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Firefighters extinguish fire atop silo at Coors Brewery

Jul. 30, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have extinguished a small fire atop an empty 16-story silo at the Molson Coors brewery in Golden. The cause of Thursday's fire was under investigation. No injuries were reported. Alan Fletcher, chief of the Fairmount Fire Protection District, told The Denver Post a wooden...

FILE - A booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Phoenix shows Matthew Egler. Authorities on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, announced the arrest of Egler, 29, on one count of arson for a fire that destroyed much of the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Arrest made in fire at Arizona Democratic headquarters

Jul. 29, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday announced an arrest in an arson fire that destroyed much of the Arizona and Maricopa County Democratic Party headquarters. Phoenix police said 29-year-old Matthew Egler was booked on one count of arson of an occupied structure. In charging documents obtained by...

People watch from a parking lot as a fire consumes buildings Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. About 150 firefighters battled a massive blaze that raged through several buildings, sending a thick, black plume of smoke up to the sky and embers to a nearby freeway. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group via AP)

Massive fire engulfs several buildings in San Francisco

Jul. 28, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 150 firefighters battled a massive blaze that raged through at least six buildings in San Francisco Tuesday, sending embers to a nearby freeway and a thick, black plume of smoke up to the sky and across the bay. One southbound lane of Highway 101 was closed because of the blaze...

Officials inspect fire damage to John A. Lau Saloon In downtown Alpena, Mich Friday, July 24, 2020. The community in the northern Lower Peninsula is raising money to help a man who lost his business when a fire destroyed a 134-year-old building. Jon Benson was a day away from reopening the Saloon after the coronavirus shutdown when the fire struck last week. The fire also caused damage next door at the Thunder Bay Theatre. Benson purchased the iconic saloon in 2018 and opened it after extensive renovations in 2019. (Steve Schulwitz/The Alpena News via AP)

Alpena rallies to help man after fire strikes iconic saloon

Jul. 27, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — A community in the northern Lower Peninsula is raising money to help a man who lost his business when fire destroyed a 134-year-old building. Jon Benson was a day away from reopening John A. Lau Saloon after the coronavirus shutdown when fire struck last week in downtown Alpena, The...

Police: Crowd smashes windows, sets fires in Seattle

Jul. 23, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of about 150 people broke windows, stole from businesses and and started a pair of fires in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood Wednesday night, authorities said. The group gathered at Cal Anderson Park around 9 p.m. and walked through the neighborhood, The Seattle Times reported....

Body found in Minneapolis pawn shop that burned during riots

Jul. 20, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities found a body Monday in the ruins of a Minneapolis pawn shop that burned during the unrest following the death of George Floyd. The body, apparently of a man, was discovered as investigators combed through the burned wreckage of maX it PAWN on East Lake Street. Minneapolis...

Fire destroys businesses in Gardiner, a Yellowstone gateway

Jul. 16, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — A fire destroyed several businesses in the Yellowstone National Park gateway town of Gardiner just six weeks after Montana entrances to the park reopened following a closure prompted by the coronavirus. The fire Tuesday destroyed the Two Bit Saloon, Yellowstone Raft Co.,...

Clarification: Yellowstone Gateway-Fire story

Jul. 16, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) — In a story published July 15, 2020, The Associated Press reported that Chuck Tanner was the owner of the Two Bit Saloon in Gardiner, one of several businesses destroyed by a fire on July 14. The story should have made clear that Tanner is the proprietor of the bar. The owners of the...

Florida man charged with setting store on fire after protest

Jul. 13, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been arrested on charges that he helped start a fire that engulfed a building housing a Champs Sports store in Tampa during unrest that followed protests over the death of George Floyd in May, authorities said Monday. Terrance Lee Hester surrendered to federal...

Man charged with arson in burning of Savannah city office

Jul. 11, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a Savannah man with setting a fire that burned a city office building. A grand jury indicted 18-year-old Stephen Charles Setter on a charge of arson, the office of U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine said. The charge carries a penalty range of five to 20...