Fires

Joe Krenowicz, executive director of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, looks toward Mt. Jefferson as the sun rises over Madras, Oregon on June 13, 2017. The first place to experience total darkness as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth will be in Oregon and Madras, in the central part of the state, is expected to be a prime viewing location. Up to 1 million people are expected in Oregon for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years and up to 100,000 could show up in Madras and surrounding Jefferson County. Officials are worried about the ability of the rural area to host so many visitors and are concerned about the danger of wildfire from so many people camping on public lands. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
June 23, 2017 - 1:37 pm
MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. But on Aug. 21, local officials expect this lookout point just outside the small town of Madras to be...
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A view of Burnham residential tower on the Chalcots Estate showing the bottom section of the building after cladding was removed, in the borough of Camden, north London, Thursday, June 22, 2017. 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. The local council in Camden, a borough of London, removed cladding from one of its buildings for further testing after tests they commissioned showed some of their panels were of the flammable variety — and not the ones they ordered. It was unclear whether the Camden example was one of the three mentioned by the government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 23, 2017 - 8:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed briefing on the criminal investigation, the Metropolitan Police on Friday confirmed residents' suspicions that the June 14...
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A view of Burnham residential tower on the Chalcots Estate showing the bottom section of the building after cladding was removed, in the borough of Camden, north London, Thursday, June 22, 2017. 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. The local council in Camden, a borough of London, removed cladding from one of its buildings for further testing after tests they commissioned showed some of their panels were of the flammable variety — and not the ones they ordered. It was unclear whether the Camden example was one of the three mentioned by the government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 23, 2017 - 7:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Manslaughter charges are among the offenses under consideration in the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze that killed 79 people, London police said Friday. In its most detailed briefing yet on the criminal investigation, Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack...
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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 - 1:14 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed 79 people in London, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said Thursday. Downing Street 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 - 7:31 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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Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in High Island, Texas. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 22, 2017 - 7:04 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana. Already blamed for one death in Alabama, Cindy was expected to keep churning seas and spin off bands of severe weather from eastern Texas to...
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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 - 5:38 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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Emergency services workers take part in a minute's silence in front of Grenfell Tower in London, Monday, June 19, 2017. Tens of people died when a fire engulfed the high-rise apartment block in west London last week.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 22, 2017 - 5:05 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the London high-rise fire (all times local): 10 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says initial tests on other high-rise buildings after the London fire tragedy have shown that the cladding on some of them is combustible. May told the House of Commons on Thursday...
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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 - 4:31 am
LONDON (AP) — The local administrator in the west London community devastated by a high-rise apartment fire has resigned after government officials criticized the speed of the response to the devastating blaze that killed at least 79 people. Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of the Kensington and...
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A tree and power pole are consumed by a wildfire near Big Bear, Calif., Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Mandatory evacuations have been called for homes as a wildfire burns in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 7:58 pm
An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four homes in an Arizona town known for its wineries, authorities said. Temperatures in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada soared to...
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