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More volcanic eruptions on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

Apr. 11, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Conditions worsened on Sunday at a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as loud rumbling, lightning and heavy ashfall were observed and residents reported power cuts. The eruption Friday of La Soufrière forced many...

Crews work to contain 2 small wildfires on Rio Chama bosque

Apr. 11, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews were working Sunday to fully contain two small wildfires on the Rio Chama bosque in Albuquerque that forced some evacuations of residents. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s officials said evacuations were lifted Saturday night and the cause of...

Ash-covered St. Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions

Apr. 10, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion that shook the ground, spewed ash skyward and blanketed the...

Evacuation notice lifted in area where fire destroyed homes

Apr. 10, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday lifted an evacuation notice for a south-central Arizona community where a wildfire earlier burned at least 12 homes, allowing approximately 200 residents to return home. The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said the...

Explosive eruption rocks volcano on Caribbean's St. Vincent

Apr. 09, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosive eruption rocked La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent on Friday after the government ordered thousands to evacuate their homes nearby. Experts said the first explosion shot an ash column 32,000 feet...

Arizona wildfire destroys 12 homes; 200 people evacuated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — A small community in south-central Arizona remained under an evacuation notice Friday after crews and air tankers stopped the growth of a wildfire that burned at least 12 homes, officials said. The fire burned through thick vegetation at the...

Explosive eruption rocks La Soufriere volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent, where evacuations ordered

Apr. 09, 2021 10:02 AM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Explosive eruption rocks La Soufriere volcano on Caribbean island of St. Vincent, where evacuations ordered.

St. Vincent to evacuate thousands under volcano threat

Apr. 09, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Empty cruise ships were scheduled to arrive Friday at the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent to help transport thousands of people who evacuated their homes under the fiery glow of La Soufriere volcano which officials said could erupt at any moment. ...

Wildfire that evacuated Pinal County town now 20% contained

Apr. 08, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

DUDLEYVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire that led to the evacuation of all homes in the small Pinal County town of Dudleyville on Thursday was 20% contained after burning at least 12 structures authorities said. It's unclear how the fire started, but it quickly grew to...

Authorities warn St. Vincent volcano in eastern Caribbean could explode, cruise ship en route to evacuate residents

Apr. 08, 2021 19:14 PM EDT
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities warn St. Vincent volcano in eastern Caribbean could explode, cruise ship en route to evacuate residents.