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Flaming Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of a Dozen Homes in Massachusetts

A gas leak ignited Saturday morning in front of a residence in Marshfield, Massachusetts, sending plumes of flames into the air and forcing officials to evacuate about a dozen homes. The fire continue to burn throughout the day and into …

Forest Fire Consumes Hundreds of Acres in Southern New Jersey

A forest fire that has consumed roughly 900 acres in southern New Jersey continued to burn Monday, though no injuries have been reported. The fire was spotted around 4 p.m. Sunday in the Bass River State Forest in Little Egg …

1K Los Angeles Residents Ordered to Evacuate in Wildfire

About 1,000 Los Angeles residents were evacuation orders on Monday as firefighters protected canyon homes from a smoky wildfire that churned through vegetation that hasn’t burned in half a century. The cause of the fire in steep, inaccessible terrain near …

Officials Say Second Breach Concern Discovered in Florida Phosphate Reservoir

A drone discovered a possible second breach in a large Florida wastewater reservoir as more pumps were headed to the site to prevent a catastrophic flood, officials said Monday. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Republican, toured the area by helicopter …

Underground Electrical Blast Rocks New Jersey’s Asbury Park

Utility crews restored service after an underground electrical fire rocked the New Jersey shore city made famous by Bruce Springsteen’s music. Thursday’s blast caused two manhole covers to come out of the ground and forced the evacuation of some businesses …

Wildfires Grow in Oregon as 500K Evacuated, Death Toll Rises

Around half a million people in Oregon evacuated as dozens of extreme, wind-driven wildfires scorched U.S. West Coast states on Friday, destroying thousands of homes and killing at least 16 people, state and local authorities said. In southern Oregon, an …

Crews Continue to Battle Massive California Fire, Evacuations Ordered

Crews struggled to reign in a Southern California wildfire that exploded in size in a matter of hours north of Los Angeles, prompting evacuation orders for about 100 homes and other buildings as it tore through forest land. The fire …

Homes Evacuated by Growing Wildfire in Western Colorado

Several residents near a western Colorado wildfire were ordered to evacuate as the blaze continues to expand. The fire about 18 miles north of Grand Junction was started more than a week ago by lightning in remote and rough terrain …

Thousands Evacuated in Wake of Growing Southern California Wildfire

Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of people after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced crews to battle flames in triple-digit heat. The Apple Fire in Riverside County consumed more …

Derailed Train in Oklahoma Spills Toxic Chemical, Spurs Evacuations

Dozens of residents of a small Oklahoma city were temporarily evacuated early on June 13 after a train derailed and spilled a hazardous chemical, officials said. The train went off the tracks at around 2 a.m. in Wynnewood, a community …