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A salvage crane shrouded in fog rises above a barge in a creek near the Tennessee River at the scene of a fatal marina fire at Scottsboro, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Crews already have removed at least two boats that burned at Jackson County Park Marina, and authorities say it could take several days to recover all 35 of the boats that burned in the blaze. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Coroner: 4 of 8 boat dock fire victims were children

Jan. 28, 2020 5:44 PM EST

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — Roughly two dozen people lived on Dock B at Jackson County Park Marina, and none was rich or famous. They were middle-class adults and children, not yachters, folks who liked having a Tennessee River bywater for their backyard. A fire that engulfed the wooden dock and destroyed...

Mother, child die in house fire in southwestern Michigan

Jan. 28, 2020 5:33 PM EST

FABIUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A mother and child died in a house fire Tuesday in southwestern Michigan, police said. Three more children were able to escape through a window at the home in Fabius Township in St. Joseph County, police said. “Unfortunately, due to the location of the fire in the...

This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows Luis Cruz. Prosecutors on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, announced charges against roofing contractor Luis Cruz in the murder of 43-year-old Joslyn Morgan, whose body was found in a burning Jeep in south Philadelphia on Jan. 21. (Philadelphia Police Department via AP)

Contractor charged in murder of man found in burning vehicle

Jan. 28, 2020 4:33 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a roofing contractor has been charged in the murder of a man whose body was found in a burning Jeep in south Philadelphia a week ago. Prosecutors on Tuesday announced charges against 39-year-old Luis Cruz, alleging that a dispute over work done on the victim's home led...

Wildfire smoke billows behind a mountain range on Tuesday, jan. 28, 2020, close to Canberra's southern outskirts. The rapidly-spreading wildfire sparked by a military helicopter on Monday is threatening homes on Tuesday on the outskirts of the Australian capital. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)

Wildfire threatens homes on Australian capital's outskirts

Jan. 28, 2020 4:24 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A wildfire sparked by a military helicopter helping firefighting efforts was blazing out of control and threatening homes on the outskirts of Australia's capital on Wednesday as fire danger escalated across the country’s southeast. The fire had spread over 9 ,500 ...

FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo firefighter Travis Pohlman checks for hot spots in the trees in the Highlands in Hutchinson, Kan. A University of Nebraska study indicates that trees in Kansas are posing a mounting wildfire risk as they continue to take over grassland around the state. Initial research suggests a link between the spread of trees in the Great Plains and a rise in the size and frequency of large wildfires. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP, File)

Study: Trees in Kansas increasingly pose a wildfire hazard

Jan. 28, 2020 3:29 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Trees in Kansas pose a mounting wildfire risk as they continue to take over grassland around the state, according to a new study. Initial research from the University of Nebraska also suggests a link between the proliferation of trees in the Great Plains and an increase in the size...

Man arrested on arson charges in granite shed fire

Jan. 28, 2020 3:26 PM EST

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A man has been arrested on arson charges in connection with a fire that destroyed a granite storage facility earlier this month in a Vermont city with a long history in the granite industry. Barre police said Tuesday that Glenn Hill, 40, of Washington, Vermont, was charged with...

Law officers in Oklahoma fire on vehicle after chase, hurt 2

Jan. 28, 2020 12:39 PM EST

COMANCHE, Okla. (AP) — Law officers opened fire on a vehicle following a high-speed pursuit in southern Oklahoma, and both the driver and a passenger were injured, authorities said Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement the agency has launched an investigation into the...

Waterloo Warming Center finds new spot to serve the homeless

Jan. 28, 2020 11:41 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A warming center being evicted for not meeting fire codes has found a new spot to serve the homeless in Waterloo. The Waterloo Warming Center announced Tuesday it will be moving to the former Hawkeye Community College Metro Center and open for service on Friday. The overnight shelter...

Man killed in fire at eastern Missouri junk-hauling business

Jan. 28, 2020 10:47 AM EST

IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) — An employee sleeping in an eastern Missouri junk-hauling business has died in a fire. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bob’s Disposal Services in Imperial was engulfed in flames when firefighters were called before dawn Tuesday. Fire dispatchers told the crews that the...

Emergency personnel rescue a woman from a building at the corner West 11th and Main streets in Dubuque, Iowa, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Authorities say firefighters rescued four people from a fire that erupted in a downtown Dubuque building. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP)

4 people rescued from fire in downtown Dubuque building

Jan. 28, 2020 10:31 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Firefighters rescued four people from a fire that erupted in a downtown Dubuque building, authorities said. The blaze was reported around 12:30 p.m. Monday in a building that contained apartments and businesses. Three people were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. ...