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Kuwait death toll raised to 4 in oil refinery fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National P...

Greece: Explosion damages buildings in central Athens

A loud explosion caused serious damage to a multi-story building in the Greek capital Athens on Wednesday morning. The blast happened some 200 meters (656 feet) from the ancient Temple of Olympian Ze...

Chief: Firefighter in fiery home collapse in fair condition

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore firefighter who survived the collapse of a burning vacant home that killed three colleagues was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday as his fire chief reported him to be con...

Woman arrested after boy dies in Denver-area apartment fire

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday on murder and arson charges after a fire swept through a three-story apartment building in suburban Denver, killing a 5-year-old boy and displacing mor...

Indonesia: Fire and feud kill over a dozen people at nightclub

Police in Indonesia's West Papua province on Tuesday said at least 19 people died as two rival gangs fought, sparking a fire. Officials said members of two ethnic groups attacked one another. Pol...

Chief: 3 Baltimore firefighters killed in vacant home blaze

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three Baltimore firefighters were killed and a fourth was injured when part of a vacant home collapsed while they were battling a blaze early Monday, the city's fire chief said. ...

Young officer slain in Harlem joined to help 'chaotic city'

NEW YORK (AP) — The 22-year-old New York City police officer who was shot to death while responding to a call in a Harlem apartment came from an immigrant family and grew up in a community with strain...

Wildfire along California's Big Sur forces evacuations

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds pushed a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains above Big Sur to the sea, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast ...

Fire in residential building kills 6, injures 15 in Mumbai

NEW DELHI (AP) — A major fire in a 19-story residential building killed at least six people and injured 15 others on Saturday in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, officials said. ...

Retiring FDNY commissioner led COVID response, 9/11 recovery

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s fire commissioner said Friday that he will retire next month after more than seven years in the job and a career that spanned more than five decades and included stints...

Fire erupts at Kuwait petroleum site, week after fatal blaze

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out early Friday at a site belonging to the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, forcing a suspension of export operations there, the company said in a st...

Texas wildfire no longer growing, some evacuations lifted

A wildfire in a central Texas state park is no longer growing and no injuries were reported after the blaze, suspected to have been caused by a prescribed burn, charred 1.2 square miles (3.2 square ki...

Texas wildfire forces evacuations; planned burn may be cause

A wildfire in a Central Texas state park forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Tuesday in the city of Bastrop — the site of a deadly blaze more than a decade ago — and officials said a prescribed b...

3 dead, others injured in Wisconsin apartment building blaze

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Three people have died as a result of a fire at a senior apartment building in southeastern Wisconsin that also injured several others, officials said. Kenosha F...

Funeral services held for 12 killed in Philadelphia fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a cen...