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Early morning fire damages Bellevue apartment building

Nov. 27, 2021 11:44 AM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An early Saturday morning fire at the College Park Apartments in Bellevue heavily damaged the building. Crews from the Bellevue Fire Department who responded to the 3:35 a.m. call found smoke and fire coming on the second floor of the three-story...

Apartment fire critically injures a person in Wichita

Nov. 27, 2021 11:16 AM EST

WICHITA,Kan. (AP) — A fire Friday night at the Broadmoor at Chelsea apartments in north Wichita critically injured one person and displaced every resident in the complex, authorities said. Crews responding to an emergency call just before 6 p.m. from a resident found...

Talladega Forest wildfires 90% contained, trails reopen

Nov. 27, 2021 10:48 AM EST

BRENT, Ala. (AP) — Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Federal officials said conditions are safe to reopen...

Utilities restoring power as Southern California winds ease

Nov. 26, 2021 20:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds declined in strength across Southern California on Friday and utilities restored power to thousands of customers whose electricity was shut off to prevent wildfires. The seasonal dry winds produced fierce gusts on Thanksgiving Day,...

Fire destroys 6 mobile homes near Salton Sea

Nov. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EST

DESERT SHORES, Calif. (AP) — A fire destroyed six mobile homes in the rustic community of Desert Shores on the west side of the Salton Sea on Friday, authorities said. In addition, the Imperial County Fire Department said in a Facebook post that it was fighting a fire...

Gunman opens fire on bus in Kosovo, killing 3, wounding 1

Nov. 26, 2021 17:16 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus carrying teenagers in western Kosovo Friday, killing three people and injuring another, police and media reports said. Fadil Gashi, police spokesman in the nearby city of Peja, said the bus came under...

Woman killed, man critically injured in Macon house fire

Nov. 26, 2021 16:39 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A house fire has claimed the life of a woman in Macon. The Thanksgiving night blaze also left a man in critical condition, WMAZ-TV reported. Bibb County sheriff's deputies and firefighters were sent to the home late Thursday night,...

Trailer fire on I70 near Kansas City kills at least 4 horses

Nov. 26, 2021 16:35 PM EST

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a trailer loaded with horses caught fire Friday on a stretch of Interstate 70 near Kansas City, killing at least four animals. Th Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that the fire happened just west of Grain Valley....

1 person killed, another injured in Anchor Point house fire

Nov. 26, 2021 15:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One person has died and another injured in a house fire on the Kenai Peninsula. The local fire department found the home in Anchor Point fully engulfed in flame when they arrived Thursday evening. One person was found dead...

Investigators looking into cause of fatal fire in Humboldt

Nov. 26, 2021 14:43 PM EST

HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Agency is investigating after a fatal fire on Thanksgiving morning in rural eastern Nebraska. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire was reported just after 4:30 a.m. in Humboldt....