Residential fires

This aerial photo shows fire damage to the Golf Pyramid House Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Wadsworth, Ill. Fire officials say no people were hurt but a dog died in the Tuesday fire. The Gold Pyramid House was built in 1977 as a private residence but has since opened for public tours. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 6:57 am
WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — An estimated $3 million in fire and water damage following a fire at a pyramid home guarded by a pharaoh statue in suburban Chicago may force the owners to knock the tourist attraction down. Spokeswoman Yolanda Fierro says if the Gold Pyramid House's owners decide to demolish...
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Investigators stand outside of a house where two children were killed in a morning fire, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Union City, N.J. The fire at the multifamily home started shortly before 9 a.m. Friday. It quickly consumed the home, sending flames and smoke shooting high into the sky. It was brought under control about 30 minutes later. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 13, 2018 - 2:48 pm
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving house fire killed a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl on Friday and injured at least six other people. The fire, at a multifamily home in Union City, started shortly before 9 a.m. and quickly consumed the home and damaged a neighboring house, sending flames...
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July 08, 2018 - 6:30 pm
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities are responding to an aviation crash, possibly involving a helicopter, in a residential area in Virginia. A 911 call came in Sunday before 5 p.m. about an aircraft crashing into a residential structure in Williamsburg near Settlement Drive, Virginia State Police...
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June 19, 2018 - 8:10 am
HELSINKI (AP) — An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland. Finnish public broadcaster YLE reported Tuesday that some of the flammable liquid spread by an ill-fated...
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Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, center, reads a statement accompanied by leaders of the Roman Catholic Church during talks between the opposition and the government, in Managua, Nicaragua, Friday, June 15, 2018. The negotiations had been suspended since May 23 due to a lack of progress, but resumed again Friday between business, student, civil society and farmers' groups and representatives of President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
June 16, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Armed assailants set fire to a house and gunfire erupted at a street barricade in Nicaragua's capital on Saturday, leaving at least eight people dead and casting a pall over talks aimed at ending weeks of unrest. The violence raised tensions as representatives from civil...
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Grenfell Tower in west London is illuminated in green to mark a year since the moment the devastating fire took hold, claiming 72 lives, Thursday June 14, 2018. Thursday marks 12 months since a small kitchen fire in the high-rise turned into the most deadly domestic blaze since the Second World War. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 5:56 am
LONDON (AP) — In the shadow of London's Grenfell Tower, the pain is as fresh as the newly laid flowers for the dead. One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, a horror that...
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June 11, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A standoff between Phoenix police and two armed men who had holed up inside a burning house ended after the confrontation stretched into a second day and officers realized there was no third suspect inside the home as they initially believed, police said Monday. The second man was...
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This satellite image provided by Digital Globe captured June 3, 2018, shows advancing lava flows on Hawaii as they approach Kapoho Bay and the Vacationland residential neighborhood. Lava from the erupting Hawaii volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder says as of Monday, June 4, 2018, lava burned down 117 homes. Snyder says that’s up from Friday’s count of 87. (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 8:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed more than 100 homes in a rural Big Island district. As of Monday, lava burned down 117 homes, said Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder. On Friday, the count was at 87 homes. Officials had previously been updating the...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017 file photo, the burnt Grenfell Tower after the recent fire in London. An inquiry into the fire that tore through London's Grenfell Tower high-rise almost a year ago, killing 72 people, began evidence hearings Monday June 4, 2018, with a lawyer vowing it would address the “overwhelming question: Why?” The judge-led inquiry, which is expected to last about 18 months, aims to find the causes of Britain's deadliest fire in decades and to prevent future tragedies. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
June 04, 2018 - 6:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Residents of London's Grenfell Tower high-rise were wrongly told to stay in their apartments as fire raged through the building, aided by flammable external cladding that didn't meet safety standards, an expert report said Monday. Fire-safety engineer Barbara Lane said the fire...
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A crane boom crashed into several homes, causing injuries in Lauderhill, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon, May 30, 2018, a fire official said. Authorities say at least two people were injured when the crane collapsed. Lauderhill Fire Rescue spokeswoman Jerry Gonzalez says the crane was being used to put up Florida Power and Light electric poles when it fell onto two houses. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
May 30, 2018 - 5:34 pm
A crane toppled on two houses in a Florida neighborhood, smashing through the roof of one of the homes and injuring at least two people Wednesday, authorities said. The crane was being used to put up Florida Power & Light electric poles when it fell on the houses, Lauderhill Fire Rescue...
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