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Buffalo house fire kills man, 2 daughters; mom hospitalized

Jul. 05, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A fire ripped through a Buffalo home before dawn Monday, killing a man and two of his adult daughters and sending their mother to a hospital, firefighters said. Officials are investigating what caused the blaze, which started on the second floor of a house near...

July 4 events nixed in Utah city after fire threatens homes

Jul. 04, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fire in a Utah city north of Salt Lake City suspected to have been caused by fireworks led to the evacuation of dozens of homes and the cancellation of some Independence Day events, officials said. The fire near the city of Centerville was reported at about...

Parts of Minnesota campus evacuated after reported explosion

Jun. 30, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities evacuated a portion of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis on Thursday after responding to reports of a fire and possible explosion. No injuries were immediately reported. The Minneapolis Fire Department tweeted about...

Medical Examiner: 4th brother dies from apartment fire

Jun. 30, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A fourth brother has died from injuries sustained in a Chicago apartment fire, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Axel Cruz, 4, died Wednesday evening at Lurie Children’s Hospital, the medical examiner’s office said. The other three...

1 injured, house destroyed in Southern California explosion

Jun. 30, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A pre-dawn explosion and fire leveled a home, injuring one person inside, and damaged at least two other homes Wednesday in Southern California, authorities said. The blast occurred shortly before 3 a.m. in the San Bernardino County desert community of...

Building owner charged in blaze that killed firefighter

Jun. 28, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of a Philadelphia building that caught fire and collapsed this month, killing a city firefighter and injuring five other people, has been charged with setting the blaze, authorities announced Tuesday. Al-Ashraf Khalil, 28, also lied to authorities...

Fire Department: 3 brothers killed in fire were trapped

Jun. 28, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Three young brothers who died in a fire were trapped in an illegal basement apartment with only one exit that was blocked by flames, the Chicago Fire Department said Tuesday. A fourth boy remains in extremely critical condition from the fire, which broke out early...

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and...

Officials: 2 killed in suburban Kansas City house fire

Jun. 20, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Two people died and a third was injured in a house fire early Monday in suburban Kansas City, Kansas. Fire crews from Overland Park and Lenexa were called to the home around 1:30 a.m. Monday and found the home ablaze, the Overland Park Fire Department...

Third body found after fire destroys 3 dwellings in Queens

Jun. 18, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A third body was found in the basement of a Queens home after a fire swept through the three-story dwellings a day earlier, authorities said Saturday. Authorities said the body of a man in his 20s was found after the bodies of a married couple in their 50s were...