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100s of code violations found where fire killed 5 children

May. 26, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Officials say they found hundreds of code violations at a North Carolina apartment complex where five children died in a fire earlier this month. Most of the violations were minor. But the News & Record of Greensboro reports inspectors found a leaking sewer line, malfunctioning...

The Latest: Wildfire in Gila National Forest still growing

May. 26, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico wildfires (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A wildfire in a remote area of the Gila National Forest in western New Mexico continues to spread as officials said Saturday that containment efforts so far have been unsuccessful due to steep, rugged terrain and extremely...

Several people displaced in house fire

May. 26, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fire officials say they responded to a Providence house fire. WPRI-TV reports crews showed up to the scene Saturday morning to find heavy fire coming from the second and third floors of a wooden frame house. Firefighters were able to contain the fire, but there is extensive damage...

Brush fire leads to precautionary campground evacuation

May. 26, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A brush fire in western Colorado closed Interstate 70 for several hours and led state park officials to evacuate a campground as a precaution. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says all 77 campsites in the Island Access Campground in the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park were...

Wildfire in San Juan County forces evacuation of 15 people

May. 26, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say a wildfire near Navajo Lake in northwestern New Mexico burned 180 acres (73 hectares) and forced the evacuation of approximately 15 people before firefighters encircled it Friday night. County spokeswoman Susan Hakanson said there were no immediate reports...

Warnings of dangerous fire conditions cover much of Arizona

May. 26, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

FLAGTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Red flag warnings of dangerous wildfire conditions have been issued for most of northern Arizona for Saturday due to conditions that include low humidity and strong winds. The National Weather Service there's a potential for any fires that develop to spread rapidly and result in...

3 dead in fire in Indiana's Allen County

May. 26, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP, Ind. (AP) — Three people have died in a house fire in Indiana's Allen County. The Journal Gazette says the fire in St. Joseph Township occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday. Adam Griffith of the Allen County sheriff's department says firefighters from many agencies brought the fire under...

Kentucky man gets life sentence for murder conviction

May. 26, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man convicted of killing his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison. The Times-Tribune reports Judge Paul Winchester sentenced Joseph Nestor on Friday to life in prison for the 2015 murder of Amber Decker. Authorities say Decker was living with Nestor in 2015 when she...

Woman killed, husband hurt when SUV catches fire

May. 26, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities say a woman unable to escape an SUV that caught fire has died and her husband has been critically injured. The State Highway Patrol reports a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer caught fire Friday afternoon near the Lakeside-Marblehead exit on State Route 2 in northern Ohio's...

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

May. 26, 2018 1:24 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring's boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man's home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of massive...