As Paradise rebuilds, a divide over safety a year after fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the de...

As Paradise rebuilds, a divide over safety a year after fire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the de...

Nigerian firefighters battle huge blaze in central Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian firefighters are trying to extinguish a fire at the Balogun market in central Lagos. Thick black smoke and flames are shooting from five-story building...

The Latest: Evacuations lifted for Southern California fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Authorities have lifted all evacuations as firefighters make progress against...

The Latest: Some allowed to return home amid California fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities have lifted evacuation orders for a farm community as firefighters m...

Firefighters seek hot spots at historic inn struck by fire

POCONO MANOR, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say firefighters are still looking for hot spots at a wind-whipped fire that has destroyed much of a century-old Poconos resort. No injuries were...

Fire damages historic Poconos resort; guests safely evacuate

POCONO MANOR, Pa. (AP) — A wind-whipped fire has damaged a century-old Poconos resort that's on the National Registry of Historic Places. General Manager Don Snyder calls the damage ...

In California blaze, Spanish-speaking immigrants find help

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Two years ago, when fires ravaged Northern California, where tens of thousands Latinos in the U.S. illegally work at farms and vineyards, displaced families were seen sleepin...

Not out of woods yet, but winds driving California fires die

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calmer weather allowed crews to increase containment on wildfires after a three-week siege of gusts fanned blazes across California and led utilities to cut power to prevent winds f...

The Latest: Schools shuttered as Ventura County fire grows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California fires (all times local): 12:20 a.m. A brush fire north of Los Angeles has quickly grown to more than 11 square miles (28...

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of ...

2 new California fires burn homes, send residents fleeing

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds fanned new fires in Southern California on Thursday, burning homes and forcing residents to flee in a repeat of a frightening scenario already faced by tens of ...

The Latest: Fire erupts in San Bernardino, torching homes

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 4:25 a.m. A new wildfire has broken out in California, this one in San Bernardino, ...

Fire-ravaged Shuri Castle built with timber from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Unesco World Heritage site Shuri Castle, which suffered extensive damage from a fire on Thursday (Oct. 31), had been reconstructed over the years using Taiwan Cypress timb...

Video shows fire break out at Japan's Shuri Castle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A massive fire burned much of Japan's historic Shuri Castle to the ground early on Thursday morning (Oct. 31). The Naha City Fire Department in Japan's southern...