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Officials: Deadly NYC fire lit by child playing with stove

New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades apparently began as a child played with a first-floor stove then spread quickly throughout a Bronx apartment building, killing 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

Climbing rents in Spokane County a burden for many

The rental affordability crisis is prevalent in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. But, that crisis has arrived to Spokane County with nearly half of renters spending 30 to 50 percent of their income on rent, according to a recent report.

Fire destroys apartment building in Cheney

A two-alarm fire tore through an apartment building that houses elderly, disabled and low-income people in Cheney, sending at least two residents to the hospital and injuring a cat Saturday afternoon.

Death toll rises to 12 in London apartment building inferno

They banged on windows, screamed for help, dropped children from smoky floors in a desperate attempt to save them. Terrified residents of the Grenfell Tower said there was little warning of the inferno that engulfed their high-rise apartment building and left 12 people dead – a toll that officials said would almost certainly rise.

Three face murder charges in 1993 Los Angeles apartment fire

Three gang members accused in a 1993 fire set to retaliate against an attempt to quell drug sales at a Los Angeles apartment building were charged Tuesday with murder after the blaze killed seven children, three women and two late-term fetuses, prosecutors said.

Home construction jumps, led by more apartment building

U.S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged. Housing starts jumped 11.3 percent last month, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.2 million, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Firefighters battle blaze in Boise apartment complex; one death reported

BOISE, Idaho – Firefighters from multiple agencies were called to a blaze at a Boise apartment complex that left one person dead and others injured. KTVB-TV reports that fire officials confirmed one person died and a firefighter was injured. Officials said another person was taken to the hospital and two adults and a child were treated at the scene.