HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Flames engulfed a house in central Arkansas on Friday, killing four people, including two children, officials said.
The fire was reported shortly after 10 a.m., Arkansas State Police said in a statement.
Maryland's highest court on Friday upheld a wealthy stock trader's conviction on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the fiery death of a man who was helping him dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker under a home.
LAUREL, Del. (AP) — Dozens of people have been displaced after a fire destroyed a Delaware apartment building, fire officials announced Friday.
The fire broke out in the 16-unit apartment building on North Central Avenue in Laurel around 7 p.m.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fire officials in Baltimore announced plans Friday for a memorial for three firefighters who died earlier this week after a vacant rowhome partially collapsed, trapping them inside.
ATLANTA (AP) — Three people have been indicted on arson charges in the burning of the Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta where a police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in June 2020.
EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Officials in south-central Kansas have identified a woman killed in a house fire earlier this week.
Rebecca Switzer, 71, of El Dorado, died in the Tuesday fire, television station KSNW reported.
CHEROKEE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire in north Alabama that claimed a woman’s life.
The fire began Thursday afternoon at a home in Cherokee, WHNT-TV reported.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suspect has been arrested after allegedly setting a mattress on fire during an argument in a Las Vegas mobile home, resulting in the death of a woman from burn injuries, police said Thursday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — An injured Baltimore firefighter was released from the hospital Thursday, three days after surviving the collapse of a burning vacant home that killed three colleagues, the fire department said.
DENVER (AP) — Two teens charged with killing five recent immigrants from Senegal by setting fire to their house in Denver will continue to be tried as adults after a judge ruled this week that the trauma caused by the crime both locally and abroad required the possibility of a tough punishment.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two men killed when a camping trailer parked outside a vacant Indianapolis store caught fire have been identified.
TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One person has died and another has been injured in a house fire in Massachusetts, officials said Thursday.
Fire and police officials in Tyngsborough say the fire happened around 9 a.m.
DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — A fire at a suburban Chicago apartment that killed four young girls and their mother last year was caused by two electrical cords that had been improperly spliced together, a fire official said.
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Two juveniles are facing charges that they deliberately set a fire that shut down a section of the Garden State Parkway in Brick overnight earlier this month.
State police say the two were charged Tuesday with arson, burglary, criminal mischief, interference with transportation and defiant trespass.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two people have died after being found in a burning New London house where a shooting also was reported, city police said Thursday.
Responding to the reported shooting on Granite Street around 8 p.m.
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of another man behind a St. Charles bar.
A jury on Wednesday found Marcell Foster, 27, of Bel Ridge, guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death last year of 32-year-old LaRico Martin, of St.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a stunning revelation even for the rough-and-tumble arena of northern New Jersey politics, a longtime political consultant has admitted he engineered the killing of another political operative nearly eight years ago.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday as firefighters strengthened control lines and mopped up hot spots at a wildfire along California's Big Sur coast, authorities said.
Fire activity was minimal overnight, with higher humidity and light winds, Cal Fire said in a statement.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say two people died in a house fire near downtown Fargo Wednesday morning.
Firefighters responded shortly after 5 a.m. to a report of smoke coming from the house.
DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 793,000 small SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because water can get into wiring which, in rare cases, could start a fire.
The recall covers Nissan Rogue SUVs from the 2014 through 2016 model years.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement Wednesday.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Shifting winds and increased humidity have helped firefighters make progress against a blaze burning in rugged mountains near California’s Big Sur coast, authorities said.
The Colorado Fire was 50% contained on Tuesday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California showed signs it turned the corner on the omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with infection rates falling and hospitalizations well short of the overwhelming deluge officials feared a few weeks ago.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County faces two lawsuits connected to last year's shootings at a fire station that killed a firefighter and wounded a captain in attack investigators said stemmed from a longstanding job-related dispute.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two men were killed when a camping trailer parked outside a vacant Indianapolis store caught fire, fire officials said.
An employee at a neighboring Walmart store noticed the smoke coming from the vacant store on the city's northwest side and called 911 late Monday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore firefighter who survived the collapse of a burning vacant home that killed three colleagues was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday as his fire chief reported him to be conscious and alert.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A nightclub in Indonesia's West Papua province burned after two community groups clashed inside the building and 19 people were killed, officials said Tuesday.
Members of the two groups attacked each other with machetes, arrows and Molotov cocktails, National Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan said at a news conference.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday on murder and arson charges after a fire swept through a three-story apartment building in suburban Denver, killing a 5-year-old boy and displacing more than 30 people.
OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Two workers were injured Monday in an explosion and fire at a central Oklahoma oil tank battery, officials said.
The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at a Devon Energy oil well pad in Okarche, Oklahoma, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City, according to a spokeswoman for Oklahoma City-based Devon.
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged Monday in the slaying of a sheriff’s deputy who was found dead with a gunshot wound inside her burning home, officials said.
Deputy Savanna Puckett, 22, didn't report for work Sunday evening.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Three Baltimore firefighters were killed and a fourth was injured when part of a vacant home collapsed while they were battling a blaze early Monday, the city's fire chief said.
The Baltimore City Fire Department said in a tweet that firefighters were responding to a blaze at the three-story rowhome when the four were trapped inside.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say one person died in a fire that gutted a home in Valley City over the weekend.
Valley City Fire Chief Scott Magnuson said the blaze was reported about 3:30 a.m.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man died and a woman suffered burns in a house fire early Monday, Great Falls Fire Rescue said.
The fire was reported just after 2:15 a.m. and involved a house and a vehicle, officials said.
FRANKLINTON , La. (AP) — A 51-year-old disabled woman died in a trailer home fire, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office said Monday.
The coroner’s office identified her as Christy Ball, 51, who lived in the trailer home.
JEFFERSON, N.H. (AP) — A wood stove that was too close to a wall likely caused a fire that killed a sled dog in a northern New Hampshire kennel, firefighters said.
Crews were called to the Muddy Paws Kennel in Jefferson early Monday and found a storage unit on fire.
RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in southeastern Iowa have identified two people killed in a house fire earlier this month.
John Henry Downer, 79, and Noel Edmond Downer, 53, both died in the Jan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire in a restaurant being renovated on the ground floor of a downtown Los Angeles high-rise injured one person and sent smoke into upper floors on Monday, authorities said.
The fire was quickly extinguished and one person from inside the restaurant was transported to a hospital with burn injuries, according to Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that erupted last week amid strong winds in rugged mountains near California's Big Sur coast was 35% contained Monday, authorities said.
Improved mapping on Sunday reduced the fire's size to about 700 acres (283 hectares), the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The landmark volcano that spits fire outside the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will soon be snuffed out.
KLAS-TV reports Hard Rock International, which purchased the hotel property, plans to tear it down as part of a major renovation plan.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is poised to emerge from five years of criminal probation, despite worries that nation’s largest utility remains too dangerous to trust after years of devastation from wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment and neglectful management.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man, woman and two children managed to escape a fire that engulfed their car early Monday morning after the man and woman were shot inside the vehicle and subsequently crashed in north St.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A fire Sunday afternoon at a Cedar Rapids mobile home left a woman dead, officials said.
When firefighters arrived at the fire at the home in southwest Cedar Rapids, they found smoke and flames coming from the roof, a city spokesman said.
ORWELL, Vt. (AP) — A teenager survived after his car crashed into a deer and caught on fire in Orwell, Vermont.
The crash happened Saturday evening on Route 22A when the deer ran into the path of the vehicle, state police said.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of residents remained evacuated Sunday as crews battled a wildfire in rugged mountains along the California coast that forced the closure of the main roadway near Big Sur.
RAINIER, Wash. (AP) — A couple and their three-year-old granddaughter were killed in a house fire in western Washington state.
Authorities said the house in Rainier was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived early Saturday morning.
FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say an elderly woman died after her mobile home caught fire early Sunday.
The state fire marshal’s office says the deadly fire ignited at a home Franklinton in Washington Parish.
ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — One person died and another was injured when a fire broke out in a seven-story building that serves as housing for seniors and people with disabilities, officials said.
There was heavy smoke throughout parts of the seven-story building even though the fire was contained to a single unit on the third floor Saturday morning, officials said.
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A fire erupted at a popular nightclub in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde, setting off explosions that killed at least 17 people and seriously injured seven others, government officials said Sunday.
RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) — A 4-year-old girl and two adults were found dead after an early morning fire in a southern Ohio home, authorities said.
The Brown County sheriff's office said crews were called to the Ripley home at about 5 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Another fire at a troubled Augusta apartment complex is focusing attention on the city's efforts to improve conditions for residents.
The latest fire at Azalea Park Apartments on Tuesday displaced seven families, news outlets reported.