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Officials investigate fire at Susan B. Anthony home, museum

Sep. 26, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Fire officials in Rochester were investigating a fire that damaged the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House early Sunday. Firefighters responding to an alarm at approximately 1 a.m. arrived to find the back porch of the museum engulfed in flames....

Prosecutor: 4th person killed in July fire; man indicted

Sep. 26, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say a fourth person died in a fire earlier this year that also claimed the lives of a 9-month-old daughter and her grandparents. A Mercer County grand jury last week indicted 23-year-old Michael Sanders of Trenton...

North Carolina woman wounded when suspects fire into house

Sep. 26, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in Winston-Salem said a woman was wounded when suspects drove up to her house and opened fire before fleeing. The Winston-Salem Police Department said in a news release that the shooting occurred early Sunday morning in a neighborhood...

Teams check destruction from Northern California forest fire

Sep. 25, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Damage assessment teams went out Saturday to determine how many buildings have burned in a forest fire that has displaced thousands of residents in Northern California. Firefighters working in steep, drought-stricken terrain hope calmer weather...

Man dies in house fire in eastern Iowa city of Buffalo

Sep. 24, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

BUFFALO, Iowa (AP) — One man died Friday in a house fire in the eastern Iowa city of Buffalo. The man died in the fire that was reported about 2 p.m., Buffalo police sergeant Josh Bujalski told the Quad-City Times. The man's name wasn't immediately released. ...

2 taken to hospital after Concord apartment building fire

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CONCORD, Vt. (AP) — Officials are investigating an apartment building fire in Concord that caused two occupants to be sent to the hospital in serious condition, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to the building on South Street at 6:10 p.m. Thursday,...

Cedar Falls firefighters extinguish house fire, find body

Sep. 22, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Cedar Falls firefighters responded to a house fire early Wednesday and found the body of a man in the home's kitchen. Crews were called just after 4 a.m. to the home and found smoke pouring out of the structure and flames in the kitchen,...

Brother offers reward for help with unsolved homicide case

Sep. 22, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A man has spent six years saving money so he can offer a $10,000 reward for information that helps solve the case of the death of his brother in northern Maine. Firefighters found the body of Kenneth Zernicke, 58, of Caribou on Sept. 24, 2015,...

North Carolina man accused of assaulting firemen during fire

Sep. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and jailed after he allegedly assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home and had to be subdued with a taser, a sheriff's office said. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters were...

Officials: 1 dead, 2 injured, a dozen homeless after fire

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One man died and a dozen other people were left homeless by a fire in a southwest Philadelphia apartment building over the weekend, authorities said. Fire crews were called to the complex in the Eastwick neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday,...