Tag: Evacuations

Fire suppression efforts continue at Illinois chemical plant

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ROCKTON, Ill. — Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line as public health officials lifted an outdoor...

Illinois chemical plant explosion, fire prompt evacuations

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ROCKTON, Ill. — An explosion at a chemical plant in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black...

Heavy rains soak parts of Appalachia, northern Mississippi

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Storms with soaking rains drenched a wide swath of Appalachia and northern Mississippi this week, swamping farmland, flooding bridges, stranding people...

Thousands return home in east Congo after volcano eruption

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GOMA, Congo — Thousands of people are returning to Goma and a surrounding region in eastern Congo hoping to find their homes still intact...

Huge blast at Serbia munitions factory forces evacuation

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A series of explosions early on Friday rocked a military factory in central Serbia, forcing evacuation of workers and nearby residents and causing panic,...

Fire strikes largest Iranian navy ship, forcing evacuation

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TEHRAN, Iran — The largest ship in the Iranian navy caught fire early Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, forcing sailors...

‘Nothing looks good’ preparing for summer wildfire season

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SALEM, Ore. — Wearing soot-smudged, fire-resistant clothing and helmets, several wildland firefighters armed with hoes moved through a stand of ponderosa pines as flames...

Thousands evacuated in India as strong cyclone inches closer

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NEW DELHI — Tens of thousands of people were evacuated Tuesday in low-lying areas of two Indian states and moved to cyclone shelters to...

Greek firefighters battle major forest fire for 2nd day

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ATHENS, Greece — Greek firefighters were battling a major forest fire in the Corinth region west of Athens for a second day Friday, with...

Greek villages, monasteries evacuated as fire damages homes

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LOUTRAKI, Greece — A large wildfire in Greece damaged homes and prompted evacuations Thursday as it tore through rugged forest terrain. ...