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4 juveniles, 1 adult taken to hospitals after Arkansas fire

Nov. 19, 2019 7:05 AM EST

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say five people were taken to hospitals with life-threatening injuries after an early morning house fire. Police responded shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday to the fire in Fort Smith, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. The Fort...

Crews find woman’s body while fighting mobile home fire

Nov. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EST

HAMILTON, Iowa (AP) — Crews have found the body of a woman while fighting a mobile home fire in the tiny southern Iowa city of Hamilton. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters found the body of 56-year-old Rhonda Kiler early Monday after being called to the fire. Firefighters worked...

Hundreds crowd funeral for firefighter who saved colleagues

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant who died after helping two colleagues escape a burning home was dedicated to his family and his profession and took younger firefighters under his wing, speakers at his funeral Mass said Monday. Hundreds of members of the Worcester Fire Department as...

Woman arrested at fire charged in killing at nearby home

Nov. 18, 2019 2:16 PM EST

REEDS SPRING, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was arrested at the scene of a suspected southwest Missouri arson fire has been charged with fatally stabbing a 74-year-old man at a nearby home. Thirty-year-old Elizabeth Rose Horn was charged Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in...

Investigators seeking cause of Washington state fatal fire

Nov. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are searching for the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a Washington state woman. The Yakima Herald reported Sunday that 57-year-old Renee Leighty died in Yakima Nov. 12. Firefighters pulled Leighty from the burning structure and performed CPR at the scene. Yakima...

Body found inside burning Southern California home

Nov. 18, 2019 11:51 AM EST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after firefighters discovered a dead man inside a burning home in Southern California. KABC-TV reports the blaze was extinguished late Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga. Investigators in San Bernardino County will try to determine the causes of the...

Kentucky coroner identifies 11-year-old as house fire victim

Nov. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EST

STONE, Ky. (AP) — A coroner says a body found in a burning home in Eastern Kentucky has been identified as an 11-year-old girl. News outlets report Pike County Deputy Coroner Mike Hall said Saturday an autopsy confirmed the victim was Ayla Eastwood. He said foul play isn’t suspected. Kentucky State...

1 killed in Wichita house fire; cause under investigation

Nov. 18, 2019 7:58 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed in a house fire in Wichita. KWCH-TV reports that that the fire started late Sunday in the northwest part of the city. Capt. Chad Winton says that one person was found inside the structure and died despite life-saving efforts. The fire was...

Police release name of man arrested after standoff

Nov. 18, 2019 6:10 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man arrested after a nearly four-hour standoff at an apartment complex in eastern Des Moines. Police say 25-year-old Troy Ruggles is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer and two counts of intimidation with a...

Red Cross helping several families displaced by fires

Nov. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EST

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The American Red Cross says it’s helping families in Rhode Island and in Connecticut who were displaced from their homes after recent fires. The charity announced Sunday that it’s aiding four families who were living in a building that caught fire in Central Falls,...