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Helicopter crash sparks brush fire in Southern California

Jan. 26, 2020 1:37 PM EST

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Emergency crews responded after a helicopter crashed and sparked a small brush fire Sunday in Southern California, authorities said. The crash occurred in Calabasas, said Art Marrujo, a dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. He didn't know how many...

Man in critical condition after a house fire in Henderson

Jan. 26, 2020 12:09 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a house fire in Henderson. Henderson Fire Department crews responded to the blaze about 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters found a family of six living at the house and say one resident suffered significant injuries. The man was...

This Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, aerial photo provided by the New South Wales Police, shows wreckage, center, is strewn at the crash site of a firefighting air tanker near Numeralla, south west of Sydney. Three crew from the U.S. were killed when their C-130 Hercules tanker crashed while fighting wildfires in Australia, their employer, Canada-based Coulson Aviation, said in a statement. (NSW Police via AP)

3 dead US fire bombers retrieved from Australian forest

Jan. 25, 2020 2:44 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire crisis were retrieved on Saturday as their grieving families arrived in Sydney, officials said. Ian McBeth of...

Steve (Woody) Culleton, from left, Bryson Groh, Zach Boston, Brandon Burke, Michelle John, from bottom right, director Ron Howard and Carly Jean Ingersoll pose for a portrait to promote the film

Sundance: Ron Howard documents aftermath of the Camp Fire

Jan. 25, 2020 2:09 AM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history. His mother-in-law had lived there and he had visited the town. He had some understanding of its people. Ten days after what became known as the Camp Fire swept...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

Fire blows out of a window in the Chinatown section of New York, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. New York City firefighters battled a raging blaze at a building in the city's Chinatown area Thursday night, Firefighters said they were called about 8:45 p.m. to 70 Mulberry Street for a fire on the fourth and fifth floors of the building, NYFD officials said. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

85,000 museum artifacts feared lost in NYC Chinatown fire

Jan. 24, 2020 9:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 85,000 artifacts that tell the story of the Chinese migration to the United States may have been lost in a fire that struck a building in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown, a museum official said Friday. The president of the Museum of Chinese in America told The New York Times that...

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, a woman looks at the rubble of a historic residence after a fire destroyed the home following a shooting in Honolulu over the weekend. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes following a suspected landlord-tenant dispute where two police officers were fatally shot and two others died. A fire that followed last Sunday's violence destroyed several homes. (Dennis Oda/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

Officials identify remains found in burnt-out Hawaii home

Jan. 24, 2020 8:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the remains of two people found in a burnt-out home where a man allegedly shot and killed two Honolulu police officers and attacked a neighbor before setting the house ablaze last weekend. Officials on Friday released a statement...

People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under flags flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for three U.S. crew members of an aerial water tanker that crashed Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgrounds

Jan. 24, 2020 7:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Growing up in a small rural community on Colorado's plains, Ian McBeth went to work as a ranch hand in neighboring Nebraska at 14 and was a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track. Initially stymied in his dream of becoming a pilot because of his vision, McBeth, one of three...

Michigan couple dies in burning house trying to save dogs

Jan. 24, 2020 3:26 PM EST

KALKASKA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A couple has died trying to save their two dogs from their house in northern Michigan that was engulfed in flames, authorities said. Kalkaska County sheriff's officials said the fire broke out early Thursday morning at the Kalkaska Township home of Brian and Sheryl Curry....

Fire kills 11 youths hunting animals in field in Venezuela

Jan. 24, 2020 11:25 AM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Eleven young people, mostly teenagers, who were hunting small animals died in a fire that swept through a sugarcane field in Venezuela, authorities said Friday. Investigators said those who died were trying to catch rabbits and iguanas fleeing a controlled burn Thursday afternoon...