LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A seventh firefighter in a month has died of injuries sustained while battling a spate of wildfires in Portugal.
Officials say a 50-year-old firefighter died in the hospital Thursday after suffering severe burns in a forest blaze last week. Officials have vowed to tighten firefighting safety procedures.
Weeks of temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) and high winds stretched emergency crews in August and prompted authorities to request eight water-dropping aircraft from other European countries.
Cooler and more humid conditions this week helped extinguish the fires.
Authorities have calculated that the area of forest scorched by wildfires up to the end of August was 25 percent higher than the same period last year, at 94,000 hectares (232,270 acres).
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NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Some lake snow today, though the next system on Saturday will bring a more widespread coating
The Erie County Legislature approved a resolution Thursday to immediately hire 15 seasonal drivers to fill a staff shortage.
After a slow and slippery commute Thursday night, many western New Yorkers are waking up early, hoping they can get to work on time Friday morning.