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Fire a Growing Risk to Shipping Because of Lithium-ion Batteries, Allianz Says

Fire has always been a peril for shipping, but the advent of lithium-ion batteries has elevated the risk to the point that it now is the most expensive cause of loss for the industry, according to a new bulletin issued …

Massachusetts Marina Fire, Sparked by Gas Vapors, Accidental

MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) — Gasoline vapors ignited by spark during a gas tank replacement project on a boat was the likely cause of a major fire at a Massachusetts marina last week that destroyed buildings, vehicles and boats and sent …

Fire Destroys Buildings and Boats in Mass. Marina

A huge fire at a Massachusetts marina turned several boats, buildings and vehicles into burned-out shells Friday, producing a plume of black smoke so thick it was picked up by weather radar. Aerial video taken by WCVB-TV showed much of …

Officials: Fire at Coptic Church in Cairo Kills 41, Hurts 14

CAIRO (AP) — A fire ripped through a packed Coptic Orthodox church during morning services in Egypt’s capital on Sunday, quickly filling it with thick black smoke and killing 41 worshippers, including at least 10 children. Fourteen people were injured. …

Fire at Cuba Oil Facility Spreads as 3rd Tank Ignites

HAVANA (AP) — A deadly fire that began at a large oil storage facility in western Cuba spread Monday after flames enveloped a third tank that firefighters had tried to cool as they struggle to fight the massive blaze. At …

North Carolina Signs Off on Testing at Plant Fire Site

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) _ A North Carolina environmental agency has approved a plan to test the soil and groundwater for contamination at the site of a massive fertilizer-plant fire in January. Montrose Engineering and Geology laid out its plans in …

Investigation: Boston Train Fire Caused by Loose Metal Panel

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — A fire on a Boston-area public transit train that prompted one passenger to jump into a river and others to scramble out of windows appears to have been caused by a metal panel on the train’s …

Teen Died from Smoke Inhalation in Albuquerque House Fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities conducting an arson investigation at a southeast Albuquerque house fire say a 15-year-old boy whose body was found inside died from smoke inhalation. Albuquerque Fire Department officials said Sunday it might take about two weeks …

FAA in Contact with SpaceX After Booster Rocket Fire

WASHINGTON –– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Tuesday it was in “close contact” with SpaceX as the company reviewed a fire that occurred as part of its Super Heavy booster rocket development, but that the agency was barred from …

Fire Caused by Suspected Arson in S. Korea Kills at Least 7

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ A fire caused by suspected arson spread through an office building Thursday in South Korea’s Daegu city, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, fire and police officials said. Dozens of firefighters and vehicles …