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Greece Wildfires: Firefighters Get Upper Hand on 2 Blazes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Despite strong winds, firefighting aircraft and ground forces in Greece gained the upper hand late Monday over two new blazes that broke out in areas already scarred by major wildfires this summer. The first broke out …

Fire Near Montana Lake Destroys Homes, Triggers Evacuations

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire destroyed more than a dozen homes, outbuildings and other structures around northwestern Montana’s Flathead Lake after the flames jumped over a state highway, authorities said Sunday Evacuations had been ordered by the Finley …

Evacuations Extended Near Northern Illinois Industrial Fire

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — Toxic fumes and smoke from a burning former paper mill in northern Illinois that officials had believed was long abandoned but actually contained massive amounts of lithium batteries prompted officials to extend an evacuation order into …

Evacuation Order Lifted at Florida Leaky Phosphate Reservoir

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order near a leaking Florida wastewater reservoir that affected more than 300 homes and additional businesses was lifted Tuesday as officials said the situation was under control. With the deployment of more …

Fire Contained, Evacuation Lifted at Texas Chemical Site

The fire at a Texas chemical facility owned by TPC Group Inc. has been contained and an evacuation order for the surrounding community has been lifted, allowing thousands who spent Thanksgiving away from home to return. “We are close to …