Mother charged after 2 daughters die in apartment fire
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman faces a negligence charge after her two daughters were killed in an apartment fire.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Jeny Yosselin Melendez-Ramirez was arrested Friday.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded to the ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters knocked down several small brushfires despite gusty Santa Ana winds blowing across parts of Southern California.
Los Angeles County firefighters in Malibu stopped a fire at 3 acres (1.2 hectares) early Friday and a blaze near Santa Paula in Ventura County ...
ECRU, Miss. (AP) — Officials say they believe a fire at a northeast Mississippi furniture factory was arson.
Three buildings at American Furniture Co. in Ecru were destroyed in an Oct. 12 fire.
Chief Deputy state Fire Marshal Ricky Davis says investigators found a broken door, plus ...
Officials: Teen dies after being trapped in burning car
UNDERWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Western Iowa officials say a teenage girl has died after becoming trapped in her burning, crashed car.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were sent to the scene of a crash Friday morning when 16-year-old ShyAnne Larsen, of Honey Creek, reported ...
2 firefighters hurt rescuing 3 people from burning house
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say two firefighters were hurt rescuing three people trapped on the second floor of a burning house in western Michigan.
Muskegon Assistant Fire Chief Gordon Cole said firefighters found three residents hanging from two upstairs windows when they arrived ...
Oldest Brazilian fossil found in debris of National Museum
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One of the most prized possessions of Brazil’s National Museum has been found amid debris after a massive fire on Sept. 2 sent the building up in flames.
Museum director Alexander Kellner told The Associated Press that a fossil named “Luzia” was ...
1 killed when house on fire collapses in Massachusetts
ORANGE, Mass. (AP) — A fire has caused a home to collapse in western Massachusetts, and authorities say at least one person has died.
The state Department of Fire Services says the blaze happened Friday afternoon in downtown Orange.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Mieth says officials needed to ...
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a child has died in a western New York house fire.
Police in the town of Tonawanda, north of Buffalo, say the fire was reported shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.
Officers haven’t released the victim’s identity, but the superintendent of the Sweet ...
PROVO, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has lifted several closures in northern Utah more than a month ago after wildfires swept through the area.
The Daily Herald in Provo reported Thursday that roads and trails north of U.S. Highway 6 are open and areas such as Diamond Fork in Spanish ...
Police investigate fire at Seattle church as arson
SEATTLE (AP) — Several Molotov cocktails were thrown at a Seattle church, starting a small fire outside.
KIRO-TV reports crews responded after 8 p.m. Thursday to a report of a fire ...
MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been killed and seven family members have been injured in a central Ohio house fire.
The Marion Fire Department says 61-year-old Nancy Harper was found unconscious in a hallway by firefighters early Thursday. She was pronounced dead a ...
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a passing truck driver rescued four children from a house fire in Sioux City.
Firefighters were dispatched to the home a little after 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Police say the truck driver saw smoke coming from the house. He stopped, broke a house window ...
Officials say shipyard fire was arson, offer reward for info
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A recent fire at a vacant Mississippi Gulf Coast shipyard is now considered arson and officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information on who set the blaze.
Two large buildings burned at a VT Halter Marine site in Moss Point on Sept. 11, causing an estimated ...
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man convicted of setting his friend on fire is seeking a sentence reduction.
The Pueblo Chieftain
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Emergency crews extinguished a fire burning dangerously close to a Chevron underground natural gas pipeline Thursday and lifted an evacuation order that had forced some 4,000 residents from their homes the night before.
Contra Costa County Deputy Fire Chief Lewis ...
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BAY POINT, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fire threatening a natural gas pipeline in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):
Officials have lifted an evacuation order for some 4,000 San Francisco Bay Area residents after emergency crews extinguished a fire burning in ...
Deputies cleared of wrongdoing in home invasion, fatal fire
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared Ada County Sheriff’s deputies who shot at a Nampa man before he broke into a Boise house, set it on fire and died in the blaze.
Pavel Florea had extremely high levels of methamphetamine when he also pointed a shotgun at deputies on Sept. 27, ...
Hoback Ranches residents clean up charred properties
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A few days after the 61,511-acre (24,892-hectare) fire was put out, what was left of a scorched lantern still hung on the chimney that used to be in the center of Phil Smith’s log cabin.
After the Roosevelt Fire ripped through Hoback Ranches, a rural subdivision in ...
Authorities: Single-vehicle crash leaves 3 dead, 2 injured
PHOENIX (AP) — Two men and a woman are dead following a single-vehicle crash that left two other adults hospitalized in critical condition.
Police and fire officials said the westbound vehicle went off Bell Road near Interstate 17 and hit a light pole early Thursday morning after the ...
Turkish restaurant set on fire in German city of Chemnitz
BERLIN (AP) — German police say unidentified assailants apparently started a fire at a Turkish restaurant in an eastern city that saw violent anti-migrant protests recently.
Saxony state police said residents were woken up by a loud bang at the restaurant in Chemnitz early Thursday, ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump Organization has filed a lawsuit seeking to reclaim $90,000 in unpaid fees from a Trump Tower resident who died in an April fire at the tower.
The board of Trump Tower Condominium — through Trump Organization lawyer Sonja Talesnik — filed the suit in Manhattan ...
The Latest: Child dies in fire at Honolulu officer’s home
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a fatal Honolulu house fire (all times local):
An adult and a child have been found dead after a fire at the home of a Honolulu police officer.
Honolulu Acting Police Chief Jonathon Grems says in a statement the department is supporting ...
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.
Marq Vincent Perez was sentenced Wednesday during a court hearing in Victoria, Texas.
In July, a jury convicted the 26-year-old Perez of federal ...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Gary man has been sentenced to 120 years in prison after being convicted of fatally shooting two women whose bodies were discovered in a burning car in Indianapolis.
Thirty-one-year-old Tywan James of Gary was sentenced Wednesday after a jury convicted him last month ...
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Teen boy admits to causing catastrophe in Moab fire in June
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage boy has admitted in court to causing a catastrophe in connection with a fire that burned eight homes in Moab four months ago.
The name of the teen and additional details about how the fire began haven’t been released.
Authorities say the wind-whipped ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire officials say a 1,000-pound (455-kilogram) rebar tower at a Northern California construction site toppled over, injuring three workers including one critically.
Fremont Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Youngsma said the three workers, all men, were trying to tighten the ...
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man has died in an apartment fire in West St. Paul.
Firefighters were called just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday on a report of smoke at Colonial Court Apartments. Firefighters found a fire in a third-floor apartment.
Firefighters found a man unresponsive in ...
HONOLULU (AP) — Fire officials say two people have died in a house fire in Honolulu.
Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant says firefighters responding to the Wednesday blaze found two people dead. The fire at the single-story house in the Kaimuki neighborhood has been ...
TILFORD, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say smoking caused last month’s fire that killed an 82-year-old man and a firefighter in western South Dakota.
Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin told the
Police: Man ambushes firefighters as they fight blaze
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 60-year-old man in Springfield ambushed firefighters who showed up to put out a blaze at a house in a residential neighborhood before he turned the gun on himself.
Springfield police Lt. Scott McKee
HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two people have died in a fire in south Georgia.
Clinch County Deputy Coroner W.G. Smith told The Valdosta Daily ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State Forester Brian Cottam says the state’s wildfire season appears to be over and that it is adding up to be Utah’s most expensive ever.
KSL-TV reports that Cottam told the Utah Executive ...
Kentucky man indicted after his mother dies in fire
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Court records show that a man has been indicted in the death of his mother who died in a Kentucky house fire.
News outlets report that 34-year-old Christopher Childers was indicted on a murder charge after 58-year-old Ruby Childers died in a house fire. He had already ...
Man accused of arson, fraud found competent for trial
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of setting his house on fire in 2016 has been ruled competent to stand trial.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News
BONNEY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — One person was killed and two others injured when a fire broke out inside a mobile home in Bonney Lake.
KOMO-TV reports that the fire started just before 6 a.m. ...
Nobody hurt in Dallas-area school bus fire, cause sought
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Authorities say nobody has been hurt in a school bus fire that destroyed the vehicle transporting students from a district near Dallas.
The bus from the Coppell (kuh-PEHL’) Independent School District caught fire Wednesday morning while in Irving. A
PUTNAM, N.Y. (AP) — Lawyers for a 16-year-old say he suffered an “extreme emotional disturbance” before allegedly killing his 15-year-old friend in a New York home and then setting the home on fire.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls
4 teens hurt after car crashes into Kansas City home
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say four teenage boys were hurt when their car slammed into a Kansas City home and caught fire.
Police Sgt. Bill Mahoney says the car hit the house Tuesday after jumping a curb and slamming into a tree.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California remained on guard Tuesday, but gusty winds that raised the threat of wildfires were decreasing in strength and becoming less widespread a day after knocking out power to thousands and forcing utilities to proactively cut electricity to prevent sparks.
Idaho owes about $20 million for 2018 wildfire season
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will owe about $20 million in firefighting costs for the 2018 wildfire season.
Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands told the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday that this year’s wildfire season is below the 20-year-average for acres burned and number of ...
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a suspected natural gas explosion at a home in Virginia.
Chesapeake Fire Lt. Anthony P. Barakat said by phone Tuesday that the person passed away Monday evening. The unidentified person was one of two people who were ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Police Department has asked a city board to make a final decision on the chief’s recommendation to fire two officers who shot at a stolen car two years ago, an incident that was captured on video.
The submission of written charges to the Chicago Police Board sets ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on heavy winds in California that have created dangerous wildfire conditions (all times local):
About 20,000 Northern California utility customers don’t have electricity for a second day after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power in a ...
Gunman opens fire on unmarked police car in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a gunman opened fire on an unmarked police car in Atlanta, striking it but not injuring any officers.
Atlanta police officer Jarius Daugherty tells The Associated Press the officers were doing surveillance on a home where drug sales were suspected when someone ...
Police ID body found burning in park as 23-year-old woman
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police have identified a woman whose body was found burning in a park in Ohio.
Police in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington say the woman was identified as 23-year-old Bobbie Renee Simpson. Police say she wasn’t a resident of Upper Arlington, but they ...
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A couple has started a community fund to help the families of first responders in Sturgis, after a firefighter died in the line of duty.
The Albert and Laverne Elliott First Responders Fund at the Black Hills Area Community Foundation is named for the couple who ...
The Latest: PG&E busy restoring power after wind cuts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on tens of thousands of people losing power in California because of wildfire danger (all times local):
California utilities are restoring electricity to tens of thousands of people after intentionally cutting their power because of concerns ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action.
The move came as strong winds swept California, knocking ...