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Coastal Georgia county to tax residents for fire service

Dec. 05, 2021 11:59 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of coastal Georgia's largest county will tax residents in unincorporated areas to provide fire service, abandoning a plan to try to force people to pay what have been voluntary subscriptions. The Savannah Morning News...

Fire official: Gas odor after blast razes Oklahoma City home

Dec. 03, 2021 20:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fire crews on the scene after an explosion leveled a house in Oklahoma City on Friday could smell gas, a fire official said. Neighbors reported the blast about 3:20 p.m. “It felt like a bomb had happened, a big old bomb,”...

Homeowner tries to smoke out snakes, burns down house

Dec. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EST

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland home was accidentally burned to the ground by an owner trying to get rid of a snake infestation, officials said. The homeowner in Poolesville, a town about 25 miles (about 40 kilometers) outside of Washington D.C., was attempting to...

Officials: 9 taken to hospital, dozens displaced after fire

Dec. 03, 2021 10:53 AM EST

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Two people suffered life-threatening injuries and dozens of people have been displaced after a fire broke out at a Herndon apartment building, Fairfax County fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the apartments on Park Avenue on Thursday...

Officials: 2 killed in Kansas City house fire early Friday

Dec. 03, 2021 09:09 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people died and one firefighter was injured in an early Friday morning house fire on the north end of Kansas City, officials said. A neighbor called 911 around 5:40 a.m. to report smoke coming from the house, and firefighters arrived to find...

Electrical vault blast damages Los Angeles apartments

Dec. 02, 2021 12:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion in a subterranean electrical vault damaged a Los Angeles apartment building early Thursday but there was no fire and there were no reports of injuries, authorities said. The 7:45 a.m. blast in North Hollywood broke multiple apartment...

Wind-pushed fires force evacuations, burn homes in Montana

Dec. 01, 2021 19:18 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of people in the town of Denton were forced to flee flames pushed by strong winds in central Montana on Wednesday, while a fire south of the city of Great Falls burned 11 homes as well as sheds and other small buildings, officials said. ...

Fire burns Southern California residential construction site

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire destroyed or damaged eight apartment-style buildings that were under construction and damaged an occupied adjacent apartment building in Southern California before dawn Wednesday, authorities said. More than 60 firefighters from multiple...

Man pleads not guilty to charges in killing of 2 in Vermont

Dec. 01, 2021 17:01 PM EST

A Hartford, Connecticut, man was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of aggravated murder in the killing of two people in the rural Vermont town of Woodbury more than three years ago. The attorney for Manuel Gomez, 32, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf during an...

Woman guilty of killing 2 for setting fire to house in 2018

Dec. 01, 2021 10:48 AM EST

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A jury convicted a woman of two counts of first-degree murder for the 2018 arson deaths of another woman and her 9-year-old son. Denise Susanna O’Brien, 45, was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of 32-year-old Ashley Smith and her son, 9-year-old...