Wildfires send children fleeing from California summer camps

Jul 9, 2017

Wildfires send children fleeing from California summer camps

A pair of Santa Barbara County wildfires quickly spread Saturday, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing evacuations at a popular lakeside campground and a summer camp where flames temporarily trapped children and counselors, a fire official said. The fire that started in the early afternoon ...

After deadly London tower fire, local council chief resigns

Jun 22, 2017

After deadly London tower fire, local council chief resigns

The chief executive of a London borough where a tower block fire killed at least 79 people in Britain's worst blaze since World War II has resigned. Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council, said he was forced out by Prime Minister Theresa ...

Stay or go? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

Jun 18, 2017

Stay or go? Deadly London fire puts scrutiny on high-rise rule

A catastrophic blaze at a London apartment tower has brought new scrutiny to a long-accepted, counterintuitive rule for people in tall buildings: If the blaze breaks out elsewhere in the structure, don't automatically run for the stairs. Stay put and wait for instructions. That is ...

Anger boils over as death toll in London tower block fire hits 30

Jun 17, 2017

Anger boils over as death toll in London tower block fire hits 30

Angry London residents heckled Prime Minister Theresa May and stormed local authority headquarters Friday as they demanded justice for the victims of a tower block fire that left 30 people dead, with dozens more unaccounted for. May was criticized for avoiding locals when she visited ...

Tragic London blaze highlights Britain's rich-poor divide

Jun 16, 2017

Tragic London blaze highlights Britain's rich-poor divide

Just a short walk from the social housing block in west London where 17 people — and perhaps many more — died this week in a devastating fire, are some of Britain's wealthiest streets, lined with elegant, multimillion-pound townhouses. The borough of Kensington and Chelsea ...