Latest Evacuations News

Afghan resettlement work wrapping up at Indiana Guard base

Jan. 24, 2022 14:54 PM EST

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Officials on Monday marked the winding down of work at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training base that has helped resettle about 7,200 Afghan refugees in the U.S. since September. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb called the resettlement operation...

US draws down Ukraine embassy presence as war fears mount

Jan. 23, 2022 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion. The department told the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must...

Hundreds evacuated as fire burns near California's Big Sur

Jan. 23, 2022 16:04 PM EST

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of residents remained evacuated Sunday as crews battled a wildfire in rugged mountains along the California coast that forced the closure of the main roadway near Big Sur. One structure, a yurt, was destroyed by the blaze that broke out Friday in a...

Wildfire along California's Big Sur forces evacuations

Jan. 23, 2022 00:33 AM EST

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters on Saturday were battling a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains along Big Sur, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast to evacuate and authorities to shut its main roadway. The fire started...

Prison evacuating 1500 because of tire fire at closed plant

Jan. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EST

COTTONPORT, La. (AP) — About 1,500 inmates were being moved from a state prison on Thursday because of a fire at a nearby closed waste tire processing plant, Louisiana authorities said. "Due to the large number of prisoners, this will take some time to complete,” Department of...

Woman missing in wildfire was last seen trying to save dogs

Jan. 19, 2022 17:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — As a fast-moving wildfire spread in suburban Denver, an emergency responder warned Edna Nadine Turnbull to evacuate. But the 91-year-old went back inside her home to rescue her dogs. Turnbull and her pets were never seen again. Authorities said...

Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted

Jan. 19, 2022 13:10 PM EST

A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednesday. Texas A&M Forest...

3 dead, others injured in Wisconsin apartment building blaze

Jan. 19, 2022 06:13 AM EST

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Three people have died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin that also injured several others, officials said. Kenosha Fire Chief Christopher Bigley said in a statement Tuesday the entire building was filled with smoke...

Texas wildfire forces evacuations; planned burn may be cause

Jan. 19, 2022 06:05 AM EST

A wildfire in a Central Texas state park forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Tuesday in the city of Bastrop — the site of a deadly blaze more than a decade ago — and officials said a prescribed burn may be to blame. The fire started in Bastrop State Park as wind gusts of up...

By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden's first year

Jan. 16, 2022 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By some counts, President Joe Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks. Most in the United States got their COVID-19 vaccines, but other countries fared better. Economic growth surged; so did inflation....