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Downtown Los Angeles building fire injures 1

Jan. 24, 2022 13:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire in a restaurant being renovated on the ground floor of a downtown Los Angeles high-rise injured one person and sent smoke into upper floors on Monday, authorities said. The fire was quickly extinguished and one person from inside the restaurant was...

Mirage Hotel volcano, icon on Vegas Strip, to get demolished

Jan. 24, 2022 12:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The landmark volcano that spits fire outside the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will soon be snuffed out. KLAS-TV reports Hard Rock International, which purchased the hotel property, plans to tear it down as part of a major renovation plan. ...

Authorities: 17 dead in nightclub fire in Cameroon's capital

Jan. 23, 2022 14:05 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A fire erupted at a popular nightclub in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde, setting off explosions that killed at least 17 people and seriously injured seven others, government officials said Sunday. The tragedy comes as the central African country hosts...

Man charged in blaze that destroyed Redmond businesses

Jan. 21, 2022 17:48 PM EST

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Redmond Police say a 23-year-old man was charged Thursday in connection with a suspected arson at a strip mall in Redmond last week that destroyed two businesses and damaged three others. Tyndale Cubbo Santos Mariur was arrested Wednesday on unrelated...

Fire erupts at Kuwait petroleum site, week after fatal blaze

Jan. 21, 2022 03:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out early Friday at a site belonging to the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, forcing a suspension of export operations there, the company said in a statement. The fire in the Shuaiba Industrial Area in eastern Kuwait did not result...

Smoky fire guts lighting company warehouse in Las Vegas

Jan. 18, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters spent several hours Tuesday battling a smoky pre-dawn fire that gutted a lighting company warehouse and sent smoke wafting over the Las Vegas Strip. No injuries were reported in the blaze that was reported a little before 4 a.m. at the one- and...

Fire destroys motel, buildings in Massachusetts beach town

Jan. 18, 2022 02:46 AM EST

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A coastal Massachusetts motel and four other buildings were destroyed early Monday when strong winds pushed massive flames through the structures. The fire at Michael’s Oceanfront Motel in Salisbury was called in just before 2 a.m., according to the State...

Rochester man gets 10 years in fatal pawn shop arson

Jan. 14, 2022 18:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Rochester man Friday to 10 years in prison in connection with a fatal pawn shop arson during unrest over George Floyd's death in 2020. According to court documents, 26-year-old Montez Terriel Lee and several others broke into the...

Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5

Jan. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to erupt at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil...

Girl fatally struck by police vehicle was headed to store

Jan. 12, 2022 11:27 AM EST

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Iowa girl who was struck and killed by a police vehicle that was headed to an apartment fire had been on her way to a grocery store to buy snacks with a gift card she got for Christmas, her older sister said. Gracie Redd, 15, described Vana Marie...