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Honda recalls minivans to fix wiring that could be fire risk

Feb. 11, 2020 7:59 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling 241,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. to fix a wiring problem that could cause a fire. The recall covers EX-L, Touring and Elite minivans from the 2018 through 2020 model years. The company says the wiring harness running to a third-row power outlet may have been pinched...

Fire destroys Mississippi motel, space heater blamed

Feb. 7, 2020 8:23 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A huge fire sparked by a space heater engulfed a motel Friday morning in Mississippi, fire officials said. Several tenants of the Hilltop Inn & Suites near Interstate 20 in Jackson were displaced by the fire, which broke out around 6 a.m., news outlets reported. One woman was...

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019 file photo shows the Hyundai logo on a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV on display at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Hyundai is recalling nearly 430,000 small cars because water can get into the antilock brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly an engine fire. The latest recall covers certain 2006 through 2011 Elantra and 2007 through 2011 Elantra Touring vehicles. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Hyundai recalls cars for problem that can cause engine fires

Feb. 7, 2020 2:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling nearly 430,000 small cars because water can get into the antilock brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly an engine fire. The recall is another in a series of problems that the South Korean automaker and its related company Kia have had with engine fires...

Restaurant fire deemed suspicious by investigators

Feb. 7, 2020 10:42 AM EST

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A fire that destroyed Troutdale restaurant Shirley’s Tippy Canoe has been deemed suspicious, investigators said . Corbett Fire District 14 said Thursday that the fire that destroyed the restaurant on Jan. 17 remains under investigation and that the cause has yet to be...

This image from video by Jenna Fabian shows a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter on a ladder rescuing a man who had climbed out on the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment, escaping flames from a burning apartment balcony, after a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Courtesy of Jenna Fabian via AP)

Man, 19, gravely injured in Los Angeles high-rise fire dies

Feb. 1, 2020 1:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 19-year-old French citizen who was gravely injured when flames tore through a high-rise apartment tower this week died Friday evening at a hospital, authorities said. The Fire Department announced the death but provided no details. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo from video by Tulsa's KOTV/NewsOn6.com, fires burn at an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig near Quinton, Okla. A Pittsburg County, Okla., jury has found National Oilwell Varco, a Houston-based company partially responsible for the 2018 explosion and fire that killed five men. The jury ordered the company to pay $1 million each to the estates of Josh Ray of Fort Worth, Texas, and Cody Risk of Wellington, Colorado. (Christina Goodvoice/KOTV/NewsOn6.com via AP, File)

Company found partly responsible for Oklahoma rig explosion

Jan. 29, 2020 12:12 PM EST

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma jury has found a Houston-based company 10% responsible for a January 2018 explosion and fire that killed five men. The Pittsburg County jury on Monday ordered National Oilwell Varco to pay $1 million each to the estates of Josh Ray of Fort Worth, Texas, and Cody Risk of...

Suspect arrested in stabbing of Portland firefighter

Jan. 22, 2020 10:37 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man caught on camera allegedly stabbing an off-duty fire lieutenant in a Portland, Oregon, bar has been arrested. The Portland Police Bureau said they received an anonymous tip leading them to arrest 30-year-old Carroll McClendon Tuesday night. KOIN reports that...

Off-duty fire lieutenant stabbed at Portland bar

Jan. 19, 2020 3:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say they're investigating after an off-duty Portland fire lieutenant was stabbed at a bar. The lieutenant's wife called called from the Kingston Sports Bar and Grill on Southwest Morrison Street at just after 8 p.m. Saturday to say her husband had been stabbed by a stranger....

Michel Dietlin, center, stands with musicians of the orchestra outside the Palais Garnier opera house after performing Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 in Paris. As some strikers return to work, with notable improvements for train services that have been severely disrupted for weeks, more radical protesters are trying to keep the movement going. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Splits in France's strike movement trigger fears of violence

Jan. 18, 2020 12:47 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that has gripped the country, after a fire Saturday damaged a renowned Paris restaurant patronized by President Emmanuel Macron. The Paris fire service said...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Las Vegas firefighters work the scene of a fire at a three-story apartment complex in Las Vegas. The sister of one of six residents found dead after the Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

Lawsuit filed after six people found dead in Vegas fire

Jan. 8, 2020 7:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The sister-in-law of one of six residents found dead after a Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms and an emergency exit that was bolted shut. The...