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Fire at a baby care center kills 6 infants in India's capital, a fire officer says

May. 25, 2024 23:29 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out in a baby care center in India's capital Saturday night, killing six infants, a fire service officer said. Six newborns were rescued from the blaze and taken to a nearby hospital, officer Suresh Kumar said Sunday. The fire on the...

Chile accuses volunteer firefighter and ex-forestry official with causing huge fire that killed 137

May. 25, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean judge on Saturday ordered a volunteer firefighter and a former forestry official detained for allegedly planning and causing a mammoth forest fire in the Valparaiso region that caused 137 deaths and made 16,000 people homeless in February. The court...

At least 27 people killed in a fire at an amusement park in western India, police say

May. 25, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A major fire broke out Saturday at an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, killing at least 27 people, including several children, police and media reports said. The fire erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state. Police Commissioner...

At least 16 are dead in a fire in an amusement park in western India, news reports say

May. 25, 2024 11:37 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 16 are dead in a fire in an amusement park in western India, news reports say.

Cars catch fire in Boston's Ted Williams Tunnel, snarling Memorial Day weekend traffic

May. 24, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The busy Memorial Day weekend got off to a rough start for Boston drivers when three cars caught fire on Friday inside the Ted Williams Tunnel, a main artery that in part carries traffic to Logan International Airport. Three cars caught fire shortly after 4 p.m. after...

Catholic church in downtown Madison catches fire following storms

May. 24, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Catholic church in downtown Madison caught on fire Friday after witnesses said they heard a loud clap of thunder as storms rolled through the area. The Madison Fire Department said it had extinguished the fire at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, which is...

Notre Dame cathedral cross reinstalled in Paris amid restoration efforts

May. 24, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The cross at the apse of Notre-Dame de Paris, which survived the devastating 2019 fire, was reinstalled atop the cathedral’s framework Friday after a meticulous restoration by artistic ironworkers from Normandy. The imposing cross, spanning 12 meters and weighing 1.5...

A fire in an apartment building in Hanoi, Vietnam, kills 14 people and injures 6

May. 24, 2024 03:10 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — An overnight fire in an apartment building on a narrow alley in Vietnam's capital killed 14 people and injured six others, state media said Friday. The apartment building in central Hanoi could only be accessed through an alley just 2 meters (6.5 feet) wide,...

State media says an apartment building fire in Hanoi, Vietnam, has killed at least 14 people and injured 3 others

May. 23, 2024 23:27 PM EDT
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media says an apartment building fire in Hanoi, Vietnam, has killed at least 14 people and injured 3 others.

Deaths deemed suspicious after bodies were found in burned home

May. 23, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

GREAT POND, Maine (AP) — The deaths of two people whose bodies were discovered in rubble after a house fire in Great Pond are considered suspicious, state police said Thursday. The state medical examiner identified the bodies as Marie Robbins, 35, and Ryan Devisme, 38, of Aurora, a...