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Smoky fire guts lighting company warehouse in Las Vegas

Jan. 18, 2022 13:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters spent several hours Tuesday battling a smoky pre-dawn fire that gutted a lighting company warehouse and sent smoke wafting over the Las Vegas Strip. No injuries were reported in the blaze that was reported a little before 4 a.m. at the one- and...

Fire destroys motel, buildings in Massachusetts beach town

Jan. 18, 2022 02:46 AM EST

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — A coastal Massachusetts motel and four other buildings were destroyed early Monday when strong winds pushed massive flames through the structures. The fire at Michael’s Oceanfront Motel in Salisbury was called in just before 2 a.m., according to the State...

Rochester man gets 10 years in fatal pawn shop arson

Jan. 14, 2022 18:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Rochester man Friday to 10 years in prison in connection with a fatal pawn shop arson during unrest over George Floyd's death in 2020. According to court documents, 26-year-old Montez Terriel Lee and several others broke into the...

Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5

Jan. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to erupt at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil...

Girl fatally struck by police vehicle was headed to store

Jan. 12, 2022 11:27 AM EST

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Iowa girl who was struck and killed by a police vehicle that was headed to an apartment fire had been on her way to a grocery store to buy snacks with a gift card she got for Christmas, her older sister said. Gracie Redd, 15, described Vana Marie...

Police: Break-in, cutting, arson at Louisiana tattoo school

Jan. 11, 2022 19:03 PM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Someone broke into a Louisiana tattoo school Tuesday, cut the 74-year-old owner and then set fire to the business, Shreveport police reported. A man whose last known address was the Salvation Army is wanted on a warrant accusing him of attempted first-degree...

A list of some of the deadliest fires in New York City

Jan. 10, 2022 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city's history. Some lists of the city's most deadly fires include the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center....

Fire crews battle blaze at condemned hotel in Duluth

Jan. 10, 2022 12:08 PM EST

Fire crews are fighting a large fire at a condemned hotel in Duluth Monday in subzero conditions. Duluth fire officials say the roof of the old Seaway Hotel in the Lincoln Park Craft District has collapsed and all firefighters have been pulled out of the building Monday. ...

Popular ale house catches fire in NH college town

Jan. 09, 2022 12:01 PM EST

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized in a New Hampshire college town when a popular ale house caught fire. The five-alarm fire broke out at Cobblestone Ale House in Keene on Saturday night. Three people, including two firefighters were taken to the hospital as a result...

Biden surveys Colorado wildfire damage, comforts victims

Jan. 07, 2022 22:26 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Offering hugs and humor, President Joe Biden comforted Coloradans grappling with rebuilding homes and businesses destroyed last week by a rare wind-whipped, winter fire that burned through a pair of heavily populated suburbs between Denver and Boulder. One...