by heat and high winds, wildfires are 10 times worse this year than average

Climate change means that there is no such thing as a typical “fire season” anymore.<p>Wildfire season, or the period between spring and late fall when …

Climate

Fire officials ID victim in fatal Des Moines fire

The Des Moines Fire Department has identified the man who died in a fire last week.<p>Charles Flanders, 52, was found dead in his burned garage in the …

Des Moines

Nine homes burn, more threatened in parched Oklahoma

At least nine homes were destroyed and scores more remained evacuated or threatened Tuesday after a wildfire that started in an abandoned house burned more than 1.5 square miles in drought-stricken western Oklahoma.<p>The state already has faced record-setting wildfire damage for the month of March …

Climate

Progress made on Oklahoma wildfire that destroyed 9 homes

Emergency crews made progress Tuesday fighting a small but stubborn fire that destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma, but they don't …

Suburban Kansas City apartment building fire ignites houses

A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City has sparked fires at several homes blocks away.<p>The eight-alarm fire …

Apartment Building

Crews battle wildfire near Colorado college town

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters were able to contain about half of a small but potentially dangerous wildfire just west of downtown Boulder, Colorado, that forced hundreds to flee and sent up thick plumes of black smoke.<p>Boulder County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Wagner said the blaze may be …

News

Wildfire Near Boulder Forces Thousands of Coloradans From Their Homes

Thousands of Coloradans were forced to leave their homes as a wildfire burned its way through Boulder County on Sunday morning, officials said.<p>According to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, a man first reported seeing flames burning on the side of a nearby mountain around 1:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. …

Democrats

Sunshine Fire west of Boulder forces more than 1,000 evacuations

More than 1,000 homes have been evacuated in the Sunshine Canyon area west of Boulder due to a wildfire that was first reported around 1:40 a.m. …

Boulder

Death toll climbs to 72 as floods, mudslides hit Peru

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death toll in Peru's flooding and mudslides reached 72 over the weekend, according to state-run news agency Andina.<p>More than half a million people in and around the country's capital, Lima, have been affected by storms and flooding, authorities said. "We know it is a difficult …

News

Residents in Boulder County Under Mandatory Evacuation Due to Wildfire

A wildfire has forced residents in the Boulder area to find safe shelter. Air quality is a major concern for the Boulder County area this …

Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides

Peruvian authorities say the intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in in two …

Climate

'Lot of sparks falling down' as fire engulfs apartments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished a massive late-night fire that engulfed an apartment building under construction in North Carolina's capital city, sending sparks and ash into the dark sky, authorities said Friday.<p>About 10 other buildings were damaged by the fire, five of them …

Construction

Firefighters battling grass fire near Wellington; 1 structure burned

WELLINGTON, Colo. – Firefighters are battling a grass fire near Wellington that has burned one structure.<p>Firefighters said the affected building was …

Denver

2nd child dies in fire linked to exploding hoverboard

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second child has died from a fire in Pennsylvania that fire officials blamed on an exploding hoverboard, a coroner said Thursday.<p>The deaths — if definitively linked to the two-wheeled, battery-powered scooter — would be the first in the United States caused by a hoverboard …

Hoverboards

Security Fire Department responds to grass fire near Powers and Fontaine

SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. - Firefighters battled a fire south of Colorado Springs Wednesday.<p>The fire started near the intersection of S. Powers …

Colorado Springs

Firefighters battle strip mall blaze threatening East Hollywood apartments

A fire roared through the second floor of an East Hollywood strip mall and threatened nearby apartments before it was brought under control early Tuesday morning, officials said.<p>Approximately 100 firefighters were able to gain control of the blaze near the intersection of Fountain and Vermont …

California

State fines 2 companies thousands for Soberanes Fire accidents

Two California contractors have been fined tens of thousands of dollars by state regulators after one worker was killed and another seriously injured while fighting the Soberanes Fire in 2016, the most expensive wildfire in United States history.<p>California’s Division of Occupational Safety and …

Oakland

Fire takes down another local home

Staff photo by E.J. Harris<p>A Pendleton firefighter on Tuesday works to extinguish a house fire at 45542 Mission Road east of Pendleton.<p>Staff photo by …

Eastern Oregon

32 families displaced following Ottawa fire

OTTAWA - A fire in Ottawa has forced nearly 70 people out of their homes.<p>The fire started Sunday afternoon in a row house attached by two garages in …

Canadian News

Woman, 69, found dead after house fire in hamlet of Blue Ridge

Victim's husband, 74, flown for Edmonton for treatment and later released from hospital<p>A 69-year-old woman has been found dead inside a home after a …

Crime

Three-alarm house fire in Baseline-Merivale area

Ottawa firefighters are battling a three-alarm blaze in the Baseline-Merivale area after smoke was reported around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.<p>Flames were …

Canadian News

Death toll in Guatemala children's shelter fire rises to 40

The death toll in a fire at a Guatemalan children's shelter rose to 40 on Sunday with the announcement that another girl has died of burns.<p>The death …

Guatemala

3-alarm fire engulfs Nepean row house complex

Firefighters say the first calls came in around 12:29 p.m. ET<p>Firefighters are responding to a three-alarm fire at a row house complex on Northview …

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