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Drone strike hits Russian refinery near Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A drone strike caused a fire at a refinery in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine on Wednesday, but no one was hurt and the blaze was contained quickly, officials said. The fire engulfed industrial equipment at the Novoshakhtinsk oil processing plant in...

Kansas oil refinery to pay $1.6 million for clean air errors

Jun. 21, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — An oil refinery in El Dorado will pay a $1.6 million penalty for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, which resulted in a fire that killed an employee in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining oil...

Iran media: Scores injured in explosion at chemical factory

Jun. 14, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi accepted the resignation of the country’s labor minister, following weeks of protests by retirees, while the country is under heavy sanctions since 2018. Iran’s government spokesman, Ali Bahadori Jahromi, said Tuesday that...

Arizona history-June 12-18

Jun. 08, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

Sunday, June 12 On this date in 1888, an Apache Indian who had fired one shot that killed two men was tried for murder in one of the deaths and acquitted. He later was tried again for the murder of the second man and convicted on precisely the same set of facts. On...

Container depot fire spotlights Bangladesh industrial safety

Jun. 06, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh struggled Monday to determine the cause of a devastating fire that killed at least 41 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others at a shipping container storage depot, as experts raised concerns over the country's...

At least 49 dead in 2nd day of Bangladesh cargo depot fire

Jun. 05, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh killed at least 49 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others, officials and local media reported Sunday, as efforts to extinguish the blaze continued into a second...

8 killed, 15 injured in factory fire in northern India

Jun. 04, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least eight workers were killed and over a dozen others injured after a fire erupted in a chemical factory in northern India, police said Saturday. The fire broke out after a boiler exploded in the factory in the Hapur area of Uttar Pradesh state, said...

Omaha chemical plant fire extinguished; evacuations end

May. 31, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A large fire that raged through a Nebraska chemical plant was extinguished by Tuesday morning and nearby residents who were initially evacuated were allowed to return to their homes, authorities said. Thick smoke billowed from the Nox-Crete facility just...

Man pleads guilty to starting St. Paul warehouse fire

May. 27, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Golden Valley man has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that consumed four vacant warehouses in St. Paul last year. The Pioneer Press reported Thursday that 19-year-old Luis Adrian Rodriguez was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation after entering...

2 wildfires in southern, western Colorado fully contained

May. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two wildfires burning in southern and western Colorado have been fully contained. A fire that burned over 1,500 acres (2.3 square miles) near the former mining town of Cripple Creek was fully contained Tuesday, nearly two weeks after it started, the Teller County...