Latest Fires News

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has received approval to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's power lines. A federal judge overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy case approved the utility's

Judge orders PG&E to improve records, power line inspections

Aug. 9, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Pacific Gas and Electric to better inspect high-voltage power lines, hire more tree-trimming supervisors and upgrade records regarding the age of electrical equipment as part of efforts to prevent deadly and destructive wildfires and other disasters, The San...

More homes on evacuation notice ahead of Colorado wildfire

Aug. 9, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Residents living near a western Colorado wildfire have been told to be ready to evacuate as the blaze expands. The Pine Gulch fire is burning in remote, rough terrain north of Grand Junction and had grown to more than 37 square miles (97 square kilometers) by Sunday, fire...

Rescuers in protective suits carry the body of a victim from Hotel Swarna Palace where a fire broke out early morning in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh state, India, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. The fire in the hotel being used as a COVID-19 facility killed seven coronavirus patients. (AP Photo)

Fire kills 11 patients in southern India's COVID-19 facility

Aug. 9, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A fire killed 11 coronavirus patients early Sunday at a southern Indian hotel being used as a COVID-19 facility, officials said, in the second such incident this month. The blaze at Hotel Swarna Palace in the city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh state broke out at 5 a.m. Rescue...

Firefighters battle a fire in an apartment building in Bohumin, northeastern Czech Republic, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. At least 11 people have been killed in a fire in the apartment building police and firefighters said Saturday. Police said the fire hit the 11th floor of the 13-story building in the afternoon. (Vladimir Prycek/CTK via AP)

11 killed, 10 injured in Czech Republic apartment fire

Aug. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — At least 11 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an apartment building fire in the northeastern Czech Republic, officials said Saturday, with some suggesting that the fire could be arson. Police said the fire hit the 11th floor of the 13-story building in the afternoon in the town...

Truck overturns on I-95 in Delaware; lanes reopened

Aug. 8, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a truck overturned and caught fire on Interstate 95. The crash caused traffic delays on the interstate on Saturday. It caused all lanes on the interstate to be closed between Naamans Road and Harvey Road, but the lanes later reopened. Northbound traffic...

6 injured after boat catches fire on Horsetooth Reservoir

Aug. 8, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Six people sustained injuries after a boat caught fire in the Horsetooth Reservoir on Saturday morning in Larimer County. The Denver Post reports four people were hospitalized, and two were treated at the scene, the Poudre Fire Authority tweeted. One of the injured people was...

Citations, warnings given for violating forest closure order

Aug. 8, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities have issued dozens of citations and warnings for violations of a closure order for parts of the Coronado National Forest where a wildfire burned nearly 188 square miles (486) on the outskirts of Tucson this summer. Forest Service law enforcement officers between...

This Internet wanted poster was released by the Denver Police Department on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, as they and federal investigators seek the public's help in finding a suspected arsonist of a house fire where five people were found dead in Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Three people escaped the fire by jumping from the home's second floor. Authorities suspect the fire was intentionally set. (Denver Police Department via AP)

Reward offered in Denver fire that killed 5 from Senegal

Aug. 7, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A $14,000 reward was offered Friday for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for setting a house fire that killed five people with ties to Senegal. The victims were members of a family who were “headed in the right direction", Joe Montoya, division chief of...

A dog of the French rescue team searches for survivors at the scene of this week's massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing over a hundred people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is investigating what caused the disaster. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster

Aug. 7, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in Beirut during calls with Lebanese President Michel Aoun and French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump said Friday that he told Aoun that three large aircraft filled with...

Campfires banned on all state and U.S. lands in Nevada

Aug. 7, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal officials are banning campfires and elevating other restrictions in Nevada and parts of eastern California due to severe wildfire risks and an unusually high number of human-caused blazes so far this year. The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Nevada...