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Fire burns Southern California residential construction site

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire destroyed or damaged eight apartment-style buildings that were under construction and damaged an occupied adjacent apartment building in Southern California before dawn Wednesday, authorities said. More than 60 firefighters from multiple...

Lawmakers outline insurance complaints after Hurricane Ida

Dec. 01, 2021 15:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Slow responses to damage claims. Constant switch-ups of insurance adjusters assessing the destruction. Low payment offers forcing people unnecessarily into litigation to get a fair deal. Louisiana lawmakers and others said Wednesday that those...

Fire destroys vintage cars, motorcycles near Denton

Nov. 29, 2021 17:19 PM EST

DENTON, Neb. (AP) — A garage fire near Denton has caused more than $1 million in damage to several classic cars and motorcycles. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire broke out Saturday in a detached garage. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry...

USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

Nov. 28, 2021 09:39 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru early Sunday, damaging some buildings and blocking several roads with rubble. While the quake was extremely strong, it was relatively deep — measured at 112 kilometers (70 miles)...

Lessons learned from the fire that almost destroyed Tahoe

Nov. 28, 2021 04:11 AM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray...

Early morning fire damages Bellevue apartment building

Nov. 27, 2021 11:44 AM EST

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An early Saturday morning fire at the College Park Apartments in Bellevue heavily damaged the building. Crews from the Bellevue Fire Department who responded to the 3:35 a.m. call found smoke and fire coming on the second floor of the three-story...

Fire destroys 6 mobile homes near Salton Sea

Nov. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EST

DESERT SHORES, Calif. (AP) — A fire destroyed six mobile homes in the rustic community of Desert Shores on the west side of the Salton Sea on Friday, authorities said. In addition, the Imperial County Fire Department said in a Facebook post that it was fighting a fire...

Blast blows man from home destroyed by fire

Nov. 26, 2021 11:27 AM EST

NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man said an explosion blew him from his home before it was destroyed by fire Thursday. Deputy Chief Courtney Wade with the Morehead City Fire Department said crews responded to the call about a possible explosion around 4:30 p.m....

Authorities: Man driving stolen car hits home, sparking fire

Nov. 25, 2021 15:03 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man driving a stolen car crashed into a home in New Jersey's largest city early Thursday, leaving the driver critically injured and sparking a fire that damaged the home, authorities said. The single-vehicle crash in Newark occurred shortly before...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

Nov. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EST

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands...