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Second girl dead from fire at grandparents' Indiana home

Jul. 16, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

DYER, Ind. (AP) — A second victim of a fire that destroyed a northwestern Indiana home has died as a result of injuries suffered during the blaze. Fourteen-year-old Jasmine Levi of Streator, Illinois was pronounced dead Sunday at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital, hours after the fire...

Jasper Fire north of Reno 80% contained

Jul. 16, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nearly half of the firefighters who were battling a wildland blaze north of Reno have been pulled off the fire lines now that it's 80% contained. The Sierra Front dispatch center said Tuesday they're moving into the mop-up stage at the fire that has burned nearly 2 square miles (about 5...

Off-duty police officer saves 2 from burning Maryland home

Jul. 16, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

COLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland authorities are crediting an off-duty police officer with kicking in a front door and saving two people from a burning home. News outlets report a police officer was off-the-clock when he rescued two people from the Colesville, Maryland, house Tuesday morning as he saw...

Man who died in western Wyoming house fire identified

Jul. 15, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died in a house fire in western Wyoming. Sgt. Travis Bingham with the Sublette County Sheriff's Office identified the victim Monday as 67-year-old James Tipton, of Pinedale. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Pinedale last week,...

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 7: 30 p.m. Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker. The blast shortly after...

3 children killed, 3 others hurt in Ohio house fire

Jul. 15, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say three children killed in an overnight house fire in rural north-central Ohio died from smoke inhalation. Fire officials say three other people who were in the house have been hospitalized with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The State Fire Marshal's...

Fire marshal: Arson suspect had 6 fires at family homes

Jul. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

GRACE CHAPEL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina fire marshal says an arson suspect is charged with intentionally setting multiple fires at family homes, with six blazes reported in less than 11 years. News outlets report 48-year-old Grecia Leann Barlowe was indicted Monday on first and second-degree arson...

No one hurt in Rapid Valley fire, pets killed

Jul. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

RAPID VALLEY, S.D. (AP) — Pennington County sheriff's officials say no humans were injured in a house fire in Rapid Valley, but two dogs, a cat and a snake perished. Authorities say someone delivering pizza in the area, noticed the smoke and called 911. Officials say occupants of the house were not home...

2 adults die in Tennessee house fire

Jul. 15, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say two adults have died following a house fire in Tennessee. Decatur County Fire Coordinator David Whitaker told news outlets that the two-story home overlooking the Tennessee river was fully engulfed Saturday morning when firefighters responded to the blaze. He said...