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Crash sparks fire that destroyed building, damaged others

Aug. 14, 2018 6:21 AM EDT

FRENCHTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters remain on the scene after a crash sparked a fire that destroyed one building and damaged others in western New Jersey. Frenchtown Mayor Brad Myhre says a truck plowed through the front of a pizzeria on Monday night, and that ignited the fire. Myhre says the Frenchtown...

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

Aug. 14, 2018 5:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an "extremely organized" night of vandalism. Police spokesman Hans Lippens said Tuesday that initial reports indicate that about...

Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

Aug. 14, 2018 2:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yosemite National Park's reopening can't come soon enough for Douglas Shaw. The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in the U.S. cost Shaw $200,000 in lost revenue at his 120-person hotel just outside Yosemite. Most of the park is set to reopen Tuesday....

Body found after Cedar City house fire

Aug. 14, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Cedar City are investigating after a man's body was found in the ashes of a house fire. The Spectrum newspaper reports the house caught fire Sunday afternoon, and when crews arrived it was fully engulfed in flame. Some neighbors were told to leave their homes due to...

Authorities identify woman killed in Ridgefield house fire

Aug. 14, 2018 1:31 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 23-year-old woman who died in a house fire in southwestern Washington state. The Columbian reports the Clark County Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman as Stefany Cutler-Ffitch, who died of smoke inhalation Wednesday in Ridgefield. The fire...

Glacier latest US park to be scorched by Western wildfires

Aug. 14, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

A wildfire destroyed structures and forced evacuations Monday from the busiest area of Montana's Glacier National Park, as officials in California prepared to reopen Yosemite National Park following a two-week closure at the height of the summer season. Meanwhile, a Utah firefighter died Monday battling a massive...

Oregon agency fines fire district, company for asbestos

Aug. 14, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has issued more than $31,000 in fines to Polk County Fire District No. 1 and a Salem-based construction company for releasing asbestos during a training exercise for firefighters. The Statesman Journal reports the fire district burned a Monmouth home in January for a...

The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

Aug. 14, 2018 1:15 AM EDT

LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the US West (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Authorities say a Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the...

Wildfire north of Spokane burns 3 homes, forces evacuations

Aug. 13, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

KETTLE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning north of Spokane destroyed at least three homes and threatens over one hundred more. The Spokesman-Review reports that Boyd's fire which started Saturday near Kettle Falls quickly moved up a slope away from the city and grew Monday morning to about 3 square...

Authorities say firefighter killed battling Northern California wildfire

Aug. 13, 2018 10:45 PM EDT
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say firefighter killed battling Northern California wildfire.