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Fire in student apartment block raises Grenfell parallels

Nov. 16, 2019 7:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A fire that swept through a six-story student apartment building in northern England has raised concerns that authorities failed to learn the lessons of the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster in which 72 people died. Eyewitness reports suggest the fire, which broke out Friday evening in the town of...

2nd victim identified in fatal Indiana mobile home fire

Nov. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have identified a second person among three people who died in a mobile home fire in central Indiana. Morgan County Coroner Annette Butcher on Friday identified 40-year-old Melissa White of Martinsville in addition to 39-year-old David Fouts, whose mobile home in...

Doorbell cameras captured final seconds of doomed flight

Nov. 15, 2019 12:20 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two doorbell cameras captured the final seconds of the flight of a small plane that crashed into a house last month in New Jersey and burst into flames, according to a preliminary report released Friday. The Cessna crashed in the Colonia section of Woodbridge Township, about 18 miles...

Couple may be jailed for living in RV after fire gutted home

Nov. 14, 2019 8:39 AM EST

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple whose home was partially gutted in a fire is now facing fines and jail time for temporarily living in an RV while they dealt with insurance. WAPT-TV reports the couple’s temporary home violated their Madison homeowner’s association code. Pam Navari...

3 dead in overnight mobile home fire in central Indiana

Nov. 13, 2019 3:42 PM EST

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have identified one of three people who died in an overnight fire in central Indiana. The Morgan County coroner’s office says 39-year-old David Fouts died in early Wednesday’s mobile home fire in the city of Martinsville. Crews with the Martinsville Fire...

Massachusetts fire lieutenant dies battling house fire

Nov. 13, 2019 11:20 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant scheduled to leave on a Disney vacation with his family after his shift ended died early Wednesday while investigating a report of a trapped baby in a burning home, his chief said. Lt. Jason Menard, 39, and his crew became trapped on the top floor of...

Fire chief: Gas leak caused home explosion that injured 2

Nov. 12, 2019 11:13 AM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A fire chief says a house explosion and fire that injured two people at a West Virginia home were caused by a gas leak. Citizens Fire Department Chief Larry Herbst told The Journal that an HVAC technician working in the Charles Town home and another person were injured in...

Man, woman, young girl killed in Missouri apartment fire

Nov. 12, 2019 10:32 AM EST

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man, woman and young girl have been killed in an apartment fire in Missouri. Clinton Fire Chief Leo Huff says the fire was reported around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday. He says a second story apartment in the 12-unit building was burning when crews arrived. The blaze was brought...

West Virginia home explodes, 2 injured

Nov. 11, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Officials say a West Virginia home exploded, causing non-life-threatening injuries to two people. WTTG-TV in Washington reports the home in Charles Town was destroyed in the Monday blast. Witnesses told the station the homeowners had problems with their propane furnace on Sunday....

Pilot in small plane crash into California home has died

Nov. 7, 2019 5:04 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed into a Southern California house and burned Thursday has died, authorities said. A father and child inside the home escaped without injuries after the late morning crash. The single-engine Cirrus SR22 went down in Upland, east of Los Angeles....