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Multiple Agencies Fight Large Grain Elevator Fire in Clinton

CLINTON, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters from multiple agencies battled a large fire at a grain elevator in small western Minnesota city where some residents were evacuated. According to Big Stone County Sheriff Mark Brown, crews were called shortly before 11 …

Chemical Fire Draws Illinois National Guard; Locals Evacuate

A massive fire at a chemical plant in northern Illinois spurred the governor to deploy the National Guard to the area as local residents were evacuated. No injuries have been reported. The industrial fire broke out early Monday morning at …

Sri Lankan Court Grants Bail to Captain of Fire-Ravaged Ship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court granted bail to the captain of a fire-ravaged container ship on Monday, hours after he was arrested by police, officials said. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said investigators arrested the captain of …

Puerto Rico Probes Fire That Left 900K Clients Without Power

AN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities said Friday they are investigating what sparked a fire at a key substation that plunged 900,000 customers into darkness across Puerto Rico, with thousands still without power. Wayne Stensby, CEO of Luma Energy, …

Crews Focus on Lingering Hotspots in Phoenix Recycling Fire

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix fire crews made significant progress overnight putting out a huge blaze that swept through multiple recycling yards, destroying businesses and injuring one firefighter. Fire Capt. Todd Keller said more than 30 firefighters were still at the …

Dozens of Fire Units Battle Blaze at Phoenix Recycling Yards

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of fire crews from metro Phoenix battled a large fire that involved multiple recycling yards and commercial buildings and sent black smoke over much of the city on Saturday. Fire Capt. Todd Keller, a Phoenix Fire …

Sri Lanka Police Investigate Fire on Ship Off Colombo

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A special Sri Lankan police team has begun investigating a fire on a ship anchored off its capital, as the government seeks to take legal action against the vessel’s owners over the incident, which has …

Owner Set on Rebuilding Butte’s Historic M&M Bar After Fire

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — There’s nothing left but piles of bricks and charred rubble where the M&M Cigar Store served as an anchor icon to Uptown Butte for 130 years. Nothing but its historic neon sign survived a fire that …

Damage Assessment Begins on Overturned Cargo Ship After Fire

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A salvage team on Saturday began assessing damage caused by a fire inside the remains of an overturned cargo ship that is being dismantled along the Georgia coast. “The assessment is likely to take several days,” …

Fire Destroys Montana’s Historic M&M Cigar Store Building

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A fire gutted the historic M&M Cigar Store in Butte early Friday, taking with it 131 years of the Mining City’s history. “It’s a total loss. No question,” said Jim Merrifield, a battalion chief with the …