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Tonto National Forest replacing miles of fire-damaged fences

Dec. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Tonto National Forest has received funding to pay for replacing dozens of miles of fencing damaged or destroyed in grazing areas by a massive wildfire in east-central Arizona last summer. Forest officials announced Tuesday that the funding for fencing repairs...

Some communities assess for damages after severe storms

Dec. 06, 2021 11:03 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some communities in Kentucky and Tennessee were assessing damages Monday as a line of severe storms moved through the states. Firefighters in the Scott County, Kentucky, community of Stamping Ground warned people to use caution traveling in town due to downed...

Wildfire destroys 24 houses in central Montana town

Dec. 02, 2021 18:59 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A late-season wildfire that came amid unseasonably warm weather and was pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning 24 homes and four grain elevators that had stood for more than a century. Fire crews...

Electrical vault blast damages Los Angeles apartments

Dec. 02, 2021 12:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion in a subterranean electrical vault damaged a Los Angeles apartment building early Thursday but there was no fire and there were no reports of injuries, authorities said. The 7:45 a.m. blast in North Hollywood broke multiple apartment...

Fire burns Southern California residential construction site

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire destroyed or damaged eight apartment-style buildings that were under construction and damaged an occupied adjacent apartment building in Southern California before dawn Wednesday, authorities said. More than 60 firefighters from multiple...

Lawmakers outline insurance complaints after Hurricane Ida

Dec. 01, 2021 15:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Slow responses to damage claims. Constant switch-ups of insurance adjusters assessing the destruction. Low payment offers forcing people unnecessarily into litigation to get a fair deal. Louisiana lawmakers and others said Wednesday that those...

Fire destroys vintage cars, motorcycles near Denton

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

DENTON, Neb. (AP) — A garage fire near Denton has caused more than $1 million in damage to several classic cars and motorcycles. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire broke out Saturday in a detached garage. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry...

USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

Nov. 28, 2021 09:39 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru early Sunday, damaging some buildings and blocking several roads with rubble. While the quake was extremely strong, it was relatively deep — measured at 112 kilometers (70 miles)...

Lessons learned from the fire that almost destroyed Tahoe

Nov. 28, 2021 04:11 AM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray...

Early morning fire damages Bellevue apartment building

Nov. 27, 2021 11:44 AM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An early Saturday morning fire at the College Park Apartments in Bellevue heavily damaged the building. Crews from the Bellevue Fire Department who responded to the 3:35 a.m. call found smoke and fire coming on the second floor of the three-story...