Stories tagged: fires
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 1:57 p.m.
Burned-out Conn. bell factory resumes production
EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (AP) — The 180-year-old New England company that made the little bell that rings every time an angel gets its wings in the Christmas classic “It’s a …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 10:23 a.m.
Brain-damaged man wins new trial in 1987 killing
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s second-highest court on Monday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man serving life in prison for killing his former wife’s grandmother, ruling that prosecutors …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 3:40 p.m.
Cold front to whip up wind, fire danger
The National Weather Service has upgraded its fire weather watch to a red flag fire warning and also issued a hazardous weather outlook for a cold front that is expected …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, 11:34 a.m.
Jury: Death for arsonist convicted of 5 murders
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended death for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, 6:32 a.m.
Owner of burned RI club donates land for memorial
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, 5:55 a.m.
APNewsBreak: RI club owner gives land for memorial
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The owner of the site of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has donated the land so a permanent memorial can …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, 1:27 p.m.
Tenn. search for 2 children focuses on fire debris
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities looking for any trace of two missing children doggedly sifted the ashes of a deadly house fire, searched rolling farmland nearby and untangled complicated family …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, 1:56 a.m.
Fate of 2 Tenn. children unknown after fatal fire
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fire was intense and quickly collapsed the walls of the Tennessee farmhouse. Firefighters spent several hours battling the flames at the house that sat far …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Woman dead after setting herself on fire, leaping from building
A Spokane woman jumped from her fourth-floor apartment window Wednesday after setting herself on fire in an apparent suicide. The woman, who was not identified, was revived after the fall, …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Tuesday apartment fire was likely an accident
The cause of a four-alarm blaze at a South Hill apartment complex was likely “electrical in nature” and accidental, authorities said Wednesday. The blaze was the biggest fire in Spokane …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, 1:42 p.m.
2 Tenn. children missing, bodies not found in fire
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two children initially believed to have perished in a Tennessee farmhouse fire along with their step-grandparents are now considered missing and perhaps in danger, investigators said …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
2 Tenn. children missing, not killed in fire
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two children initially believed to have perished in a Tennessee farmhouse fire along with their step-grandparents are now considered missing and in danger, investigators said on …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 8:36 a.m.
Gusty winds could push deadly So. Calif. wildfire
CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — A fire that killed an elderly man who refused to evacuate and burned 20 homes in rural San Diego County was smoldering Tuesday, but gusty afternoon …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 12:50 a.m.
Calif. wildfire destroys 20 homes, threatens more
CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a rural San Diego County community were waiting anxiously to learn the fate of homes near a destructive 4-square-mile wildfire that has left one …
Thu., Sept. 20, 2012
Landers: Wolf issue as fiery as woods
Wildfires have smoked out the Inland Northwest hunters and recreationists in many significant areas this month. But before we assess some of the impacts, let’s visit the gray wolf front, …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
RI governor open to seizing 2003 club fire site
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday he was open to using eminent domain to seize the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
Evacuation order lifted after Ind. chemical fire
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of northern Indiana residents returned home Saturday after spending the night at shelters, hotels or with relatives after a chemical fire at a vacant plant …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 2:45 a.m.
Stubborn wildfires vex crews in Northwest, Calif.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters battled stubborn blazes that kept residents from homes in Montana, Wyoming and Washington as authorities worried the weather could worsen the volatile situation. High temperatures, …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 12:28 a.m.
Common type of rail car has dangerous design flaw
CHICAGO (AP) — For two decades, one of the most commonly used types of rail tanker has been allowed to haul hazardous liquids from coast to coast even though transportation …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 12:37 a.m.
Dry Northwest burns as fire season in West extends
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A haze of thick smoke formed Tuesday over vast swaths of the West as wildfires forced more residents to flee their homes in several states. Fire …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2012, 6:50 a.m.
Rain aids battle against California forest fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters braced for drier weather Thursday after remnants of a tropical storm helped them gain ground on a 4,180-acre blaze in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 10:14 a.m.
Rain aids battle against California forest fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain arrived Wednesday to help in the assault on a 3,800-acre fire in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Remnants of Tropical Storm John …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 9:29 a.m.
Chance of rain and dry lightning over LA-area fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The assault on the 3,800-acre fire in the San Gabriel Mountains could get a boost if rain showers develop from remnants of a tropical storm streaming …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2012, 5:26 a.m.
Some Nebraska wildfire evacuation orders lifted
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have lifted an evacuation order for some northwest Nebraska residents whose homes had been threatened by wildfire. The Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team C …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, 5:57 p.m.
Neb., SD wildfires grow with help of strong wind
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wildfires in northwestern Nebraska tripled in size in less than 24 hours, as strong winds pushed flames through the rugged, rural terrain. More than 285 square …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012, 3:35 p.m.
Spokane County issues burn ban
With dry conditions and temperatures soaring into the 90s, officials have issued a burn ban for Spokane County until further notice.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2012
Convent evacuated for Spokane brush fire
A brush fire Monday forced the evacuation of a northwest Spokane convent that serves retired nuns in need of assisted living services. About 60 people were evacuated from the Convent …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2012, 6:22 p.m.
Fire near convent about 75 percent contained
A brush fire that threatened a convent in northwest Spokane is about 75 percent contained, Spokane Fire Chief Bobby Williams said.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2012, 8:41 p.m.
2 hospitalized after fire breaks out at Liberty Lake firm
Two people were hospitalized after inhaling smoke when a fire broke out at a manufacturing plant in Liberty Lake Friday.