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Fireworks Sparked Utah Wildfire; Blaze in Nevada Partially Contained

LEHI, Utah — Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents of houses and an apartment building early Sunday before crews managed to turn back the blaze as it encroached on a neighborhood, officials said. A suspect was …

Weekend Wildfires Break Out in Utah, Nevada and Arizona

Wildfires prompted evacuations in Utah, Nevada and Arizona over the weekend. Fireworks caused a wildfire in Utah that forced out residents of houses and an apartment building early Sunday as the flames encroached on a residential area, officials said. A …

Extreme Weather Has Gardeners Looking for Resilient Plants

Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping. Many are restocking with trees and plants more resilient in the face of storms, fires and flooding. Scientists link the higher frequency of severe weather …

Australia Counts Wildfire Devastation After Calamitous Weekend

Hundreds of properties were destroyed across southeastern Australia after searing temperatures and strong winds exacerbated catastrophic wildfires Saturday in one of the worst days of the weeks-long crisis. Dozens of communities, from small towns on the south coast of New …

Storm Cuts Power, Lifts Roofs in Australian City

Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city, was lashed by its worst storm in decades, with wind, rain and hail lifting roofs, cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people, officials said. State-owned electricity supplier Energex said Friday that up to …

Weekend Storms Cause Damage in North Dakota

Weekend storms caused heavy damage at a Missouri River recreation area south of Bismarck, N.D., and injured people at a lake southwest of the city. Several tents, campers and vehicles were destroyed by strong winds and falling trees at Kimball …

Wind Gusts Uproot Trees in Washington Park

High winds damaged or uprooted at least 14 trees Thursday night in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. Part of the park was closed Friday for crews to assess the damage and possible safety risks. The National Weather Service says the …

Alabama Town Sustains Damage Due to 110 MPH Winds

The National Weather Service says winds blowing as strong as 110 mph are responsible for storm damage in the southwestern Alabama town of Atmore. Two stores were badly damaged when a storm moved through Sunday morning. Falling trees damaged two …

Hurricane Force Wind Gusts, Rain Pelt Britain

Britain’s weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad …

Europe Storm Deaths Rise to 15; Huge Cleanup Ahead

The Europe storm death toll has risen to 15 after Danish police say a driver was killed when he crashed into a tree knocked down by violent gusts. Monday’s storm was one of the worst in years in western and …