Fires

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Hamilton, Ohio, firefighters move the casket for Patrick Wolterman into an awaiting fire engine at the Hodapp Funeral Home in Cincinnati. A homeowner and his nephew are scheduled to go on trial in Ohio for murder in a 2015 house fire that resulted in the death of Hamilton firefighter Wolterman. Butler County Judge Greg Stephens said the court should try to seat a jury first. He set jury selection for Monday, Nov. 6. (Cameron Knight/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)
November 20, 2017 - 12:12 am
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys are ready to resume their defense of an Ohio homeowner and his nephew charged in a 2015 house arson that resulted in a firefighter's death. Prosecutors say homeowner Lester Parker solicited nephew William "Billy" Tucker to set the fire that led to the death of...
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This undated photo provided by Arthur O'Brien shows his grandfather Thomas O'Brien in his fireman's uniform after he joined the FDNY in 1917. O'Brien's heirs say their grandfather was found dead in his firehouse bunk hours after suffering a six-inch skull fracture at a Manhattan fire in 1935 and should be honored as a "line-of-duty" casualty. (Courtesy of Arthur O'Brien via AP)
November 19, 2017 - 2:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighter Tom O'Brien had been battling a blaze in Manhattan for two hours on Oct. 27, 1935, and knew something was wrong as soon as he got back to the firehouse. Reports indicate he complained of a booming headache and decided to "self-medicate" with a bottle of...
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In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, firefighters work at the site of a fire in Daxing district of Beijing, capital of China, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. The official Chinese news agency says a fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed more than a dozen of people. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)
November 18, 2017 - 9:15 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb killed 19 people and injured eight others, official media reported Sunday. Firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. Saturday, three hours after it was...
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Firefighters continue to work the scene of a fire at the the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pa., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 17, 2017 - 6:11 pm
Authorities struggled on Friday to account for the whereabouts of all the residents of a Pennsylvania senior living community after a massive blaze tore through their complex during the middle of the night, injuring nearly 30 and leading to a chaotic evacuation. West Chester Mayor Jordan Norley...
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Firefighters battle a large fire on the top floors of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The Fire Department of New York says over a hundred firefighters were at the scene. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A large fire on the top floors of a six-story New York City apartment building has resulted in four minor injuries. The fire started Friday afternoon on the Harlem building's top floor, which was engulfed in flames as thick smoke billowed. The Fire Department of New York says more...
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FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, an aerial view shows the devastation of the Coffey Park neighborhood after a wildfire swept through Santa Rosa, Calif. A 101-year-old man who told his wife to flee deadly wildfires in Northern California without him last month is the latest victim to be identified by coroners officials. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:56 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 101-year-old man who told his wife to flee deadly wildfires in Northern California without him last month is the latest victim to be identified by authorities. The Press Democrat newspaper of Santa Rosa reported that coroner's officials on Thursday identified the man as...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, residents are evacuated from the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community during a fire in West Chester, Pa. At least 20 people were injured in the massive fire at the senior living community about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. (Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania: (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for a Pennsylvania hospital says seven patients have been admitted with conditions related to smoke inhalation following a massive fire at a senior living...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, smoke rises from the Arkema Inc. owned chemical plant in Crosby, near Houston, Texas. The county that's home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the Harris County Attorney's Office said Arkema Inc.'s facility in Crosby violated Texas environmental laws by releasing toxic and hazardous chemicals during flooding and fires, sickening first responders and residents. (KTRK via AP, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The county that's home to Houston has asked a state court to order safeguards and fine the owner of a chemical plant that partially exploded during Hurricane Harvey. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the Harris County Attorney's Office says Arkema Inc.'s facility in Crosby violated Texas...
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In this March 23, 2016 photo, a couple who identified themselves as the parents-in-law of Navy veteran Charles R. Ingram visit the memorial at the site where Ingram set himself ablaze outside the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Northfield, N.J. Ingram went nearly a year without a mental health appointment or medication, one of several serious problems government investigators found with the clinic in a report released Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Michael Ein/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 3:37 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Gulf War veteran who set himself on fire outside a Veterans Affairs clinic and later died went nearly a year without a mental health appointment or medication, one of several serious problems government investigators found with the clinic in a report released Thursday...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 16, 2017 file photo, emergency workers walk on the roof of the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London. British police say the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower high-rise fire is 71. London’s Metropolitan Police force say remains have been identified from 71 people killed in the June 14 blaze, including a baby who was stillborn. A total of 223 people escaped the fire, it was reported on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
November 16, 2017 - 6:03 am
LONDON (AP) — London police on Thursday gave a final death toll for the Grenfell Tower high-rise fire, putting the number killed at 71 including a stillborn baby. The Metropolitan Police force said the final two victims were identified this week and they are confident no one remains missing. The...
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