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Arson suspected to be cause of house fire

Jun. 24, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Officials are saying a suspicious fire in a vacant Rhode Island house might have been arson. The fire broke out Saturday night in the two-family house in Providence. The Providence Journal reports firefighters extinguished the blaze and boarded up the building. No one was at the...

Fire displaces over a dozen people

Jun. 23, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — A large fire has displaced over a dozen people in Massachusetts. Several fire departments responded to an apartment building fire Friday afternoon in Chelsea. All residents evacuated, and none were injured. Over four dozen firefighters were on the scene, with several suffering...

California man texted friend before care home murder-suicide

Jun. 22, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a Southern California adult-care facility was drunk and sent an apologetic text to a friend before he shot three developmentally disabled men, set the building ablaze and then used the gun to kill himself, according to investigation documents. The August 2016 fire at...

Maine man pleads guilty to arson in home fire case

Jun. 22, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) — Fire officials in Maine say a man has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge in connection with a fire at his home earlier in the year. The State Fire Marshal's Office says 27-year-old Colton Webster of Livermore Falls pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal mischief on Tuesday....

Woman dies in mobile home blaze outside Colorado Springs

Jun. 21, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 67-year-old woman died in a mobile home fire outside Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports Judith Barton was found dead inside the home in the Cimarron Hills area Thursday. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Cimarron Hills firefighters extinguished the...

Firefighters: Person jumps from 2nd-floor of burning home

Jun. 21, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Firefighters say a trapped person has jumped from a second-floor window to escape a blazing townhouse in Maryland near Washington, D.C. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tells news outlets in tweets that firefighters were called out Thursday morning to the...

4 suffer minor injuries in Cedar Rapids apartment fire

Jun. 21, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say four people suffered minor injuries in a fire at a Cedar Rapids apartment complex. Firetrucks were dispatched around 5:25 p.m. Wednesday to the 12-unit complex. The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says firefighters used a ladder to rescue one person. The fire was...

Officials identify woman killed in mobile home fire

Jun. 21, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — Officials have released the name of a New Hampshire woman who was found dead after a fire in Exeter. Officials say 65-year-old Carol Felides was found dead in her mobile home early Tuesday morning. WMUR-TV reports an autopsy was performed Wednesday, but officials say the cause and...

2 sentenced to prison for deaths of 3 kids in Michigan fire

Jun. 20, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two people blamed for the deaths of three children in a Flint, Michigan house fire have each been sentenced to 18 to 36 years in prison. The mother of two of the children, Erica Starkey, and her acquaintance, Rodney King Jr., were sentenced Wednesday. Police say King set Starkey's house...

Pregnant woman airlifted to treat burns after grease fire

Jun. 20, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

KIMBALL, S.D. (AP) — A pregnant South Dakota woman has been airlifted to a Minneapolis burn unit after her stomach and legs were burned by a grease fire. The Daily Republic reports 20-year-old Pam Bice, of Kimball, was burned Monday after she collided with her sister, who was trying to remove a burning pan...