Fires

Emergency personnel confer over a tractor trailer cab and another vehicle involved in a fatal wreck along eastbound Interstate 64, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Town and Country, Mo. Authorities say at least two people are dead after a car and tractor-trailer collided in a crash involving at least 15 vehicles in suburban St. Louis. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 12:10 pm
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) — One man is dead after he changed lanes suddenly in front of a tractor-trailer on a suburban St. Louis highway, causing a fiery chain-reaction crash. Billowing black smoke could be seen for miles after the accident at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 64. Three other...
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January 22, 2018 - 2:46 pm
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A local emergency manager says crews are allowing a fire to burn out following an explosion at a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma to avoid spreading contaminants. Five people remain...
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Firefighters and rescuers work at the scene of a hotel fire in downtown Prague on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 9:04 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police have identified a second victim from Germany in a hotel fire in downtown Prague that killed four. Two people died at the scene after the blaze broke out in the Eurostars David hotel on Saturday evening. Police said they were a German man born in 1996 and a woman from...
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January 22, 2018 - 8:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals — some with serious injuries — following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building. The FDNY says two of the patients were transported with potentially life-threatening injuries. The Daily News says residents...
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An unidentified hospital official pleads in front of the agitated relatives of firecracker factory fire victim, in a local hospital on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, early Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. A big fire broke out at a firecrackers factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
January 20, 2018 - 7:23 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — A massive fire broke out at a firecracker factory on the northern outskirts of the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 17 workers, a fire official said. A dozen fire engines took three hours to douse the fire in the Bawana industrial area of New Delhi. Seventeen bodies...
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Firefighters and rescuers work at the scene of a hotel fire in downtown Prague on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 2:37 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown Prague has killed at least two people and injured dozens. Prague rescue service spokeswoman Jana Postova says that eight people have been rushed to hospitals with serious injuries after the blaze broke out in the hotel Saturday evening...
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This image taken from video shows an investigator photographing the scene near Raton, N.M., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, where a helicopter crashed late Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Friends and family members confirmed Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and his wife, Heather, were on the copter as they traveled to New Mexico to spend their holiday with friend and wealthy businessman Charles Burnett III at his ranch. (AP Photo/Peter Banda)
January 19, 2018 - 8:15 pm
RATON, N.M. (AP) — Andra Cobb was frantic when she called for help, telling an emergency operator that a helicopter she was riding in with her father, longtime partner and others had crashed in a remote part of New Mexico and that she was watching her "family burn." Police released 911 recordings...
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A horse stands next to bonfires during the ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 19, 2018 - 3:47 am
SAN BARTOLOME DE PINARES, Spain (AP) — Horses burst through the soaring flames of night-time bonfires in a dramatic annual festival in this small Spanish town. Riders urge their mounts toward the wood fires, lit in the cobbled street, and say the smoke that envelops them purifies and protects the...
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Firefighters attempt to put out a burning trailer that was hauling thousands of gallons of fuel on Interstate 15 in Midvale, Utah, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Lt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said the truck was southbound on the interstate when a tire caught fire, sending flames toward the tanks. (Chris Detrick/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 1:32 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded on Interstate 15 temporarily shutting down traffic in both directions in Salt Lake City on Thursday. KUTV reports that no one was injured. The truck driver told police he believes his brakes caught fire, which led to the blaze...
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A woman waves a Chilean flag covered with an image of Pope Francis, as the pontiff celebrates Mass on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The pontiff urged the South American nation to continue welcoming migrants and caring for the least fortunate among them. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 18, 2018 - 4:45 pm
IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to South America (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Pope Francis has landed in Peru for a four-day trip that will take him into the sweltering Amazon jungle to meet with indigenous communities and put him face-to-face with a president narrowly...
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