smoke News

3 Dead in Crashes Amid Fog and Smoke on I-95 in Florida

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — Three people were killed in a series of crashes involving 17 vehicles early Thursday along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Florida where visibility was very low due to fog combined with smoke from prescribed burns …

Five-Alarm Fire in the Bronx Leaves 19 Dead, Injures Dozens

An apartment building fire Sunday morning in the Bronx killed 19 people, including nine children. The five-alarm fire at 333 East 181st Street drew about 200 firefighters to the scene. An investigation is underway, according to New York City Mayor …

Evacuations Lifted for Thousands in Tahoe as Wildfire Stalls

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people who fled South Lake Tahoe in the teeth of a wildfire were returning home as crews finally managed to stall the advance of flames scant miles from the resort. …

Gaps in US Wildfire Smoke Warning Network Leave Many Exposed

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Huge gaps between air quality sensors in the western U.S. have created blind spots in the warning system for wildfire smoke plumes sweeping North America this summer, amid growing concern over potential health impacts to millions …

New Flames Thwart French Efforts to Fight Riviera Wildfire

LE LUC, France (AP) — Just when fire officials thought a huge wildfire near the French Riviera might be slowing down, a new pocket of flames shot up. And just as a water-dumping helicopter finished dousing one hot spot, another …

Chemical Fire Draws Illinois National Guard; Locals Evacuate

A massive fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois spurred the governor to deploy the National Guard to the area as local residents were evacuated. No injuries have been reported. The industrial fire broke out early Monday morning at …

1K LA Residents Still Under Evacuation Orders Amid Wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — About 1,000 Los Angeles residents remained under evacuation orders 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 …

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 …

Wildfire Smoke’s Economic Damage Lingers After the Flames

The damage caused by wildfires can be devastating, gutting structures and driving out people who live and work nearby. And researchers say the smoke from the annually recurring blazes also delivers economic damage to areas that were never touched by …

Study: Wildfires Produced Up to Half of Pollution in US West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive blazes, according to a study released Monday. Even as …