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Mississippi resident dies in a trailer fire

Dec. 13, 2018 4:55 PM EST

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi resident has died in a trailer fire. Coroner James Lee tells the Natchez Democrat that an Adams County resident died in the fire Wednesday night. Acting Natchez Fire Chief Ventris Green says the fire was reported around 8 p.m. and firefighters responded to find the...

Burned bear Cinder shot and killed by hunter in Washington

Dec. 13, 2018 2:02 PM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — A bear cub found badly burned in a massive 2014 Washington state wildfire has been killed by a hunter. Rich Beausoleil with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said a team in September set out to find the den of the bear nicknamed Cinder because her radio-transmitting...

1 dead at site of mobile home fire east of Colorado Springs

Dec. 13, 2018 1:37 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One person has been found dead following a fire at a mobile home east of Colorado Springs in El Paso County. Authorities tell KKTV that the fire was reported around 9 p.m. Wednesday in a structure at a mobile home park. A witness said he heard a loud boom and then saw an...

Video: Texas boy jumps from burning apartment to officers

Dec. 12, 2018 12:56 PM EST

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A police officer's body camera caught the moment a boy jumped from the second floor of a Dallas-area apartment into the arms of officers below. Video obtained by television station WFAA shows Balch Springs Police officers trying to get inside the apartment building on the...

Condition improving for mom of 5 kids killed in Ohio fire

Dec. 12, 2018 12:54 PM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A hospital official says the mother of five children killed in a fire at their Ohio home remains hospitalized, but her condition is improving. Spokeswoman Tina Arundel of MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland said Wednesday that the woman's condition has been upgraded from...

Volunteer firefighter charged with setting 2 porch blazes

Dec. 12, 2018 12:45 PM EST

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — A 19-year-old volunteer firefighter is charged with starting fires at two homes, and police in western Pennsylvania allege that he said he did it because he was bored. Munhall police charged Ryan Laubham with five counts of arson and related charges following a porch fire early Monday....

2 dead in house fire in Shoshoni

Dec. 12, 2018 10:31 AM EST

SHOSHONI, Wyo. (AP) — A house fire in central Wyoming over the weekend has left two Fremont County residents dead. Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen tells The Ranger that a 57-year-old woman and her 64-year-old husband died in the fire, which occurred about 6:20 a.m. Sunday at their home in Shoshoni....

5 people, 2 dogs rescued from burning home in Ashwaubenon

Dec. 12, 2018 6:59 AM EST

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Firefighters rescued five people and a dog from a burning house in Ashwaubenon. Passers-by reported the blaze Tuesday morning. A public safety officer who responded kicked down the door to check for people inside but was turned back by heavy smoke. Better-equipped firefighters...

Veteran, mayor help rescue teen from burning home

Dec. 12, 2018 1:08 AM EST

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town mayor and a Vietnam war veteran have helped rescue a teen from a burning home. WTNH-TV reports 18-year-old Jamil Lawrence thanked his rescuers Tuesday, saying, "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you guys." Paul Wozniak Sr., who served in the Vietnam War, says he...

Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zone

Dec. 11, 2018 8:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conflict between the need for more housing in California and the danger of building in fire-prone mountains was decided in favor of homes Tuesday as Los Angeles County supervisors approved a massive rural housing development. The supervisors voted 4-1 to approve a 19,000 home project...