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Massachusetts residents cleared to return to homes

Massachusetts residents cleared to return to homes

Natural gas leaks on Thursday triggered a series of explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence.

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

The fire, which was 5% contained, was being fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by erratic wind gusts during the night.

10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

10 dead, hundreds of houses destroyed in Afghan landslide: officials

At least 10 people were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan after melting snow triggered a landslide, officials said Thursday.

Firefighters get upper hand on California wildfires

Firefighters get upper hand on California wildfires

Firefighters are gaining momentum as they battle several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in California.

Homes evacuated as British moorland fire rages

Homes evacuated as British moorland fire rages

More than 30 homes have been evacuated near Greater Manchester in northern England as firefighters battle a blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather across the hills of Saddleworth Moor.

MEC makes home-based business activity easier

MEC makes home-based business activity easier

The new ministerial decision cancelled the condition regarding the need to place an identification board at the entrance of the house where such a commercial activity is licensed to operate.

Hawaii volcano destroys over two dozen homes

Hawaii volcano destroys over two dozen homes

Evacuation orders remained in place on Monday for hundreds of residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens areas in the eastern part of Hawaii's Big Island.

Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

Firefighter killed battling massive California blaze

A firefighter was killed on Thursday while battling a mammoth California wildfire as crews sought to protect coastal cities and towns in the path of flames that have destroyed more than 700 homes.

Unrelenting California wildfire threatens thousands of homes

Unrelenting California wildfire threatens thousands of homes

The fire, dubbed the Thomas Fire, raged in the foothills above and in the city of Ventura some 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, fire officials said late on Tuesday, a day after it began.

California evacuees allowed home as crews search for bodies

California evacuees allowed home as crews search for bodies

More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in northern California where the state's deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Thousands of homes wrecked by huge Mexican quake, death toll at 91

Thousands of homes wrecked by huge Mexican quake, death toll at 91

A massive earthquake off southern Mexico on Thursday night that killed at least 91 people damaged tens of thousands of homes and afflicted upwards of two million people in the poorer south ...

Fast-moving wildfire destroys homes in northern California

Fast-moving wildfire destroys homes in northern California

A fast-moving wildfire that destroyed homes and forced the evacuation of some residents in Northern California continued to grow on Wednesday, local media and fire officials said.