Paris prosecutor: no sign Notre Dame fire of criminal origin

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says that there is no evidence from a preliminary investigation to suggest that a fire that destroyed large parts of Notre Dame Cathedral was criminal. ...

Sheryl Crow says 2008 fire destroyed all her master tapes

LONDON (AP) — Singer Sheryl Crow says the original tapes of albums such as "Tuesday Night Music Club" and the track "All I Wanna Do" perished in a 2008 fire at Universal Music Group. ...

Wisconsin coroner: 6 killed in rural house fire

PICKEREL, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Wisconsin say six people have died in a house fire in the northeastern part of the state. Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadlick says two adults ...

Petrochemical fire spews thick black smoke in southern Spain

MADRID (AP) — A fire at a petrochemical plant in southern Spain has sent a massive plume of black smoke near Gibraltar. The blaze broke out Tuesday at an industrial zone near Algecir...

Jump in wildfires means smoke's health impact will spread

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of mi...

Police arrest Indonesia business owner after deadly fire

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have arrested the owner and two managers of an unregulated factory in North Sumatra that was engulfed by fire, killing 30 people. North Su...

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The Latest: Philadelphia refinery fire started in butane vat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the fire at a Philadelphia refinery complex (all times local): 7:30 a.m. A fire at a refinery complex in Philadelphia started in a...

No injuries reported at crude oil refinery in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There are no reports of injuries or evacuations after an early morning fire broke out at a 150-year-old refinery complex in Philadelphia. Firefighters have contai...

'Avian incident' causes fire at California solar farm

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An energy company says a so-called "avian incident" is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in Califo...

Tourist douses fire in Austrian church with holy water

BERLIN (AP) — Vienna's famous Dominican Church was saved from possible disaster after a tourist spotted two confessional boxes on fire and doused the flames with holy water. Austria'...

'Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River's most famous fire, a plucky new generation of Cleveland artists and entrepreneurs has turned the old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of...

The Latest: Off-duty cop may have saved house blast victim

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that leveled a house in New Jersey (all times local): 6:10 p.m. An off-duty police officer's quick actions may ha...

Explosion levels New Jersey home; 1 injured

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (AP) — An explosion leveled a home in northern New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone person inside who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer. ...

1 of 2 blamed in deadly California warehouse fire to testify

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One of two men blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago will get a chance to testify in court. Max Harris ...