Latest Fires News

7 people hospitalized after fire in Chicago high-rise building

Feb. 21, 2024 21:06 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Seven people were hospitalized, including a baby in critical condition, after a fire Wednesday afternoon in a Chicago high-rise building, fire officials said. Seven people, including the baby, were rushed to area hospitals, Chicago Fire Department First District...

Adult and four kids die in Missouri house fire that police deem 'suspicious'

Feb. 20, 2024 11:48 AM EST

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating a “suspicious” fire near St. Louis that killed a woman and four children. Firefighters were called to a home in Ferguson at 4:23 a.m. Monday and found the building engulfed in flames. St. Louis County police Sgt. Tracy Panus said...

A NY-bound flight is forced to return to Toronto because of fire

Feb. 19, 2024 23:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A flight heading from Toronto to New York City earlier this month had to turn around because of a “burnt electrical smell” in the cockpit. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Endeavor Air Flight 4826 left Toronto’s Pearson International Airport the...

Two women killed in fire at senior housing complex on Long Island

Feb. 19, 2024 16:11 PM EST

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (AP) — Two women were killed in a fire Sunday at a Long Island senior housing complex, police said. Firefighters found Theresa Casale, 84, dead in an apartment and Lynne Citron, 74, died at a hospital after sustaining severe burns in the fire in a 10-unit building...

French mayors face violence and intimidation from xenophobic far-right groups

Feb. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EST

SAINT-BREVIN-LES-PINS, France (AP) — The mayor of a small resort town on the Atlantic coast of France resigned, closed his medical practice and moved away after his house and two cars were set on fire. The arson followed months of death threats over plans to relocate a refugee center near a...

Leaking underground propane tank found at Virginia home before deadly house explosion

Feb. 17, 2024 15:25 PM EST

STERLING, Va. (AP) — When firefighters arrived at a home in a Washington, D.C., suburb to investigate a report about a gas smell Friday night, they discovered a 500-gallon underground propane tank with a leak on the side of the residence. Shortly after they arrived, the house...

Florida deputy mistakes falling acorn for gunshot, fires into patrol car with Black man inside

Feb. 16, 2024 14:25 PM EST

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy mistook the sound of an acorn hitting his patrol vehicle for a gunshot and fired multiple times at the SUV where a handcuffed Black man was sitting in the backseat, officials said. The man, who was being questioned about...

Hyundai recalls more than 90,000 Genesis vehicles due to fire risk

Feb. 16, 2024 11:24 AM EST

Hyundai is recalling more than 90,000 Genesis vehicles due to a fire risk and owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until a repair is completed. The recall includes certain 2015-2016 Genesis, 2017-2019 Genesis G80, Genesis G90, and 2019 Genesis G70 vehicles. ...

Trump wants to fire thousands of government workers. Liberals are preparing to fight back if he wins

Feb. 16, 2024 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has plans to radically reshape the federal government if he returns to the White House, from promising to deport millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally to abolishing government agencies and firing tens of thousands of workers and replacing...

Missile fire targets ship off Yemen in the Red Sea, likely fired by Houthi rebels

Feb. 16, 2024 10:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Missile fire apparently targeted a ship Friday off Yemen in the Red Sea, the latest attack suspected to have been carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels amid Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The vessel's captain reported an explosion nearby...