Fires

Camden council representatives talk as they help residents as they are evacuated from the Burnham residential tower block on the Chalcots Estate, in the borough of Camden, north London, Friday, June 23, 2017. A local London council has decided to evacuate some 800 households in apartment buildings it owns because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 24, 2017 - 3:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday after a local government agency evacuated four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and the insulation around gas pipes, expanding the focus beyond the external cladding blamed for the rapid spread of a...
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Demonstrators hold a banner demanding justice for the victims of the recent deadly apartment block fire at Grenfell Tower, as they march towards parliament in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. The mass "Day of Rage" demonstration is timed to coincide with the state opening of parliament Wednesday. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)
June 22, 2017 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Tests so far have found that at least three high-rise apartment buildings in the U.K. have flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Britain's government said Thursday. Prime Minister Theresa May's office said 600...
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Demonstrators hold a banner demanding justice for the victims of the recent deadly apartment block fire at Grenfell Tower, as they march towards parliament in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. The mass "Day of Rage" demonstration is timed to coincide with the state opening of parliament Wednesday. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)
June 22, 2017 - 6:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building, Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office said. Government facilities...
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A fire fighting aircraft drops water over a fire outside the village of Pedrogao Grande central Portugal, Monday, June 19, 2017. More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed dozens of people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
June 22, 2017 - 6:05 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Official reports into Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades have described freak conditions that drove the wildfire that killed 64 people, while Portuguese authorities said Thursday they have contained a second fire that raged for five days close by. More than 2,...
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Demonstrators hold a banner demanding justice for the victims of the recent deadly apartment block fire at Grenfell Tower, as they march towards parliament in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. The mass "Day of Rage" demonstration is timed to coincide with the state opening of parliament Wednesday. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)
June 22, 2017 - 4:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Tests on exterior building materials in other high-rise buildings conducted after the devastating west London fire has shown that some of the panels submitted were combustible, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday. May told the House of Commons that authorities submitted...
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June 21, 2017 - 3:48 am
LONDON (AP) — A charity single produced by Simon Cowell is being released to help victims of the devastating fire that killed at least 79 people in west London. Some 50 artists are included on the recording of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water." The singers included Rita Ora, Robbie...
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File - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, an Oakland police officer guards the area in front of the art collective warehouse known as the Ghost Ship in the aftermath of a fire in Oakland, Calif. More than six months after the Dec. 2 blaze at the warehouse that authorities said was illegally converted into living quarters, the Oakland Fire Department has released a 50-page report filled with harrowing details of death and panic as the flames and deadly smoke spread. The report contains many previously unknown details about the nation's deadliest structure fire in more than 14 years and says investigators could not determine the cause of the blaze due to extensive fire damage.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 20, 2017 - 7:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Voices screamed out, "Fire!" Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that's where they died of smoke inhalation. Some of the young partygoers' bodies...
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File - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, an Oakland police officer guards the area in front of the art collective warehouse known as the Ghost Ship in the aftermath of a fire in Oakland, Calif. More than six months after the Dec. 2 blaze at the warehouse that authorities said was illegally converted into living quarters, the Oakland Fire Department has released a 50-page report filled with harrowing details of death and panic as the flames and deadly smoke spread. The report contains many previously unknown details about the nation's deadliest structure fire in more than 14 years and says investigators could not determine the cause of the blaze due to extensive fire damage.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Voices screamed out, "Fire!" Suddenly, the lights went out and it got harder to breathe. Many of the 36 people killed in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland huddled together in the dark, and that's where they died of smoke inhalation. Some of the young partygoers were...
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A tractor is used to clear a path to slow a forest fire approaching the village of Ouzenda, outside Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, Tuesday, June 20 2017. Ouzenda residents were evacuated and firefighters moved in to protect the houses while aircraft battled the fire approaching the small village. Emergency services in Portugal said Tuesday they were making headway in their battle to control a major wildfire that killed more than 60 people in the central region of the country. (AP Photo/Armando Franca),
June 20, 2017 - 1:27 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the fatal wildfires in Portugal (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A spokesman for Portugal's Civil Protection Agency says he cannot confirm that a Canadair water-dropping aircraft has crashed while fighting deadly wildfires in the central part of the country. Vitor...
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This is a London Fire Brigade handout photo taken on June 19, 2017 and made available by the Press Association on Tuesday June 20, 2017 of pop-star Adele as she meets firefighters at Chelsea Fire Station for following the Grenfell Tower blaze which killed tens of people last week in west London. (London Fire Brigade/PA via AP)
June 20, 2017 - 6:11 am
LONDON (AP) — London's fire department posted photos of Adele meeting with firefighters to offer support following a devastating fire in the borough that is believed to have killed 79 people. It posted the pictures on Twitter on Tuesday, showing the singer posing with firefighters in front of their...
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