Fires

Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

May 18, 2019

Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square

US attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails

May 16, 2019

Federal officials say an effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona six years ago has failed

Inmates riot, set fire at prison in western Indonesia

May 16, 2019

Security forces have retaken control of a prison in western Indonesia following a riot

The Latest: Mayor not surprised utility lines caused fire

May 15, 2019

Paradise Mayor Jody Jones says she is not surprised to hear Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines sparked a November blaze that decimated her town but hopes the findings help the town's legal case against the utility

Endangered frogs delay cleanup in city ravaged by wildfires

May 10, 2019

Fears of harming an endangered frog species have forced crews to delay cleaning debris from about 800 properties in Paradise, angering some residents anxious to start rebuilding their homes

Memorial to honor 4 men killed in Illinois plant explosion

May 10, 2019

A memorial is planned to honor four men from Illinois and Wisconsin who died in a silicone plant explosion

Iran firefighters put out blaze at historic bazaar in Tabriz

May 9, 2019

Report: Iranian firefighters put out blaze at 1,000-year-old market in city of Tabriz, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires top $12B

May 8, 2019

Insurance claims have topped $12 billion for the November wildfires in California, making them the most expensive in state history

Harlem apartment fire claims 6 lives, including 4 children

May 8, 2019

Six family members, including four children, were killed when a Harlem apartment was ravaged by an overnight fire that apparently started on a stove

New Mexico man among those killed in Russian airliner fire

May 8, 2019

A recent college graduate from New Mexico who had just landed his dream job as a fishing guide in Russia was among those killed when an airliner burst into flames during an emergency landing in Moscow

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