Latest Residential fires News

High-rise fires still a major worry 2 years after Grenfell

Jun. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two years after a tower block fire in London killed 72 people, safety experts warned that hundreds of apartment buildings around Britain remain at risk of a similar devastating blaze. Survivors, neighbors and politicians including London Mayor Sadiq Khan attended a church service of...

Police: Solider wearing military gear opened fire into home

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

LAUREL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A soldier wearing military-issued ballistic gear opened fire inside a North Carolina home and was wounded by return gunfire before he left and was injured in a car crash, according to authorities. U.S. Army E-4 Specialist Eric Jerrod Davis was in critical condition at a hospital,...

Judge won't order new trial in Maryland nuclear bunker death

Jun. 13, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to order a new trial for a wealthy stock trader convicted of murder in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer...

Tennessee man charged with setting fire to 12 vacant homes

Jun. 13, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with intentionally setting fire to a dozen vacant houses. Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke said Wednesday that 27-year-old Dvon Robertson has been charged with 15 counts of arson after his arrest on Monday. Investigators said two houses...

Building materials helped spread Grenfell fire, US suit says

Jun. 11, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Faulty building materials helped spread a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower in 2017, turning the residential complex into a "flaming coffin" for the 72 people who died, according to a product liability suit filed Tuesday in the United States. Nearly 250 survivors and families...

The Latest: Companies respond to suit over Grenfell fire

Jun. 11, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed in the United States over a 2017 London high-rise fire that killed 72 (all times local): 2 p.m. Two of the companies that are being sued by victims of a London high-rise fire that killed 72 have released statements expressing their "deepest sympathies" to...

Woman accused of robbing fiance's home, setting it on fire

Jun. 11, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman is accused of robbing her fiance's home and then setting it on fire five times, until the home and its remaining contents were finally destroyed. News outlets report 48-year-old Tiffany Hummel has been arrested and charged with theft and five counts of arson....

Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

Jun. 10, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Residents in North Texas began to come to grips Monday with the widespread damage left after a sudden thunderstorm bearing near hurricane-strength winds rolled through the area and collapsed a crane onto an apartment complex, killing one person and injuring five others. Wind gusts measuring...

The Latest: Search of accessible apartments finds no victims

Jun. 9, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a crane in Dallas (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A fire rescue spokesman says first responders have searched every accessible apartment in a Dallas building that was hit by a toppled construction crane and found no one inside the apartments. Jason Evans, spokesman...

Fire official: One person dead and at least six injured when a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building during a storm

Jun. 9, 2019 5:42 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Fire official: One person dead and at least six injured when a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building during a storm.