Wildfires

A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 4:37 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 9:30 a.m. A local resident who fled from a forest fire in central Portugal has blamed the lack of rain for helping produce the blaze that has killed 43 people and injured scores more. Avelar resident Isabel Brandao has...
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Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 4:25 am
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 43 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years." Nearly 60 other people...
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Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:56 am
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 39 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years." The death toll initially...
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A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:53 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 8:25 a.m. A Portuguese interior ministry official says that the death toll in the forest fires raging in central Portugal has increased to 39. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes has been quoted as giving the new...
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Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal, at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:47 am
AVELAR, Portugal (AP) — Raging forest fires in central Portugal killed at least 39 people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years." The death toll initially...
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A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road Saturday evening. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 18, 2017 - 3:31 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Portugal forest fires (all times local): 8:25 a.m. Portugal's interior minister says that the death toll in the forest fires raging in the center of the country has increased to 39. Interior Minister Jorge Gomes has been quoted as giving the new figure on...
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June 18, 2017 - 2:13 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said the deaths occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 150...
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June 18, 2017 - 1:22 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — At least 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road, officials said early Sunday. Interior Ministry official Jorge Gomes said the deaths occurred in the Pedrogao Grande area, about 150...
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June 17, 2017 - 11:35 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese radio station TSF says the Interior Ministry has confirmed that 25 people have been killed in forest fires in central Portugal. Government officials say many of victims died in their cars when flames swept over a road. Some 600 firefighters are fighting blazes...
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Fire crews head toward the Jemez Mountains along U.S. 550 in Rio Rancho, N.M., as the smoke plume from a prescribed fire grows on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Sandoval County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder says deputies were initiating the evacuation of a subdivision along State Highway 4. He was unsure of how many homes were in the area. (Zach Bryan via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 10:41 pm
A fast-moving wildfire burned at least 600 acres in northern New Mexico on Thursday, prompting the evacuation of as many as 200 people and led the governor to activate the state emergency operations center. The flames were spreading quickly through an area of the Jemez Mountains west of Los Alamos...
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