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10 people displaced, 2 cops hurt in apartment building fire

May. 28, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving fire roared through a northern New Jersey apartment building early Thursday, displacing 10 residents and slightly injuring two police officers. The fire in the three-story building in Garfield was reported around 1:30 a.m., authorities said. The building was already...

Fast-moving fire destroys historic church in Pennsylvania

May. 28, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania church that had recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places was destroyed Thursday when a fast-moving fire roared through the building, authorities said. Dozens of firefighters responded around 2:30 a.m. to the former Third Presbyterian Church in...

Unattended charcoal grill blamed for fire that killed 2

May. 27, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — A fire that killed a North Carolina woman and her son last week was started by an unattended charcoal grill, according to investigators. A news release from the town of Kill Devil Hills said the fire on May 17 started on the wooden deck of the ground floor of an apartment in...

Man barricades himself in apartment, sets it on fire

May. 27, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo police have arrested a man they say barricaded himself in his apartment and started a fire. Authorities responded to a report of a disturbance early Wednesday and found the man yelling and threatening police and others. Sgt. Travis Moser said the man may have mental health issues...

Arson investigation after fatal fire in St. Louis

May. 27, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A fire in St. Louis that killed a woman and critically injured a man is being investigated as arson. St. Louis police Lt. Scott Aubuchon told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Wednesday that the homicide unit was investigating the fire in south St. Louis. The fire was reported just before 6 a.m....

Homicide suspected in death of woman found in OKC home

May. 26, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A homicide investigation was underway after a woman was found dead inside a burning home in southeastern Oklahoma City, police said Tuesday. The body of 78-year-old Sara Cleveland “had significant injuries that were consistent with homicide,” and were incurred prior to...

Suburban Detroit woman injured when her house explodes

May. 26, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) — A woman who had just returned to her suburban Detroit home after two weeks away was injured when an explosion rocked the residence as she was turning on appliances, officials said. Monday morning's explosion blew out the Birmingham home’s windows, shattered part of its brick...

Teen severely burned in fire at Toledo apartment complex

May. 26, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

TOLEDO. Ohio (AP) — A fire at a Toledo apartment complex has left a girl severely burned, authorities said. Emergency responders went to the Larchmont Apartments around 10:15 p.m. Monday after a 911 caller reported the fire in a second-floor unit there and said there were children outside of the apartment...

Firefighter hospitalized following house fire

May. 26, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A firefighter was hospitalized in stable condition after battling a house fire in New Hampshire, authorities said. The Manchester Fire Department said the 52-year-old firefighter went into cardiac arrest on Monday and was found unresponsive inside the building by other...

Toddler killed, 3 others hurt in Becker County house fire

May. 25, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy has died and three family members have been injured in a house fire in northwestern Minnesota. The Becker County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday about the fire northeast of Detroit Lakes. The first deputy on the scene found the...