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Refinery Blast Kills 26 in Venezuela

A huge explosion rocked Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery and unleashed a ferocious fire on Saturday, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 80 others in one of the deadliest disasters in memory for the country’s key oil industry. …

Lightning Blamed for Deadly West Texas House Fire

Investigators believe a lightning strike caused a West Texas house fire that has claimed the life of a woman. Menard County Sheriff Buck Miller says 63-year-old Clara Porter was dead at the scene, about 11 miles east of Menard. Miller …

Landlord: West Virginia House Had Detectors Before Fire

The landlord of a Charleston, W.Va., house where nine people died in a fire says eight smoke detectors were installed several months before the deadly blaze. Delores Shamblin of Mammoth tells the Charleston Gazette that a private company installed the …

New York Home’s Design Eyed in Fire Fatal to 3 Students

Authorities say the structure of a nearly century-old Hudson Valley home where three people died in a fire last weekend may have contributed to the speed at which the blaze spread. Fire officials in the town of Poughkeepsie tell the …

Deadly Fire: Texas Liquor Store Surrenders License

A North Texas liquor store has agreed to surrender its license after being accused of selling vodka to a teen who later died with five friends in a fire. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on …