AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Fire swept through a three-story apartment building in suburban Denver before dawn Monday and a child died after firefighters rescued people unable to escape on their own, officials said.
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that nation’s largest utility remains too dangerous to trust after years of devastation from wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment and neglectful management.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.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Three firefighters were seriously injured battling a fire in a vacant home in Baltimore early Monday and crews were working to rescue a fourth firefighter trapped inside, officials said.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff’s deputy was found dead with a gunshot wound inside her burning home, officials said.
Deputy Savanna Puckett, 22, didn't report for work Sunday evening.
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.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A person was found dead inside a burning townhouse in Newark on Wednesday night, Delaware fire investigators said.
Firefighters were called to a home on Council Circle around 10 p.m.
WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with beating his former wife to death and setting her home on fire has been denied bail for a second time.
DENVER (AP) — As a fast-moving wildfire spread in suburban Denver, an emergency responder warned Edna Nadine Turnbull to evacuate. But the 91-year-old went back inside her home to rescue her dogs.
A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square kilometers) in the city of Bastrop, officials said Wednesday.
MADRID (AP) — Six residents of a nursing home in eastern Spain died after a fire started by a faulty power strip broke out in the night, authorities said Wednesday.
Another 17 residents were hospitalized, with three in serious condition, the regional leader of Valencia, Ximo Puig, said.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in a fire that ripped through a New York City high-rise.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning rapper had offered the financial relief for victims of the fire in the Bronx, where she grew up.
NEW YORK (AP) — A suspected gas explosion partially collapsed a home in the Bronx, setting the structure ablaze and killing a woman and injuring eight other people, including five police officers, officials said.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Two sets of human remains were found in the aftermath of a residential fire in eastern Kentucky, police said.
The blaze was reported Tuesday in Rowan County, a statement from Kentucky State Police said.
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Four people have been killed in a house fire near New Orleans, authorities said.
The blaze happened in the early morning hours Wednesday in the Eden Isles area, St. Tammany Parish fire officials said.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Three people have died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin that also injured several others, officials said.
Kenosha Fire Chief Christopher Bigley said in a statement Tuesday the entire building was filled with smoke and the west side was consumed by flames when firefighters arrived around 9:30 p.m.
A wildfire in a Central Texas state park forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Tuesday in the city of Bastrop — the site of a deadly blaze more than a decade ago — and officials said a prescribed burn may be to blame.
HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Police shot and killed a man they say came toward officers with a knife, authorities said Tuesday.
The shooting occurred just after midnight in Huntington Park and the man, described as being in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around “hot spots” where nature and neighborhoods collide.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters spent several hours Tuesday battling a smoky pre-dawn fire that gutted a lighting company warehouse and sent smoke wafting over the Las Vegas Strip.
No injuries were reported in the blaze that was reported a little before 4 a.m.