Latest Evacuations News

Crews report progress in Las Vegas, Reno-area mountain fires

Jul. 1, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fire officials reported progress Wednesday fighting separate wildfires in the mountains near Las Vegas and on the edge of Reno, where a home was destroyed and hundreds of evacuations were ordered last weekend. The number of firefighters battling a more than 4-square-mile...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jul. 1, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ June 28 The Post and Courier on some cities in South Carolina mandating that people wear masks in public spaces, including in restaurants: South Carolina’s hospitality industry got overtaken by events this past week — in a good way —...

Southern Arizona wildfire prompts more evacuations

Jun. 30, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona is prompting more evacuations. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said an area northeast of Tucson was being evacuated Tuesday. The area includes the southeastern Catalina area around Redington Road....

Evacuated residents return after fire in asphalt tank

Jun. 30, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters were trying to determine what caused an asphalt tank fire early Tuesday that shook a neighborhood of homes and businesses and forced the evacuation of at least 30 families. Neighbors of Blueknight Energy Partners said they were awakened by a bang and their homes...

This Sunday, June 28, 2020 photo provided by El Centro Fire Department shows a wildfire burning through an section of Niland, Calif. A wind-driven wildfire has destroyed about 20 homes and forced evacuations as it tore through the rural town of Niland in the Southern California desert near the Salton Sea. (Battalion Chief Joseph Bernal/El Centro Fire Department via AP)

Wildfire burns homes in Southern California desert town

Jun. 30, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

NILAND, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire destroyed homes and forced evacuations as it tore through a rural Southern California desert town near the Salton Sea, authorities said Monday. The fire erupted Sunday evening in Niland, a small and poor agricultural community about 100 miles (160 kilometers)...

Ethnic Rakhine villagers arrive at a temporary monastery camp with their belongings, Monday, June 29, 2020, in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Thousands of people in an area of western Myanmar where there have been clashes between the government and ethnic rebels have been fleeing from their villages after an evacuation order from officials, despite being revoked several days ago. (AP Photo)

Thousands flee in expectation of Myanmar military operation

Jun. 29, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of people in an area of western Myanmar where there have been clashes between the government and ethnic rebels have been fleeing from their villages over the past week after an evacuation order from officials. The Rakhine state government in an order last Tuesday instructed...

County Highway JJ is washed out by the Kinnickinnic River east of River Falls, Wis., Monday, June 29, 2020. Flash flooding made some roads impassable and forced some residents to evacuate their home in western Wisconsin where up to 6 inches of rain fell by Monday. (Andrew Krueger/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)

1 dead as flooding causes evacuations in western Wisconsin

Jun. 29, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

BALDWIN, Wis. (AP) — A 70-year-old man died Monday after his minivan went off the road and became submerged in a ditch as a western Wisconsin village grappled with hours of torrential rain that resulted in home evacuations and heavy floodwaters. Gary Parent of Emerald, Wisconsin, was driving a Dodge Grand...

Winds decrease as crews battle mountain wildfire near Vegas

Jun. 29, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. (AP) — A decrease in gusty winds, cool overnight temperatures and the ability to use aircraft to douse flames helped efforts to battle a wildfire in the rugged mountains near Las Vegas, a fire official said Monday. It could take several days to contain the fire that prompted...

A wildfire burns Sunday, June 28, 2020, near Saratoga Springs, Utah. City officials said Monday, June 29, the wildfire that prompted the evacuation of thousands of homes on Sunday destroyed one home near Saratoga Springs and damaged several others.  (Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP)

Residents return home after Utah wildfire destroyed 1 home

Jun. 29, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — Residents in a community on the shore of Utah Lake were allowed to return home Monday after a wildfire prompted the evacuation of about 3,100 homes Sunday. The fire near Saratoga Springs destroyed one home and damaged 12 others, city officals said Monday. The blaze had...

Southern Arizona wildfire grows to 167 square miles

Jun. 29, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — More than 1,000 firefighters in southern Arizona continue to battle a wildland blaze in extremely windy conditions in the Santa Catalina Mountains that has closed a state park and forced evacuations northeast of Tucson. The fire sparked by lightning more than three weeks ago has now...