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Serbian state TV: Explosion again rocks munitions factory

Jun. 19, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An explosion rocked a munitions factory central Serbia on Saturday in the second such incident this month, injuring at least three workers, state-run Serbian television reported. A powerful explosion was heard just before 8 p.m. (1800GMT),...

California wildfire leads campground, zen center to evacuate

Jun. 18, 2021 22:43 PM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning near California's central coast has forced the evacuation of a campground and Buddhist retreat center, authorities said Friday. The fire began Thursday night in the Los Padres National Forest, about 15 miles southeast of Big...

Wildfire forces evacuations in forest northeast of Phoenix

Jun. 18, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

STRAWBERRY, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out near a popular camping area in the mountains northeast of Phoenix forced officials to order evacuations of the small communities of Strawberry and Pine. The Gila County Sheriff's office ordered the town of Strawberry's...

Evacuation order lifted after Illinois chemical plant blast

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Residents near a northern Illinois chemical plant were cleared to return to their homes Friday, four days after officials issued an evacuation order following a massive explosion at the plant. Rockton fire chief Kirk Wilson lifted the evacuation...

Fire at state prison in Sioux Falls sends 3 to hospital

Jun. 18, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators are looking into what caused a fire at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. The fire that damaged the carpentry shop at the prison sent three staff members to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation, KELO-TV...

Small wildfire forces evacuation of campers in Arizona

Jun. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

STRAWBERRY, Ariz. (AP) — A small wildfire near Strawberry has forced the evacuation of campers and the shutdown of a popular recreation area. The fire started shortly before midnight Wednesday, about 12 miles west of Strawberry near a ridge named Ike's Backbone. It has...

Fire, explosion force evacuation of 2 Marshalltown homes

Jun. 17, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — An early-morning house fire and subsequent explosion Thursday in Marshalltown forced the evacuation of two homes, authorities there said. The fire was reported around 2:15 a.m. Thursday, and police arrived to see flames coming from one home,...

Crews quell wildfire south of Reno; evacuations lifted

Jun. 17, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire lines were holding and evacuations were lifted overnight after a fast-growing wildfire forced some people out of homes and closed highways for several hours south of Reno, a fire official in northern Nevada said Thursday. Truckee Meadows Fire...

Wildfire south of Reno forces evacuations, closes a highway

Jun. 17, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuations of homes, snarled highways and drew a rapid response Wednesday from firefighters using helicopters to drop water on flames blackening exceptionally dry vegetation south of Reno, authorities said. The fire in...

Fire suppression efforts continue at Illinois chemical plant

Jun. 16, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Fire suppression efforts continued Wednesday at a chemical fire near the Illinois-Wisconsin state line as public health officials lifted an outdoor mask mandate for those within a 3-mile radius of the Chemtool plant. Winnebago County Health...