Fires

May 24, 2019 - 6:38 pm
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — A lightning strike at a Nebraska fertilizer plant set off a large fire that injured three truck drivers sleeping in the parking lot and destroyed the unoccupied factory, officials said Friday. The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Producers Inc...
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Firefighters work to douse flames on a building in Surat, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, Friday, May 24, 2019. At least 17 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a four-story building, police said. Television images showed some students jumping from the building to escape the blaze with a thick smoke billowing from the building. (AP Photo/Sarju Parekh)
May 24, 2019 - 9:53 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring center in the western Indian city of Surat, police said. Police officer Praveen Chaudhary said more than a dozen students were hospitalized with burns. The students were attending a class when...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has received approval to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's power lines. A federal judge overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy case approved the utility's "wildfire assistance program" on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
May 22, 2019 - 6:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment. A federal judge overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy case approved the utility's wildfire assistance...
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This image released by HBO shows from left to right Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Sophie Turner in a scene from the final episode of "Game of Thrones," that aired Sunday, May 19, 2019. (HBO via AP)
May 20, 2019 - 6:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winter has come and winter has gone, the last of the heads have been lopped off and the last of the dragon fire has been spit as "Game of Thrones" aired its 73rd and final episode Sunday night. While the results of the game were a split decision as they were in most other...
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May 18, 2019 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. Flames stated to shoot out of the LED billboard just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the building the sign is attached to...
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A crane lifts the damaged Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines in Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, May 6, 2019. Russian emergency workers have recovered 41 bodies and two flight recorders from the wreckage of the plane that caught fire during an emergency landing in Moscow, officials said Monday as they sought to discover the cause of the disaster. (AP Photo)
May 17, 2019 - 1:12 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian state news agency says a report from the country's civil aviation authority indicates that the crew of an airliner that caught fire while making an emergency landing, killing 41 people, had not deployed the plane's air brakes. The report Friday indicated that human error...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:26 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in California, sending a dozen people to hospitals for evaluation after they were exposed to debris, authorities said. The pilot ejected and parachuted to safety, said Maj. Perry...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:23 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a military jet that crashed into a Southern California warehouse (all times local): 8:20 p.m. A fire official says a dozen people have been treated for exposure to debris after an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a Southern California warehouse without causing...
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May 15, 2019 - 4:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California fire authorities say Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines sparked the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. Cal Fire said Wednesday the lines in the Pulga area ignited the Nov. 8 fire that killed 85 people in Paradise. The investigation also...
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May 15, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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