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Wildfire continues to burn at a North Carolina state park

Nov. 30, 2021 19:44 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A wildfire at North Carolina's Pilot Mountain State Park had grown to more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) by Tuesday afternoon, twice its size of a day earlier, authoritiess said. Officials said the blaze, which has burned more than 1,050...

North Carolina girl credited with saving family from fire

Nov. 30, 2021 13:54 PM EST

TABOR CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire marshal is crediting a 9-year-old girl with saving her family after their home was engulfed in flames sparked by a space heater. Columbus County Fire Marshal Shannon Blackman said the girl was sleeping in her home in Tabor...

4 NYC firefighters hurt in ceiling collapse at restaurant

Nov. 30, 2021 07:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City firefighters suffered minor injuries Tuesday when part of a ceiling collapsed on them as they were battling a blaze at an upper east side restaurant, authorities said. The fire started at about 5 a.m. in a restaurant on the ground...

Fire in Barcelona kills family of 4, including 2 children

Nov. 30, 2021 04:40 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A fire in part of a building occupied by squatters in central Barcelona killed four members of the same family, including two children ages 1 and 3, on Tuesday morning, a local government spokeswoman said. Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze after...

Oral history of deadly Gatlinburg fire going online

Nov. 30, 2021 04:08 AM EST

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — An oral history of a deadly wildfire that began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and devastated Gatlinburg in 2016 will be easily accessible to the public beginning on Tuesday. That's when Rising from the Ashes: The Chimney Tops 2...

Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park burns hundreds of acres

Nov. 29, 2021 18:51 PM EST

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres. Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning...

Fire destroys vintage cars, motorcycles near Denton

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

DENTON, Neb. (AP) — A garage fire near Denton has caused more than $1 million in damage to several classic cars and motorcycles. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire broke out Saturday in a detached garage. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry...

Neighbor catches girl tossed from window of burning home

Nov. 29, 2021 17:12 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is being hailed as a hero after he caught a 3-year-old girl tossed by her mother from the second-floor window of a burning home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the fire broke out about 9:30 a.m. Monday...

Fire guts several businesses in Las Vegas strip mall

Nov. 29, 2021 13:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An early morning blaze gutted several businesses in a strip mall a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip, but no injuries were reported, fire officials said Monday. Passers-by reported the fire a little after 1 a.m. Monday at the shopping complex at...

New Kingman fire chief has worked decades in fire agencies

Nov. 29, 2021 12:56 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A man with more than three decades of experience in fire agencies has been appointed to oversee the Kingman Fire Department. Jack Yeager starts his position as chief of the agency next Monday. He had been serving as an assistant to acting fire...