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‘Huge’ Explosion Rocks St. Vincent as Volcano Keeps Erupting

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — La Soufriere volcano fired an enormous amount of ash and hot gas early Monday in the biggest explosive eruption yet since volcanic activity began on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent late last week, …

Ash-Covered St. Vincent Braces for More Volcanic Eruptions

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent raced to get clear Saturday, a day after it erupted with an explosion …

Fire Visible Across Los Angeles Burns Commercial Yard, Buses

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire visible across Los Angeles burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot early Friday. The inferno erupted in Compton before dawn and created a massive column …

Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, Draws Crowds to Park

HONOLULU (AP) — Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island roared back to life Sunday night as lava went shooting into the air, boiling away a water lake and sending a massive plume of steam, gas and ash soaring into the …

Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island, Produces Steam Cloud

HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted and shot a steam cloud into the atmosphere that lasted about an hour, an official with the National Weather Service said early Monday. The eruption began late Sunday within …

Australia Urges 240,000 to Flee as Winds Fan Huge Bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Defense …

Oregon Mill Fire Spread Debris, Asbestos

A fire at a Springfield plywood mill last month spread debris and ash to a few dozen residential properties, including two at which asbestos has been confirmed. Asbestos was in the plant’s roofing as well as around the steam pipes …

Volcano Erupts in Central Indonesia, No Injuries

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, spewing hot smoke and ash thousands of feet into the air. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi island, had been dormant for years before …

Remote Alaska Volcano Begins Erupting

A volcano is erupting on a remote, uninhabited Alaska island. John Power with the Alaska Volcano Observatory says the eruption at Cleveland Volcano is a slow effusion of magma that is forming a lava dome, and not an explosive eruption …

Smoke Could Continue in Northwest Wyoming Until First Snow

Smoke and ash coming from a wildfire burning in a wilderness area in northwest Wyoming could continue in the Big Horn Basin until snow begins falling again. Fire officials are mostly letting the fire in the Washakie Wilderness burn on …