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Vintners Despair After French Wildfire Ravaged Grapevines

LE CANNET-DES-MAURES, France (AP) — After a wildfire blazed through a once-picturesque nature reserve near the French Riviera, winemakers who grow the region’s celebrated crop are taking stock of the damage. Rows of charred grapevines stand next to a vast …

Wildfires Rampage in Greek Forests, Cut Large Island in Half

GOUVES, Greece (AP) — Pillars of billowing smoke and ash blocked out the sun above Greece’s second-largest island and turned the sky orange as a days-old wildfire devoured pristine forests and triggered more evacuation alerts Sunday, while residents appealed for …

Record Wildfire Burns Amid Drought on Hawaii’s Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned that strong winds will return …

Turkey Battles Wildfires for 6th Day, EU to Send Planes

COKERTME, Turkey (AP) — Firefighters were battling to control blazes that tore through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations for the sixth day running on Monday, as water-carrying planes from the European Union prepared to join the containment efforts. The fires …

Fire Crews Still Battling Turkish Blazes as Some Reignite

ISTANBUL (AP) — More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials Sunday, as firefighters worked to battle blazes that continued in popular seaside destinations. The Minister of Forestry and Agriculture, Bekir Pakdemirli, tweeted that …

Multiple Agencies Fight Large Grain Elevator Fire in Clinton

CLINTON, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters from multiple agencies battled a large fire at a grain elevator in small western Minnesota city where some residents were evacuated. According to Big Stone County Sheriff Mark Brown, crews were called shortly before 11 …

Residents Say Flood-Hit German Towns Got Little Warning

AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller from Ahrweiler said the first …

Houston Seethes Over Being Frozen Out of Federal Flood Funds

HOUSTON (AP) — Residents of the East Aldine neighborhood of Houston are tired of their homes flooding during hurricanes and of worrying every time it rains because their streets and waterways don’t drain well. Like the rest of the Houston …

Officials: 2nd Breach Concern in Florida Phosphate Reservoir

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — 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, …

Dozens of Towns Isolated by Flooding in New South Wales, Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of people have been rescued from floodwaters that have isolated dozens of towns in Australia’s most populous state New South Wales and forced thousands to evacuate their homes as record rain continues to inundate the …