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Utilities restoring power as Southern California winds ease

Nov. 26, 2021 20:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds declined in strength across Southern California on Friday and utilities restored power to thousands of customers whose electricity was shut off to prevent wildfires. The seasonal dry winds produced fierce gusts on Thanksgiving Day,...

Fire destroys 6 mobile homes near Salton Sea

Nov. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EST

DESERT SHORES, Calif. (AP) — A fire destroyed six mobile homes in the rustic community of Desert Shores on the west side of the Salton Sea on Friday, authorities said. In addition, the Imperial County Fire Department said in a Facebook post that it was fighting a fire...

Gunman opens fire on bus in Kosovo, killing 3, wounding 1

Nov. 26, 2021 17:16 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus carrying teenagers in western Kosovo Friday, killing three people and injuring another, police and media reports said. Fadil Gashi, police spokesman in the nearby city of Peja, said the bus came under...

Woman killed, man critically injured in Macon house fire

Nov. 26, 2021 16:39 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A house fire has claimed the life of a woman in Macon. The Thanksgiving night blaze also left a man in critical condition, WMAZ-TV reported. Bibb County sheriff's deputies and firefighters were sent to the home late Thursday night,...

Trailer fire on I70 near Kansas City kills at least 4 horses

Nov. 26, 2021 16:35 PM EST

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a trailer loaded with horses caught fire Friday on a stretch of Interstate 70 near Kansas City, killing at least four animals. Th Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that the fire happened just west of Grain Valley....

1 person killed, another injured in Anchor Point house fire

Nov. 26, 2021 15:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One person has died and another injured in a house fire on the Kenai Peninsula. The local fire department found the home in Anchor Point fully engulfed in flame when they arrived Thursday evening. One person was found dead...

Investigators looking into cause of fatal fire in Humboldt

Nov. 26, 2021 14:43 PM EST

HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Agency is investigating after a fatal fire on Thanksgiving morning in rural eastern Nebraska. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire was reported just after 4:30 a.m. in Humboldt....

Woman dies in Thanksgiving Day fire at St. Louis home

Nov. 26, 2021 12:43 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis woman died after apparently suffering a medical emergency while cooking on Thanksgiving morning, causing a fire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the fire was reported around 8:45 a.m. Thursday...

Minot apartment fire displaces people living in four units

Nov. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An apartment fire in Minot, North Dakota on Thursday displaced people living in four apartments. Firefighters said the blaze was from a basement laundry room that had an electrical panel. As firefighters first arrived at the apartment, they saw...

Remains found in house that burned after man evaded arrest

Nov. 26, 2021 12:12 PM EST

GOODLAND, Ind. (AP) — Human remains have been found in a house in northwest Indiana that caught fire after a man officers were trying to take into custody fled inside the residence, police said. The Newton County Sheriff’s Department said the department is awaiting...