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Police: Flaming Bottle of Hand Sanitizer Sparked Fatal Fire

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut woman accused of starting an apartment building fire that left a man dead and dozens of residents injured sparked the blaze by throwing a flaming bottle of hand sanitizer at her girlfriend during an argument, …

Arrest Made After Fire Guts California Apartment Building

TUSTIN, Calif. — Authorities Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of setting a fire that tore through a Southern California apartment building, gutting dozens of apartments, collapsing the roof and displacing about 100 tenants. Patrick Andrew Ceniceros, 59, of Tustin …

Probe Can’t Determine Cause of Minneapolis High-Rise Fire

MINNEAPOLIS — Fire officials said Monday they could not determine the exact cause of a high-rise apartment fire that killed five people last week in Minneapolis and that a handful of factors may have contributed to igniting the blaze. The …

Crane Collapses on Dallas Apartment Building, Killing 1, Injuring 6

A construction crane, apparently toppled by high winds, collapsed onto an apartment house in Dallas on Sunday and sliced through five floors of the building, killing at least one person and injuring six others, a city fire and rescue spokesman …

Philadelphia Landlord Sued in Fatal Apartment Balcony Collapse

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the owner and landlord of a Philadelphia apartment building where a fire escape balcony collapsed, killing one man and seriously injuring two women. The suit was filed Monday by the families of 22-year-old …

Missouri Apartment Building to Reopen a Year After Fire

A little over a year after a fast-moving fire burned most of a huge apartment complex in the St. Louis, Mo., Central West End, the complex is about to reopen. The massive fire on July 17, 2012, damaged more than …

Alarms Disabled at Southwest Missouri Building Where 5 Died

The company that manages a southwest Missouri apartment building where five people died in a Thanksgiving Day fire had disabled the manual fire alarms in the building about 10 years ago. Rick Schroeder, president of Bell Management, of Joplin, which …

Dozens Injured When Floor Collapses During Party

More than 50 people were injured early Sunday when the floor collapsed during a party at a northwest Florida apartment building, authorities said. No one died when the floor collapsed just after 1:20 a.m. in the clubhouse at the Seminole …

Penn State Student Hurt in 5-Story Fall Out Window

A 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student is hospitalized in critical condition after falling 39 feet out of a window of an apartment building. Authorities said the young woman fell from the window of a fifth-floor apartment overnight Saturday at the …

1 Killed, 9 Injured in Chicago High-Rise Fire

An early morning fire in a Chicago high-rise has killed a woman who got stuck in an elevator and injured nine others, including two firefighters. Firefighters were called to the 21-story building about 2 a.m. Sunday. Fire Department Chief Joe …