Residential fires

November 06, 2018 - 4:10 am
LONDON (AP) — London police have arrested five people over a video that showed a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire. The Metropolitan Police say the men turned themselves in late Monday and were arrested on suspicion of a public order offence after allegedly creating an...
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October 15, 2018 - 7:15 pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A hazardous materials team was called Monday to investigate a suspicious letter sent to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins, officials said. Police and fire vehicles were parked outside her home, and several people in hazmat suits were seen entering the home. Yellow...
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October 06, 2018 - 3:26 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 50 people were killed early Saturday and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said. "We deplore the deaths," the...
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October 01, 2018 - 6:57 am
MILAN (AP) — A fire has been brought swiftly under control in Venice's La Fenice opera house, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by flames in 1996. Italian news agency ANSA reported that the fire broke out Monday in a technical room that was under 24-hour surveillance as a precaution after the...
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Volunteers at the Senior Center in Lawrence, Mass. hand out food and supplies, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the wake of last week's gas explosions and house fires in the Merrimack Valley. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 18, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and...
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A worker with Columbia gas stands over an open man hole as the crew works to make sure there are no gas leaks at the corner of Parker and Salem Streets in Lawrence, Mass., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Multiple houses were damaged Thursday afternoon from gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 14, 2018 - 9:56 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000...
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Firefighters battle a house fire, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, on Herrick Road in North Andover, Mass., one of multiple emergency crews responding to a series of gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 13, 2018 - 10:07 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions one official described as "Armageddon" left at least 10 people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and turn...
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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames rise from a house in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Emergency crews are responding to what they believe is a series of gas explosions that have damaged homes across three communities north of Boston. (WCVB via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 7:03 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local): 6:55 p.m. At least four people are being treated for injuries after a series of fires north of Boston that authorities blame on a natural gas issue. Lawrence General Hospital says it has treated four victims...
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Vultures fly over Brazil's National Museum days after a fire tore through the structure in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Brazil's National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism's oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
September 05, 2018 - 5:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism's oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America...
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Flames from a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre, in Northern Ireland, Tuesday Aug. 28, 2018. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at the scene. (Liam McBurney PA via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — A fire has gutted a landmark Belfast building in a blaze that sent dark smoke billowing over the Northern Ireland capital. The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service says it was called Tuesday morning to a blaze at the Bank Buildings, home to clothing retailer Primark. Flames...
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