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Forest fire breaks out at major military gunnery range in New Jersey

Jul. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving forest fire broke out Tuesday at a major military gunnery range in southern New Jersey, but no injuries or property damage has been reported. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service responded around 2:15 p.m. to the Warren Grove Air to Ground Range in...

Residents cleared to return home after crews contain wind-swept wildfire on Hawaii's Kauai island

Jul. 16, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

KAUMAKANI, Hawaii (AP) — Firefighters have contained a wind-swept wildfire that was threatening about 200 homes on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, authorities said late Monday night, and an evacuation notice for the area has been lifted. The fire burned 1.56 square miles (4 square...

Lightning-caused wildfire in an Arizona forest still uncontained, leads to some evacuation orders

Jul. 15, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (AP) — Several areas in Tonto National Forest are under evacuation orders due to a lightning-caused wildfire that has burned 8.6 square miles (22.2 square kilometers) since last week, authorities said Monday. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service said the Black...

Homicide suspected in deaths of 3 adults found after apartment fire outside Phoenix

Jul. 15, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

AHWATUKEE, Ariz. (AP) — Homicide detectives are now investigating the deaths of three adults after an apartment fire in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee early Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two women and one man were found inside a second-floor bedroom of the three-level...

6 firefighters have died battling a bushfire in South Africa after storms batter other areas

Jul. 15, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa and another two are in a critical condition, emergency services said Monday. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by...

40 crews called to fight stubborn fire at Grand Rapids recycling center

Jul. 15, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A large fire at a recycling center sent a huge plume of black smoke over the city of Grand Rapids on Monday, and was burning so hot that firefighters had to battle the blaze from aerial ladders. Grand Rapids Fire Chief Brad Brown said that a large fire...

At least 5 killed in bombing targeting a busy café in the Somali capital, police say

Jul. 14, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A bombing outside a café Sunday in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least five people, police said. Some people were watching the European soccer final between Spain and England on a screen inside the café when a car loaded with explosives blew...

2 fire tanker trucks heading to large warehouse blaze crash, injuring 7 firefighters

Jul. 13, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say seven firefighters were injured when two tanker trucks crashed while responding to a large blaze in York, Pennsylvania. Officials said the crash occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Friday in Spring Garden Township, about a third of a mile from the large...

California reports first wildfire death of the 2024 season as fires persist across the West

Jul. 12, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wildfires fueled by strong winds and an extended heat wave have led to the first death in California of the 2024 season, while wind-whipped flames in Arizona have forced hundreds to flee from what tribal leaders are calling the “most serious” wildfire on their reservation...

Fast-moving fire destroys Philadelphia apartment building, displacing dozens of residents

Jul. 12, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a Philadelphia apartment building, destroying the structure and displacing dozens of residents. Three people suffered minor injuries in the fire at the 7400 Roosevelt Apartments complex, which broke out shortly before 9:30 p.m....