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Large fire damages Lake Cumberland marina

May. 20, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — A large fire has damaged a Lake Cumberland marina in southern Kentucky. News outlets report the fire at Conley Bottom Resort in Monticello started around 2 a.m. Monday. Firefighters say no one was injured. Marina co-owner Freddie Piercy told WKYT-TV that the blaze destroyed the store...

Man sets himself on fire outside Alabama Walmart

May. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A man who set himself on fire outside a Walmart store in Alabama was reported in stable condition Friday at a Tennessee hospital. After the incident happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the man was taken to a hospital in Athens, Alabama, and then sent by helicopter ambulance to Vanderbilt...

Walmart fire creates toxic smoke, closes nearby businesses

May. 14, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — Fire crews closed the Walmart superstore in Lebanon after responding to a fire inside the store. The Lebanon Fire District says the fire started Tuesday afternoon in an aisle where pool-cleaning chemicals were stored, creating toxic smoke. The smoke was thick enough that crews had to...

Texas petrochemical facility with March blaze has flash fire

May. 14, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

DEER PARK, Texas (AP) — A company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March says it quickly extinguished a small fire that broke out at the facility during ongoing cleanup efforts. Intercontinental Terminals Company says the flash fire happened at 11:45 a.m....

Fire in New Orleans French Quarter restaurant; 2 injured

May. 11, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two people have been injured after a fire broke out in a restaurant in New Orleans' tourist-heavy French Quarter. New Orleans Fire Department spokesman Louis Carrier says it happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday at the Oceana Grill. News outlets report two people were taken to an area...

Overnight fire damages Japanese restaurant in Madison

May. 10, 2019 8:42 AM EDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An overnight fire has significantly damaged a Madison restaurant. Firefighters responded to the Takara Japanese Restaurant just before midnight Thursday. No injuries were reported. A damage estimate was not immediately available. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Upstate NY dealership fire destroys HBO miniseries set

May. 9, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A fire at a used car dealership in upstate New York has totally destroyed the set for a new HBO miniseries starring Mark Ruffalo and Rosie O'Donnell. The upcoming series "I Know This Much is True" had been filming at the Ellenville dealership and in nearby Poughkeepsie and Ulster...

Huge blaze destroys at least 75 antique cars and motorcycles

May. 9, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ETNA, Pa. (AP) — A blaze at a sprawling storage facility in Pennsylvania destroyed at least 75 antique and classic cars and motorcycles. Etna Fire Chief Greg Porter says the fire broke out Wednesday at the large commercial building a few miles north of Pittsburgh. A number of small businesses also rent...

Former St. Cloud restaurant owner dies from grass fire burns

May. 7, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. (AP) — A retired St. Cloud restaurant owner died from injuries he suffered in a weekend grass fire. The Todd County Sheriff's Office says 76-year-old Heinrich Wurdak died Monday at Hennepin County Medical Center from burns. His wife, Elizabeth, says he was burned on 95 percent of his...

Oshkosh bar destroyed by early morning fire; cause unknown

May. 7, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh bar has been destroyed by an early morning fire. WBAY-TV reports that firefighters responded to Mabel Murphy's bar about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday but couldn't save the building. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire but believe it might have started in a...