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Woman killed, multiple displaced in Philadelphia fires

Jan. 21, 2019 12:14 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Multiple late night house fires in Philadelphia have left one woman dead and others displaced. The first fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the city's Chestnut Hill neighborhood. Firefighters arrived to flames coming from both floors of the 2-story home, and an elderly woman...

Death toll reaches 85 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

Jan. 20, 2019 9:12 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 85 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans. "It was the popular tap," said Enrique Cerron, 22, who...

The Latest: Death toll for Mexico pipeline blast rises to 85

Jan. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EST

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The latest on the deadly fire at a Mexican fuel pipeline (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Mexican Health Minister Jorge Alcocer says the death toll from the ghastly pipeline explosion in central Mexico has risen to 85. Fifty-eight others are hospitalized, and dozens more are listed...

Maryland man severely burned in camping trailer fire

Jan. 20, 2019 4:17 PM EST

ACCIDENT, Md. (AP) — Fire investigators say a Maryland man suffered severe burns after his trailer caught on fire, apparently following an explosion. The Maryland fire marshal's office says Garrett County departments responded Saturday and found a 20-foot long pull-behind camping trailer in flames. An...

Fire destroys southern Vermont diner

Jan. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EST

DOVER, Vt. (AP) — An early morning fire has destroyed a diner in the southern Vermont town of Dover during one of the biggest snowstorms of the winter. The fire was reported at Betsey's Dot's of Dover just before 1 a.m. on Sunday. No one was in the building at the time. The assistant fire chief told the...

Flash flood watch issued for Northern California burn area

Jan. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EST

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Another Pacific storm moving into Northern California has prompted a flash flood watch for communities hit by last year's devastating wildfire. The National Weather Service says mud and debris flows are possible in and around the town of Paradise through 9 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters...

Arrest in death of man found in December fire

Jan. 20, 2019 2:20 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Charleston woman has been arrested in connection with the December death of a man pulled from a fire-damaged house. Charleston news outlets report that 46-year-old Tammy Teresa Adderley face charges of murder, armed robbery and possession of a knife during commission of a violent...

1 killed, 1 hurt in wrong-way crash; car goes through wall

Jan. 20, 2019 2:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman was killed and a man injured after a car driving the wrong way crashed through a wall and off an embankment. Authorities responded to Riverside Drive and 155th Street around 4 a.m. Sunday to find an overturned vehicle on fire inside a cemetery. The woman driving the car was...

Project looks into how drones can predict spread of wildfire

Jan. 20, 2019 11:25 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri researcher is teaming up with scholars in Kansas and Georgia to develop drone technology to monitor and potentially predict the spread of wildfires. The $1.2 million research project that began last month aims to use unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to...

2 killed, 25 injured in large fire at French ski resort

Jan. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Two people have been killed and 25 others injured in a large blaze that broke out on Sunday in the French ski resort of Courchevel, local authorities said. According to the Savoie prefecture, the blaze started at 4:30 a.m. (0330 GMT) in a building housing seasonal workers located in the heart...