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Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year, this time for fire concerns amid dry weather, along with pandemic related supply or staffing problems. ...

Officials: 2 killed in suburban Kansas City house fire

Jun. 20, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Two people died and a third was injured in a house fire early Monday in suburban Kansas City, Kansas. Fire crews from Overland Park and Lenexa were called to the home around 1:30 a.m. Monday and found the home ablaze, the Overland Park Fire Department...

Third body found after fire destroys 3 dwellings in Queens

Jun. 18, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A third body was found in the basement of a Queens home after a fire swept through the three-story dwellings a day earlier, authorities said Saturday. Authorities said the body of a man in his 20s was found after the bodies of a married couple in their 50s were...

'Right thing at the right time': Teens save 6 from fire

Jun. 18, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Three teenagers who discovered a house on fire helped six people and four animals escape the flames in Kokomo, authorities said. Max Campbell and brothers Alex and Julian Lindley, all students at Taylor High School, were dropping off a friend when they saw the...

Two killed in fire that rips through Queens neighborhood

Jun. 17, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people died in a fire that tore through three small residential buildings in Queens on Friday. The New York City fire department reported the deaths occurred as the homes were destroyed by a fire in the South Ozone Park neighborhood. Two other...

Fire in apartment building kills 4 in central Slovakia

Jun. 16, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A fire broke out in an apartment building in Slovakia overnight, killing at least four people, officials said on Thursday. Police said the fire started in an apartment on the fifth floor of the building in the town of Handlova, in central Slovakia. ...

3 hurt in fire in row homes on block where pride flag burned

Jun. 15, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three people were hospitalized after a fire tore through four row homes on the same north Baltimore block where a pride flag was burned early Wednesday, officials said. Authorities did not immediately say whether the two fires were connected or whether they believe...

Officials: House fire didn't cause deaths of 2

Jun. 15, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

LOST CREEK, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia house fire in which two bodies were found has turned into a homicide investigation, authorities said. Firefighters responded to the blaze at a home near Lost Creek on Saturday morning and found the bodies of a man and a woman inside, news...

2 people presumed dead in western Colorado house fire

Jun. 13, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Two people are unaccounted for and presumed dead after a house fire in western Colorado. Pitkin County sheriff's officials say firefighters were called to a structure fire in Old Snowmass northwest of Aspen at about 2:15 a.m. Monday and later learned that four...

Bombs, weapons found after Warren house explosion wounds man

Jun. 13, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Officers investigating a weekend house explosion that critically injured a suburban Detroit man found multiple bombs, weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition inside the man's home, police said. The 38-year-old man lost both his arms in Saturday...