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Bronx fire victims' funeral draws huge outpouring of grief

Jan. 16, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The caskets were brought one by one — all 15 of them — on a frigid winter day, as hundreds of mourners filled a Bronx mosque Sunday to bid farewell to those who died exactly a week ago trying to escape their smoke-filled apartment building. Many hundreds more...

4 people hospitalized after fire at Kansas house

Jan. 15, 2022 15:07 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Four people were hospitalized Saturday when their house caught fire in Olathe, Kansas, authorities said. Firefighters responding to the fire at about 8:15 a.m. found “significant fire conditions,” the Kansas City Star reported. Three adults...

Bodies of 2 sisters found after central Indiana house fire

Jan. 14, 2022 17:21 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ind. (AP) — Two young sisters have died after their central Indiana home caught fire. Firefighters responded about 2:30 a.m. Friday to the blaze near Frankfort, northwest of Indianapolis. They found the girls, ages 12 and 5, inside. Their parents and an...

Ashland man sentenced for arson near 2020 Almeda fire

Jan. 14, 2022 15:35 PM EST

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Ashland man pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court to first-degree arson and was sentenced to four years in prison with three years of post-prison supervision. The Mail Tribune reports Vance Phuc Nguyen, 46, set his vehicle on fire on Sept. 8, 2020...

Sheriff: 2 arrested after fire at California drug lab

Jan. 13, 2022 22:12 PM EST

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities arrested two people in connection with a large fire at an illegal Southern California drug lab, officials said Thursday. The blaze was reported around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at a commercial building in the city of Adelanto, about 85 miles (137...

Communal funeral planned Sunday for Bronx fire victims

Jan. 13, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A communal funeral for victims of New York City's deadliest fire in decades has been planned for Sunday, a week after the the blaze in the Bronx high-rise. The service is to be held at the Islamic Cultural Center in the Bronx, said Imam Musa Kabba of...

San Diego supervisor's house fire is considered suspicious

Jan. 13, 2022 12:18 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police are treating a fire at the home of a San Diego County leader and his wife, a prominent labor official, as suspicious. County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher said he and wife Lorena Gonzalez and their family were awoken by smoke alarms around 4...

2 children killed in Missouri mobile home fire

Jan. 13, 2022 12:03 PM EST

ST. ROBERT, Mo. (AP) — Two children were killed and two other people were injured in a Missouri mobile home fire, authorities say. The Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District said in a Facebook post that crews from throughout the region responded Wednesday night to the scene...

Girl dies, 2 adults hospitalized after Kansas City fire

Jan. 13, 2022 11:20 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl died and two adults were critically injured in a Kansas City house fire, authorities say. The Kansas City Fire Department said in a news release that crews responded early Thursday to the scene. They found a man and woman outside the home...

Fire officials: 1 dead after Frederick County house fire

Jan. 13, 2022 08:44 AM EST

WOLFSVILLE, Md. (AP) — One person is dead after a house fire in Western Maryland on Wednesday night, fire officials said. The Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services said crews were dispatched around 7 p.m. to a home on Gambrill Park Road in Wolfsville, The Frederick...