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Co-pastors receive outpouring of love after Va. house fire

Jun. 12, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jeff Lynch had just finished mowing the grass and was talking to his mom on the phone when he saw smoke in front of the house. “When I got up and looked, smoke was pouring out of the back of the house,” Lynch said during an interview in front of...

1 person killed, 3 first responders hurt in structure fire

Jun. 11, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and three first responders were injured in a structure fire west of Denver. The Denver Post reports sheriff's deputies and firefighters responded to the blaze in the West Pleasant View area on Friday morning....

Man dies in blaze intentionally set with homemade fireworks

Jun. 11, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say the body of a man was recovered inside the remnants of his home that he intentionally set ablaze with homemade fireworks after an altercation with a code enforcement officer Thursday afternoon. Lower Providence Township Police Chief...

Indiana man convicted in twin sons' 2014 house fire deaths

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Lafayette man has been has convicted in his twin 3-year-old sons' house fire deaths more than two years after a judge vacated his earlier guilty plea in their 2014 deaths. A Tippecanoe County jury on Thursday convicted Brandon Abbott on 13...

Topeka residents honored for saving woman from burning home

Jun. 11, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Topeka men have been honored for rescuing a woman from a burning home. KSNT-TV reports that the Topeka Fire Department on Thursday gave “citizen heroism awards” to Robert Havens and Mark Elder. The...

Resident threatens code officer before explosions at home

Jun. 10, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man threatened a code enforcement officer shortly before a series of explosions at his home turned into a raging fire Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Police were working to locate the man while fire crews battled the blaze at the Eagle...

Mother who left kids in apartment that burned gets probation

Jun. 10, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis woman has been sentenced to probation after leaving her four young children alone in an apartment that caught fire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 29-year-old Crystal Ford pleaded guilty to four felony counts...

2 killed when fire sweeps through home in Maine

Jun. 10, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

WINTERPORT, Maine (AP) — Two people were killed when a fire swept through a home early Thursday in Winterport, officials said. The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside the home after firefighters responded to a 911 call made shortly before 4:30 a.m., the state...

Duluth teenager saves family from house fire

Jun. 08, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Duluth say a teenage girl saved her family when their house caught fire. The fire broke out around 1 a.m. Tuesday, KARE-TV reported. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames showing in a second-story window. A search of the house...

Man admits on Facebook Live to killing partner, kills self

Jun. 08, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A man who announced on social media that he had killed his boyfriend and called on deputies to shoot him as well finally set his condo on fire and turned a gun on himself, a Florida sheriff said. Firefighters covered by a SWAT team then rushed in...