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Inspections of rental units spurred by fatal Vegas fire done

Feb. 03, 2023 12:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Code enforcement inspections of more than 30 aging multi-unit and extended-stay properties in Las Vegas, spurred by the city's deadliest residential fire in history, has been completed. City officials this week released the findings of the first year of the...

Hollywood sinkhole almost swallows LAFD fire engine

Feb. 03, 2023 10:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A water main burst under a Hollywood street, creating a sinkhole that almost swallowed a fire engine and showering a home with so much water the roof collapsed, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Flooding was reported around 11 p.m. Thursday on Fountain...

NJ man charged with throwing Molotov cocktail at synagogue

Feb. 02, 2023 19:22 PM EST

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A man suspected of throwing a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in northern New Jersey last weekend will remain in custody without bail following his arraignment Thursday, according to federal prosecutors. Nicholas Malindretos, 26, of Clifton...

Teen gets 10 years for house fire that killed 5 from Senegal

Feb. 01, 2023 20:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado teenager who was one of three friends who authorities say ignited a house fire that killed five Senegalese immigrants was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years behind bars in court where a man who lost his wife and baby daughter called the boy a “monster.” ...

Egypt officials: Hospital fire in Cairo kills 3, injures 32

Feb. 01, 2023 14:27 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out Wednesday at a hospital in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, killing at least three people and injuring at least 32 others, health authorities said. The Health Ministry said the fire took place at the Noor Mohammadi hospital in eastern Cairo’s Matariya...

Woman killed, man burned in camper fire northeast of Elko

Feb. 01, 2023 14:18 PM EST

ELBURZ, Nev. (AP) — A woman has been killed and a man badly burned in a camp trailer fire near U.S. Interstate 80 in rural northeast Nevada. The man who was being treated Wednesday in a burn unit at a Utah hospital told sheriff's deputies the woman was trapped inside the camper...

Firefighters put out flaming breakfast at their own station

Jan. 31, 2023 10:11 AM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The smoke was coming from inside the fire station. Firefighters in suburban Atlanta returned from a call Sunday to find their own breakfast was in flames. The Times of Gainesville reports that a Hall County fire crew accidentally left the...

Bus falls off bridge, catches fire in Pakistan, killing 40

Jan. 29, 2023 19:38 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said. The bus was carrying 44 passengers from Quetta in Balochistan province to Karachi in neighboring...

Kansas firefighters find man on fire in Walmart bathroom

Jan. 29, 2023 15:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas firefighters found a man on fire inside a restroom at a Walmart store this weekend. Topeka city spokeswoman Gretchen Spiker told the Topeka Capital-Journal that firefighters found the man when they went to a Walmart Neighborhood Market around 8:15 p.m....

Baby girl found abandoned in Florida an hour after birth

Jan. 29, 2023 15:07 PM EST

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities found a newborn girl wrapped in a blanket and still attached to a placenta on a hill outside a trailer park early Saturday morning. Polk County deputies responding to a call about a baby crying outside near Mulberry, east of Tampa, found...