Residential fires

April 23, 2017 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say five people, including children, are dead and multiple people have been injured in a house fire. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon shortly after 2 p.m. in the Queens Village neighborhood of Queens. The two-story single family home was engulfed by the...
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Gunilla Persson, star of the Swedish television reality show "Svenska Hollywoodfruar," or "Swedish Hollywood Wives" speaks to visitors after a predawn fire severely damaged her home and a neighbor's in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles Thursday, April 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five people were injured, two critically, and a pet cat was killed when flames ripped through a hillside home and then spread to a neighboring house early Thursday in Los Angeles, authorities said. One house was the home of Swedish reality TV star Gunilla Persson, who escaped...
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This undated photo provided by the Chenango County Sherriffs Office shows Ernest Franklin. Ernest and Heather Franklin decided to kill their disabled adoptive son and cover up the crime with a house fire after watching the Oscar-winning movie "Manchester by the Sea," according to the New York prosecutor handling the case. (Chenango County Sherriffs Office via AP)
April 12, 2017 - 11:53 am
NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A couple decided to kill their disabled adoptive son and cover up the crime with a house fire after watching the Oscar-winning movie "Manchester by the Sea," according to the New York prosecutor handling the case. Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride said during a...
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In this Nov. 4, 1977 photo, Francine Hughes and her laywer Arjen Greydanus talk during a news conference in Lansing, Mich. Wilson, whose Michigan spousal abuse case was the subject of a 1984 television movie called “The Burning Bed,” has died. She was 69. A memorial service was held Wednesday in Florence, Alabama, for Wilson, who had been living in the nearby Leighton. (Lansing State Journal via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 1:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Francine Wilson, whose trial for killing her abusive husband became a landmark spousal abuse case and the subject of a book and a 1984 television movie, has died. She was 69. Wilson died March 22 of complications from pneumonia, said Jim Hughes, one of her children. A memorial...
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Firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 12:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Inspectors discovered that a California building in a rundown neighborhood lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed three low-income residents. Officials uncovered multiple...
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Firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 12:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents. During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in...
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Firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 27, 2017 - 8:45 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Awakened by screams of "fire," Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and ushered them to safety — walkers and all. Jones, 43,...
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In this Tuesday, March 21, 2017 photo provided by Crystal Lamirande, Santa Monica firefighter Andrew Klein holding her dog, Nalu, in Santa Monica, Calif. Klein spent minutes giving mouth-to-snout resuscitation to the dog, who was pulled from a burning apartment. The pooch spent the next 24 hours in an oxygen chamber and is doing well. (Courtesy of Crystal Lamirande via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes. The dog's owner, 35-year-old Crystal Lamirande, had just returned to her Santa Monica apartment Tuesday when a neighbor...
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Conservation police search Silver Lake in Highland, Ill., on Thursday, March 16, 2017, after a car with an infant was pulled from the lake earlier in the morning. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man found dead inside a burned home in southern Illinois had been shot in the head, and a gun was found in his ex-wife's SUV after she drove into a nearby lake and died shortly after the fire was reported, authorities said Friday. The pair's infant son was pulled from the...
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Firefighters battle a five-alarm fire burning an apartment building and surrounding structures in downtown Raleigh, N.C., Thursday night, March 16, 2017. Fire was consuming an apartment building under construction. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP)
March 17, 2017 - 11:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters on Friday extinguished an overnight fire that engulfed an apartment building under construction in North Carolina's capital city, sending sparks and ash into the dark sky. About 10 other buildings were damaged by the fire, five of them severely, area news outlets...
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