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Firefighters making progress on northern NH fire

May. 16, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A forest fire in northern New Hampshire is down to a little over 100 acres and rain on Monday helped firefighters' efforts, forest officials said. The Bemis Fire is in Crawford Notch State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, and on private land. It's...

New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'

May. 16, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The gripping documentary “Hold Your Fire," directed by Stefan Forbes, chronicles a 1973...

New Mexico marks record with massive wildfire

May. 16, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

A monster blaze churning in northern New Mexico for more than a month has blackened enough acreage to earn a place in the state’s record books. Aside from being the largest wildfire currently burning in the U.S., the fire moving over the Sangre de Cristo mountain range is now the...

2 pleasure boats catch fire on Columbia River

May. 16, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Two pleasure boats caught fire on the Columbia River between Vancouver and Caterpillar Island Sunday afternoon. One boat sank, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. The alarm was sounded at 2:39 p.m., the Columbian reported. Vancouver...

Colorado Springs enacts fire ban after series of fires

May. 16, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Springs is enacting a fire ban after a series of fires have spread quickly in hot and dry conditions, including a fatal one caused by smoking. Under the ban taking effect Monday, smoking and grilling will be banned in parks in Colorado's...

Florida bridge plane crash killed 1 on board, police say

May. 15, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — One of the three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed onto a bridge near Miami this weekend, police said. The aircraft lost power Saturday shortly after takeoff, coming down on the bridge and striking an SUV, then bursting into flames. The two other people...

Low winds may help crews control huge New Mexico wildfire

May. 15, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Crews fighting the second-largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history are trying to take advantage of several days of mild winds to gain control over a fire that had charred more than 450 square miles (1,165 square kilometers) by Sunday. Fire officials said the...

Firefighters battle large forest fire in White Mountains

May. 15, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters in New Hampshire are battling a large forest fire that's burned hundreds of acres in the White Mountains this weekend. The U.S. Forest Service said federal, state and local personnel responded to a fire on state land in Crawford Notch State Park...

New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

May. 14, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state's north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds of homes. Gov....

At least 2 dead, 3 injured in overnight apartment blaze

May. 14, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two people died and at least three others were injured in an early Saturday morning blaze that destroyed at an apartment building in Massachusetts, fire officials said. The Worcester Fire Department said the fire broke out at the the Bingham Square...