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Fire Forces Evacuations near Downtown Boulder, Colorado

A small wildfire in the mountains just outside downtown Boulder, Colorado, forced people from their homes on March 19 and ignited dead trees that exploded into black plumes of smoke, authorities and residents said. Wind was pushing the flames in …

XL Catlin Launches Emergency Security & Disaster Evacuation Solution

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced the launch of an Emergency Security and Disaster Evacuation (ESDE) solution for businesses with employees working internationally. This new solution, underwritten out of London, Guernsey, Hong Kong and Singapore, has been designed to respond to …

California Rural Communities Evacuated in Wake of Heat-driven Wildfire

More evacuations were ordered Tuesday as a growing wildfire threatened remote communities in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. The blaze in a rugged area 30 miles south of San Jose destroyed one home and charred more than 1.5 square miles of dry …

Monstrous Southern California Wildfire Displaces More than 80,000

It tore through canyons and flew over ridges in every direction with astonishing speed, sending flames 80 feet skyward and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. The Southern California wildfire that began as a small midmorning patch of …

6 Dead, Tens of Thousands Evacuated in Louisiana Flooding

Emergency crews worked through the night to rescue scores of south Louisiana residents from homes and stranded cars as deadly flooding continued to inundate large swaths of the region Sunday, three days after rain-swollen water levels began rapidly rising. From …

Southern Colorado Wildfire Now 30 Percent Contained

Firefighters are letting areas of a wildfire burn near Coaldale in southern Colorado because it is too dangerous to get into some wilderness areas, but they have managed to protect homes and contain 30 percent of the blaze as of …

Southern Colorado Wildfire Expected to Grow

Firefighters were expecting a wildfire burning near Coaldale to grow Wednesday in dry, windy weather but crews are working toward getting the blaze contained near the town between Canon City and Salida. However, the Hayden Pass Fire, which has forced …

San Francisco Fire Burns 6 Buildings, Displaces 40 People

A fire that burned six buildings and displaced 40 people on the edge of San Francisco’s Mission District has been contained. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon, sending thick, dark smoke into the air and forcing dozens of residents in …

California Wildfire Grows, Fires Threaten Communities around West

Hundreds of firefighters battled a 1,400-acre fire moving through coastal canyons in California on Thursday. Hot, dry weather across the Western U.S. challenged firefighters with blazes in Arizona and New Mexico. In California firefighters were forced to do battle with the …

New Mexico Governor Declares Emergency Amid Growing Wildfire

A wildfire burning in central New Mexico grew to more than three square miles late Wednesday, sending up a towering plume of smoke that swelled as afternoon temperatures soared and eventually blanketed the state’s largest city in a thick haze. …