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CMP crew to the rescue: Workers help save 2 from fire

May. 20, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Three Central Maine Power workers who smelled smoke and decided to investigate are being credited with helping to save a mother and son from a burning home in Richmond, officials say. Adam Douin, Jeff Dyer Jr., and Carl Urquhart were wrapping up their shift...

Lawyer: Victim of Massachusetts fire had sued InfoWars

May. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

One of the four people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend had filed a defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones and his InfoWars website in 2018, alleging they falsely identified him as the gunman in a massacre at a Florida high school. ...

Coroner identifies NE Indiana boy, 6, who died in house fire

May. 18, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

MONROEVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northeastern Indiana authorities have identified a 6-year-old boy who died in a weekend house fire after his father was driven back by intense flames while trying to rescue him. The Allen County coroner’s office on Tuesday identified the boy as Rory...

Winds, dryness raise fire concerns in Northern California

May. 18, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds, low humidity and drying vegetation will bring fire danger to a large swath of the Northern California interior this week, forecasters said Wednesday. A fire weather watch will be in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening, the...

Arson probe after 14 homes being built in Marana destroyed

May. 17, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the Tucson suburb of Marana are investigating whether a fire that destroyed 14 homes under construction homes was arson. Marana police officials said the fire started late Friday night. By the time crews from the Northwest Fire...

Prosecutor seeks to vacate man's conviction in mom's death

May. 17, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor is seeking to vacate the conviction of a man who spent nearly two decades behind bars for the 1998 death of his mother — a crime he and others insist he did not commit. Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Hedgecorth has asked a...

4 now confirmed dead in Massachusetts apartment building

May. 17, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The number of people who died in a fire at a Massachusetts apartment building last weekend has climbed to four with the discovery of two more bodies on Monday, fire officials said. The search of the three-story, six-unit building in Worcester has been slowed...

At least 2 dead, 3 injured in overnight apartment blaze

May. 14, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two people died and at least three others were injured in an early Saturday morning blaze that destroyed at an apartment building in Massachusetts, fire officials said. The Worcester Fire Department said the fire broke out at the the Bingham Square...

Residents displaced after fire at Suffolk apartment complex

May. 14, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two hundred residents of a Suffolk apartment complex were displaced Saturday after a two-alarm fire. The Virginian-Pilot reports that crews responded to a fire call at the Royal Sail Apartments at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday and found heavy smoke showing from the...

7-year-old girl dies after house fire rescue attempt

May. 14, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 7-year-old girl died in a Connecticut house fire Saturday after firefighters removed her from the building following unsuccessful rescue efforts by her parents, officials said. The fire in Norwalk was reported at about 5 a.m. Fire officials...