Residential fires

In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 photo, Rachel Pilli poses at the Care Net Pregnancy Center in Redding, Calif. A couple whose flattened trailer tire reportedly started a massive fire in Northern California has received hundreds of cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty. The outpouring of support for an 81-year-old man and his wife started after Rachel Pilli posted a message Sunday on Facebook offering to forward compassionate messages to the couple. (Jessica Skropanic/Record Searchlight via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 3:43 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A couple whose flattened trailer tire accidentally started a massive fire in Northern California has received more than 100 cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty. The outpouring of support for an 81-year-old man and his wife started after...
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Firefighters work at the scene of a structure fire in West Valley City, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A West Valley City code enforcement officer was fatally shot nearby. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 4:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor's house on fire told witnesses that he did it after "years of harassment" over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday. Kevin Wayne Billings, 64, said...
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July 29, 2018 - 3:01 pm
BASALT, Colo. (AP) — Singer Neil Diamond gave an unexpected performance for firefighters battling a blaze near his Colorado home. The 77-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took to the stage Friday night to play "Sweet Caroline" for dozens of firefighters gathered at the command post for a fire...
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A plume of smoke turns large parts of the sky orange, with the ancient Acropolis hill at centre, as a forest fire burns in a mountainous area west of Athens, sending nearby residents fleeing, Monday, July 23, 2018. The fire department said five water-dropping planes and two helicopters were battling the blaze Monday in the Geraneia mountains near the seaside settlement of Kineta between Athens and Corinth, along with 30 firetrucks and 70 firefighters. (AP Photo/Theodora Tongas)
July 23, 2018 - 12:58 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two major forest fires were raging out of control on either side of the Greek capital Monday, burning up to 100 houses, prompting residents to flee and turning the sky over Athens a hazy orange from the smoke. Some people were reported to be trapped on a beach by the flames...
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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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