Fires

Elderly residents of the Riverside Heights Healthcare Center in Jurupa Valley, Calif., are evacuated from their care facility as flames and smoke from the Hill Fire approach Wednesday Oct 30, 2019. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
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October 30, 2019 - 10:00 pm
JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire pushed by gale-force winds moved with terrifying speed toward a psychiatric nursing care facility Wednesday, leaving caregivers just 15 minutes to evacuate more than five dozen residents, many of them elderly and confined to wheelchairs and beds. They copied...
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Firefighter Josh Petrell monitors the Kincade Fire burning near Healdsburg, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. The overall weather picture in northern areas is improving as powerful, dry winds bring extreme fire weather to Southern California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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October 30, 2019 - 8:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Pacific Gas & Electric deliberately shut off power to homes and businesses to prevent wildfires, it has failed to communicate with California officials, given conflicting accounts about when the lights would go out and advised people to get information "the old-fashioned...
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Fire officials look at the scene where an airplane crashed into an apartment complex, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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October 30, 2019 - 1:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane crashed into an Atlanta-area townhome Wednesday morning, killing at least one person, authorities said. A second person who was on the plane was unaccounted for, DeKalb County Fire Capt. Dion Bentley told reporters. The Piper PA-28 plane crashed shortly after taking off...
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A woman passes a construction wall with written messages near Grenfell Tower in London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. A report released Wednesday on the deadly apartment block fire in London has condemned the London Fire Brigade and concluded that fewer people would have died if the building were evacuated more quickly. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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October 30, 2019 - 10:16 am
LONDON (AP) — London's fire commissioner on Wednesday defended her department's response to the June 2017 inferno that killed 72 people at Grenfell Tower after an official inquiry said more lives could have been saved if firefighters had not told the building's residents to stay in their apartments...
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October 30, 2019 - 9:50 am
(KNX) A wildfire has already broken out in Simi Valley Wednesday morning and has grown to at least 15 acres as Southern California is under an extreme Red Flag warning because of high Santa Ana winds. Areas around the Reagan Library are under mandatory evacuations . Homes are being threatened. MAP...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011, file photo, two Koalas climb a tree at a zoo in Sydney, Australia. Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
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October 30, 2019 - 4:33 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia's east coast. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital president Sue Ashton says she hopes wildlife carers would be allowed to begin their search of the fire zone for...
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A helicopter drops water while battling the Kincade Fire near Healdsburg, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Millions of people have been without power for days as fire crews race to contain two major wind-whipped blazes that have destroyed dozens of homes at both ends of the state: in Sonoma County wine country and in the hills of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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October 29, 2019 - 10:19 pm
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — With no electricity for the fourth straight day Tuesday, chef and caterer Jane Sykes realized she would have to throw out $1,000 worth of food, including trays of brownies, cupcakes and puff pastry. She also had little hope of getting a good night's sleep — there was no...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo Wind-driven flames from a wildfire race up a slope and cross the road in Malibu, Calif. known as the Woolsey Fire, it has consumed tens of thousands of acres and destroyed multiple homes. Southern California Edison announced in its quarterly earnings report that its equipment probably caused the November 2018 Woolsey Fire that raged from north of Los Angeles through Malibu to the sea, killing three people and burning more than 1,600 homes and other buildings. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
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October 29, 2019 - 10:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Electrical equipment caused two Southern California wildfires — one that killed three people and destroyed more than 1,600 homes last year — and another still smoldering in the well-heeled hills of Los Angeles, where thousands of people including Arnold Schwarzenegger fled homes...
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Woodbridge firefighters work the scene of fire after a plane crashed into a home located at 84 Berkeley Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Woodbridge,N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
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October 29, 2019 - 9:27 pm
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A small plane crashed through the roof of a home Tuesday, killing the pilot and causing an explosion that set two houses ablaze in a New Jersey suburb of New York City. No one was in the home that the Cessna 414 crashed into, but flames spread to another house, where a woman...
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Firefighters work on a house destroyed by a wildfire called the Getty Fire in Los Angeles, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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October 29, 2019 - 3:40 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as the state's biggest utility began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without electricity, some for five days or longer. The shut-offs, aimed at keeping windblown...
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