Record Heat in Southern California, and an Ominous Start to Wildfire Season

Record Heat in Southern California, and an Ominous Start to Wildfire Season

LOS ANGELES — After a temperate early summer time and a balmy Fourth of July, Southern California residents abruptly discovered themselves in a caldron of triple-digit temperatures and wildfires this weekend. Firefighters throughout the area battled a number of blazes by the evening Friday into Saturday, as an unseasonable warmth wave set information in some […]

A July 4 Without Fireworks? Wildfire-Plagued Cities Turn to Drones

A July four Without Fireworks? Wildfire-Plagued Cities Turn to Drones

Fireworks have change into a wildfire legal responsibility in states and cities within the American West the place persistent drought has turned lands into tinder. The different on July four? In some locations, drones. That would be the case this yr in Aspen, Colo., the place the town is placing on a present with drones […]

2 Men Plead No Contest in Oakland Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

2 Men Plead No Contest in Oakland Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

Two males related to a warehouse hearth in Oakland, Calif., that killed 36 individuals nearly two years in the past pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday and can every face a number of years in jail, prosecutors stated. The warehouse, which was illegally occupied and also known as the Ghost Ship, turned the […]

Man Faces Arson Charge in Connection With Colorado Wildfire

Man Faces Arson Charge in Connection With Colorado Wildfire

The authorities arrested a Danish man they tied to the beginning of a harmful fireplace in Southern Colorado that has grown to greater than 40,000 acres and compelled tons of of residents to flee their properties. The Costilla County Sheriff’s Office labeled the blaze, referred to as the Spring Fire, as “human caused” and mentioned […]

Funeral Is Held for Firefighter Killed by Ground Zero Toxins

Funeral Is Held for Firefighter Killed by Ground Zero Toxins

Firefighters die as a result of they run into harmful locations, and so they die as a result of they keep. Chief Ronald R. Spadafora stayed — for 9 months. His task was floor zero, the patch of metal and particles federal labor official in 2001 referred to as “potentially the most dangerous workplace in […]

Fire at Nairobi Market Kills at Least 15

Fire at Nairobi Market Kills at Least 15

NAIROBI, Kenya — A fireplace swept via a market and close by houses in central Nairobi early Thursday, killing no less than 15 folks and injuring 70 extra. The blaze broke out in a timber yard round 2:30 a.m., officers mentioned, and unfold via the Gikomba market, close by residences and shanties earlier than it […]

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

In Brazil, forest fires set by farmers and ranchers to clear land for agriculture raged uncontrolled final yr, wiping out greater than three million acres of timber as a extreme drought gripped the area. Those losses undermined Brazil’s current efforts to guard its rain forests. In Colombia, a landmark peace deal between the federal government […]

Fire Carves Path of Destruction Through Northern California

Fire Carves Path of Destruction Through Northern California

The blaze, referred to as the Pawnee Fire, has burned hundreds of acres in Lake County, destroying greater than 20 constructions and forcing lots of of evacuations. The Pawnee Fire burning in Lake County, Calif., early Sunday.CreditJonathan Cox/Cal Fire, through Associated Press The first explosive fireplace of the season roared throughout Northern California on Monday, […]

Glasgow’s Artists Mourn After Fire Rips Through City’s Creative Heart

Glasgow’s Artists Mourn After Fire Rips Through City’s Creative Heart

LONDON — In the 1980s, Nathan Coley grew to become transfixed by the Glasgow School of Art’s principal constructing, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mr. Coley was a clumsy teenager who stood out at his highschool due to each his 6-foot-2 peak and his curiosity in artwork. The constructing provided an escape. “I knew of […]

Fire Guts Glasgow School of Art for Second Time in 4 Years

Fire Guts Glasgow School of Art for Second Time in four Years

Mr. Heath stated folks ought to be ready for what they might see after the blaze had been put out: “The damage to this building, regrettably, is very extensive.” He stated there had been “damage to every part of the building” and that a number of the roof had collapsed. There had been no speedy […]