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1 killed, several injured in fire at Brooklyn building

Aug. 17, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say one person has died and three others are hospitalized with serious injuries after a fire broke out at a New York City building housing a deli and apartments. The blaze broke out around 6 a.m. Friday in a corner building on Buffalo Street in Brooklyn's Crown Heights...

Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit

Aug. 17, 2018 9:37 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A woman whose family perished in a deadly Greek forest fire filed a criminal lawsuit Friday against seven officials, including Greece's interior minister, asserting they share the blame for the blaze that killed dozens. Barbara Voukaki, who lost her husband Grigoris Fytros,...

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Aug. 17, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

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Men charged in warehouse fire deaths to appear in court

Aug. 17, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The grieving families of 36 people killed in a Northern California 2016 warehouse fire who helped scuttle a plea bargain may now see their demand for a jury trial granted. After hearing two days of emotional testimony last week, Judge James Cramer said he couldn't accept a plea bargain...

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

Aug. 17, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of Redding...

AP NewsBreak: No plea deals in Oakland warehouse fire case

Aug. 16, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California district attorney has reversed course and says she will no longer consider plea deals to resolve the only criminal case filed in connection to a 2016 warehouse fire that killed 36 people, according to a court document obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday....

US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires

Aug. 16, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the Forest Service and other agencies will step up efforts...

Neighbors injured while saving child from burning home

Aug. 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people are being treated for injuries in Missouri after entering a neighbor's burning home to rescue a child. The St. Louis Fire Department says a blaze broke out Thursday afternoon at a home on the city's south side. The department says two neighbors rescued a child and were injured...

Air conditioning unit fire causes nursing home evacuation

Aug. 16, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Fire officials in suburban Philadelphia say a nursing home had to be evacuated when an air conditioning unit caught fire. WPVI-TV reports crews responded to Manor Care Health in Lower Moreland around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say an air conditioning unit was emitting...

Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

Aug. 16, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history returned to his home state Wednesday. Cal Fire officials escorted Matthew Burchett's casket Wednesday to an airport in the Northern California city of Ukiah. Burchett's wife, brother and...