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Stories with subject: Evacuations
  • Miami Beach theater evacuated after popcorn fire 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 5:55 am
  • MIAMI BEACH, Florida - A small fire that started in a popcorn machine caused the evacuation of a Miami Beach movie theater.

  • Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 1:40 am
  • OPAL, Wyoming - Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.

  • Fort Carson detains 1 over 'threatening' behavior 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:04 pm
  • FORT CARSON, Colorado - Fort Carson officials say one person has been detained after acting in a "suspicious and threatening" way on the infantry post outside Colorado Springs, but no one was hurt and no weapon was found.

  • Underground fire evacuates public market 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:26 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Authorities say there is no public safety risk after the Milwaukee Public Market downtown was evacuated after road construction crews reported hearing an underground explosion.

  • Explosives found in vehicle in San Francisco 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:23 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities have identified the man who was arrested in San Francisco's Presidio after a U.S. Park Service officer allegedly found explosives in the back of his vehicle.

  • School district evacuated after bomb threat 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:32 am
  • LEECHBURG, Pennsylvania - A western Pennsylvania school district has evacuated nearly 1,000 students after a bomb threat.

  • Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:16 am
  • MOKPO, South Korea - As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety.

  • Eastern Nebraska brush fire forces evacuations 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:40 pm
  • BELLEVUE, Nebraska - A large brush fire in eastern Nebraska forced the evacuation of a farm and educational complex that houses dozens of animals.

  • Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 8:28 am
  • MOKPO, South Korea - It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?

  • ODU helps develop evacuation model for disasters 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:05 am
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - It took nine hours to get most of the people to the interstate across the river when the zombies closed in on Charleston, West Virginia

  • Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:29 pm
  • SOLVANG, California - An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town.

  • Peru volcano prompts evacuation of 4,000 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:04 pm
  • LIMA, Peru - Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 2 miles (nearly 4 kilometers) high.

  • Airport bomb threat leads to brief evacuation 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:31 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Authorities say the ticketing area of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated after a man said he had a bomb in his bag.

  • Jackson slide evacuees in limbo during response 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:55 pm
  • JACKSON, Wyoming - Dozens of people who have homes near the slow-moving landslide in Jackson are worried about how they'll get by during the emergency response.

  • Fuel truck crash prompts Oakland, Md., evacuations 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:18 pm
  • OAKLAND, Maryland - Garrett County's emergency management office says people have been evacuated from part of downtown Oakland as a precaution after a truck carrying propane overturned.

  • Delta evacuates jet in Atlanta due to cabin smoke 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:19 pm
  • ATLANTA - Passengers were evacuated from a domestic Delta Air Lines flight Tuesday after a "smoky odor" was detected in the cockpit and main cabin due to what was later determined to be a burned-out fan.

  • Bryant schools evacuated after threat found 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:25 pm
  • BRYANT, Arkansas - School and police officials in Bryant say no bomb was found and a juvenile is in custody after a student found writing on a bathroom stall at Bryant Middle School that read "I have a bomb."

  • Fires prompt restrictions, pre-evacuation notices 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:50 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Authorities in southeastern Arizona put residents on notice Tuesday that they might have to evacuate because of a wildfire burning in the Huachuca Mountains. Meanwhile, officials in northern Arizona were preparing to enact fire restrictions about a month earlier than normal.

  • Evacuations at Croton Dam as Muskegon River floods 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:50 pm
  • CROTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Several Michigan rivers are over their banks after three days of storms dropped as much of 5.5 inches of rain, forcing some flood plain residents from their homes.

  • Metro Atlanta apartment fire forces evacuations 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:37 am
  • NORCROSS, Georgia - Firefighters in metro Atlanta are trying to determine what caused a large fire to break out inside an apartment building where many residents had to be evacuated before dawn.

  • Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:55 pm
  • VALPARAISO, Chile - A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.

  • Explosion wakens residents; no injuries reported 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:35 pm
  • DENVER - An explosion at gazebo next to an apartment complex startled residents and prompted an evacuation but caused no injuries.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:04 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.

  • 2 charged with breaking into apartments after fire 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:46 pm
  • NEWARK, Delaware - New Castle County Police have arrested two men they say burglarized seven apartments after the building was evacuated during a fire.