Evacuations

June 20, 2018 - 5:44 pm
Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the left engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport in 2015. One flight attendant was seriously injured in the Sept. 8, 2015, incident at McCarran International Airport. All 157...
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FILE - In this April 21, 1990 file photo, Mary Dressler steps onto a cooled lava flow which has filled up most of the backyard of her mother-in-law's home in the Kalapana Gardens subdivision in Kalapana, Hawaii. Lava pouring out of Kilauea volcano burned down both Dressler's home and the whole town of Kalapana 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses. (AP Photo/Gary Stewart, File)
June 15, 2018 - 1:38 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler's home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses. Memories and emotions overcame the...
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A gigantic plume of smoke rises as the 416 Fire burns near Durango, Colo., Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 9:17 pm
DENVER (AP) — The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms Thursday posed more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado wildfire that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate and led to warnings for others to get ready to leave. The fire 13 miles (43 kilometers) north of...
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June 14, 2018 - 12:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — In a story June 13 about wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a resident who witnessed a fire in Moab, Utah. His name is Steve Clark, not Tim Clark. A corrected version of the story is below: 'Like dominoes': Utah homes burn as wildchfires menace US West A...
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The sky turns red as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains late Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Denver. Several wildfires in Colorado as well as numerous other fires in the interior West have filled the region with high levels of smoke in the air. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 13, 2018 - 3:15 am
DENVER (AP) — A wildfire erupted Tuesday in an area of Colorado known for its ski resorts, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,300 homes and marking the latest in a series of blazes that have ignited in the drought-stricken U.S. West. The fire in central Colorado had burned only about 100 acres...
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Lava from the Kilauea volcano flows in and around Pahoa, Hawaii, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)
June 11, 2018 - 10:34 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations Monday as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn't threatening new areas. "We've pretty much thrown everything at this event" since a series of lava fissures began...
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People wait outside Houston's William P. Hobby Airport on Thursday, June 7, 2018, after a toy grenade in a passenger's bag forced the shutdown of a security checkpoint, inconveniencing hundreds of people catching early-morning flights. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
June 07, 2018 - 9:01 am
HOUSTON (AP) — A Boy Scout who packed a toy grenade in his carry-on bag caused the shutdown of a security checkpoint at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport Thursday morning, just a day after the international terminal of the city's other major airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare. Houston...
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June 06, 2018 - 11:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has evacuated several more government workers out of the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou after medical testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents that have already hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba, the State Department said...
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This photo provided by U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of ocean entry at Kapoho Bay, Hawaii on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Lava destroyed hundreds of homes in mostly rural Hawaii area overnight, a county spokeswoman said Tuesday. A morning overflight confirmed that lava completely filled Kapoho Bay, inundated most of Vacationland and covered all but the northern part of Kapoho Beach Lots, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
June 05, 2018 - 8:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded the advice to leave. The latest lost homes...
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People carry the coffins of seven people who died during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, which in Spanish means Volcano of Fire, in the background, to the cemetery in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, Monday, June 4, 2018. Residents of villages skirting the volcano began mourning the dead after an eruption buried them in searing ash and mud. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
June 05, 2018 - 5:15 pm
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire. "My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer,...
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