Residential fires

June 21, 2019 - 1:58 am
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — At least 30 people including children were killed in a fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster official said Friday. Irwan Syahri, from the local disaster mitigation agency in Langkap district, said...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. The wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday, June 17, 2019, to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.(Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 11:28 am
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, apologized to the parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra...
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June 11, 2019 - 2:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference in Philadelphia on the 2017 apartment fire in London that killed 72 people. The BBC has reported that more than 100 people plan to join a product liability...
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May 08, 2019 - 3:30 am
HARLEM, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Fire Department says six people, including four children, were killed in an early morning blaze in a Harlem apartment building. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says they received a call reporting the blaze at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday from a person across the street from...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. A jury convicted Beckwitt, a wealthy stock trader, of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in the fiery death of Askia Khafra, who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. (Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 6:04 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours before...
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April 24, 2019 - 4:26 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a wealthy stock trader in a bunker fire death at his Maryland home (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A jury has convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the fire death of a man who was helping him secretly...
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This April 19, 2019 photo provided by KFVS-TV shows the aftermath of fire that broke out in the early hours of April 17, 2019, in Parma, Mo., destroying the home of Tyus Byrd, hours after Byrd's tenure as the mayor of Parma, came to an end. That same morning, City Hall in the small southeast Missouri town was also badly damaged in a fire. (KFVS-TV via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 2:11 pm
A small southeast Missouri town has been under a watchful police presence in the week since nearly simultaneous fires hours after the mayor left office burned her home as well as the building that houses City Hall. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town of 700 people 175 miles...
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April 24, 2019 - 8:04 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No one was hurt when a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed in a residential area in Fort Worth and caught fire. Union Pacific spokeswoman Kristen South says the train derailed at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday near Echo Lake in Fort Worth. South says the fire was...
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CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews faces three counts of simple arson of a religious building on the state charges. Federal investigators also were looking into whether hate motivated the fires. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 6:41 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday at a hearing that offered new insight...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo, Joan Collins poses for photographers upon arrival to the British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Joan Collins has thanked firefighters for their quick response after a blaze erupted in her London apartment. The 85-year-old actress on Monday, April 15, 2019 shared video images of a charred wall on social media after the weekend fire. She also tweeted thanks to the "marvelous" firefighters who tackled the "terrifying" blaze. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
April 15, 2019 - 4:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Joan Collins has thanked firefighters for their quick response after a blaze erupted in her London apartment. The 85-year-old actress shared video images of a charred wall on social media after the weekend fire. She also tweeted thanks to the "marvelous" firefighters who tackled the "...
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