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4 People Dead and 1 Missing After Explosion Destroys 3 Structures in Western Pennsylvania

PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Four people were dead and a fifth was unaccounted for following a house explosion in western Pennsylvania that destroyed three structures and damaged at least a dozen others Saturday morning, authorities said. Allegheny County officials said …

Safety Standards Weren’t Met at French Vacation Home Where Fire Killed 11

PARIS (AP) — Required safety standards weren`t met at a vacation home housing adults with disabilities at which a fire killed 11 people in eastern France, a deputy prosecutor said Thursday. Nathalie Kielwasser, the deputy prosecutor of Colmar, said the …

Cleanup from Chemical Spill and Fire that Shut Down I-24 in Tennessee Could Take Days

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Cleanup from a chemical spill and fire near Interstate 24 in Tennessee will take several days, after the interstate was shut down and nearby homes evacuated overnight on Thursday. Emergency responders were called to the scene …

Car-Carrying Ship that Burned for a Week on the North Sea Towed to Dutch Port for Salvaging

EEMSHAVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Tugboats towed a freight ship that burned for a week on the North Sea while carrying thousands of cars into a Dutch port on Thursday for salvaging, laying to rest fears that it could sink close …

Burning Car Carrier Towed to Temporary Location off Dutch Coast

AMSTERDAM – A burning car carrier off the Dutch coast has been towed to a new location away from shipping lanes as part of an operation to salvage the ship, the Dutch public works and water management ministry and local …

Fire Triggers Explosions at Louisiana Chemical Plant as Residents Warned to Stay Indoors for Hours

PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) — A fire at a Louisiana chemical plant triggered explosions that shook homes several miles away and sent flames and smoke billowing into the air, prompting emergency officials to urge a few hundred nearby residents to shelter …

A Fire Killed Nearly Every Animal at a Florida Wildlife Center

MADEIRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An early morning fire on Thursday killed nearly all the animals at a wildlife center in Florida, officials said. News outlets reported the fire broke out around 3 a.m. Thursday at the Alligator and Wildlife …

Vandals in Naples Destroy Seminal Artwork by 90-Year-Old Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto

MILAN (AP) — Vandals set fire and destroyed a seminal artwork by one of Italy’s most famous living artists early Wednesday outside Naples’ City Hall. By the time flames were doused, all that was left of the installation by Michelangelo …

Electrical Issue Sparks Fire that Severely Damages Historic Market Building in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An electrical malfunction in a ceiling fan sparked a fast- moving fire that severely damaged an historic market building in Pennsylvania`s capital city early Monday, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the fire at the …

Atlanta Police Motorcycles Burned in Fire Started by ‘Incendiary Devices,’ Officials Say

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Police Department motorcycles were damaged in an intentional fire caused by devices set inside a training facility early Saturday, officials said. The Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department responded to reports of a multi-vehicle fire around 2:20 …