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Christmas tree sellers feel effects of New Mexico wildfire

Dec. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EST

MORA, N.M. (AP) — The Monday after Thanksgiving, Deanna Trujillo stood in the bed of her truck, watching Christmas tree after Christmas tree pile up in her trailer. There were 101 in total — Trujillo, who sells Mora-grown Christmas trees every year, has to keep careful count for...

Fire damages 2 downtown Columbus commercial buildings

Dec. 04, 2022 13:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A fire in downtown Columbus destroyed a commercial building containing offices and a photo studio and left three firefighters with minor injuries early Sunday. A passerby discovered the fire and called 911 around midnight. When firefighters arrived within...

SUV crashes into Florida fireworks store, sparking huge fire

Nov. 30, 2022 17:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man drove his SUV into a fireworks store, sparking a huge fire in a crash that destroyed the building, authorities said. The driver was killed. The 53-year-old driver had rear-ended another vehicle on Monday before plowing into the Phantom Fireworks...

New NC laws on arson, domestic protections begin Thursday

Nov. 30, 2022 15:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tougher penalties for certain types of arsons and large-scale thefts at stores in North Carolina are among all or portions of 10 new state laws approved by the General Assembly this year that will take effect on Thursday. The enacted legislation creates new...

California fireworks show likely sparked hotel rooftop blaze

Nov. 25, 2022 21:28 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A famous Southern California fireworks display likely sparked a small blaze Friday atop a historic inn's roof, officials said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which occurred on the roof of the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, according to...

4 detained over China trading company fire that killed 38

Nov. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Four people have been detained over a fire at an industrial trading company in central China that killed 38 people, reports said Wednesday. The fire Monday was caused by welding sparks that ignited cotton cloth being stored at a facility run by the firm Kaixinda,...

Fire guts large commercial building in Los Angeles area

Nov. 22, 2022 11:01 AM EST

HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — A raging fire gutted a large commercial building in Southern California early Tuesday. The blaze began outdoors before dawn and spread to a 200-by-100-foot (60-by-30-meter) building in Huntington Park, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. ...

1 dead after fire in storage facility in Vermont town

Nov. 21, 2022 16:14 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — An investigation is ongoing into the cause of a fatal fire at a storage facility in the Vermont community of Springfield, the town fire chief said Monday. The fire in the Park Street location was reported on Sunday evening. Springfield Fire...

Today in History: November 21, deadly Las Vegas hotel fire

Nov. 21, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2022. There are 40 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 21, 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. On this date:...

Human remains found in rubble of one of 2 Los Angeles fires

Nov. 20, 2022 19:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Remains of a man were found in the rubble of one of two major fires in Los Angeles during the weekend, authorities said Sunday. The remains were found shortly after noon as firefighters continued to cool down smoldering debris, fire spokesperson Brian Humphrey...