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Wildfire grows into 2nd-largest in Texas history and briefly shuts down nuclear weapons facility

Feb. 28, 2024 11:58 AM EST

A fast-moving wildfire burning through the Texas Panhandle grew into the second-largest blaze in state history Wednesday, forcing evacuations and triggering power outages as firefighters struggled to contain the widening flames. The sprawling blaze was part of a cluster of fires that...

Cheers to being crooked again. Quirky English pub bulldozed after a fire to be rebuilt as it was

Feb. 27, 2024 20:48 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The owners of a quirky 18th century British pub unlawfully bulldozed after a mysterious fire last year were ordered on Tuesday by a local council to rebuild it — and to stick to its original, lopsided dimensions. The watering hole — known as the Crooked House for...

US airman dies after setting himself ablaze outside Israeli Embassy in Israel-Hamas war protest

Feb. 26, 2024 21:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force has died after he set himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., while declaring that he “will no longer be complicit in genocide." The 25-year-old airman, Aaron Bushnell, of San Antonio, Texas,...

Firefighters needed so much water that a Minnesota town had to go without

Feb. 26, 2024 15:24 PM EST

HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters needed so much water to battle a huge grain elevator blaze that they had to ask the whole town to go without — even canceling school to conserve the water supply, officials said. The cause of the fire isn't yet known; a fire marshal began an...

Lithium ion battery caused fatal fire in New York City apartment building, officials say

Feb. 24, 2024 18:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lithium ion battery sparked a fire that killed one person and injured 17 others at a New York City apartment building, fire officials said Saturday. Friday's two-alarm fire began just after 2 p.m. on the third floor of a six-story building in Harlem. New York...

1 dead, 3 injured following a fire at a Massachusetts house

Feb. 24, 2024 13:02 PM EST

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were injured early Saturday in a Massachusetts house fire, officials said. Fire and police were called to a house fire in the town of Middlesborough around 2 a.m. with people trapped inside. With fire coming from...

Forensic police find a 10th body in the charred remnants of a Spanish apartment building

Feb. 24, 2024 06:11 AM EST

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The death toll from a dramatic fire that left two residential buildings charred in the Spanish city of Valencia rose to 10 on Saturday after authorities announced they had located the remains of what they believed was the last missing person. Forensic police...

1 killed, 17 injured in New York City apartment fire

Feb. 23, 2024 21:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and 17 were injured in a fire that broke out at a New York City apartment building, leaving some residents trapped on the fire escape on Friday. Twelve people were taken to area hospitals, and four were in critical condition, officials said at...

Death toll in Spanish building fire hits 9, with 1 missing, as questions grow about speed of blaze

Feb. 23, 2024 16:20 PM EST

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The death toll in a fire that engulfed an apartment block in the Spanish city of Valencia rose Friday to nine as questions were raised about whether construction materials caused the fire to spread so rapidly. One person remained missing, according to...

Fire engulfs 2 buildings in Spanish city of Valencia, killing at least 4 people. Nearly 20 missing

Feb. 22, 2024 19:30 PM EST

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — A fire engulfed two residential buildings in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia on Thursday, killing four people and leaving 19 others missing hours after the blaze started, authorities said. The fire sent fleeing residents onto balconies where some were...