WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in rural Northern California injured several people Friday, destroyed multiple homes and forced thousands of residents to flee, jamming roadways at the start of a sweltering Labor Day weekend.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Anne Heche died from inhalation injury and burns after her fiery car crash and the death was ruled an accident, according to coroner's results released Wednesday.
Heche, 53, also had a fractured sternum caused by “blunt trauma," according to information on the website of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
KEARNEY PARK, Miss. (AP) — Several workers suffered severe burns following a Friday morning explosion in central Mississippi.
The explosion happened at a salt water disposal site in Madison County, WLBT-TV reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded.
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had begun, and Bruner, then 21, scampered up five stories by ladder to the enormous anti-aircraft guns he was responsible for manning.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut boy who suffered serious burns while with other neighborhood children was not the target of a deliberate attack, police said Friday.
An investigation, which included a review of video that captured the April 24 incident, determined that four children were playing with fire and gasoline in the backyard of a Bridgeport home before the 6-year-old caught fire, suffering serious burns to his face and arms.
HEMET, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed into the backyard of a Southern California home on Tuesday and the pilot was hospitalized with critical burn injuries, authorities said.
CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Six inmate firefighters suffered burn injuries Tuesday when fire broke out inside a vehicle on a Southern California forest road, authorities said.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl died in a Connecticut house fire Saturday after firefighters removed her from the building following unsuccessful rescue efforts by her parents, officials said.
MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A passenger suffering from burns on a flight arriving at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday night was taken to a hospital for further evaluation, officials said.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Connecticut boy suffered serious burns to his face and legs after being hit with a burning ball thrown by another young child, according to his family.
The boy was being treated for second- and third-degree burns at Bridgeport Hospital and is recovering, relatives said.
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston hospital specializing in pediatric burn victims says it's treating two young children recently flown from Ukraine with severe burns who were unable to receive the needed medical care amid Russia's invasion of their homeland.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 66-year-old Montana man has died after suffering burns in a house fire in Billings, Yellowstone County officials said.
A neighbor reported the mobile home fire at about 2 a.m.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — One person has died and another remains hospitalized with severe burn after a house fire in Kingman, authorities said Sunday.
Mohave County Sheriff's officials said fire crews responded to the fire about 9:30 p.m.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Google-owned Fitbit has recalled 1 million of its Ionic smartwatches after dozens of users reported burn injuries after the battery overheated.
The fitness gadget maker says anyone who bought the $299 watch with the model number FB503 should immediately stop using the product and contact Fitbit for packaging to return it.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A young boy has died from complications of burn injuries suffered in a Milwaukee house fire, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office.
The medical examiner's report says 3-year-old Gideon Simos suffered burns of varying degrees over 90% of his body in Wednesday's fire and died Sunday at Children's Wisconsin hospital.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least three unsheltered people attempting to stay warm during last week's frigid weather were injured from fires in Portland, Oregon.
Ahead of below freezing temperatures and snow, which began Dec.
COLUMBIA — A state Senate panel on Tuesday reduced funding for a proposed adult burn unit at the Medical University of South Carolina from $5 million to $1 million.
The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday sent a budget bill to the floor that significantly cut the funding as recommended by the House.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy child was hospitalized with burn injuries after firefighters rescued him from a burning mobile home Monday southeast of Las Vegas.
Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Kelly Blackmon said witnesses told arriving fire crews there were children in the burning building, and firefighters found the child unconscious.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman who suffered serious burns to more than 65% of her body after she was trapped in a July Fourth apartment fire in Northeast Portland has died.
Kelsi Edmonds, 26, had been at the Oregon Burn Center at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center after jumping from about 30 feet (9 meters) to escape flames that destroyed the Heidi Manor apartment complex.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A woman from Washington state suffered burns from her shoulders to her feet when she tried to rescue her dog from a Yellowstone National Park hot spring.
Park rangers and firefighters cared for the 20-year-old woman before she was taken to the burn unit at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, park officials said in a statement Tuesday.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Three of the four men who suffered serious burn injuries in an explosion at a Chandler printing shop last month are out of the hospital now.
A fundraiser was held Saturday for two injured brothers who own Platinum Printing — 29-year-old Dillion Ryan and 39-year-old Andrew Ryan — plus 29-year-old employee Parker Milldebrandt.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A 19-year-old Rhode Island woman suffered “significant thermal burns” in Yellowstone National Park and is being treated at the Burn Center at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, park officials said.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — An explosion Thursday at a strip mall print shop in a Phoenix suburb blew off the roof and scattered debris around the building, seriously injuring four men inside the business, authorities said.
South Carolina House and Senate setting stage to reach compromise on funding for MUSC adult burn unit
COLUMBIA — Members of the House and Senate likely will have to work out a compromise in deciding how much money will go to the creation of a new adult burn unit at the Medical University of South Carolina.
COOLIDGE, Ariz. (AP) — A man and his teenage daughter were believed dead and a woman was hospitalized with burn injuries after a farm house caught fire in Coolidge following a gas line break early Sunday, authorities said.
BEIRUT (AP) — A warehouse where fuel was illegally stored exploded in northern Lebanon early Sunday, killing 20 people and burning dozens more in the latest tragedy to hit the Mediterranean country in the throes of a devastating economic and political crisis.
An injured bear cub that escaped from a Lake Tahoe wildlife care center where he was being treated for burns suffered in a wildfire has been sighted clinging to a tree and officials at the center said Thursday they're optimistic he can be rescued a second time.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A dozen Massachusetts firefighters were taken to the hospital for treatment of chemical burns early Wednesday suffered while fighting a blaze in an apartment building, officials said.
JORDAN, Montana (AP) — Five federal firefighters remained hospitalized Sunday in stable condition after sustaining burn injuries when swirling winds blew a lightning-caused wildfire back on them in eastern Montana on Thursday.
COLDWATER, Miss. (AP) — A boy has died after he was severely burned in north Mississippi.
Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance tells local news outlets that the child was burned on Sunday and taken to a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital.
PHOENIX (AP) — Doctors who work in Arizona and Nevada burn centers are warning of injuries from contact with super-heated roadways and other surfaces as the first extreme heat wave of the year extends across the U.S.
EDEN, Utah (AP) — One man died and another man suffered severe burns when their single-engine aircraft crashed Saturday morning near the Powder Mountain area near Eden in northern Utah, authorities said.
AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — An explosion happened at an Amherst house that was under construction, causing a contractor to suffer burn injuries to his arms, New Hampshire fire investigators said Friday.
Firefighters responded to the house near Baboosic Lake shortly before 9:30 a.m.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are trying to determine whether hoarding played any role in a house fire that killed a New Haven firefighter and severely injured one of his colleagues, investigators said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Equipment from a marijuana grow in a Los Angeles home's garage may have caused an explosion that shattered the structures, trapping one man in the debris and sending another to the hospital with critical burn injuries, authorities said Monday...
BLUE SPRINGS, Neb. (AP) — A child has died in an early-morning house fire in southeastern Nebraska that saw four other people taken to hospitals with burn injuries, officials said...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is increasing the heat on the federal government to consider recalling e-cigarette batteries and devices that explode and catch fire, injuring users.
Schumer, a New York Democrat, has called e-cigarettes "ticking time bombs" and said they continue to cause injuries including severe burns.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A young bear rescued after suffering burns in a Colorado wildfire was released on Monday, wildlife officials said...
CHEAT LAKE, W.Va. (AP) — Seven people were injured in a boat explosion in West Virginia, an official said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A young man set a police car on fire outside the Supreme Court Wednesday, suffering serious burns in the process...
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A young bear rescued after suffering burns in a Colorado wildfire has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released, wildlife officials said...
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A woman illegally visited Yellowstone National Park while it's closed during the coronavirus pandemic and suffered burns Tuesday when she fell into a thermal feature, officials said...
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) —
New Zealand medical staff were continuing to work around the clock Thursday treating severely burned survivors of a volcanic eruption as police announced two more victims had died in hospitals, bringing the death toll to 16...
ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A woman was left with severe burns and blisters on her legs after encountering an invasive species of plant in Vermont...
MERLIN, Ore. (AP) — Three students suffered flash burns to the face during a science experiment at a middle school in southern Oregon.
The Daily Courier reports one victim was taken to a hospital Friday and the others were evaluated at the scene and released to their parents.