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Lithium ion battery caused fatal fire in New York City apartment building, officials say

Feb. 24, 2024 18:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lithium ion battery sparked a fire that killed one person and injured 17 others at a New York City apartment building, fire officials said Saturday. Friday's two-alarm fire began just after 2 p.m. on the third floor of a six-story building in Harlem. New York...

1 dead, 3 injured following a fire at a Massachusetts house

Feb. 24, 2024 13:02 PM EST

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were injured early Saturday in a Massachusetts house fire, officials said. Fire and police were called to a house fire in the town of Middlesborough around 2 a.m. with people trapped inside. With fire coming from...

Forensic police find a 10th body in the charred remnants of a Spanish apartment building

Feb. 24, 2024 06:11 AM EST

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The death toll from a dramatic fire that left two residential buildings charred in the Spanish city of Valencia rose to 10 on Saturday after authorities announced they had located the remains of what they believed was the last missing person. Forensic police...

1 killed, 17 injured in New York City apartment fire

Feb. 23, 2024 21:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and 17 were injured in a fire that broke out at a New York City apartment building, leaving some residents trapped on the fire escape on Friday. Twelve people were taken to area hospitals, and four were in critical condition, officials said at...

Death toll in Spanish building fire hits 9, with 1 missing, as questions grow about speed of blaze

Feb. 23, 2024 16:20 PM EST

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The death toll in a fire that engulfed an apartment block in the Spanish city of Valencia rose Friday to nine as questions were raised about whether construction materials caused the fire to spread so rapidly. One person remained missing, according to...

Fire engulfs 2 buildings in Spanish city of Valencia, killing at least 4 people. Nearly 20 missing

Feb. 22, 2024 19:30 PM EST

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — A fire engulfed two residential buildings in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia on Thursday, killing four people and leaving 19 others missing hours after the blaze started, authorities said. The fire sent fleeing residents onto balconies where some were...

Houthi rebel attack sets cargo ship ablaze, forces Israel to intercept another attack near Eilat

Feb. 22, 2024 17:33 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched attacks Thursday on both Israel and a ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden, setting the vessel ablaze and again demonstrating their ability to launch assaults despite facing U.S.-led airstrikes targeting their forces. ...

Police: Missouri fire that killed a woman and her 4 children was a murder-suicide

Feb. 22, 2024 14:02 PM EST

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A fire that killed a Missouri mother and four children was intentionally set by the mother, police said. St. Louis County police announced late Wednesday that a preliminary investigation ruled that the deaths of Bernadine “Birdie” Pruessner, her twin...

Parents of two girls who survived a dorm fire that killed 20 in Guyana sue the government

Feb. 22, 2024 11:44 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The parents of two teenagers who survived a fire that killed 20 people at a high school dormitory for Indigenous girls last year have sued the government, accusing authorities of negligence. The lawsuit is seeking more than $50,000 for each of the two...

7 people hospitalized after fire in Chicago high-rise building

Feb. 21, 2024 21:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Seven people were hospitalized, including a baby in critical condition, after a fire Wednesday afternoon in a Chicago high-rise building, fire officials said. Seven people, including the baby, were rushed to area hospitals, Chicago Fire Department First District...