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North Carolina man accused of assaulting firemen during fire

Sep. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and jailed after he allegedly assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home and had to be subdued with a taser, a sheriff's office said. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters were...

Officials: 1 dead, 2 injured, a dozen homeless after fire

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One man died and a dozen other people were left homeless by a fire in a southwest Philadelphia apartment building over the weekend, authorities said. Fire crews were called to the complex in the Eastwick neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday,...

House fire leaves man, adult son dead, woman hospitalized

Sep. 17, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a northern New Jersey home early Friday, killing a man and his adult son and injuring a woman, authorities said. The fire in North Arlington, which was reported around 4:15 a.m., apparently broke out on the...

Indiana man gets 46 years in twin sons' house fire deaths

Sep. 17, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette man convicted in his twin 3-year-old sons’ deaths in a 2014 house fire has been sentenced to 46 years in prison. Brandon Abbott, 38, was sentenced this week after a Tippecanoe County jury convicted him in June on 13 counts, including...

1 dead in home after gunfire exchange with Memphis police

Sep. 17, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man has died after exchanging gunfire with a Tennessee police officer as a law enforcement anti-gang unit tried to serve arrest warrants inside a home in Memphis. Two officers were injured, including a deputy cut by glass as he jumped through a window, authorities...

EPA strikes deal for cleanup of battery site that burned

Sep. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with a northern Illinois battery company to clean up a warehouse where a June fire led to the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents, the agency said Thursday. Superior Battery in Morris...

Names of 5 dead in Ohio fire released; cause, manner probed

Sep. 15, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have released the names of five people killed in an early morning house fire in northern Ohio earlier this week. The Summit County medical examiner's office said the victims were 60-year-old Dal Subba, 48-year-old Phip Subba, 16-year-old...

3 teens charged with setting fatal fire in Maine

Sep. 14, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers have been charged with setting fire to an apartment building, resulting in the death of one of the tenants. Two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were arrested Monday after an investigation concluded the fire Saturday afternoon was...

3 jump from second-floor window to escape apartment fire

Sep. 14, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three people were injured, two seriously, after jumping out a second-floor window to escape smoke and flames from a fire in an apartment, the Phoenix Fire Department said. The people jumped before firefighters arrived and put out the fire early Tuesday...

Vermont police: Elderly woman dies in fire at Highgate home

Sep. 13, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HIGHGATE, Vt. (AP) — An 89-year-old woman has died in a house fire in the town of Highgate, police said. Firefighters were called to the site on St. Armand Road around 9 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report that a person was trapped in the burning home. ...