Fires

In this Nov. 11, 2016 photo, John Redfield, chief operating officer of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. in Riddle, Ore., poses for a photo as he shows an example of a cross-laminated timber, or CLT, panel that underwent a flammability test. D.R. Johnson is one of just two companies in the United States currently able to produce CLT panels. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
December 30, 2016 - 1:13 am
RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) — John Redfield watches with pride as his son moves a laser-guided precision saw the size of a semi-truck wheel into place over a massive panel of wood. Redfield's fingers are scarred from a lifetime of cutting wood and now, after decades of decline in the logging business, he has...
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NHP and Metro Police officers block off the entrance off Flamingo Road to the Rio Hotel & Casino after reports of smoke coming from the 21st floor of the Masquerade Tower led to guests being evacuated Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year’s Eve weekend, officials said. Nobody was injured, but emergency responders helped some guests with disabilities get to the bottom of the tower.(Yasmina Chavez/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
December 29, 2016 - 6:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Rio casino in Las Vegas scrambled to find alternate lodging for guests Thursday after a power outage led to the evacuation of 900 rooms just before the busy New Year's Eve weekend, officials said. A fuse shorted in a backup generator that was powering the hotel's Masquerade...
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December 25, 2016 - 2:45 pm
FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — A central Maine man set his estranged wife's house on fire during the middle of the night before fatally stabbing himself in front of responding officers, police said Sunday. Shortly after midnight Saturday, Terry Whitney, 63, went to his estranged wife's home, shut off the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016 file photo, Oakland fire officials walk past the remains of the Ghost Ship warehouse damaged from a deadly fire in Oakland, Calif. The landlord of an Oakland warehouse where 36 people died in a fire earlier this month has retained a Southern California-based attorney. Attorney Keith G. Bremer of Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara will represent Chor Ng, who owns the Ghost Ship property in East Oakland. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, file)
December 23, 2016 - 6:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a 20-year-old college student who died in the arms of her boyfriend in Oakland's deadly warehouse fire filed the first lawsuit Friday in the disaster, blaming the building's owner, chief tenant and others. The lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court,...
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This is a Mississippi Department of Public Safety provided undated state driver's license photograph of Andrew McClinton, of Leland, Miss., who was arrested by the Greenville Police Department, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in Greenville , Miss., in connection with the Nov. 1, 2016 fire at Greenville's Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. McClinton, 45, has been charged with one count of first degree arson of a place of worship and is being held in the Washington County Detention Center, pending an initial appearance before the municipal court. (Mississippi Department of Public Safety via AP,)
December 22, 2016 - 11:49 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man charged in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" is requesting a public defender to represent him in court. Officials haven't revealed what led to the arrest of the man who's a member of the church and...
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This Nov. 1, 2016 photo provided by David Coons shows a fire dance performance in an underground music club known as known as Purple 33 in a Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. About a week after 36 people died in a fire at an underground music party in Oakland, inspectors acting on a complaint discovered a makeshift nightclub and unpermitted living quarters concealed in a warehouse near Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities searching the drab, two-story building found an illegally constructed dance floor, paired with a bar and DJ booth. (David Coons via AP)
December 22, 2016 - 1:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The party is over at Purple 33. About a week after 36 people died in a fire at an underground music party in Oakland, inspectors acting on a complaint discovered a makeshift nightclub and unpermitted living quarters concealed in a warehouse near Los Angeles International Airport...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, "Vote Trump" is spray painted on the side of the fire damaged Hopewell M.B. Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss. Mississippi authorities arrested a McClinton Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words, "Vote Trump." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 21, 2016 - 8:08 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man with a prior criminal record was arrested Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump," and the church's bishop said the man is a member of the congregation. The state fire marshal said...
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FILE-In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, "Vote Trump" is spray painted on the side of the fire damaged Hopewell M.B. Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss. Mississippi authorities arrested a McClinton Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words, "Vote Trump." (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
December 21, 2016 - 5:58 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man with a prior criminal record was arrested Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump," and the church's bishop said the man is a member of the congregation. The state fire marshal said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2016 file photo, people hold candles in memory of the three deceased Sheboygan Falls children at River Park in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Natalie Renee Martin, 11, Carter Maki, 7, and Benjamin Martin, 10, died in a house fire Jan. 26. Natalie, who died saving the lives of even younger children, is among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners Tuesday, Dec. 20. (Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press via AP)
December 20, 2016 - 7:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two children who died saving the lives of even younger children are among 21 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh, announced the winners Tuesday. Natalie Renee Martin, 11, of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, led...
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People look at the scene of a warehouse fire from behind a fence Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Oakland , Calif. The fire killed dozens of people during a electronic dance party as it raced through the building, in the deadliest structure fire in the U.S. in more than a decade. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 16, 2016 - 8:06 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The owner of an Oakland warehouse where 36 people died in a fire earlier this month had a business license for more than two decades, but firefighters charged with inspecting city businesses never reviewed the building, city officials confirmed. Oakland spokeswoman Karen Boyd...
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