Latest Evacuations News

Montana home evacuated after bear spray explodes in oven

Dec. 14, 2019 1:52 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a home in southern Montana was evacuated after a can of bear spray exploded in a warming oven. Graver Johnson, battalion chief with the Bozeman Fire Department, says three fire engines were sent to the home Tuesday because it was initially thought that the structure...

1 shot dead at plant near Atlanta; suspect caught in Alabama

Dec. 13, 2019 2:28 PM EST

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A contract worker was arrested at an Alabama bus station Friday, hours after officials say he shot and killed a fellow worker in a suburban Atlanta factory. Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett described the shooting as “workplace violence," but couldn't say for sure whether...

Gas leak closes elementary school in Cottonwood Heights

Dec. 13, 2019 12:36 PM EST

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — An elementary school in the Salt Lake City suburb of Cottonwood Heights was evacuated Friday because of a natural gas leak. Extensive work will be needed to fix the leak and that classes at Canyon View Elementary School were canceled for the day, Canyons School District...

Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated

Dec. 13, 2019 10:05 AM EST
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Dart Container Corp. says 1 person has been shot at a plant outside Atlanta; building has been evacuated.

Naked man who made airport bomb threat gets probation

Dec. 13, 2019 9:57 AM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man who ran naked through Daytona Beach International Airport screaming about a bomb threat was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation and told to pay restitution to airlines affected by an evacuation that stranded scores of travelers. Volusia County Circuit Judge Matt...

Dozens evacuated in 2-alarm blaze at Florida condo complex

Dec. 12, 2019 4:35 AM EST

CUTLER BAY, Fla. (AP) — Two dozen units at a Florida apartment building were evacuated and multiple families displaced in a fire that broke out on the roof Wednesday evening. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the Le Club Condominiums in Cutler Bay just before 7 p.m., the agency said. Smoke and heavy fire...

Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

Dec. 10, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier. Volcanic tremors rose in the morning,...

Sydney choked by hazardous haze from Australia bush fires

Dec. 10, 2019 5:05 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Wildfires engulfed the Australian city of Sydney on Tuesday in haze so thick in some places it was 11 times worse than the level considered “hazardous," and was apt to trigger fire alarms. The city canceled ferries and some offices in the downtown area were evacuated. Local health...

11 treated after chemical reaction causes problems at plant

Dec. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Medical workers treated nearly a dozen people and firefighters evacuated a building Monday after a chemical reaction caused injuries inside a manufacturing plant. The Montgomery Fire Department said the incident happened after chemicals became mixed accidentally at Kinpak, a...

Georgia county paying $1.66M in hurricane-related bills

Dec. 9, 2019 11:37 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Coastal Georgia's largest county is paying $1.66 million in bills from a hurricane after state government didn't respond to a request for help. The Savannah Morning News reports that Chatham County commissioners on Friday approved the payment for expenses related to evacuation from...