Latest Residential fires News

Fatal fire followed removal of encampment of homeless people

Dec. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — At least two of the three people who died in a fire in a condemned house had been moved with other homeless people from a riverfront encampment days before by city officials, a newspaper reported. Three people died and two people escaped the fire Sunday...

Man, 60, charged with arson murder in March house fire

Dec. 06, 2021 19:01 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New London man was charged Monday with arson murder in connection with a house fire in March that led to the death of a 63-year-old man. James McKinnon was ordered held in lieu of a $1 million bond in court on charges that also included robbery, breach of...

Fire official: 3-year-old boy rescued, resuscitated in Vegas

Dec. 06, 2021 17:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy child was hospitalized with burn injuries after firefighters rescued him from a burning mobile home Monday southeast of Las Vegas. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Kelly Blackmon said witnesses told arriving fire crews there were...

Police say man suspected in string of Des Moines arson fires

Dec. 06, 2021 15:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines announced the arrest of a man suspected in a string of overnight arson fires involving half a dozen vehicles that also damaged at least two homes. The fires occurred starting around 11:30 p.m. Sunday into the early Monday morning hours,...

Officials say man died in suburban St. Louis house fire

Dec. 06, 2021 14:22 PM EST

MEHLVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man died in a house fire over the weekend, officials said. The fire was reported around 1:35 a.m. Sunday at a home in Mehlville, St. Louis County officials said in a news release. Arriving firefighters found heavy smoke...

Newspaper finds delays to fire-driven inspections plan

Dec. 06, 2021 14:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas rental property inspection program, which launched in response to the deadliest residential fire in city history, has gotten off to a sluggish start, with visits to just two of 36 potentially at-risk complexes, a newspaper found. City lawmakers last...

New Orleans apartment complex fire leaves dozens displaced

Dec. 06, 2021 10:12 AM EST

Firefighters have been battling a huge fire that swept through an apartment complex in the Algiers area of New Orleans. Residents of the Cypress Run Apartments smelled smoke before dawn Monday and began evacuating, WVUE-TV reported. No injuries have...

3 firefighters injured, rescued from Minneapolis home

Dec. 06, 2021 08:31 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three firefighters were injured and had to be rescued from a burning home in Minneapolis. Crews responded to the fire shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. A neighbor called 911 after spotting the fire in the back of the single-family...

Landscaper sent to prison after fire at neighbor's home

Dec. 06, 2021 07:37 AM EST

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina landscaper who burned down a neighbor’s home after threatening him for money has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The Herald reports that Jacob Lee Cabasal, 43, pleaded guilty in York County court to...

Homes evacuated as wind drives Colorado wildfire

Dec. 05, 2021 18:23 PM EST

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Evacuations were ordered Sunday in a central Colorado mountain community as fire crews battled a wind-driven blaze. The fire began as a structure fire, destroying a vacant cabin and another unoccupied structure west of Idaho Springs, Clear...