Firefighters

PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead nears its end

PALU, Indonesia— Indonesia’s search for victims buried in neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is nearing its end almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city of Palu in central Sulawesi. Authorities had said the official search and rescue effort would end Thursday with prayers in areas of the city such … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead nears its end

LISBON, Portugal | 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal — Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the capital. Portugal’s civil protection agency said Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured eight firefighters and one civilian. Firefighters on the … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

GEORGETOWN, S.C. | Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

GEORGETOWN, S.C.— A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps that detailed each of the nearly 1,000 homes … Continue reading GEORGETOWN, S.C. | Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

WARSAW, Poland | Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

WARSAW, Poland— Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes. Poland’s economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their state wages remain too law and have not been growing. … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland

SPANISH FORK, Utah | Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

SPANISH FORK, Utah— A raging Utah wildfire driven by high winds in dry terrain has the potential to decimate hundreds of homes if firefighters cannot get a handle on it in the next couple of days, the governor said Friday. Gov. Gary Herbert, who spoke at the fairgrounds in Spanish Fork after getting a briefing … Continue reading SPANISH FORK, Utah | Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO— The Latest on the fire at Brazil’s National Museum (all times local): 3:13 p.m. Brazil’s National Museum was so strapped for cash that it turned to crowdfunding to reopen an exhibition that closed after a termite infestation. Officials sought at least $7,000 earlier this year on a crowd funding site to rebuild … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters going through burned-out National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO | The Latest: Brazil’s Temer promises to rebuild museum

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Latest on the fire at Brazil’s National Museum (all times local): 1:20 p.m. An official from Brazil’s National Museum says he and his colleagues knew about fire risks at the building and worried about them every day. Vice Director Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte told Brazilian TV that he unplugged everything … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | The Latest: Brazil’s Temer promises to rebuild museum

RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters try to save relics as fire engulfs Rio museum

RIO DE JANEIRO — A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. The esteemed museum, which houses artefacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in … Continue reading RIO DE JANEIRO | Firefighters try to save relics as fire engulfs Rio museum