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Fire chief: 3 hurt in North Vegas apartment meth lab blast

Dec. 12, 2019 7:30 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The fire chief in North Las Vegas says a methamphetamine lab explosion in a downstairs apartment injured three people, one critically, and sparked a fire that threatened eight neighboring units. Fire Chief Joseph Calhoun says firefighters from two cities doused flames while the...

Fire at Bangladesh plastics factory kills 13, injures 21

Dec. 12, 2019 7:46 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire at a plastics factory near Bangladesh's capital has killed at least 13 people and injured 21 others, police said Thursday. The fire occurred Wednesday at the Prime Plastic Industries factory in Keraniganj, said Mohammaed Bacchu Mia, a police official stationed at Dhaka...

Spain: Firefighters make headway to extinguish factory fire

Dec. 11, 2019 8:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish emergency services said Wednesday that firefighters were making headway in extinguishing a fire that destroyed a chemical plant in a northeastern town, and that warnings that people should stay indoors had been lifted. The early morning blaze at a solvent and industrial residues...

New Delhi fire victims lived and worked in unsafe spaces

Dec. 8, 2019 9:15 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Mehboob Alam’s phone rang at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. It was his 38-year-old nephew, Mohammad Imran, pleading to be saved. A minute into the call, Imran’s voice disappeared. Alam ran toward his nephew in a crowded section of central New Delhi, through the winding labyrinth of dirt...

Devastating factory fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

Dec. 8, 2019 8:17 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire believed to be caused by an electrical short circuit engulfed a building in India's capital on Sunday where handbags and other items were made by workers earning as little as 2 dollars per day, killing at least 43 people. The blaze in New Delhi's Karol Bagh neighborhood, a warren of...

Firefighters battle hot spots at Georgia peanut warehouse

Dec. 5, 2019 7:50 PM EST

DOUGLAS, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters continued to battle hot spots at a south Georgia peanut warehouse on Thursday, more than a day after the blaze began. Coffee County Fire Chief Steve Carver told The Associated Press that firefighters arrived at the warehouse in Douglas to find flames leaping through the...

Large industrial fire burns near downtown Bentonville

Dec. 4, 2019 2:05 PM EST

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Crews from several fire departments battled a large fire Wednesday near downtown Bentonville in northwest Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that firefighters from four departments are battling the blaze at the United Industries UltraBoard facility. Smoke...

Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

Dec. 3, 2019 8:56 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished. That word on the fires at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, Texas, came in a statement from unified response command Tuesday...

Massachusetts city remembers 6 fallen firefighters

Dec. 3, 2019 3:03 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city is paying tribute to six firefighters who died battling a blaze in a vacant warehouse 20 years ago. Current and retired Worcester firefighters, a color guard and band will march to the Franklin Street fire station at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial ceremony...

Sudan says at least 23 killed in factory fire

Dec. 3, 2019 12:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least 23 people have died in a huge explosion that tore through a tile factory in Sudan's capital of Khartoum on Tuesday, the government said. The blaze also injured over 130 people, several critically, the cabinet added, suggesting the death toll from the blaze could rise as burn victims...