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5 juveniles accused of starting a wildfire in Yavapai County

May. 24, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

BAGDAD, Ariz. (AP) — Five juveniles are accused of starting a wildfire in Yavapai County that forced the evacuation of 150 homes, authorities said The fire burned 65 acres in the small town of Bagdad before being brought under control Friday. The juveniles were smoking despite a fire ban on the area when...

First responders battle a massive fire that erupted at a warehouse early Saturday, May 23, 2020 in San Francisco. Arriving crews were confronted with towering flames engulfing the warehouse.  (KPIX-TV CBS-Viacom via AP)

Fire destroys warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

May. 23, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control. One firefighter sustained a hand...

Police: Man barricades self in hospital ER room, sets fire

May. 23, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man in a north Philadelphia hospital for drug detoxification barricaded himself in a room in the emergency department and set fire to bed sheets, but no one was injured. Police said the 30- to 40-year-old man was searched by security at Temple University Hospital's...

Tucson-area wildfire caused by abandoned campfire

May. 23, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An abandoned campfire ignited a wildfire this week on Mount Lemmon in southern Arizona while fire restrictions were in effect, forest service officials said. The fire started Thursday about a half mile south of the mountaintop community of Summerhaven near Busch Spring, authorities...

Official: Fire at Portsmouth middle school intentionally set

May. 23, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A fire at the Portsmouth's middle school early Saturday appears to have been intentionally set, an official said. Firefighters arrived at the school after 3 a.m. and found flames coming out the front door of the main entrance foyer. Fire Chief Todd Germain said fire was contained...

1 dead, 7 injured in Newark house fire

May. 23, 2020 9:30 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A late-night fire spread quickly through a three-story home in Newark, killing a man and injuring a child and six other people, authorities said. More than 70 firefighters worked to put out the blaze reported around 11 p.m. Friday, authorities said in a statement, according to

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Fire threatening homes near Cave Creek 100% containted

May. 22, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — A brush fire that threatened dozens of homes and caused temporary evacuations is now 100% contained. The fire burned a little over 2 square miles (6 square kilometers) near Cave Creek, a community about 33 miles north of Phoenix. More than 130 homes were temporarily evacuated...

Fire destroys reservation home where 5-year-old girl died

May. 22, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

TOKIO, N.D. (AP) — Fire has destroyed the home where a 5-year-old girl died on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota earlier this month, authorities said. FBI spokesman Kevin Smith said the home belongs to Erich and Tammy Longie. The Longies are charged with assault in the death of Raven Thompson,...

Olympia hotel burns, displacing dozens of homeless guests

May. 22, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A fire destroyed the Quality Inn hotel in Olympia Friday, displacing about 80 guests including families who were staying there because of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities said. Firefighters arrived at the hotel around midnight and found a shrub burning, The Olympian reported. Asst....