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No injuries in Houston-area chemical plant transformer fire

Sep. 18, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say no one has been hurt in a transformer fire at a Houston-area chemical plant. The Galveston County Daily News reports officials are seeking the cause of Tuesday's late-morning fire at an Ashland plant in Texas City, 35 miles (55 kilometers) southeast of Houston....

At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

Sep. 17, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. "Corruption...

Fire chief: 1 person hurt in Dodge City Cargill plant fire

Sep. 14, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials say one person suffered smoke inhalation in a fire at a meatpacking plant in southwestern Kansas. Wichita station KSNW reports that the fire broke out Friday afternoon at the Cargill plant in Dodge City. The station says Dodge City Fire Chief Robert Heinz reported the...

Teen declared delinquent after in fire at warehouse complex

Sep. 13, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A teenager charged with arson in a fire that swept a vacant warehouse complex in western Indiana nearly four months after another blaze damaged the same site has been declared a delinquent child. Two teens were arrested following the Aug. 11 fire near Terre Haute's Coy Park. They...

Harris County hiring more environmental experts after fires

Sep. 11, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Harris County plans to hire additional environmental personnel to better respond to dangerous chemical plant and refinery fires like ones that occurred this year near the Houston Ship Channel. The Houston Chronicle reports county commissioners Tuesday approved an $11.6 million plan for the...

California warehouse fire case limps on after hung jury

Sep. 6, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An emotionally taxing criminal case over the deaths of 36 people trapped in a fire inside a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse nearly three years ago will continue after a jury acquitted one defendant and deadlocked on the other. Jurors deliberated over a two-week period before they...

No conviction in California warehouse fire stuns families

Sep. 5, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Thursday didn't convict two men charged after flames tore through a party at a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that had been converted into a mazelike artist space, stunning families of the 36 victims who had opposed a deal that would have put the pair behind bars. Jurors...

The Latest: Family stunned after verdicts in warehouse fire

Sep. 5, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on verdicts against two men charged with involuntary manslaughter after a fire in a California warehouse killed 36 partygoers (all times local): 4 p.m. A family of a man who died when a fire tore through a party at a California warehouse says they're stunned and frustrated...

Explosion at Indian fireworks factory kills at least 22

Sep. 4, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A large explosion at a fireworks factory in northern India on Wednesday killed at least 22 people and caused the building to catch fire and collapse, officials said. Police officer Mukhtiar Singh said 15 other people were injured in the blast in Batala, a town in Punjab state about 460...

India oil and gas plant fire kills 3 firefighters, 1 worker

Sep. 3, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion triggered a fire Tuesday at a state-run oil and gas processing plant in western India, killing four people, officials said. Police officer V. Damgude said the four dead were three firefighters and one plant executive. Press Trust of India news agency said another three...