NTSB Says Vehicle Battery Fires Pose Risks to 1st Responders

DETROIT — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high...

Reinforcements Arriving to Help in Deadly California Fires

SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters and aircraft from 10 states began arriving in California Friday to help weary crews battling some of the largest blazes in state history as weekend weather threatened to renew the advance of flames that have killed six people and i...

Australian Prime Minister Is Jeered in Wildfire-Ravaged Zone

PERTH, Australia — Prime Minister Scott Morrison was confronted by angry residents who cursed and insulted him Thursday as he visited a wildfire-ravaged corner of the country. "Every single time this area has a flood or a fire, we get nothing. If we were Sy...