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Man dies in Seaside house fire

Feb. 25, 2020 10:25 AM EST

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — A Seaside man died early Monday in a blaze that destroyed his home and threatened several others, city officials said. Stephen Penwarden, 69, was the sole resident of the house, and the only one inside at the time, according to City of Seaside spokesman Jon Rahl. Crews responded to the...

Andover house fire kills 1 man, sends 2 teens to hospital

Feb. 25, 2020 9:41 AM EST

ANDOVER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a fire at an Andover home early Tuesday killed a man and sent two teenage boys to the hospital. The Anoka County Sheriff's Office says the blaze broke out near an attached garage about 3:30 a.m. and spread to the rest of the house, the Star Tribune reported. The man...

Man, woman injured in mobile home fire outside St. Louis

Feb. 25, 2020 7:36 AM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been injured in a fire that destroyed a mobile home near St. Louis. KSDK-TV reports that St. Charles firefighters arrived around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday to the Sunnydale Mobile Home Park. The St. Charles Fire Department said a man escaped the mobile home...

Woman found dead in home destroyed by fire in Utah

Feb. 24, 2020 2:30 PM EST

ROY, Utah (AP) — The body of a 60-year-old woman was found inside a home destroyed by a fire Sunday, firefighters said. Fire crews extinguished the fire in Roy, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Salt Lake City and then spent several hours shoring up the home before it was safe to enter and search for...

Deaths of 2 women in fire ruled accidental

Feb. 24, 2020 12:54 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A coroner has ruled the deaths of two women in a fire in a Pennsylvania home over the weekend accidental. Sabine Labarriere, 40, and Marie Dorcena, 79, died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, the Lancaster County coroner said Monday. Authorities said the West Hempfield...

Authorities: 1 person injured in Omaha apartment fire

Feb. 24, 2020 10:25 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One person was taken to a hospital Monday after being injured by an apartment fire in north-central Omaha. Firefighters were sent to the Kensington Woods Apartments at 8:05 a.m. after a caller told a 911 dispatcher that people were trapped in the building. Firefighters battled flames in...

1 dead in early morning house fire in Rhode Island

Feb. 24, 2020 9:11 AM EST

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A woman was found dead after a fire early Monday morning in a multi-family home in Rhode Island, officials said. The fire was reported at about 6:30 a.m. The woman was found in a first-floor unit of the Pawtucket home, according to State Fire Marshal Tim McLaughlin and Fire Chief...

Suspect sought who attacked residents, set fire to home

Feb. 24, 2020 6:26 AM EST

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Monday were searching for a man who they say broke into a home, attacked a resident and tied up another before setting the house on fire. Firefighters extinguished the flames and found the residents inside the home on Crestmont Terrace on Sunday afternoon, Camden...

2 people killed, firefighter injured in fire

Feb. 23, 2020 12:18 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Two people were killed in a fire in a Pennsylvania home, authorities said. Lancaster County emergency dispatchers said the West Hempfield Township blaze was reported just before midnight Saturday. Fire crews fought the blaze through early Sunday before bringing it under control. No...

Firefighter injured battling Worcester apartment blaze

Feb. 23, 2020 10:14 AM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A firefighter suffered minor injures while battling an early morning house fire in Worcester, officials said. The firefighter was taken to the hospital and seven residents were displaced after the fire broke out at the three-story apartment house early Sunday, the fire department...