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Man arrested for arson after 4 Oregon fires

Nov. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EST

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon have arrested a man suspected of starting four fires in one day. Tigard Police says 26-year-old Joseph Tyler Martinez was arrested for arson. He’s suspected of setting four fires Thursday. Police say the first fire caused serious damage to the outside of a...

Century-old Wyoming cafe burned, cause of fire still unknown

Nov. 16, 2019 2:08 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have not determined the cause of a July fire that caused irreparable harm to a more than century-old Wyoming log cabin. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Friday that multiple local agencies including the Jackson Police Department and Jackson Hole Fire have been...

California businesses at risk amid fires, power outages

Nov. 14, 2019 12:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The California wildfires are taking a toll on small businesses, including those that are miles away and safe from the flames. Smoke, ash and power outages force companies to shut down or cost them business even if owners and employees aren’t forced to evacuate. The power outages...

Beer insulting California utility PG&E brews backlash

Nov. 13, 2019 5:13 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head — in a beer. And an outcry is brewing. Steve Doty, owner of Shady Oak brewery in Santa Rosa, announced a new beer called “F--- PG&E,”...

Rebirth, angst and the 'new normal' of California wildfires

Nov. 11, 2019 4:42 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tina Chandler walks outside her home and sniffs the air. "Do you smell smoke?" she asks. Even when the scent is no longer there, it haunts her. So does the fear of the monstrous winds of autumn, the kind that stoked the wildfires that destroyed her northern California neighborhood...

Texas petrochemical plant fire environmental impact unclear

Nov. 11, 2019 6:59 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Researchers are uncertain about the environmental impact of toxic chemicals used to extinguish a three-day blaze at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility after some leaked into a busy commercial waterway. The fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company facility in Deer Park began...

Fire destroys under-construction restaurant in Maine

Nov. 9, 2019 9:50 AM EST

BREWER, Maine (AP) — Maine police and fire investigators are going to be searching for the cause of a fire that destroyed an under-construction restaurant along the Penobscot River in the city of Brewer. The fire at the site of the Whiskey River Smokehouse, which had been scheduled to open within the next...

Paradise community gathers on anniversary of Camp Fire

Nov. 8, 2019 8:16 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — One year after Paradise burned, hundreds of people gathered in the parking lot of a former bank building in the Northern California town to pause for 85 seconds — one for each person who died. The Rev. Richard Yale moved quietly through the crowd, wearing a blue vest with the...

Commercial building, 2 houses burn in West Yellowstone

Nov. 5, 2019 3:56 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — An early-morning fire burned a commercial building and two homes in West Yellowstone. Police Chief Scott Newell tells the Bozeman Daily Chronicle an officer spotted the flames at 2:19 a.m. Tuesday. The fire had engulfed one building and was starting to spread when are fire departments...

Fire in Sparks warehouse district damages 3 vacant buildings

Nov. 4, 2019 3:52 PM EST

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Sparks fire officials are investigating a blaze that severely damaged three unoccupied buildings in a warehouse district near the Nugget hotel-casino where several of fires were started over the past 18 months by trespassers in abandoned structures. No injuries were reported in the fire...