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This surveillance image provided by the Boston Police Department shows a man approaching a ballot drop box outside the Boston Public Library, early Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in downtown Boston. Massachusetts election officials say a fire was set at the ballot drop box holding more than 120 ballots in what appears to have been a “deliberate attack.

Man charged in burning of ballot drop box in Boston

Oct. 26, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man was charged with setting a Boston ballot drop box on fire and damaging dozens of ballots, police said Monday. Worldy Armand, a 39-year-old Boston resident, was taken into custody late Sunday, hours after he started a fire inside a drop box outside the Boston Public Library in the...

A man leaves his home during a mandatory fire evacuate as smoke from the Silverado Fire fills the air, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

70,000 in Southern California to evacuate after blaze grows

Oct. 26, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire forced evacuation orders for 70,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters in Southern California on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent utility equipment from sparking new blazes. The smoky...

Off-duty officer rescues driver from burning car in Virginia

Oct. 26, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A police officer in northern Virginia has saved the life of an unconscious driver after pulling him from a burning car. Manassas Park Police say Lt. Dustin Walker was off duty Saturday shortly after 10 p.m. when he saw a Toyota driving the wrong way on Lomond Drive. The Toyota struck a...

San Francisco police investigating body set on fire

Oct. 26, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say they found a body set on fire in a downtown city alley, but do not know if the person was alive before the fire was started. Officials attempted to put out the fire early Sunday but the person was declared dead, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday. ...

Officials say 60,000 people told to evacuate as wind-driven wildfire grows fast in Southern California’s Orange County

Oct. 26, 2020 1:45 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say 60,000 people told to evacuate as wind-driven wildfire grows fast in Southern California’s Orange County.

Arson investigators looking into Kentucky city hall fire

Oct. 26, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Arson investigators are trying to determine whether a blaze that damaged a Kentucky city hall building was intentionally set. The Burkesville government building suffered fire damage early Sunday to a section where police offices are located, news outlets reported. The majority of...

In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, photo released by the U.S. Forest Service shows light snow at Division X of Cameron Peak Fire at the Rocky Mountain Park in Colo. Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the blaze. A day after strong winds helped push the fire in the park, forcing the evacuation of Estes Park, the gateway town at its eastern edge, temperatures dropped and no fire growth was expected, Noel Livingston, incident commander of the East Troublesome Fire, said. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)

Crews assess damages for Colorado's second-largest wildfire

Oct. 26, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Wildfire damage assessment was expected to begin Monday for the towns and cities affected by Colorado's second-largest recorded wildfire which caused evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park. Weekend snow and cold weather has tamed the fire’s growth and will help crews on...

Police: 2 killed, 2 injured in suburban St. Louis house fire

Oct. 26, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A woman and her grandson were killed and two others injured in a house fire in suburban St. Louis, police there said. Annie Simms, 86, and Michael Simms, 39, died in the Sunday afternoon fire in Jennings, St. Louis County police said Monday. Another man and woman were able to escape,...

Five people escape boat fire on the Chesapeake Bay

Oct. 26, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Five boaters have been able to escape from a burning vessel in the Chesapeake Bay. The Capitol Gazette reports that the incident occurred Saturday afternoon off the southern end of Maryland's Kent Island. Authorities said the fire broke out near the engine cabin of a 45-foot...

Woman found stabbed to death in Philadelphia apartment fire

Oct. 26, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Firefighters found a woman stabbed to death after extinguishing a fire in an apartment in the city's Brewerytown section. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire with people trapped inside around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. After they put out the flames, police said firefighters discovered...