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Illegal fireworks blamed for large brush fire on Cape Cod

May. 27, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an illegal Memorial Day weekend fireworks display is likely to blame for a brush fire that scorched five acres on Cape Cod. Firefighters in Falmouth, Massachusetts, say the unauthorized display Saturday night appears to have sparked the blaze. No injuries were...

Prison guards injured in prison riot in Ukraine

May. 27, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Dozens of inmates in a Ukrainian prison rioted, set a fire and took guards and nurses hostage in an hours-long standoff on Monday that left four guards injured, officials said. The incident took place in Odessa, a Black Sea port city, where black smoke was seen billowing over the prison...

Bowdle woman gifts graduates with special handmade quilts

May. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — For the last 39 years, high school and college graduates in the Bowdle area have received a special gift — a handmade quilt from Jeanne Bieber. "It's a good gift. It's something they can use, and it's something I do out of love," Bieber said to the Aberdeen American News. "It's...

High winds expand west perimeter of ongoing Alaska wildfire

May. 27, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire that has burned in Alaska since April has expanded due to high winds. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Sunday that the Oregon Lakes Fire in the Delta Junction area expanded along its western perimeter Saturday night. The Bureau of Land Management's Alaska Fire...

Bus engulfed by flames on North Carolina roadway; 1 killed

May. 26, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A privately-owned bus has been engulfed by flames in North Carolina's biggest city and one person has died. News outlets in Charlotte say one person has been killed and four others have been hospitalized in the Sunday afternoon accident and blaze. A trooper told WSOC-TV that the dead...

Site of Christmas Day 2011 fire that killed 5 people sold

May. 26, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A small plot of land in Connecticut that was once the site of a home where five people died during a Christmas Day fire in 2011 has been sold. The Stamford Advocate reports that the .34-acre plot in the city where Madonna Badger's 116-year-old Victorian burned on Dec. 25, 2011,...

Storage tank fire that prompted state assistance is out

May. 26, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

FRIENDLY, W.Va. (AP) — A massive natural gas storage tank fire in West Virginia is out. News outlets report the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said in a statement that the blaze was extinguished around 5 a.m. Sunday after all-night efforts by local fire departments and...

3 firefighters taken to hospital for heat exhaustion

May. 26, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PEMBROKE, N.H. (AP) — Officials say three firefighters in Pembroke had to be taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion after battling a house fire. WMUR-TV reports that the fire was reported after 3 p.m. on Saturday. When firefighters arrived, they encountered heavy flames. Authorities have not said yet...

Recently retired Arizona deputy fire chief dies in car crash

May. 26, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a former deputy fire chief with the Rio Verde Fire District has died in a car crash in Buckeye two weeks after his retirement. Buckeye police say 59-year-old Eric Merrill was killed in Saturday morning's collision with another vehicle. They say two other people were...

Ohio woman's fire death follows high school graduation dream

May. 26, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

April 29 was a milestone day for Chae'Von Bowman. After getting her 11-year-old son off to school, the Madisonville woman drove to Dohn Community High School's Walnut Hills location. There, she picked up her certificate that she'd completed the school's 22 Plus Adult Program and was a high school graduate....