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Fire at Ethanol Plant West of Portland Prompts Evacuations

CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) — Fire crews are battling a fire at an ethanol fuel facility west of Portland in Cornelius that has prompted evacuations, authorities said. The Cornelius Fire Department on Twitter at about 1:42 p.m. Tuesday called the fire …

Refinery Fire Spews Black Smoke Over San Francisco

A fire at one of the largest refineries in the U.S. spewed thick black smoke over cities in the San Francisco Bay area, sending more than 200 residents to hospitals complaining of breathing problems early Tuesday. The blaze at the …