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Police arrest Indonesia business owner after deadly fire

Jun. 23, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested the owner and two managers of an unregulated factory in North Sumatra that was engulfed by a fire that killed 30 people, a spokesman said Sunday. The three suspects could each face five years in prison if found guilty of negligence leading to...

Man charged with arson in Tennessee sports bar fire

Jun. 20, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

LINDEN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with setting a fire at a sports bar that had two people inside. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 57-year-old Ronnie Clark is charged with aggravated arson in the fire that damaged the Linden bar on Monday. WTVF-TV...

'Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

Jun. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River's most infamous fire helped spawn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, artists and entrepreneurs have turned old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of Cleveland pride. "Everybody knows Cuyahoga County for...

Fire destroys 115-year-old former luxury hotel in Dallas

May. 28, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say an early-morning fire has destroyed a vacant 115-year-old former luxury hotel just south of downtown Dallas. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says nobody was hurt in Tuesday's blaze at what used to be the Ambassador Hotel. Evans says the caretaker was in a nearby...

Man sets himself on fire outside Alabama Walmart

May. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A man who set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama was reported in stable condition Friday at a Tennessee hospital. After the incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the man was taken to a hospital in Athens, Alabama, and then sent by helicopter ambulance to Vanderbilt...

Texas petrochemical facility with March blaze has flash fire

May. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — A company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March says it quickly extinguished a small fire that broke out at the facility during ongoing cleanup efforts. Intercontinental Terminals Company says the flash fire happened at 11:45 a.m....

Fire in New Orleans French Quarter restaurant; 2 injured

May. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people have been injured after a fire broke out in a restaurant in New Orleans' tourist-heavy French Quarter. New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Louis Carrier says it happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday at the Oceana Grill. News outlets report two people were taken to an area...

Upstate NY dealership fire destroys HBO miniseries set

May. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A fire at a used car dealership in upstate New York has totally destroyed the set for a new HBO miniseries starring Mark Ruffalo and Rosie O'Donnell. The upcoming series "I Know This Much is True" had been filming at the Ellenville dealership and in nearby Poughkeepsie and Ulster...

Huge blaze destroys at least 75 antique cars and motorcycles

May. 9, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ETNA, Pa. (AP) — A blaze at a sprawling storage facility in Pennsylvania destroyed at least 75 antique and classic cars and motorcycles. Etna Fire Chief Greg Porter says the fire broke out Wednesday at the large commercial building a few miles north of Pittsburgh. A number of small businesses also rent...

NBA fires Turkish company that left Kanter off a tweet

May. 2, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

The NBA reacted in support of Portland's Enes Kanter on Thursday, not long after the league's Turkish-centric Twitter account failed to mention Kanter's efforts in the Trail Blazers' victory over Denver in Game 2 of the teams' Western Conference semifinal series. The league also fired the Turkish company in...