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Firefighters: Blaze destroys house, 7 people displaced

Oct. 22, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Fire crews in Rhode Island spent several hours battling a blaze that destroyed a Newport home. Newport Fire Chief Brian Dugan says a total of seven people were inside the 2-family home at the time of the Sunday afternoon blaze. All of the people got out safely. Dugan says the second...

Probe: Fire that killed officer's wife, daughter accident

Oct. 21, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Fire Department says a blaze that killed a 33-year-old mother and her 9-month-old daughter last week was caused by leaked propane vapor, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports. Capt. Scot Seguirant tells the newspaper Sunday that the propane vapor was ignited by an electrical...

Southern California house fire roasts 3 homes and injures 4

Oct. 21, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say that a major house fire early Sunday injured four people and caused significant property damage. Ventura Fire Chief David Endaya said crews arrived to find two separate homes in flames. The Ventura County Star reports the blaze was so large that...

1 dead in Billings apartment fire

Oct. 21, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana authorities say one person has been found dead after a fire at a single-story apartment building near downtown Billings. The victim was not immediately identified. The Billings Fire Department says the fire broke out shortly before midnight Saturday in one of the apartment...

The Latest: 11 migrants, trafficker injured in Greece crash

Oct. 21, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Greek police say 11 migrants and one trafficker have been injured when the SUV that was carrying them at high speed overturned on a highway in northern Greece. Police say the car, which was carrying the migrants from the...

Northern California man rescues 3 people from burning truck

Oct. 21, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California police say a good Samaritan pulled three people from a pickup truck that had caught fire after an early Sunday crash. KCRA-TV reports all three adults were hospitalized with one suffering life-threatening injuries. The one-vehicle crash occurred in the city of...

Major fire at Vermont Country Store Warehouse

Oct. 21, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — The cause of a major fire at the Vermont Country Store warehouse remains under investigation. The fire was in Clarendon was reported around 10:45 p.m. The Rutland Fire department said its crews remained on the scene until around 5 a.m. Sunday. Route 7B was closed for about 12 hours...

Police: Arson suspect set fire in police headquarters

Oct. 21, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say set a fire in the lobby of police headquarters. Authorities say Joseph Lester walked into the headquarters of the Petersburg Bureau of Police last week. They say a fire was set in the lobby. It was quickly extinguished. News outlets say police...

The Latest: Death toll in Taiwan derailment stands at 18

Oct. 21, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment in Taiwan (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities in Taiwan have lowered the death toll in a train derailment to 18. The National Fire Agency had earlier cited the Cabinet spokesman's office as saying 22 people were killed when the Puyuma express...

3 missing, 15 rescued off California coast after boat fire

Oct. 21, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Coast Guard officials say three people are missing and 15 people were rescued Saturday night after their fishing boat caught fire south of San Diego. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that crew of the 42-foot fishing boat Time Machine contacted the Coast Guard around 9:35 p.m. to...