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Florida woman charged with child neglect after her car catches fire as she was allegedly shoplifting

Jun. 03, 2023 21:09 PM EDT

OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces charges of aggravated child neglect and arson after her car became engulfed in flames while she was allegedly shoplifting at a mall, according to an arrest report. Alicia Moore, 24, parked her car in a parking lot outside a Dillard's...

Lightning strike suspected as cause of fire at 160-year-old Massachusetts church

Jun. 03, 2023 19:03 PM EDT

SPENCER, Mass. (AP) — A fire that burned down a 160-year-old Massachusetts church was likely started by a lightning strike, a fire chief said. The First Congregational Church in Spencer caught fire Friday afternoon, when a storm was moving through the area. Video showed the...

Rain brings much-needed relief to firefighters battling Nova Scotia wildfires

Jun. 03, 2023 16:48 PM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Officials in Canada's Atlantic Coast province of Nova Scotia said Saturday a wildfire that forced thousands of residents from their homes over the past week is now largely contained because of rain. David Steeves, a technician of forest resources with...

Fire crews battle New Jersey blaze that threatened 40 homes

Jun. 03, 2023 16:31 PM EDT

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — Fire crews in New Jersey have almost completely contained one major fire and are reporting good progress in battling another blaze that for a time threatened several dozen homes. New Jersey Forest Fire Service officials said Saturday that the Flatiron wildfire...

Mexico arrests 2nd migrant in detention center fire that killed 40

Jun. 02, 2023 20:39 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have arrested a second migrant for his alleged involvement in a March fire set inside a border detention center that left 40 migrants dead and dozens injured, two federal officials said Friday. One of the officials, who both requested...

Halifax residents board buses to view homes destroyed by wildfires

Jun. 02, 2023 18:49 PM EDT

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Residents from Canada's Atlantic Coast city of Halifax whose homes have been destroyed by wildfires boarded buses Friday to get a look at what little remains of where they used to live. About 200 structures, including 151 homes, have been destroyed in...

Fire chief tells news outlet that death toll in India train accident has risen to 120, with more than 800 hurt

Jun. 02, 2023 18:31 PM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fire chief tells news outlet that death toll in India train accident has risen to 120, with more than 800 hurt.

Police: Motorist alerts gas truck driver to sparks before explosion

Jun. 02, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A motorist alerted the driver of a truck hauling natural gas about sparks beneath the trailer, enabling the driver to escape without injury before his vehicle caught fire and exploded, Vermont State Police said. The truck was headed south on U.S. Route 7 in...

Long stretch of New Jersey's Garden State Parkway reopens as firefighters battle 5,000-acre blaze

Jun. 02, 2023 17:26 PM EDT

BASS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A long stretch of New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway reopened Friday morning as firefighters worked to contain a 5,000-acre forest fire spewing thick plumes of smoke. About 25 miles (40 kilometers) of the heavily traveled toll road, the state's major...

Palestinian toddler critically wounded in West Bank, Israeli military says shooting unintentional

Jun. 02, 2023 16:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 3-year-old Palestinian boy was in critical condition at an Israeli hospital Friday morning after being shot by Israeli fire in the occupied West Bank. The army opened an investigation into what it said was an unintentional shooting. In a statement, the military...