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150 firefighters battle blaze at LA commercial building

Jun. 08, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least 150 firefighters battled a huge blaze that gutted a commercial building early Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. in a three-story building at the corner of Third and Los Angeles streets, the...

Crews focus on lingering hotspots in Phoenix recycling fire

Jun. 07, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix fire crews made significant progress overnight putting out a huge blaze that swept through multiple recycling yards, destroying businesses and injuring one firefighter. Fire Capt. Todd Keller said more than 30 firefighters were still at the scene...

Rewards offered after Walmart fires in Alabama, Mississippi

Jun. 06, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Federal investigators are offering $2,500 rewards for tips leading to people who set fires inside Walmart stores in Alabama and Mississippi. The FBI posted Saturday security camera photos of masked people inside stores in Mobile, Alabama, and...

Multiple businesses lost in huge Phoenix fire; 1 hurt

Jun. 06, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews remained on the scene Sunday of a huge fire in Phoenix that roared through multiple recycling yards, destroyed several businesses and injured a firefighter. More than 200 firefighters battled the blaze Saturday that marked the single...

Dozens of fire units battle blaze at Phoenix recycling yards

Jun. 05, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of fire crews from metro Phoenix battled a large fire that involved multiple recycling yards and commercial buildings and sent black smoke over much of the city on Saturday. Fire Capt. Todd Keller, a Phoenix Fire Department spokesman, said the fire...

Porsche rams strip mall and bursts into flames in Atlanta

Jun. 04, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A sports car plowed into an Atlanta strip mall, touching off a fire that heavily damaged several businesses. The Porsche Cayenne burst into flames after colliding with the strip mall Friday morning, Atlanta fire officials said. The...

2 dead, 2 injured after man opens fire in Houston nightclub

May. 31, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Two men were killed and two more were injured when a man opened fire in a crowded Houston nightclub early Monday, authorities said. Houston police chief Troy Finner said investigators are trying to confirm that the gunman is among the dead, and that he...

Fire in UP destroys couple's dream to open gem shop

May. 26, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — A fire that destroyed three buildings in a historic block in the Upper Peninsula occurred just two days before a couple planned to open a gem and mineral shop. Brandon Looper and Jeanne Liuska were 50 miles away when they got a call about the...

Montana man ordered to pay restitution for arson-for-hire

May. 26, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A south-central Montana man who pleaded no contest to hiring someone to burn down his house for the insurance money so he could pay a debt to the federal government in a drug case has been ordered to pay restitution. District Judge Jessica Fehr...

2 pets rescued amid blaze at southern Maryland strip mall

May. 25, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

SOLOMONS, Md. (AP) — A candle started an accidental blaze that tore through several businesses at a southern Maryland strip mall on Monday night, State Fire Marshals said. Firefighters dispatched around 10:45 p.m. for a building fire found the strip mall in Solomons...