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Gusty winds fan wildfires in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado

May. 19, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 5,000 firefighters battled multiple wildland blazes in dry, windy weather across the Southwest on Thursday, including a fire that has destroyed dozens of structures in west Texas and another that's picking up steam again in New Mexico. Evacuation...

4 now confirmed dead in Massachusetts apartment building

May. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend has climbed to four with the discovery of two more bodies on Monday, fire officials said. The search of the three-story, six-unit building in Worcester has been slowed...

A month after Georgia tornado, some families still struggle

May. 15, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Nolan Driggers reached for the front door, kids in tow and his wife one step behind him. The family of four was trying to leave their home in Ellabell and hit the interstate after hearing about a tornado that touched down in Pembroke. Driggers did not realize...

New Mexico governor seeks more US aid for wildfire response

May. 14, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is asking for additional federal assistance to respond to wildfires burning across the state's north, including one that is the second-largest in the state’s history and that officials estimate has destroyed hundreds of homes. Gov....

At least 2 dead, 3 injured in overnight apartment blaze

May. 14, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two people died and at least three others were injured in an early Saturday morning blaze that destroyed at an apartment building in Massachusetts, fire officials said. The Worcester Fire Department said the fire broke out at the the Bingham Square...

'Cat 6' hurricane simulator with 200 mph winds

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Category 6 hurricane’s howling winds accelerate to a startling 200 mph in Miami, mercilessly pummeling a two-story wood-frame house until the roof tears off and the rattling windows explode. And a towering 20-foot storm surge spawns battering waves,...

Menaced by flames, nuclear lab peers into future of wildfire

May. 13, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS N.M. (AP) — Public schools were closed and evacuation bags packed this week as a stubborn wildfire crept within a few miles of the city of Los Alamos and its companion U.S. national security lab — where assessing apocalyptic threats is a specialty and wildland fire is a beguiling...

1 dies in fire that destroyed eight mobile homes in Colorado

May. 13, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One person died in a fire that destroyed eight mobile homes in Colorado Springs, authorities said Friday. The female victim who died in Thursday's fire has been tentatively identified, El Paso County Deputy Coroner Dawn Miller told The Associated...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 12, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine —Ukrainian officials say their forces took out another Russian ship in the Black Sea. Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said late Thursday the Vsevolod Bobrov logistics ship was struck as it was trying to deliver an anti-aircraft system to...

Fire destroys 8 mobile homes in Colorado Springs

May. 12, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say venting propane tanks and gusty winds helped spread a fire that destroyed eight mobile homes in Colorado Springs. Firefighters were called to the Skylark Mobile Home Park shortly before noon Thursday and encountered heavy smoke and...