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Car crashes into building housing plasma center; 3 dead

Jun. 12, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A car crashed into a building housing a plasma center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, killing three people and injuring two others, one critically, authorities said. Police, fire and emergency medical services responded after the crash into the Biomat USA...

Evacuation orders prompted by fire lifted for 2 communities

Jun. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — People living in two communities in south-central Arizona that were evacuated due to a massive wildfire can now return home. Evacuation orders were lifted Saturday for the communities of Top-of-the-World and Oak Flats. Electric power also was...

3 credited with saving woman from burning car in Spokane

Jun. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Spokane are crediting three passersby with rescuing a woman from a burning car after a rollover crash. The Spokane Fire Department said the crash happened Thursday night and that the driver was trapped in the car. ...

Co-pastors receive outpouring of love after Va. house fire

Jun. 12, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jeff Lynch had just finished mowing the grass and was talking to his mom on the phone when he saw smoke in front of the house. “When I got up and looked, smoke was pouring out of the back of the house,” Lynch said during an interview in front of...

Sri Lanka seeks initial $40M from stricken ship's operator

Jun. 12, 2021 07:05 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is seeking an interim claim of $40 million from the operator of a fire-ravaged cargo ship to cover part of the cost of fighting the blaze, officials said Saturday. Sri Lanka's attorney general has sent the claim to lawyers...

At least 6 injured in cargo ship fire at Manila wharf

Jun. 12, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A fire and a powerful blast ripped through a small cargo ship docked to refuel in the Philippine capital of Manila on Saturday, injuring at least six people and igniting a blaze in a nearby riverside slum that gutted dozens of shanties, officials said. ...

Wildfires burn across Utah with hotter weather looming

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several wildfires were burning Friday as weather forecasts called for hotter weather in the coming days. At the state's largest fire in central Utah, a rock fell from a cliff Friday and came within about 10 feet of a crew working along U.S....

Arizona wildfires keep crews busy while temperatures rise

Jun. 11, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters around Arizona are battling numerous wildfires as weather forecasters warn of dangerously high temperatures over the next few days. The largest in Superior, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Phoenix, has forced hundreds of people...

1 person killed, 3 first responders hurt in structure fire

Jun. 11, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and three first responders were injured in a structure fire west of Denver. The Denver Post reports sheriff's deputies and firefighters responded to the blaze in the West Pleasant View area on Friday morning....

Man dies in blaze intentionally set with homemade fireworks

Jun. 11, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say the body of a man was recovered inside the remnants of his home that he intentionally set ablaze with homemade fireworks after an altercation with a code enforcement officer Thursday afternoon. Lower Providence Township Police Chief...