Wind-whipped wildfire in Big Sur closes Highway 1, forces evacuations – CBS San Francisco

Wind-whipped wildfire in Big Sur closes Highway 1, forces evacuations – CBS San Francisco

CARMEL (CBS SF) – The American Red Cross opened a shelter late Friday evening for residents of the Palo Colorado area of ​​Monterey County who received mandatory evacuation orders due to a growing wildfire fast which also closed Highway 1 south of Carmel. The emergency shelter opened at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Carmel Middle School, … Read more

Dozens of homes have been evacuated due to a wildfire in central Texas – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Dozens of homes have been evacuated due to a wildfire in central Texas – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

BASTROP, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A wildfire at a central Texas state park forced the evacuation of dozens of homes on Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the town of Bastrop – the site of a deadly blaze more than a decade ago – and officials said a prescribed burn could be to blame. The blaze broke out … Read more

A fire breaks out near a chemical plant; locals told to stay away

A fire breaks out near a chemical plant;  locals told to stay away

Authorities say a fire near a New Jersey chemical plant with flames and smoke visible for miles in the night sky has spread to several buildings in the complex, threatening to reach the storage area of factory chemicals. Through Associated Press January 15, 2022, 06:58 • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this … Read more

Evacuated by Colorado firefighters aided by good road access, daylight

Evacuated by Colorado firefighters aided by good road access, daylight

DENVER – A late-season wildfire driven by hurricane-force winds ravaged two densely populated Denver suburbs and seemed destined to leave a trail of death. However, only two people are missing out of the approximately 35,000 forced out of their homes. This is a remarkably low number of possible victims, according to disaster experts and authorities, … Read more

Americans evacuated from Afghanistan by vets group land at JFK

Americans evacuated from Afghanistan by vets group land at JFK

Setting foot in the United States was a joyous but busy time for Mujtaba Ebadi, one of 50 U.S. citizens and legal residents evacuated from Afghanistan who arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport on Saturday morning. “I’m excited, but despite the excitement, I worry about my family because they are still being left behind,” said … Read more

Americans rescued from Afghanistan, en route to New York

Americans rescued from Afghanistan, en route to New York

Thirty-nine U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who were left in Afghanistan by the Biden administration were evacuated on Friday and are heading to the Big Apple. The evacuees, which include more than a dozen children, the youngest of whom is an 11-month-old U.S. citizen, were rescued from the Taliban-controlled location by Project Dynamo, a … Read more