Rain brings relief to massive, record-wildfire in New Mexico

Lightning has sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press May 17, 2022, 4:31 AM † 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Lightning sparked a few new small fires in the drought-stricken Southwest Monday but the thunderstorms brought welcome rain to the monster … Read more

Los Angeles: Large brush fire burning next 118 Freeway in Granada Hills shuts down several lanes; 2nd fire burning in Porter Ranch

GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Crews were battling two brush fires burning alongside the 118 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley Friday night, including one burning dangerously near homes. The California Highway Patrol shut down several lanes of the eastbound side of the freeway near Hayvenhurst Avenue in Granada Hills. Drivers should expect delays … Read more

Orange County fire: Hundreds remain under evacuation orders as Coastal Fire engulfs at least 20 homes

CNN † A brush fire driven by California’s prolonged drought threatens coastal Orange County homes for a third day Friday, as hundreds south of Los Angeles have been forced to evacuate and the blaze remains just 15% contained. Concerns loom that embers may spread in coming days as California and the region expect temperatures 10 … Read more

Live updates | Rocket attacks intensify on Poltava region

KYIV, Ukraine — Rocket attacks on Ukraine’s central Poltava region on Thursday were “perhaps the most intense for the duration of the war,” the regional governor said that same day. “Today’s shelling of the Poltava region is perhaps the largest during the course of this full-scale war,” Dmitry Lunin wrote in a Telegram post. “12 … Read more

Crews in New Mexico, Arizona scramble to corral wildfires

Firefighters in New Mexico’s Rocky Mountain foothills are excavating new firebreaks and clearing brush to keep a massive wildfire from destroying more homes and pine forests by CEDAR ATTANASIO and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press May 10, 2022, 1:10 AM † 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LAS VEGAS, NM — … Read more

Wisconsin anti-abortion office fire investigation ongoing

MADISON, Erase. (AP) — Police said Monday that they hadn’t arrested anyone over a weekend fire and vandalism at the office of a prominent Wisconsin anti-abortion lobbying group. The fire at the Wisconsin Family Action office in Madison, which the FBI is helping investigate, came after two Catholic churches in Colorado, including one known for … Read more

As wildfire closes in, New Mexico residents prepare to flee

LAS VEGAS, NM (AP) — Wind-whipped flames raced across more of New Mexico’s pine-covered mountainsides on Monday, closing in on a town of 13,000 people where some residents hurried to pack their cars with belongings, others hustled to clear brush from around their homes, and police were called in to help evacuate the state’s psychiatric … Read more

Andover Kansas tornado: Dozens of buildings leveled after a powerful tornado tears through Wichita area

CNN † A powerful tornado tore through the Wichita area Friday night, leveling dozens of structures in the city of Andover, according to officials. The twister touched down in Sedgewick County, Kansas, before traveling to Andover in Butler County, the city’s fire chief Chad Russell said during a news conference. More than 950 buildings were … Read more

Wynn Alan Bruce: A climate activist set himself on fire in front of Supreme Court on Earth Day

CNN † A man who died on Saturday after setting himself on fire in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, was a climate activist, according to social media posts from various people who claim to know him. Wynn Alan Bruce, 50, from Boulder, Colorado, who self-immolated on Friday – when the world … Read more

New Mexico: 2 wildfires have combined as fires also rage in Arizona and Nebraska

CNN † Wildfires continue to burn across the southwest with two blazes in New Mexico merging to form a perimeter of more than 180 miles Sunday, according to firefighters. The Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fires have combined – burning a collective 54,004 acres – and the flames were 12% contained Sunday night, New Mexico … Read more