Latest Evacuations News

Arizona city watches, worries as mountain area burns

Jul. 23, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Anxious residents packed up prized possessions Tuesday as hundreds of firefighters worked to keep a wildfire in a forested Arizona city away from homes while they got help from the weather. About two dozen homes have been evacuated in Flagstaff, a popular mountain getaway in the...

Wildfire prompts evacuations from Idaho nuclear energy lab

Jul. 23, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some employees have been evacuated from the Idaho National Laboratory in southeastern Idaho while crews fight a wildfire burning near the nuclear energy research site. INL officials say non-essential employees were evacuated Tuesday, mainly because of wind changes and smoke from the...

Fire crews try to keep blaze away from Arizona homes, resort

Jul. 22, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Crews on Monday were trying to keep a wildfire in a popular Arizona vacation area from homes and a ski resort. Still, more than two dozen homes were under an evacuation order, and thousands of people were told to prepare by packing supplies for at least three days. The firefighters...

The Latest: Better mapping puts Arizona fire at smaller size

Jul. 22, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire north of Flagstaff that has burned 1.25 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) and forced some evacuations (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Better mapping shows a wildfire in northern Arizona has a smaller footprint than previously estimated. Fire officials say...

89 safely rescued after Mumbai office building catches fire

Jul. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Firefighters rescued 89 people after a nine-story office building caught fire on Monday in Mumbai, India's financial capital, an official said. No injuries were reported. Sixteen fire engines battled the blaze and evacuated people from the building using hydraulic platforms in the...

Faulty AC system spurs nursing home evacuation in heat wave

Jul. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — Residents of a southern New Jersey nursing home have returned to their rooms after a malfunctioning air conditioning system forced them to be evacuated for several hours during the weekend heat wave. Officials say 183 residents of Voorhees Care and Rehabilitation were evacuated Sunday...

Flooding leads to rescues, evacuations in county in Ohio

Jul. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they've rescued about a dozen people in a county in Ohio and ordered about 400 others to evacuate after heavy flooding. Water is starting to recede Monday in Wooster and Wayne County in northeastern Ohio, but it's still causing problems and several roads remain closed....

Fire at Louisiana parish jail forces partial evacuation

Jul. 22, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — About 30 inmates were evacuated from a Louisiana parish jail when a fire broke out overnight. News outlets report staffers at Washington Parish Jail began seeing smoke early Monday morning coming out of a housing unit. Washington Parish Chief Deputy Mike Haley says an electrical...

The Latest: Governor says wildfire near Flagstaff has grown

Jul. 21, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff (all times local): 7:40 p.m. Gov. Doug Ducey says a wildfire north of Flagstaff has grown to nearly two-thirds of a square mile (400 acres or 1.6 square kilometers.) U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire was reported about 11...

Wildfire north of Flagstaff leads to rec areas' evacuations

Jul. 21, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An evacuation notice has been issued for some recreational areas as firefighters battle a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff. U.S. Forest Service officials say the fire was reported about 11 a.m. Sunday by lookouts and multiple calls from citizens. It was at 5 acres by noon with...