Evacuations

A Volkswagen Beetle scorched by a wildfire called the Carr Fire rests at a residence in Redding, Calif., Friday, July 27, 2018. The wildfire roared with little warning into the Northern California city as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 1:19 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — In the small northern California community of Keswick, only a handful of homes remain. The air is thick with the smell of smoke and chemicals. The rubble of people's lives still smoldered a day after the so-called Carr Fire moved through Shasta County like a freight train...
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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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July 26, 2018 - 7:50 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Friday again ordered thousands of people to leave Ambae island as a volcano erupted and filled the sky with ash. Government lawmaker Ralph Regenvanu said on Twitter that the Cabinet had re-imposed a state of emergency and ordered the...
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A policeman walks in front of a morgue in Athens, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Relatives searching for loved ones missing in Greece's deadliest forest fire in decades headed to Athens' morgue Thursday, as rescue crews and volunteers continued searches on land and at sea for potential further victims. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 26, 2018 - 10:29 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Frantic relatives headed to the Athens morgue Thursday to seek the fate of loved ones still missing after Greece's deadliest forest fire in decades, while rescue crews and volunteers searched on land and at sea for more potential victims. The death toll from the fire that...
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River Martinez, 10, breaks camp at the Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Martinez's family, visiting from Los Angeles, had to cut their stay short as portions of Yosemite close today to allow crews to battle the Ferguson fire burning nearby. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 25, 2018 - 8:14 pm
Homes burned as a fast-moving wildfire forced an entire Southern California mountain town to evacuate Wednesday, while tourists emptied from the heart of Yosemite National Park so firefighters could battle a growing blaze nearby. Authorities ordered residents to leave Idyllwild, home to about 12,...
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Villagers take refuge at a shelter in Paksong town, Champasak province, Laos on Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018. Rescuers were searching Wednesday for villagers left missing when part of a newly built dam broke in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside and killing at least 19 people. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
July 25, 2018 - 6:25 am
PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers were searching Wednesday for villagers left missing when part of a newly built dam broke in southeastern Laos, flooding the surrounding countryside and killing at least 19 people. More than 6,000 people lost their homes when the dam gave way on Monday, flooding...
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July 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm
AWAHNEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 12:25 p.m. California authorities will shut down a section of Yosemite National Park for several days as crews try to stop a stubborn and growing wildfire from spreading. The Fresno Bee reports park Superintendent...
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A man passes burned cars in Mati, east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece's capital, killing at least 24 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 100, including 11 in serious condition, in the country's deadliest fire season in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 24, 2018 - 6:18 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of national mourning for dozens of people killed by wildfires that swept through seaside areas near Athens. The official death toll Tuesday from...
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A plane flies over the smoke and fire coming the town of Mati, east of Athens, Monday, July 23, 2018. Regional authorities have declared a state of emergency in the eastern and western parts of the greater Athens area as fires fanned by gale-force winds raged through pine forests and seaside settlements on either side of the Greek capital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 23, 2018 - 10:18 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 2:55 a.m. A spokesman for the Greek government says the death toll from two big wildfires raging on the outskirts of Athens has risen to at least 20. Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said early Tuesday that at least 69 other people...
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This image made from video released by the Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday, July 22, 2018 shows Israeli soldiers on hand as family members of the White Helmets load into buses to Jordan. The call to get ready came at night. In the raging war zone of southwestern Syria, with enemy government forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets were told to bring spouses, children and but a few belongings to two collection points. Fabled rescuers themselves now in need of rescue, they embarked on a hair-raising journey through Israel, a supposed enemy, enroute to reluctant haven in Jordan, a country already burdened with multitudes of refugees. One woman gave birth along the way, many colleagues were left behind to a fate uncertain, and Syria called the multinational operation by several Western powers a crime. (Israeli Defence Forces via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 5:48 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The call came on Saturday night. In the raging war zone that is southwestern Syria, with enemy forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets volunteers brought their spouses, children and a personal bag each. A total of 421 people massed at two collection points where they were to make...
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