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Police: Fire, clash at nightclub kill 19 people in Indonesia

Jan. 24, 2022 23:52 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A nightclub in Indonesia's West Papua province burned after two groups clashed inside the building and 19 people were killed, officials said Tuesday. One of the dead was a member of the groups that clashed Monday night at the club in Sorong city and 18...

Woman arrested after boy dies in Denver-area apartment fire

Jan. 24, 2022 21:33 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday on murder and arson charges after a fire swept through a three-story apartment building in suburban Denver, killing a 5-year-old boy and displacing more than 30 people. Investigators believe Alondra Michel, 37, was involved in a...

2 injured in explosion and fire at an Oklahoma tank battery

Jan. 24, 2022 21:00 PM EST

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Two workers were injured Monday in an explosion and fire at a central Oklahoma oil tank battery, officials said. The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at a Devon Energy oil well pad in Okarche, Oklahoma, about 35 miles (55 kilometers) northwest of...

Tennessee deputy found shot, dead in burning home

Jan. 24, 2022 19:47 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged Monday in the slaying of a sheriff’s deputy who was found dead with a gunshot wound inside her burning home, officials said. Deputy Savanna Puckett, 22, didn't report for work Sunday evening. A colleague went to check on her...

Chief: 3 Baltimore firefighters killed in vacant home blaze

Jan. 24, 2022 19:29 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three Baltimore firefighters were killed and a fourth was injured when part of a vacant home collapsed while they were battling a blaze early Monday, the city's fire chief said. The Baltimore City Fire Department said in a tweet that firefighters were responding...

1 dead in early-morning house fire in Valley City

Jan. 24, 2022 18:46 PM EST

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — Authorities say one person died in a fire that gutted a home in Valley City over the weekend. Valley City Fire Chief Scott Magnuson said the blaze was reported about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the southeast part of town. Flames and heavy smoke prevented...

Man dies, woman injured in early morning house fire

Jan. 24, 2022 18:15 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls man died and a woman suffered burns in a house fire early Monday, Great Falls Fire Rescue said. The fire was reported just after 2:15 a.m. and involved a house and a vehicle, officials said. The woman was airlifted to a burn...

Trailer home fire kills 51-year-old disabled woman

Jan. 24, 2022 18:12 PM EST

FRANKLINTON , La. (AP) — A 51-year-old disabled woman died in a trailer home fire, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office said Monday. The coroner’s office identified her as Christy Ball, 51, who lived in the trailer home. An electrical malfunction may have...

Sled dog dies in northern New Hampshire kennel fire

Jan. 24, 2022 16:38 PM EST

JEFFERSON, N.H. (AP) — A wood stove that was too close to a wall likely caused a fire that killed a sled dog in a northern New Hampshire kennel, firefighters said. Crews were called to the Muddy Paws Kennel in Jefferson early Monday and found a storage unit on fire. ...

Officials ID 2 killed in early January house fire in Iowa

Jan. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Iowa (AP) — Officials in southeastern Iowa have identified two people killed in a house fire earlier this month. John Henry Downer, 79, and Noel Edmond Downer, 53, both died in the Jan. 8 fire in Riverside, Washington County officials said in a news release Monday. ...