Latest Residential fires News

Child dies, several people hurt when fire roars through home

Apr. 3, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through an Ohio home, killing a child and injuring several other people. The fire in Zanesville was reported around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. A witness reported hearing an explosion moments before the two-story home was engulfed in flames, but authorities said...

Vermont police say suspicious fire destroyed unoccupied home

Apr. 3, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

BURKE, Vt. (AP) — A suspicious fire destroyed an unoccupied home in West Burke, Vermont, police said. The building was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the School Street home early Thursday. The structure, which was being demolished, had been damaged by an earlier fire and there was...

Firefighter injured battling downtown blaze in Fort Dodge

Apr. 3, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — One firefighter was injured and apartment residents were forced out of their homes by a fire that heavily damaged one building and damaged an adjacent structure in downtown Fort Dodge, officials said. The fire at the two-story brick building was reported around 9:55 a.m. Thursday,...

79-year-old woman dies in southwest Missouri house fire

Apr. 3, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

HOLLISTER, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 79-year-old woman has died in a house fire in southwest Missouri, along with two cats and a dog. KYTV reports that the Taney County Coroner identified the victim as Betty Sinson. The Western Taney County Fire Protection District reports that crews responded around 4...

Man found dead following mobile home fire

Apr. 2, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — A man was found dead in a mobile home that was destroyed in a fire Thursday, New Hampshire fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the home in Claremont at about 4:10 a.m. The man, who has been identified as Francis Viola Jr., 58, of Claremont, was found after the fire was...

1 found dead in house fire in Northfield

Apr. 2, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — One person was found dead in a house fire in Northfield early Tuesday, police said. Firefighters responded to the fire around 6:30 a.m. A concerned neighbor had entered the house and saved one of the residents, who is now being treated at University of Vermont Medical Center, police...

Woman, dog killed, 4 people hurt in house fire

Apr. 1, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a western Ohio home early Wednesday, killing a woman and a dog and injuring four other people. The fire in Springfield was reported around 7 a.m., when a Clark County sheriff’s deputy who was on his way to work saw the flames and notified...

Vermont family displaced after grease fire destroys home

Apr. 1, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. (AP) — A grease fire that started on a porch destroyed a home in Vermont, displacing at least eight family members. Kimberly Brough was grilling chicken when the grease caught fire at her Rockingham home Tuesday afternoon, the Brattleboro Reformer reported. No one was injured. Brough said...

Four women killed in New York City apartment fire

Apr. 1, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four women were killed in a New York City apartment fire Tuesday night, the authorities said. The police department said officers and firefighters responded around 7:25 p.m. to the fire in an apartment on the sixth floor of a building on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Police say the...

Man arrested in Kitsap house standoff faces more charges

Mar. 31, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

KITSAP, Wash. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was charged with multiple crimes in Washington state after allegedly threatening to kill his parents and barricading himself in his mother's home while deputies attempted to arrest him, authorities said. Michael Eby Barr was arrested on charges of felony harassment...