Latest Residential fires News

Official urges people not to set flood-damaged homes on fire

Aug. 21, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri fire official is urging people not to set their flood-damaged homes on fire after more than 20 firefighters spent more than two hours battling a blaze. Central County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Steve Brown said Wednesday in a news release that setting fires...

Arson investigation at house owned by disappearance suspect

Aug. 20, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Officials believe an arsonist may be responsible for a fire that destroyed a home being built by the only named suspect in a woman's high-profile disappearance. News outlets report the home owned by Brooks Houck burned down in Bardstown on Sunday night. Houck was named as a suspect in...

Meals on Wheels driver rescues woman from burning home

Aug. 20, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say an elderly woman was rescued from her burning home by a Meals on Wheels driver. Springfield Deputy Fire Chief Scott Richardson says the driver had stopped to deliver the meals when he saw the house was on fire Friday. Richardson says the woman was the only...

Police: California suspect lights mom on fire, surrenders

Aug. 19, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A 54-year-old man lit his mother on fire and then locked himself inside a Southern California home for five hours before surrendering to authorities Monday, officials said. Deputies responding to a domestic violence incident before dawn found the 73-year-old woman suffering...

Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire

Aug. 18, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Residents of a Pennsylvania city gathered to mourn and remember four of the five children who died when fire swept through a home child care center. A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old...

Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2

Aug. 18, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

UNION VALE, N.Y. (AP) — A plane crashed into a New York home Saturday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale,...

Officials: 8 dogs die in Cape Girardeau house fire

Aug. 17, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Firefighters say no people were injured, but eight dogs have died, in an early morning fire in southeastern Missouri. Television station KFVS says the fire broke out early Saturday morning in a Cape Girardeau home. Officials say firefighters were able to get the home's occupants...

6 firefighters injured while battling Missouri blaze

Aug. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

VIENNA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say six firefighters have been injured while battling a house fire in central Missouri. The Maries County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the explosion happened Friday. The injured firefighters from the Vienna Fire Protection District were taken to hospitals...

Mother of 4 kids rescued in St. Louis fire faces charges

Aug. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of four young children rescued from an apartment fire in St. Louis is facing felony charges for allegedly leaving them home alone. St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Crystal Ford with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ford does not have a listed...

4 children saved from St. Louis fire; apparently left alone

Aug. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four children under the age of 4 believed to have been left alone without adult supervision were pulled from a burning home by St. Louis firefighters on Thursday, and fire officials said they're lucky to be alive. Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said three of the children were in cardiac...