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Authorities: 2 women, 2 firefighters hurt in house fire

Oct. 14, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in New Jersey's largest city has left four people injured, including two firefighters. The blaze in the two-story home in Newark broke out around 12:35 p.m. Sunday and soon spread to the house next door. But firefighters were able to bring the fire under...

1 dead, 1 critically injured in apartment building fire

Oct. 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a southwest Philadelphia apartment building has claimed the life of one man and critically injured another. Fire crews responding shortly after 5:30 a.m. Sunday reported thick, black smoke billowing from the three-story building. Emergency crews helped several...

Gas explosion, fire displaces 150 people in Boston

Oct. 13, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A gas explosion and fire at a Boston apartment building has displaced about 150 people. Fire officials say no injuries were reported at the 40-unit residential building in the Mattapan neighborhood. The explosion and fire were reported early Saturday afternoon. Authorities say there's about...

1 killed, 1 hurt in garage explosion in southwest Colorado

Oct. 12, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed and a man was injured in an explosion and fire that destroyed a garage and damaged a home in southwest Colorado. The Durango Herald reports 72-year-old Fred Phillips, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was pulled from the perimeter of the burning structure...

Woman, dog dead after Boise house fire

Oct. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a 64-year-old woman's death in a small Boise house fire is under investigation. The Ada County Coroner's office identified the woman as Janet Finney. A dog also died in the fire late Thursday morning. Crews were sent to the home just after 11 a.m. They found Finney's...

St. Louis police officers save woman from burning home

Oct. 12, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis police officers are being credited with saving a disabled woman from a house fire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Officers Kevin Malone and Kyle Bowen were patrolling in the area before dawn Friday when they discovered a house engulfed in flames. They soon found...

4 arrested in killing of man found shot inside NY home

Oct. 12, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

WORCESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man and three teenagers have been arrested in the killing of a man who was shot to death inside his home in central New York. New York state police say a fire was reported at a house in the town of Worcester on Thursday. Troopers responded to the home and found...

2 dead after house fire in North Hampton, New Hampshire

Oct. 12, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say two people are dead, including a child, after a fire in a home in North Hampton. WMUR-TV reports the fire started after 8 p.m. Friday at the two-family home on Lovering Road. Police say a man and a young boy who were in the house were taken to the...

Winds dying as crews fight flames in Southern California

Oct. 12, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds that drove fires through two Southern California areas have died down but flames that destroyed dozens of homes continue to rage. A blaze in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles was only 13% contained Saturday after destroying 13 buildings. One man who had tried to...

Man arraigned in fire that killed woman, 2-year-old daughter

Oct. 11, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been charged in connection with a fire in an apartment building that killed a 31-year-old woman and her 2-year-old daughter. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 24-year-old Dmarco Latham was arraigned Friday on two counts of felony murder and multiple counts of arson....