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Smoke rises from the Numbers Fire burning east of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A northern Nevada highway remained closed Tuesday in both directions south of Gardnerville in Douglas County because of a wildfire that has burned a reported eight square miles (20 square kilometers). (Kurt Hildebrand/The Record-Courier via AP)

US 395 reopens along Sierra, crews gain on Nevada wildfire

Jul. 8, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities lifted evacuation orders Wednesday and reopened a U.S. highway along the Sierra's eastern front as firefighters continued to slow the progress of a northern Nevada wildlfire that has burned through 31 square miles (80 square kilometers) near the California line. The fire that...

Wisconsin police officer rescues dog from burning house

Jul. 8, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin police officer says he did what any dog lover would do when a pet is in a burning home. He rescued the pup. Caledonia K-9 Officer Cory Radke and his canine partner, Lou, were on their way home Monday when Radke saw smoke and heard a dispatcher calling all squad cars to the...

Volunteer firefighter arrested for arson

Jul. 8, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

JEANERETTE, La. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter has been accused of starting a fire in south Louisiana. The State Fire Marshal's Office, in a news release Tuesday, said Kentrelle Beasley Jr., 18, was arrested on a charge of simple arson for setting an abandoned house on fire in Iberia Parish shortly after...

Homeowner dies, firefighter injured in Pittsfield house fire

Jul. 7, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The homeowner died and a firefighter was injured in a house fire in Pittsfield on Monday night, authorities said Tuesday. Frances Lysonski, 74, was rescued from the home by firefighters and was brought to Berkshire Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, according to the...

Sheriff: Bodies of 2 women found in burning mobile home

Jul. 7, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — The bodies of two women were found inside a burning mobile home in central Florida on Tuesday morning, sheriff's officials said. Deputies responded to a call about a shooting at the home near Leesburg around 9 a.m. Tuesday and found the bodies, Lake County Sheriff's officials told...

Three dead in "suspicious" fire at Montana apartment complex

Jul. 6, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Three people were killed in western Montana on Monday in an early morning apartment building fire that authorities deemed suspicious. Detectives were investigating the cause of the blaze in Corvallis, a town of about 1,000 people located 45 miles south of Missoula. The fire broke out...

Father, 7-year-old son killed in house fire

Jul. 6, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

SHAWANGUNK, New York (AP) — A father and his 7-year-old son died in a house fire in New York, according to the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office. Ulster County Sheriff’s Office said the fire was reported Sunday after 12:30 a.m. in Shawangunk, New York. When first responders arrived, they found a...

Fireworks causes estimated $10,500 in damage in Kansas

Jul. 6, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are blaming fireworks for a blaze that caused an estimated $10,500 in damage to a Junction City duplex. WIBW-TV reports that the fire was reported around 4:20 a.m. Sunday on the northeast edge of the city. Junction City Fire Department officials said the blaze was...

Police investigate suspicious Bellows Falls fire

Jul. 6, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — Police are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged a home in the southern Vermont village of Bellows Falls. Firefighters were called to the home shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. Heavy fire was reported on the second floor of a home. Firefighters from Bellows Falls and four other...

12-year-old boy, 69-year-old man killed in Brooklyn fire

Jul. 6, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 12-year-old boy and a 69-year-old man were killed when fire tore through a Brooklyn apartment early Monday, police said. The fire started just before 2 a.m. on the top floor of a five-story apartment building in the Flatbush neighborhood, police said. The young boy and the 69-year-old man...