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Newspaper finds delays to fire-driven inspections plan

Dec. 06, 2021 14:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas rental property inspection program, which launched in response to the deadliest residential fire in city history, has gotten off to a sluggish start, with visits to just two of 36 potentially at-risk complexes, a newspaper found. City lawmakers last...

1946 Atlanta fire still deadliest hotel blaze in US history

Dec. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — There’s a reason that the death toll of the Winecoff hotel fire in December 1946 has never been surpassed. Immediately after the disaster that killed 119 people, cities across the country began to re-examine their fire codes. In...

Mercedes F1 boss apologizes as fire survivors slam sponsor

Dec. 03, 2021 13:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One racing team apologized Friday for the way the team announced its partnership with a company involved in a London high-rise where a fire killed 72 people. The team announced a sponsorship deal this week...

4 NYC firefighters hurt in ceiling collapse at restaurant

Nov. 30, 2021 07:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Four New York City firefighters suffered minor injuries Tuesday when part of a ceiling collapsed on them as they were battling a blaze at an upper east side restaurant, authorities said. The fire started at about 5 a.m. in a restaurant on the ground...

Fire guts several businesses in Las Vegas strip mall

Nov. 29, 2021 13:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An early morning blaze gutted several businesses in a strip mall a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip, but no injuries were reported, fire officials said Monday. Passers-by reported the fire a little after 1 a.m. Monday at the shopping complex at...

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....

Big fire guts large Los Angeles commercial building

Nov. 26, 2021 11:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging fire gutted a textile business in a large commercial building south of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. It was the second fire at the site this week. The fire was reported just before 8 p.m. and flames were burning through the roof when...

Police: 2 shot, 1 fatally, in Las Vegas restaurant

Nov. 24, 2021 15:24 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a man is dead and a woman critically wounded after being shot by a man who apparently followed the male victim into a restaurant before opening the fire. The shooter ran off and no immediate arrest was made following the Tuesday...

Fire damages Newark restaurant

Nov. 24, 2021 11:41 AM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Fire officials in Delaware are investigating a fire that damaged a restaurant in Newark early Wednesday. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating after the fire at Miller’s Ale House at Center Pointe Plaza, WDEL-FM reported. ...

Multiple shooters fire at crowd outside Illinois bar, 4 hurt

Nov. 21, 2021 13:58 PM EST

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Four people were injured when multiple shooters opened fire from a vehicle as it passed by a bar in the northern Illinois town of Kankakee, authorities said. More than 50 rounds were fired into the crowd outside the International Lounge shortly...