ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis firefighters were injured Sunday when part of a burning building collapsed while they were battling the blaze.
St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Capt. Garon Mosby said one of the injured firefighters was treated at a local hospital and released Sunday morning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles firefighters working in rugged terrain took advantage of calmer weather early Sunday as they tried to contain a blaze that ripped through a canyon community and forced residents to flee.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities were investigating after a fire extensively damaged part of a Michigan State University facility used for cattle research.
Ingham County dispatchers received a call around 7:45 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents in the Topanga Canyon evacuated their homes Saturday after a wildfire in a nearby area grew to more than a square mile, authorities said.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A salvage team on Saturday began assessing damage caused by a fire inside the remains of an overturned cargo ship that is being dismantled along the Georgia coast.
“The assessment is likely to take several days,” the multiagency command overseeing the demolition of the Golden Ray said in a statement.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Several people got out of a car and started shooting into a North Carolina home, killing a woman inside and apparently wounding another gunman who was left outside a local hospital, police said.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — There’s nothing left but piles of bricks and charred rubble where the M&M Cigar Store served as an anchor icon to Uptown Butte for 130 years.
Nothing but its historic neon sign survived a fire that gutted the building May 7, leaving nothing but saw-toothed sections of bricks on the east and west sides.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid a drought that followed a year of historic wildfires exacerbated by a warming planet, California's governor on Friday proposed spending a record $11 billion on programs to combat climate change, promote clean air, shore up water supplies and prevent wildfires.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The remains of an overturned cargo ship being dismantled along the Georgia coast caught fire Friday as workers used torches to cut into the hull, sending up black smoke and causing loud bangs that sounded like explosions.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of 70 landowners in Oregon’s McKenzie River Valley seeks $103 million from Lane Electric Cooperative and Eugene Water and Electric Board for damages linked to one of the Labor Day fires that ravaged communities around the state.
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.
DETROIT (AP) — The murder conviction of a man who was accused of setting a fire that killed five children in suburban Detroit could be in jeopardy years later after a new prosecutor said Friday that she's “gravely concerned” about tactics used by her office.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — More national forests in drought-stricken New Mexico plan to impose fire restrictions on activities such as campfires and smoking in an attempt to prevent human-caused wildfires.
The Carson National Forest headquartered in Taos and the Santa Fe National Forest headquartered in Santa Fe announced Friday they will implement so-called Stage One restrictions effective May 24.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn landlord has been charged with manslaughter for the death of a tenant who jumped out of a window to escape a fire prosecutors said was caused by a space heater in a building that did not have heat.
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuation notices were lifted Friday for a Bisbee neighborhood that was threatened by a wildfire on the outskirts of the former mining town, county seat and modern-day tourist attraction in southeastern Arizona, officials said.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A fire at a southwest Missouri propane plant caused an explosion that sent thousands of small propane tanks flying into the air, shaking surrounding neighborhoods, fire officials said.
MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Fire officials in Delaware are investigating fires they say were set at two unoccupied homes in Sussex County.
News outlets report that the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal announced that fires broke out at two homes next to each other on Oak Orchard Road in Millsboro this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has a rich history of fighting back when he’s down and making others pay, and that's exactly how he intends to deal with New York City over its plans to fire his company from running a windswept city golf course in the Bronx.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago cat may now have eight lives after jumping out of a fifth-floor window Thursday afternoon to escape an apartment fire.
Chicago Fire Department personnel were taking a video of the exterior of the building as firefighters were extinguishing the blaze when a black cat appeared through billowing smoke at a broken window.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fires linked to homeless tents and camps are raising concerns in Los Angeles, where flames claimed seven lives last year and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to nearby businesses, according to a newspaper report.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A recall campaign against Sonoma County's district attorney that is being bankrolled by a wealthy developer she prosecuted over his company’s actions during a deadly 2017 wildfire has enough verified signatures to qualify for the ballot, officials said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Paul man who pleaded guilty to helping set fire to a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of George Floyd was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday they will try to stamp out wildfires as quickly as possible this year as severe drought tightens its grip across the West and sets the stage for another destructive summer of blazes.
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.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A water fill-up station in the mountains above Malibu is increasing capacity to handle larger firefighting helicopters that are being contracted to bolster Southern California fleets.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A man tried to set himself on fire during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr in the Albanian capital, Tirana, police said Thursday.
They said a 40-year old man only identified by the initials B.G.
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An elderly North Carolina man has died in a Wednesday night house fire, a sheriff’s office said.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office said no suspicious or criminal activity is suspected in the death of Claro Grantham, 81, WITN reported.
PHOENIX (AP) — A major public land management agency is joining others in imposing fire restrictions that will cover wide swaths of drought-stricken Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management announced Thursday it will implement additional restrictions across the central and northern portions of the state starting Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Three more national forests in Arizona have imposed campfire and smoking restrictions aimed at preventing human-caused wildfires like a large blaze now being fought by hundreds of firefighters supported by aircraft.
A New Haven firefighter died and another was severely injured battling a house fire early Wednesday as they and their colleagues rescued two residents, including an 84-year-old woman, officials said.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University officials say they're still trying to determine what caused construction materials on the roof of a new academic building to catch fire.
Dozens of firefighters from Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and Chandler fought the blaze Tuesday night, and ASU officials later said there was limited damage to the mid-rise building and no injuries.
VALLEY, Neb. (AP) — Investigators have identified a 19-year-old man who was one of two people killed in a fiery head-on crash southwest of Omaha over the weekend.
Landen Montanio, 19, of Yutan, died along with 58-year-old Charles Miller, also of Yutan, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — One person has died in an apartment fire in Bismarck, officials said.
Firefighters responded to a multi-family apartment building about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday and found heavy smoke and fire coming from a second-floor balcony.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish lawmakers agreed Wednesday to set up a task force to look into a 1990 ferry fire that killed 159 people, which could lead to a new police investigation into one of Scandinavia’s worst peacetime maritime disasters.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fire has caused extensive damage at a strip mall in Fargo.
The three-alarm fire broke out in Bodyworks Physical Therapy Tuesday afternoon and spread to Gigi's Playhouse which serves individuals with Down syndrome, according to authorities.
CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out in an intensive care unit of an Egyptian hospital Wednesday, leaving at least two patients dead, an official said.
The fire erupted overnight at a government-run hospital in the Nile Delta city of Kafr el-Sheikh, said Ahmed el-Samahi, a spokesman for the Kafr el-Sheikh province.
SEATTLE (AP) — A person died in a fire at a senior housing building in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, fire officials said.
The Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter that fire crews responded to the blaze around 3:15 p.m.
A baby was fatally mauled by the family's dog in Connecticut, leaving relatives grieving and first responders shaken, police officials said Tuesday. Hours later, authorities were searching for the infant's father in connection with a fire set in another city.
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The cause of a fire that killed three young siblings in February is undetermined but may have been started by one of the children, investigators say.
BELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — A reportedly stolen U-Haul truck towing a trailer was pursued on Southern California freeways early Tuesday until it burst into flame and the driver unsuccessfully tried to run away.
STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — A fire destroyed a barn at a New Hampshire farm that has been the backdrop for political events for Republican presidents and candidates through the years.
The fire burned down the largest barn at the Scamman Farm in Stratham.
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A house explosion in northeastern Kansas has left one man dead and a woman seriously injured, officials there said.
The explosion happened around 6 p.m. Monday about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) north of Holton in Jackson County, Topeka television station KSN reported.
CROWN KING, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in brush and grass in a sparsely populated area of central Arizona hill country continues to grow but no additional evacuation notices have been issued, officials said Tuesday.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy died and three other children were critically hurt after fire ripped through a home in inland Southern California, authorities said.
Two adults were able to escape the blaze Friday night at the house in Victorville, CBS 2 reported.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A raging wildfire on Monday continued to push toward the town of Crown King south of the Prescott National Forest.
It’s one of four wildfires currently burning around the state.
DETROIT (AP) — Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver's seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash in suburban Houston, according to a government report Monday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted Monday at Kuwait's largest oil field, injuring two workers, the country's state-run news agency reported.
The injured workers were in stable condition and receiving treatment at a nearby hospital, according to the state-run KUNA news agency, citing Qusai al-Amer, the Kuwait Oil Company spokesman.
VALLEY, Neb. (AP) — Two people died and two others were hurt in a fiery crash about 7 miles (11.27 kilometers) south of Valley in eastern Nebraska Saturday.
Chief Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Wayne Hudson said the an eastbound van collided with a westbound truck around 4 p.m.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Evacuation orders were set Sunday for several towns in Crown King due to a wildfire that had grown to 2,500 acres Sunday south of the Prescott National Forest.
It’s one of four wildfires currently burning around the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight people were injured when a city bus caught fire after being hit by a motorcycle in the Bronx, authorities said Sunday.
The motorcycle struck the bus shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday at Jennings Street and Southern Boulevard, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said.