Tag: Fires

US probes overheating brakes that cause fires in 500K semis

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DETROIT — U.S. highway safety regulators have opened an investigation into about a half-million semis with brakes that can catch fire. ...

Gang member gets 30 years in prison for boy’s stabbing death

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GREENBELT, Md. — A gang member was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison for his role in the killing of a...

California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

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SAN FRANCISCO — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe jumped a highway, prompting more evacuation orders and the cancellation of an extreme...

13 killed in Kenya fuel tanker explosion

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NAIROBI, Kenya — A fuel tanker exploded in western Kenya while people were siphoning fuel from it, killing 13 people, police said Sunday. ...

Airport in Siberia halts operation because of wildfires

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MOSCOW — An airport in the Siberian city of Yakutsk temporarily halted operations on Sunday after the municipality, along with 50 other towns and...

Unstable weather will continue to fuel huge Oregon blaze

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Dry, unstable and windy conditions will keep fueling a massive wildfire in southern Oregon, forecasters said, as the largely uncontained blaze...

Russian military aircraft help fight wildfires in Siberia

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MOSCOW — The Russian military has used its heavy-lift transport planes to help douse wildfires in Siberia, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. ...

Oregon wildfire forms ‘fire clouds’ that pose danger below

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon are creating giant “fire clouds” over the blaze — dangerous columns...

California blaze erupts near site of deadliest US wildfire

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PULGA, Calif. — A blaze that erupted near the flashpoint of the deadliest wildfire in recent U.S. history was heading away from homes on...

Election depicts two Californias: Rising star or catastrophe

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LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom and two leading Republican rivals in the California recall election painted disparate pictures of the nation’s most populous...