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Firefighter charged with setting fire to abandoned building

Aug. 16, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia volunteer firefighter charged with setting fire to an abandoned building was with the first crew to arrive on the scene, an investigator said Monday. Firefighters from several departments responded to a report of a structure fire Friday night in...

1 still critical after car drove through fundraiser crowd

Aug. 16, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — One person remained in critical condition Tuesday evening after a car drove through a crowd at a weekend fundraiser for victims of a house fire, killing one woman and injuring 17 other people, authorities said. Of the 17 people injured, one remains in critical...

Bus rams into fuel truck in eastern Pakistan, killing 20

Aug. 16, 2022 02:53 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A passenger bus rammed into a fuel truck on a highway in eastern Pakistan before dawn on Tuesday, igniting a fire that killed at least 20 people, police and rescue officials said. According to the officials, the accident happened near the town of Jalalpur...

1 dead, 9 injured in gas explosion at Missouri home

Aug. 15, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

WYATT, Mo. (AP) — A gas explosion Monday at a southeast Missouri home killed one person and injured nine others, authorities said. The explosion happened around 7 a.m. in Wyatt, a town of about 280 people that's about 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of St. Louis, Capt. Barry...

Oregon firefighter, twin brother, die in Idaho plane crash

Aug. 15, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A 38-year-old firefighter from Oregon died in a small plane crash Monday, according to Bend Fire & Rescue. Daniel Harro was flying with his twin brother Mark near Yellow Pine, Idaho, when their plane crashed, fire officials said in written statement. ...

Safety concerns after deadly fire rips through Egypt church

Aug. 15, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was in mourning Monday over a blaze at a Coptic Orthodox church that killed 41 people, but many also raised questions about the emergency response, fire safety codes, and restrictions on building houses of worship for the country’s Christian minority. ...

Fire damages Mississippi church where Faulkner was married

Aug. 15, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi church where William Faulkner was married nearly a century ago has been heavily damaged in a fire. College Hill Presbyterian Church, northwest of Oxford, caught fire Saturday night and burned more than three hours, the Oxford Eagle reported. ...

5 still critical after car drove through fundraiser crowd

Aug. 15, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — State police say five people remain in critical condition after a car drove through a crowd at a weekend fundraiser for victims of a fatal northeastern Pennsylvania fire earlier this month, killing one woman and injuring 17 other people. Adrian Oswaldo Sura...

Submariner pleads not guilty to killing wife with hammer

Aug. 15, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A 23-year-old Navy submariner has pleaded not guilty to charges he killed his wife with a hammer and set their house on fire in an attempt to kill their infant son. Petty Officer 2nd Class George Dodson II waived his right to a probable cause hearing...

Tree falling on power lines blamed in fatal New Mexico fire

Aug. 15, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation has determined that a tree falling in power lines started a fatal fire that also destroyed more than 200 homes in the Ruidoso area four months ago, according to a newspaper. The Albuquerque Journal said a report issued by the New Mexico...