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12 families displaced by large apartment fire

Mar. 28, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A fire in New Hampshire destroyed several apartment buildings Friday and displaced 12 families. Manchester fire officials say that two multi-level apartment buildings were complete losses, WMUR-TV reported. Several surrounding buildings and several cars were damaged as well. The...

Apartment fire, water damage displace 14 families

Mar. 26, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fourteen families in Connecticut have been displaced because of damage to apartments caused by sprinklers that activated during a fire, officials said. The fire broke out in a fourth-floor apartment in Wallingford on Tuesday afternoon, the Record-Journal reported. The fire...

Red Cross extends financial help deadline after tornadoes

Mar. 25, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The American Red Cross said Wednesday it continues to offer emergency financial help for Middle Tennessee residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the tornadoes that tore through the region in early March. The Red Cross said in a news release that a deadline to file an...

Possible twister: Damage reports at Mississippi-Alabama line

Mar. 24, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A suspected tornado heavily damaged a store and other structures Tuesday in northern Mississippi and Alabama as a severe storm system crossed the Deep South, authorities said. Police Chief Mike Kemp in Tishomingo, Mississippi, told broadcast outlet WTVA that minor injuries were...

Maple sugaring operation fire destroys garage, damages home

Mar. 24, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Vt (AP) — Fire officials suspect that a maple sugaring operation in a garage caused a fire that destroyed the garage and damaged a home in Hartford. When firefighters arrived on Saturday evening, they said the two-car garage was fully engulfed, The Valley News reported. The fire extended into...

Utah residents still reporting damage days after earthquake

Mar. 23, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five days after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook parts of Utah, residents continue to report damage. The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District asked those within its boundaries to submit online notices of home or business damage from the March 18 earthquake, The Salt Lake...

Virginia fire destroys a dozen apartments, displaces 23

Mar. 23, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fire destroyed 12 apartments and displaced 23 people in Virginia, authorities said. Fire crews from the Norfolk Fire Rescue responded twice to fire calls in the same block early Sunday. The first response at 2 a.m. was contained to the apartment of origin and quickly extinguished. No...

Firefighters carry a person on a stretcher after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. (AP Photo)

Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown

Mar. 22, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical condition and 16 other people were...

Officials: Earthquake causes minor damage near Carson City

Mar. 21, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 4.5 magnitude earthquake near Carson City on Friday night caused minor damages across the city, authorities said. Some damage to items on shelves inside stores was reported and one building shut off its gas as a precaution, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said. The temblor,...

Fire in apartment building leaves 2 injured, 10 displaced

Mar. 21, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Two people were being treated for injuries and 10 are without a home after a fire damaged an apartment building in Springfield, fire officials say. The Republican newspaper in Springfield reports that firefighters were called to a three-alarm fire Saturday morning at 28 Sumner...