Evacuations

A large swath of downtown Sun Prairie remains closed Wednesday morning, July 11, 2018 in the wake of a gas leak explosion Tuesday evening that leveled a downtown Sun Prairie bar, caused a massive fire at a pizza restaurant, killed a firefighter and and injured more than a dozen other people. Firefighters remained on the scene. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:05 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A communications company said Thursday that a subcontractor was working "on site" before an explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter this week. Authorities have said a crew punctured a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday, resulting in an explosion that...
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Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona fire departments battle a fire Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Phoenix. The fire gutted a supermarket in west-central Phoenix during a heavy rainstorm storm Wednesday evening and authorities were trying to determine if the building was struck by lightning. (AP Photo/Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic)
July 12, 2018 - 2:29 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Spencer McClure had two thoughts when he saw smoke starting to fill the back of the Phoenix supermarket where he was shopping Wednesday evening. He "was trying not to panic" as he saw the smoke around him in the Safeway store, McClure told television station ABC15 (KNXV ). "At the...
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In a view looking northwest from above, the aftermath of a gas explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis., is seen Wednesday, July 11, 2018. At the top right of the image is the site of the former Barr House where the explosion originated and leveled the building. Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr was killed Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled most of a city block, including the tavern Barr owned. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday. The blast in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday evening also injured at least 11...
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Police use sticks during a search operation at a mud-covered area in the aftermath of heavy rains in Kure, Hiroshima prefecture, southwestern Japan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Rescuers were combing through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks Tuesday searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan. (Shingo Nishizume/Kyodo News via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 3:35 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Residents shoveled mud and debris to clear streets so they could get out for food and other supplies Wednesday in areas of western Japan hard hit by landslides and flooding that still swamped some areas. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited an evacuation center in the city of...
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July 10, 2018 - 6:54 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that poses no immediate threat to any populated areas but is generating so much heat and smoke that it's now visible from space. A NASA satellite captured infrared...
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Oregon firefighter Markus Idroga puts out hot spots above the Wilds neighborhood from the Lake Christine Fire, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Basalt, Colo. (Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 10:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires around the West (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Firefighters are making significant progress on a wildfire in California that has burned more than a dozen structures and blackened over 141 square miles (365 square kilometers). The so-called County Fire,...
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One of two ambulances leave the cave in northern Thailand hours after operation began to rescue the trapped youth soccer players and their coach, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Chiang Rai province acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is heading the operation, said earlier Sunday that 13 foreign and five Thai divers were taking part in the rescue and two divers will accompany each boy as they're gradually extracted. He said the operation began at 10 a.m., and it will take at least 11 hours for the first person to be taken out of the cave. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 08, 2018 - 5:36 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. Eight of...
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Thai soldiers drag a water pipe to bypass water from mountain not get back to inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Saturday, July 7, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 07, 2018 - 7:13 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The youth soccer coach trapped in a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand with 12 members of his team apologized to their parents in the first letters they have sent out through divers, with the boys saying they're doing well and missing their families. The local...
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Firefighters wait for water as they battle flames at the Alpine Oaks Estates mobile home park during a wildfire Friday, July 6, 2018, in Alpine, Calif. Gusty winds fanned the flames as Southern California struggles through a scorching heat wave. (Eduardo Contreras/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
HORNBROOK, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed 40 buildings as it burned largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the death blamed on the fire that...
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Soldiers carry a pump to help drain the rising flood water in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 06, 2018 - 2:53 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Authorities in Thailand said Friday they will not immediately attempt an underwater evacuation of 12 schoolboys who have been trapped in a cave for almost two weeks because they have not learned adequate diving skills in the short time since searchers reached the area where...
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