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Human remains found after shed fire at mobile home park

Feb. 24, 2018 3:15 PM EST

PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say human remains have been found after an early morning fire in a shed at a northeastern Pennsylvania mobile home park. State police say Plains Township firefighters were called to the Pocono Trailer Park at about 5 a.m. Saturday. Police say unidentified human remains were...

Father who sparked fire that killed son gets prison

Feb. 23, 2018 2:42 PM EST

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey father who admitted tossing lit matches in an apartment that sparked a fire which killed his infant son and damaged dozens of buildings is now headed to prison. Eddie Gonzalez Sr. received a five-year sentence on Friday. The 27-year-old Union City man had pleaded guilty...

Boy rescued from Pittsburgh fire dies

Feb. 22, 2018 6:08 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A boy rescued from a house fire in Pittsburgh on Sunday has died. Authorities say 8-year-old Aiden Katip died at a hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters rescued the boy, another child and a woman from the second floor of the home on Westmont Street. They were taken to a hospital...

Got skunks in your home? Don't use a smoke bomb

Feb. 21, 2018 12:16 PM EST

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks. The Detroit Free Press reports the man's attempt sparked a fire Monday that quickly spread from the crawlspace to the first floor. The fire eventually spread...

City: Fire left Philadelphia building 'imminently dangerous'

Feb. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City officials say a fire at a building in Philadelphia's Old City has left the structure "imminently dangerous" and it will eventually have to be demolished. David Perri, commissioner of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, said after an inspection Monday that the property...

Cause sought after fire in Philadelphia apartment building

Feb. 18, 2018 1:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire investigators are seeking the cause of an early morning blaze that tore through a six-story apartment building in Philadelphia's Old City. Authorities say scores of people, including guests of a hotel, were evacuated after the alarm was sounded shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. Fire...

Clarification: House Fire-Tennessee story

Feb. 15, 2018 5:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Feb. 14 and 15 about a fatal fire in a Tennessee group home, The Associated Press reported that the facility was operated by a Tennessee group called Footprints to Recovery. The story should have made clear that it is not affiliated with an organization based in Chicago...

The Latest: Police ID victims in Tennessee house fire

Feb. 14, 2018 8:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a Tennessee fire that killed three people Wednesday (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Police in Tennessee have released the names of three people who died in a fire that also injured 11 people. The Tennessean reports Nashville police identified those killed as 22-year-old...

Firefighter dies, 4 injured in partial collapse after blaze

Feb. 13, 2018 3:55 PM EST

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee firefighter was killed and four others were injured when part of a home collapsed after a blaze. Lawrenceburg Fire Department Chaplin Chad Moore said 38-year-old fire engineer Jason Dickey died Monday after becoming trapped with other firefighters. Moore said...

Gunman in Detroit kills 3 women, injures 3 officers

Feb. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A gunman involved in a domestic dispute killed his girlfriend and two women who came to her aid at a Detroit house, and wounded three officers during a 14-hour standoff that ended Monday when police found the suspect dead of a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said Monday. Police...