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China investigators suspect construction work caused fire that killed 16 people in shopping mall

Jul. 18, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese investigators suspect construction work sparked a fire that caused 16 deaths in a shopping mall in the southwestern city of Zigong. The fire broke out Wednesday evening and took almost 10 hours to extinguish, state media reported. The 14-story commercial...

A fire kills 16 people at a shopping mall in southwestern China

Jul. 17, 2024 23:30 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a shopping mall killed 16 people Wednesday in the southwestern Chinese city of Zigong, state media reported. Firefighters and rescuers responded to a fire call shortly after 6 p.m. at the 14-story commercial building, and pulled 75 people to safety,...

Water conservation measures for Grand Canyon National Park after another break in the waterline

Jul. 17, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Grand Canyon National Park is using water conservation measures again at the South Rim after another break in the Trans Canyon Waterline. Park officials announced Monday that the waterline was recently shut off for repairs and crews were...

Forest fire breaks out at major military gunnery range in New Jersey

Jul. 16, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving forest fire broke out Tuesday at a major military gunnery range in southern New Jersey, but no injuries or property damage has been reported. The New Jersey Forest Fire Service responded around 2:15 p.m. to the Warren Grove Air to Ground Range in...

Residents cleared to return home after crews contain wind-swept wildfire on Hawaii's Kauai island

Jul. 16, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

KAUMAKANI, Hawaii (AP) — Firefighters have contained a wind-swept wildfire that was threatening about 200 homes on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, authorities said late Monday night, and an evacuation notice for the area has been lifted. The fire burned 1.56 square miles (4 square...

Lightning-caused wildfire in an Arizona forest still uncontained, leads to some evacuation orders

Jul. 15, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

GILA COUNTY, Ariz. (AP) — Several areas in Tonto National Forest are under evacuation orders due to a lightning-caused wildfire that has burned 8.6 square miles (22.2 square kilometers) since last week, authorities said Monday. Officials with the U.S. Forest Service said the Black...

Homicide suspected in deaths of 3 adults found after apartment fire outside Phoenix

Jul. 15, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

AHWATUKEE, Ariz. (AP) — Homicide detectives are now investigating the deaths of three adults after an apartment fire in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee early Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two women and one man were found inside a second-floor bedroom of the three-level...

6 firefighters have died battling a bushfire in South Africa after storms batter other areas

Jul. 15, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa and another two are in a critical condition, emergency services said Monday. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by...

40 crews called to fight stubborn fire at Grand Rapids recycling center

Jul. 15, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A large fire at a recycling center sent a huge plume of black smoke over the city of Grand Rapids on Monday, and was burning so hot that firefighters had to battle the blaze from aerial ladders. Grand Rapids Fire Chief Brad Brown said that a large fire...

At least 5 killed in bombing targeting a busy café in the Somali capital, police say

Jul. 14, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A bombing outside a café Sunday in the Somali capital of Mogadishu killed at least five people, police said. Some people were watching the European soccer final between Spain and England on a screen inside the café when a car loaded with explosives blew...