Latest Fires News

The Latest: Youngest victim of deadly Wisconsin fire ID'd

Jun. 26, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a house fire in a small northern Wisconsin town that killed six people, including four children. (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Authorities say the youngest victim of a house fire that killed six people in a small northern Wisconsin town was an 11-month-old girl named Zoe...

Refinery to close after fire; modest gas price impact seen

Jun. 26, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

The largest oil refinery on the East Coast will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing, officials and analysts said Wednesday. Philadelphia Energy Solutions has decided to shut down the...

The Latest: Gas prices could increase on refinery closure

Jun. 26, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that an East Coast oil refinery that caught fire will close (all times local): 1:30 p.m. AAA says gasoline prices may increase after the announcement that a Philadelphia oil refinery will close after a devastating fire. Spokeswoman Jana Tidwell says...

Paris prosecutor: no sign Notre Dame fire of criminal origin

Jun. 26, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A preliminary investigation found no evidence to suggest that a fire that gutted large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal, the prosecutor's office said Wednesday. The prosecutor's office said in a statement that several hypotheses about the cause of the April 15 blaze include a...

Investigators probe cause of Wisconsin fire that killed 6

Jun. 26, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — State and local investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire that killed six people, including four children, in a small northern Wisconsin town. Authorities say the fire early Tuesday in a multifamily home in the unincorporated community of Pickerel killed a...

Sheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her master tapes

Jun. 26, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as "Tuesday Night Music Club" and the track "All I Wanna Do" perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group. Crow told the BBC Wednesday that her master tapes and back-ups were destroyed in the blaze and that she only discovered the...

Correction: Wisconsin Fire story

Jun. 26, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — In a story June 25 about a Wisconsin house fire that killed six people, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the Langlade County coroner. He is Larry Shadick, not Shadlick. A corrected version of the story is below: Wisconsin coroner: 6 killed in rural house fire...

Wisconsin coroner: 6 people, including 4 children, killed in rural house fire

Jun. 25, 2019 5:59 PM EDT
PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coroner: 6 people, including 4 children, killed in rural house fire.

PG&E's lenders offer billions, new name to rebrand utility

Jun. 25, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric's key lenders on Tuesday offered a $30 billion plan to pull the utility out of bankruptcy and give the tarnished company a new name. The proposal filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court would set aside up to $18 billion of that $30 billion to pay claims on the...

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Jun. 25, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths. That emerging reality is prompting people in cities...