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The evacuated downtown of Mariposa, Calif., is viewed Thursday July 20, 2017, as firefighters battle a large wildfire in the surrounding hills and mountains. Mariposa normally bustles with tourists on their way to Yosemite National Park. The town's center is made up of old brick and wooden buildings in the holding modern clothing and gift shops, restaurants and wine bars. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
July 20, 2017 - 10:42 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened...
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A man lies on the ground as other tourists stand outside a bar after an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast early Friday morning, damaging buildings and a port and killing at least two people, authorities said. ( via AP)
July 20, 2017 - 10:37 pm
KOS, Greece (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook the Greek island of Kos early Friday morning, damaging several buildings and the main port, killing at least two people and causing more than 120 injuries, authorities said. The 6.5-magnitude quake rattled Turkey's Aegean coast as well, but Kos was...
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July 20, 2017 - 9:27 pm
KOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local): 4:20 a.m. Rescuers are checking for trapped people inside houses on the Greek island of Kos after a powerful earthquake struck the area at night. Authorities have confirmed...
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The Trempealeau River flooded in downtown Arcadia, Wis., Thursday, July 20, 2017. Several hundred people in the Trempealeau County city of Arcadia voluntarily evacuated flooded neighborhoods and the downtown area starting about 2:30 a.m., Mayor Robert Reichwein told The Associated Press. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP)
July 20, 2017 - 4:44 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks. The waterlogged city was among those affected by more widespread storm damage and flooding in Wisconsin and Minnesota that...
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Merced and Mariposa County Sheriff's Office members attend a briefing during a wildfire in Mariposa County, Calif., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection on Tuesday ordered evacuations for some residents living southwest of Yosemite National Park. (Merced County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 19, 2017 - 12:23 am
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and forcing residents from communities on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park in California, authorities said Tuesday. Yosemite remains...
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In this photo provided by KITV, fire damage from a blaze that killed three people and left 12 injured in the Marco Polo building in Honolulu is shown on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The fire broke out Friday afternoon in a unit on the 26th floor, where all three of the dead were found, Fire Chief Manuel Neves said. The building is not required to have fire sprinklers, which would have confined the blaze to the unit where it started, Neves said. The 36-floor building near the tourist mecca of Waikiki was built in 1971, before sprinklers were mandatory in high-rises. (Brenton Awa/KITV via AP)
July 15, 2017 - 7:41 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the deadly high-rise apartment building fire in Honolulu (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Melanie Takeyama lives on the 7th floor of the Marco Polo building where a fire killed three people on Friday. Takeyama said Saturday that she came into her apartment around 2 a.m...
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This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows Rancho Alegre Outdoor School, a camp which suffered extensive damage from the Whittier fire near Santa Barbara, Calif., Monday, July 7, 2017. In Southern California, thousands of people remained out of their homes as a pair of fires raged at different ends of Santa Barbara County. The fires broke out amid a blistering weekend heat wave that toppled temperature records. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 12:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Timber and brush parched from a years-long dry spell and thick grass that grew after drought-busting winter downpours are making for early and unpredictable wildfire behavior that California officials haven't seen for years, if at all. Dense layers of new grass are providing a "...
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This photo provided by KEYT-TV shows smoke looming above Broadcast Peak behind a fire break along a ridge line east of Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Sunday, July 9, 2017. Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground. Southern California crews hope slightly cooler temperatures and diminishing winds will help in the battle Sunday. (John Palminteri/KEYT-TV via AP)
July 09, 2017 - 7:04 pm
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada (all times local): 3:58 p.m. Two major wildfires in California have sent nearly 8,000 people fleeing to safety. Fire officials said on Sunday 4,000 people evacuated and other 7,400 were told to prepare to leave their...
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A plane drops retardant while battling a wildfire near Oroville, Calif., on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The fire south of Oroville was one of more than a dozen burning in the state as firefighters worked in scorching temperatures to control unruly flames. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 09, 2017 - 1:32 pm
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the western U.S. and Canada. (all times local): 9:55 a.m. California crews are hoping slightly cooler temperatures and diminishing winds will help in the battle against three major wildfires that have destroyed structures, closed a...
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An evacuee from the Goodwin fire enters a Red Cross shelter, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Prescott Valley, Ariz. Forest officials say over a dozen campground and other recreation areas have been closed because of the wildfire in northern Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 28, 2017 - 8:45 pm
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago. The fire is burning...
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