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Ammonia leak found at Las Vegas food processing plant

Nov. 28, 2021 12:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews were able to repair an ammonia leak at a Las Vegas food processing plant before it turned into a more serious incident. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said in a news release they received several 9-1-1 calls Saturday shortly before 10...

Large fire reported at recycling business in East St. Louis

Nov. 28, 2021 11:17 AM EST

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters were battling a large fire at a recycling business in East St. Louis Sunday morning. Thick black smoke billowed up into the air after the fire was reported before 5 a.m. Sunday at Tek Recycling in the Illinois suburb of St....

Russia: Death toll in Siberian coal mine blast raised to 52

Nov. 25, 2021 16:15 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14...

Russian news reports raise death toll to 52 from Siberia coal mine fire

Nov. 25, 2021 15:19 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports raise death toll to 52 from Siberia coal mine fire.

Russian authorities say fire at coal mine in Siberia kills 9, injures 44 with dozens of others still trapped

Nov. 25, 2021 04:06 AM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities say fire at coal mine in Siberia kills 9, injures 44 with dozens of others still trapped.

Fire leads to thousands of illegal marijuana plants

Nov. 24, 2021 19:53 PM EST

REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said they found more than 11,000 marijuana plants at an illegal growing operation Wednesday after one of the buildings caught fire. The blaze was reported at about 4:30 a.m. on San Timoteo Canyon Road in Redlands, east of Los Angeles....

Scores evacuated in fire at Indonesia's largest oil refinery

Nov. 13, 2021 11:03 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A fire at a gasoline storage at the largest oil refinery on Indonesia's Java island near Jakarta on Saturday prompted the evacuation of at least 80 residents living nearby, the national oil company Pertamina said. Pertamina, Indonesia's...

Nicholas County receives $1 million to help flooding damage

Nov. 05, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Nicholas County has been awarded roughly $1 million from Kentucky's Department for Local Government to help restore infrastructure damaged by severe flash flooding, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday. The announcement comes after the county was...

Worker injured after truck strikes electrical lines

Nov. 04, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BLENDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 56-year-old construction worker has been hospitalized after the arm on a boom truck he was operating struck overhead electrical wires in western Michigan. The truck caught fire Thursday afternoon at a home construction site in Blendon...

Fire destroys US Auto Auction building, no injuries reported

Oct. 27, 2021 06:53 AM EDT

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials on Wednesday were investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a large building that housed several businesses in southern New Jersey. Flames broke out Tuesday night and quickly spread throughout the US Auto Auction building. ...