Residential fires

CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews faces three counts of simple arson of a religious building on the state charges. Federal investigators also were looking into whether hate motivated the fires. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 8:41 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday at a hearing that offered new insight...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo, Joan Collins poses for photographers upon arrival to the British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Joan Collins has thanked firefighters for their quick response after a blaze erupted in her London apartment. The 85-year-old actress on Monday, April 15, 2019 shared video images of a charred wall on social media after the weekend fire. She also tweeted thanks to the "marvelous" firefighters who tackled the "terrifying" blaze. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
April 15, 2019 - 6:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Joan Collins has thanked firefighters for their quick response after a blaze erupted in her London apartment. The 85-year-old actress shared video images of a charred wall on social media after the weekend fire. She also tweeted thanks to the "marvelous" firefighters who tackled the "...
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This undated photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. Jury selection is scheduled to start Monday, April 8, 2019 for the trial of Beckwitt, a wealthy stock trader charged with murder in the 2017 death of Askia Khafra, who was helping him dig a network of tunnels beneath his Maryland home when a fire erupted. Prosecutors say Beckwitt recklessly endangered Khafra’s life during his secretive campaign to build a bunker beneath his Bethesda home for protection from a nuclear attack. (Montgomery County Police Department via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 10:40 am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Firefighters found a 21-year-old man's charred, naked body when they entered a burning home littered with mounds of trash. A hole in the basement floor led them to a network of tunnels under the house. Fire investigators swiftly concluded that the Maryland home was a crime...
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In this Friday, April 5, 2019 photo, Galveston firefighters douse the second floor and attic of a house on Avenue K at 29th Street in Galveston, Texas. The house, unoccupied and under renovation, was once the home of boxing legend Jack Johnson. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 6:03 pm
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas Gulf Coast home where boxing legend Jack Johnson once lived was heavily damaged by a fire. The blaze caused a wall in the vacant Galveston home to collapse Friday. Fire Chief Mike Wisko told The Galveston County Daily News that the building was in the process of...
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Residents rest at a shelter during a wildfire in Sokcho, South Korea, Friday, April 5, 2019. The fire likely started Thursday night from a transformer spark near a resort in the town of Goseong and then spread to the nearby mountains, according to Choi Jin-ho, a fire captain at Gangwon Fire Headquarters. Gangwon province governs the Olympic host city of Pyeongchang and is about 210 kilometers (130 miles) northeast of Seoul. (Choe Jae-hoon/Yonhap via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Firefighters managed to extinguish most of a massive forest fire that ripped through South Korea's mountainous northern coast Friday, destroying 135 homes and forcing more than 4,000 to flee the region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. One person was killed by what...
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Firefighters douse a fire, which sent up a huge plume of smoke in Los Angeles Sunday, March 17, 2019. Authorities say a 9,000-gallon (34,000-liter) tanker leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people in South Los Angeles. The fire department says the blast Sunday morning reverberated through storm drains and sent manhole covers into the air. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 17, 2019 - 2:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tanker truck leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people and sent up a huge plume visible across Los Angeles on Sunday, authorities said. The blast reverberated through storm drains and sent manhole covers into the air, fire department officials...
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A fire truck stands in front of a house damaged by a fire in Nuremberg, Germany, March 2, 2019. Four children an a woman were killed by the fire. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)
March 02, 2019 - 4:01 am
BERLIN (AP) — German firefighters say that five people, including four children, have been killed after a blaze ripped through their home in the southern city of Nuremberg. Firefighters told the dpa news agency they received an emergency call at 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) Saturday and when they arrived at...
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In this photo provided on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2012 by the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (Paris Fire Brigade), a fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris, France. The fire that authorities suspect was an arson attack sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out their windows to escape. (Benoit Moser/BSPP via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 6:38 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week has been handed preliminary arson charges. The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues, was...
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In this photo provided on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2012 by the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (Paris Fire Brigade), a fire rages through the top floors of an apartment building in Paris, France. The fire that authorities suspect was an arson attack sent residents fleeing to the roof or climbing out their windows to escape. (Benoit Moser/BSPP via AP)
February 08, 2019 - 12:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week is going before an investigative judge to face eventual charges of deadly arson. The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past...
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This undated photo provided by the Milwaukee Police Department shows Officer Matthew Rittner. The 17-year police veteran was shot and killed as he served a warrant on Milwaukee's south side Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, becoming the city's third officer to be killed in the line of duty in eight months, officials said. (Courtesy of Milwaukee Police Department via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 11:37 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 17-year police veteran was shot and killed as he served a warrant on Milwaukee's south side Wednesday, becoming the city's third officer to be killed in the line of duty in eight months, authorities said. Officer Matthew Rittner was a tenured member of the Milwaukee Police...
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