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.
HOUSTON (AP) — A driver shot and killed a Houston-area deputy during an early Sunday morning traffic stop and then got back in his vehicle and drove off, authorities said.
Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap identified the slain deputy as Cpl.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters on Saturday were battling a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains along Big Sur, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast to evacuate and authorities to shut its main roadway.
BERLIN (AP) — The head of the German navy resigned late Saturday after coming under fire at home and abroad for comments he made on Ukraine and Russia.
Speaking at an event in India on Friday, vice admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach had said Ukraine would not regain the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A firefighting crew's decision to stay and defend its beloved station on California's central coast nearly cost the lives of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames, according to a report released Friday by an organization that promotes firefighter safety.
NEW DELHI (AP) — A major fire in a 19-story residential building killed at least six people and injured 15 others on Saturday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, officials said.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — After a difficult first year in office, Vice President Kamala Harris enjoyed a homecoming of sorts Friday, taking a helicopter tour in Southern California mountains to highlight new funding for federal wildfire programs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Napa wineries and others hard-hit by massive wildfires in California's wine country and elsewhere will soon be able to tap into the state's insurance plan of last resort, officials said Friday.
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Lacey police shot and killed a man Thursday night who fired at officers, presumably hitting one in their bulletproof vest, authorities said.
HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — A chemical explosion Friday at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant killed one person and left another critically injured, authorities said.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Redmond Police say a 23-year-old man was charged Thursday in connection with a suspected arson at a strip mall in Redmond last week that destroyed two businesses and damaged three others.
RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) — A child and two adults were killed when a fast-moving fire roared through a home in southern Ohio early Friday, officials said.
Scott Eagan with the Ripley Fire Department told WLWT-TV that two boys were able to escape the burning home, They were taken to the hospital for evaluation, but their names and further details on their conditions were not disclosed.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s fire commissioner said Friday that he will retire next month after more than seven years in the job and a career that spanned more than five decades and included stints in every rank in the department.
SHARON HILL, PA. (AP) — A town council near Philadelphia voted to fire three police officers days after charges were recommended over accusations they fired their weapons in the direction of a crowd leaving a high school football game, killing an 8-year-old girl and wounding three people.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out early Friday at a site belonging to the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, forcing a suspension of export operations there, the company said in a statement.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Firefighters were mopping up a Central Texas wildfire Thursday after holding it in check for a day with no structures reported damaged or persons injured, officials said.
COTTONPORT, La. (AP) — About 1,500 inmates were being moved from a state prison on Thursday because of a fire at a nearby closed waste tire processing plant, Louisiana authorities said.
"Due to the large number of prisoners, this will take some time to complete,” Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick said in a news release from several departments.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday identified the three people who died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin.
Kenosha police say 68-year-old Jeanine Black, 72-year-old Paul Neil and 80-year-old Diane Wood, all of Kenosha, died Monday night when a blaze broke out at the Saxony Manor apartments.
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Several brush fires in rural Chase and Lyon counties this week were arson, fire officials said.
Chase County Sheriff Richard Dorneker said four fires were set in rural areas of his county on Tuesday morning.
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A rush-hour fire that shut down a busy section of the Garden State Parkway for hours Wednesday appears to have been deliberately set, possibly by a group of juveniles, state police said Thursday.