Latest Evacuations News

Fire, ammonia release at creamery prompts evacuations

Apr. 20, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A fire and related ammonia in the air at the Organic Valley Creamery in McMinnville Tuesday prompted an evacuation order for everyone within a half mile of the business. McMinnville Police announced the evacuation at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday...

Cape Town wildfire largely contained, damage is assessed

Apr. 20, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fire crews had largely contained a big wildfire on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday as the city started to come to terms with the damage caused by what officials described as one of the area's worst blazes in years. ...

40,000 displaced in north Mozambique after assault on Palma

Apr. 20, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some 40,000 displaced and urgently needing food, work suspended on a multi-billion-dollar gas investment, and scores of dead still being counted. The damage caused by Mozambique's extremist rebels in their deadly assault on the northeastern town of...

2 structures destroyed in south central Oregon wildfire

Apr. 19, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

BEATTY, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire burning in south central Oregon has destroyed two structures, officials said. The Herald and News reported Monday that firefighters had made significant progress on the Ponina Fire, which was reported Sunday afternoon. It was burning...

Fire on Cape Town's Table Mountain under control, smoldering

Apr. 19, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters in Cape Town finally brought a wildfire under control Monday after it swept across the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain, burning the university's historic library and forcing the evacuation of some neighborhoods. The...

1 dead, 100,000 displaced as typhoon blows near Philippines

Apr. 19, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An approaching powerful typhoon has left at least one person dead, another missing and prompted the evacuation of more than 100,000 people as a precaution in the eastern and central Philippines, although the unusual summer storm is not expected to blow into land,...

Cape Town fire burns university library, students evacuated

Apr. 18, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain spread to the University of Cape Town, burning the historic campus library and forcing the evacuation of students Sunday. Orange flames lit up the windows of the library that houses...

Patients evacuated after fire in Johannesburg hospital

Apr. 17, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nearly 700 patients have been evacuated Saturday from Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a fire blazed through parts of the facility in South Africa’s largest city. No injuries or casualties have been reported. The fire has been...

Once again, volcanic Caribbean island looks to recovery

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of nervous fish sellers got very close to La Soufrière, the volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, on the morning of May 7, 1902. “The top of the mountain was covered in mist, and the foremost of them followed the path up to the...

Oregon City brush fire controlled, crews to remain in area

Apr. 16, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A brush fire Friday near Oregon City that prompted some “Go Now” evacuations for residents in about a dozen homes was deemed “controlled” at about 6 p.m., authorities said. Clackamas Fire said on Twitter at about 2:10 p.m. Friday that...