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Fires threatening California's sequoias continue to grow

Sep. 27, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — California firefighters battled fast-growing forest fires threatening giant sequoias and small communities in the Sierra Nevada on Monday and worked to fully surround a suspected arson wildfire that destroyed homes last week. More than 2,000...

3 dismembered bodies found in burning Texas dumpster

Sep. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Police were investigating after three dismembered bodies were discovered in a dumpster that had been set afire in Texas. Fort Worth police said the three bodies that were discovered Wednesday appeared to be those of a man, a teen girl or adult...

Explosion, fire damage Minot house, occupants are safe

Sep. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — An explosion and fire has caused significant damage to a house in Minot, but no one has been injured, according to fire officials. Firefighters were dispatched to a home in southwest Minot about 1:30 a.m. Monday. Fire engulfed the rear of the house...

Police investigating as homicide death of man in house fire

Sep. 27, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating as a homicide the death of a 29-year-old Topeka man whose body was found Sunday when firefighters responded to a house fire. Police said in a news release that Palmer S. Thompson died under suspicious circumstances in...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says 2 members killed in fire

Sep. 27, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said on Monday that two of its members died from injuries they suffered in an unexplained fire the day before. The Guard said the fire erupted Sunday in a warehouse at what it described as a...

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...

Progress made on California fire that displaced thousands

Sep. 26, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were gaining the upper hand Sunday on a forest fire that displaced thousands of people and destroyed more than 100 buildings near Shasta Lake in Northern California. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures slowed the Fawn Fire as it...

Police: Albuquerque woman doused with gasoline: Set on fire

Sep. 26, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is being treated at a burn center after her male roommate allegedly doused her with gasoline and lit her on fire, according to police. Police said 39-year-old Lawrence Sedillo was booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of...

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...