Size, intensity of wildfires in U.S. increasing

World Jul 3, 2013

Size, intensity of wildfires in U.S. increasing

by Brady Dennis and Meeri Kim

Volatile weather patterns marked by shortened winters, stifling heat waves and prolonged droughts. New housing developments encroaching on fire-prone lands. Shrinking budgets for fire prevention measures. That dangerous combination of factors helps explain the increasingly voracious wildfires that have ripped through the western United States ...

National Feb 26, 2013

TDK humidifier in fatal fire recalled

Greater effort will be made to recall a humidifier model manufactured by TDK Corp. that is suspected of causing a fatal fire, government sources said Monday. The Consumer Affairs Agency is cooperating with other government agencies to accelerate such efforts, they said. The major electronic parts ...