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Officials: Large fire scorches Peru's capital, killing none

Apr. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Officials in Peru say a massive fire has destroyed several buildings near the center of the capital city, but killed nobody. Police Chief Mario Arata said Saturday that it could take a month to clean up the warehouses and shops charred by the fire that started Friday afternoon in downtown...

Houston fires renew safety debate in oil-friendly Texas

Apr. 5, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Federal investigators have yet to announce what...

Worker at Texas chemical plant damaged by fire files lawsuit

Apr. 4, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A growing number of lawsuits are springing from the ashes at a Houston-area chemical plant that caught fire this week killing a worker . Two plant employees filed separate state suits Wednesday against KMCO LLC, claiming the company failed to maintain a safe work environment or give them...

Federal agency to investigate Texas chemical fire

Apr. 3, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board announced Wednesday that it will investigate a fire at a Houston area chemical plant as the facility's operator identified the worker killed in the blaze. James Earl Mangum was killed in the Tuesday fire at a KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles...

The Latest: Dead worker in Texas chemical fire identified

Apr. 3, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston area chemical plant that killed one worker and injured two others. (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Company officials have identified the worker killed in a fire at a Houston area chemical plant as James Earl Mangum. KMCO says the two other workers who...

2nd Texas chemical fire in about 2 weeks kills worker

Apr. 2, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at a Texas plant Tuesday, killing one worker, critically injuring two others and sending panicked employees fleeing over a fence to safety. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed the fatality in a tweet and said the two injured had been...

The Latest: State sues over Texas plant fire

Apr. 2, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston-area chemical plant (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The state of Texas has filed a court petition seeking action against a company whose plant caught fire near Houston on Tuesday. One worker was killed and two were injured critically in the fire at the KMCO...

Sheriff: One person has died in a fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas; 2 others taken by helicopter to a hospital

Apr. 2, 2019 2:02 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Sheriff: One person has died in a fire at a chemical plant in Crosby, Texas; 2 others taken by helicopter to a hospital .

Sheriff: 2 workers may be hurt in fire at chemical plant in Crosby, Texas; 2nd Texas chemical facility fire in 2 weeks

Apr. 2, 2019 12:52 PM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Sheriff: 2 workers may be hurt in fire at chemical plant in Crosby, Texas; 2nd Texas chemical facility fire in 2 weeks.

Bangladesh police arrest building owners over fatal blaze

Mar. 31, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh's capital have arrested two of the owners of a commercial complex that caught fire this past week, killing 26 people and injuring about 70, an official said Sunday. F.R. Tower's owners Tasvir-ul-Islam and S.M.H.I. Faruque were arrested in Dhaka and charged with...