Latest Residential fires News

Dead body found in travel trailer after fire in Clark County

Jan. 18, 2020 11:15 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person was found dead inside a travel trailer that burned early Saturday along with multiple vehicles in metro Las Vegas, the Clark County Fire Department said. Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan Wiercinski said firefighters found the body after knocking down the fire. The victim's identity was...

4 dead in house fire in northeastern Wisconsin

Jan. 17, 2020 2:49 PM EST

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) — A house fire in northeastern Wisconsin has killed four people, authorities said Friday. Firefighters were called to the house in Oconto just before 3 a.m. Friday. Emergency crews arrived to find the house engulfed in flames. Crews were not able go inside until several hours later...

Man charged in massive fire to remain jailed pending trial

Jan. 17, 2020 1:32 PM EST

BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of setting a large fire that destroyed or damaged several buildings in a New Jersey town and caused nearly $52 million in damage will remain jailed until his trial, a judge ruled Friday. State Superior Court Judge Kevin Shanahan cited Facebook posts that Juan Hector...

Mother, daughter die in residential fire

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl and her mother died Friday when their home in south-central Kentucky caught fire, authorities said. Firefighters found the bodies of Tiffany B. Mooneyhan, 33, and her daughter, Aylanna L. Mooneyhan, in their Brownsville residence after extinguishing the blaze,...

Clark County firefighters find body after shed fire at home

Jan. 17, 2020 11:26 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County firefighters found a dead body after extinguishing a fire in a shed at a Las Vegas-area home early Friday morning, the Fire Department said. Cause of the fire was under investigation and no information was released immediately about the dead person and a possible cause of...

Woman dies, firefighter hurt in Klamath Falls house fire

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 AM EST

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a woman died in a house fire in Klamath Falls. Klamath County Fire District 1 officials say the blaze with a possible person inside was reported early Thursday by people passing by. Authorities say bystanders tried to get inside but were unsuccessful because of...

Man guilty of starting Kansas fire in effort to kill 2 women

Jan. 17, 2020 9:37 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors have found a man guilty of starting a fire in a suburban Kansas City apartment in an attempt to kill two women who lived there. The Johnson County, Kansas, prosecutor's office says in a news release that 38-year-old Ronald Buchanan was convicted Wednesday of three counts of...

This photo from video provided by KCBS-TV shows firefighters treating civilians outside a burning apartment building in Glendale, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The fire injured multiple people, including two firefighters who crashed through a collapsing first floor into the basement. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. (KCBS-TV via AP)

Firefighters, tenants injured in Glendale apartment fire

Jan. 17, 2020 1:59 AM EST

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — A fire in an apartment building in a Los Angeles suburb injured eight people Thursday, including two firefighters who crashed through a collapsing first floor and landed in the burning basement, authorities said. The fire firefighters suffered only minor injuries. News video showed...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019 file photo Las Vegas firefighters work the scene of a fire at a three-story apartment complex in Las Vegas. Newly released audio recordings of 911 calls are revealing the horror that Las Vegas apartment complex residents faced last month when a fire tore through the building, killing six people. The first caller to firefighters on Dec. 21, 2019, said she could not breathe while a voice in the background was heard yelling for people to get out. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)

911 calls reveal horror, chaos of Vegas fire that killed 6

Jan. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newly released audio recordings of 911 calls about a Las Vegas apartment complex fire last month that killed six people reveal the horror that residents faced as flames tore through the building and people hung outside second- and third-floor windows. Details of the recordings obtained by...

Higher reward offered in 2018 slaying of Lake County woman

Jan. 16, 2020 3:42 PM EST

ELLSWORTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police on Thursday increased to $15,000 the reward for information leading to an arrest in the 2018 slaying of a 79-year-old woman whose remains were found following a house fire in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula. The reward is being offered in the...