Latest Evacuations News

Mercenary group denies charge of racism in north Mozambique

May. 14, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the wake of the days-long attack by Islamic extremist rebels on the northern Mozambican city of Palma at the end of March, a private military group contracted by the Mozambican military denies charges that it gave preference to whites when rescuing people trapped in a...

Evacuation orders lifted in Old Bisbee; wildfire contained

May. 14, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuation notices were lifted Friday for a Bisbee neighborhood that was threatened by a wildfire on the outskirts of the former mining town, county seat and modern-day tourist attraction in southeastern Arizona, officials said. Residents were...

Fire and explosion reported at Missouri propane plant

May. 14, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A fire at a southwest Missouri propane plant caused an explosion that sent thousands of small propane tanks flying into the air, shaking surrounding neighborhoods, fire officials said. Three employees inside the Kosan Crisplant plant in Marshfield...

Wildfire forces evacuations in former mining town Old Bisbee

May. 13, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — Some residents of Old Bisbee were under evacuation orders Thursday night due to a wildfire that authorities said is threatening 30 structures in the former mining town. The fire began at Zacatecas Canyon and the cause is under investigation. ...

Bid to recall Sonoma County prosecutor qualifies for ballot

May. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A recall campaign against Sonoma County's district attorney that is being bankrolled by a wealthy developer she prosecuted over his company’s actions during a deadly 2017 wildfire has enough verified signatures to qualify for the ballot, officials said. ...

Border Patrol tent facility in Texas evacuated during storm

May. 13, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

DONNA, Texas (AP) — A compound of tents to detain migrant children and families was evacuated for hours this week when struck by fierce winds in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, authorities said. All migrants at the Border Patrol's holding center in Donna, Texas, were moved to...

Scientists offer look into life as Caribbean volcano erupted

May. 12, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The three scientists credited with helping save lives ahead of a recent explosive volcano eruption in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent are known to locals simply as Richie, Rod and TC. The team huddled indoors for weeks on little...

Wildfire continues to grow in central Arizona hill country

May. 11, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in brush and grass in a sparsely populated area of central Arizona hill country continues to grow but no additional evacuation notices have been issued, officials said Tuesday. The fire that started Saturday about seven miles...

Wildfire forces evacuations for 3 towns near Crown King

May. 09, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered Sunday afternoon for three towns near Crown King due to a wildfire that had grown to 2,500 acres Sunday south of the Prescott National Forest. It’s one of four wildfires currently burning around the state. ...

Evacuation order lifted for area north of Chico hit by fire

May. 08, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday evening lifted an evacuation order after they gained control of a wildfire burning amid hot, dry and windy conditions in a rural area north of Chico. The fire, which started in a grassy field just after 2 p.m. Saturday,...