Fires

Firefighter Leonard Dimaculangan, of Pasadena, Calif. hugs his daughter Promise, 11, after arriving from a deployment fighting wildfires in Australia Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. 20 firefighters from the Angeles National Forest worked with the Victoria Rural Fire Service to fight the blazes that are consuming Australia. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
February 05, 2020 - 12:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the wildland firefighters, fresh off a long flight from Australia, strode into a Los Angeles fire station Wednesday morning, Marvin Schober got his GoPro camera ready. Schober wanted to capture his 41-year-old brother's face as he realized his family was there to surprise him...
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Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe addresses the National Press Club in Sydney, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. The wildfires will slow growth by 0.2 percentage points in the six months through March, Lowe told the National Press Club. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 12:56 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's deadly wildfires will have no impact on the nation's economic growth this year but the impact of a new virus is still unknown, the head of the Australian central bank said on Wednesday. The wildfires have killed 33 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, smoke from the Maria Fire billows above Santa Paula, Calif. A federal judge has approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy. The company cleared its latest hurdle Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali signed off on a deal to refinance billions of dollars in debt to pay off PG&E bondholders who threatened to cause problems. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
February 04, 2020 - 3:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement that moves Pacific Gas & Electric closer to getting out of bankruptcy, but the troubled utility still must navigate nettlesome obstacles being put up by the state of California. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali signed off...
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February 04, 2020 - 2:49 am
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A woman whose hands were crushed while she was changing a tire on the side of an interstate in South Carolina managed to call for help using her toes. The unnamed woman, 54, got a flat tire while driving on a rural stretch of I-95 Sunday evening, Colleton County Fire-Rescue...
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California state Sen. Scott Wiener announces he will introduce legislation to take over Pacific Gas & Electric at a rally in San Francisco Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The legislation is aimed at transforming the nation's largest electric utility into a publicly-owned company. Wiener said the bill would involve a public takeover of Pacific Gas & Electric and its sprawling network of power lines that have been blamed for starting catastrophic wildfires that have killed dozens of people and caused billions of dollars in damage. (AP Photo/Janie Har)
February 03, 2020 - 4:21 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrated by repeated safety lapses at the nation's largest electric company, a California lawmaker on Monday introduced legislation that would force taxpayers to buy the struggling utility and turn it into a public entity with a safety-first mission ahead of shareholder...
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A helicopter drops water on a fire near Bumbalong, south of the Australian capital, Canberra, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The threat is posed by a blaze on Canberra's southern fringe that has razed more than 21,500 hectares (53,000 acres) since it was sparked by heat from a military helicopter landing light on Monday, the Emergency Services Agency said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
February 01, 2020 - 3:27 am
CANBERRA, Austrralia (AP) — Wildfires burned out of control near Australia’s national capital, Canberra, and across surrounding New South Wales state on Saturday, with endangered residents warned to prepare to evacuate. The capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of a fire...
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A wildfire threatening property glows at dusk near Clear Range, south of the Australian capital, Canberra, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The threat is posed by a blaze on Canberra's southern fringe that has razed more than 21,500 hectares (53,000 acres) since it was sparked by heat from a military helicopter landing light on Monday, the Emergency Services Agency said.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
January 31, 2020 - 6:27 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian capital region declared a state of emergency on Friday because of an out-of-control forest fire burning erratically to its south. It's the first fire emergency for the Australian Capital Territory area since 2003 when wildfires killed four people and...
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This image from video by Jenna Fabian shows a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter on a ladder rescuing a man who had climbed out on the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment, escaping flames from a burning apartment balcony, after a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Courtesy of Jenna Fabian via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents displaced when flames tore through a 1960s-era Los Angeles apartment tower and injured 13 people this week are wondering why the management company didn't install sprinklers after another destructive blaze seven years ago. City officials said after the 2013 fire “that...
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Fire and smoke damage is seen on the exterior of a residential building in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Los Angeles firefighters rescued terrified residents from the rooftop of a 25-story high-rise apartment building where a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels. (AP Photo Damian Dovarganes)
January 30, 2020 - 12:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 25-story West Los Angeles apartment tower that caught fire, forcing firefighters to pluck stranded people from the rooftop and a ledge, had no sprinklers even though the same building burned seven years ago, authorities said. Flames swept through apartments on the seventh floor...
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This photo provided by Megan Feldman shows a helicopter flies over a residential building that is on fire in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Firefighters swarmed the building on the city's west side and people could be seen on the roof as flames and smoke rise from the sixth floor. A helicopter was hoisting people off the roof. (Megan Feldman via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 9:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters made a dramatic ladder rescue of a man about to jump from a burning Los Angeles apartment building on Wednesday and helicopters plucked people from the roof of the 25-story high-rise as other terrified residents fled through smoke-choked stairwells to safety. Six...
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