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2 large yachts destroyed in predawn fire at Florida marina

Nov. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a huge fire has destroyed two large yachts in South Florida, sending flames skyward and leaving millions of dollars in losses. No injuries were reported in Saturday’s pre-dawn fire. Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan told news outlets the fire...

Last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster dies at age 90

Nov. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, who suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs before his mother managed to toss him and his brother from the burning airship, has died. Werner Gustav Doehner, the last among 62 passengers and crew who escaped the May 6,...

Man arrested for arson after 4 Oregon fires

Nov. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EST

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon have arrested a man suspected of starting four fires in one day. Tigard Police says 26-year-old Joseph Tyler Martinez was arrested for arson. He’s suspected of setting four fires Thursday. Police say the first fire caused serious damage to the outside of a...

Police: Frustrated man whose car burned punched firefighters

Nov. 16, 2019 2:50 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis have arrested a man they say punched two firefighters who were trying to douse his burning car. Station KMOV reports that the assault happened Friday night after a crash at an intersection in the Penrose neighborhood. Police say the man was upset because he thought the...

Century-old Wyoming cafe burned, cause of fire still unknown

Nov. 16, 2019 2:08 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have not determined the cause of a July fire that caused irreparable harm to a more than century-old Wyoming log cabin. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Friday that multiple local agencies including the Jackson Police Department and Jackson Hole Fire have been...

3 hurt in fiery crash on interstate highway in Pennsylvania

Nov. 16, 2019 11:54 AM EST

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — A fiery interstate highway crash involving a tanker truck and an SUV in Pennsylvania has left three people injured. State police say the crash on I-95 in Bensalem happened just after 9 p.m. Friday and caused several lanes in both directions of the highway to be shut down. Authorities...

Fire destroys home, leaves 3 pets dead, officials say

Nov. 16, 2019 10:34 AM EST

LAKEVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in southern Massachusetts and killed three pets. WPRI-TV in Rhode Island reports that fire crews were called to a cabin on Howland Road in Lakeville around 6 p.m. Friday. By the time they arrived, the home was engulfed in...

Fire in student apartment block raises Grenfell parallels

Nov. 16, 2019 7:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A fire that swept through a six-story student apartment building in northern England has raised concerns that authorities failed to learn the lessons of the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster in which 72 people died. Eyewitness reports suggest the fire, which broke out Friday evening in the town of...

Utah extends fire restrictions in 11 counties by a month

Nov. 16, 2019 12:21 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal fire restrictions are being extended in 11 Utah counties by a month due to what officials say are dry conditions and continued problems with controlling wildfires. The state Department of Natural Resources says State Forester Brian Cottam has signed proclamations to ban...

Survey finds gain in endangered red squirrel population

Nov. 16, 2019 12:18 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Wildlife officials say an endangered squirrel subspecies in southeastern Arizona is fighting its way back after much of its mountain habitat was burned by a 2017 wildfire. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the Mount Graham red squirrel’s population is stabilizing, with a 4%...