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California Braces for Power Shutoffs and Warm, Windy Weekend

SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters and officials at California’s largest utility company braced for hot, dry and windy weather in northern and central areas of the state this weekend that may fan the flames of several major wildfires or ignite new …

Teen Tesla Driver’s 100 MPH-Plus Speed Cited in Deadly Crash

A speeding teenage driver caused the fatal crash of a Tesla Inc. vehicle in Florida in 2018 and the subsequent fire in the electric car’s battery contributed to the severity of his injuries, a federal investigation concluded. The 18-year-old man, …

Tesla’s Futuristic Door Handles Blamed for Death in Fiery Wreck

The futuristic door handles on Tesla Inc.’s Model S are being blamed for a fatal crash in which a police officer was unable to pull a man to safety from his burning car. Omar Awan, a 48-year-old anesthesiologist, was driving …

Building Materials Helped Spread Grenfell Tower Fire

PHILADELPHIA — Faulty building materials helped spread a devastating fire at London’s Grenfell Tower in 2017, turning the residential complex into a “flaming coffin” for the 72 people who died, according to a product liability suit filed Tuesday in the …

Defense Will Argue City Inspectors at Fault for Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — A defense attorney is expected to counter a prosecutor’s emotional opening statement by attempting to deflect blame from his client charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed …

Bus Fire in China Caused by Flammable Chemicals

A Chinese state media report says a fire on a double-decker bus that killed 41 people last month was caused by flammable chemicals that were being illegally transported on board. Xinhua News Agency says investigators found that the chemicals directly …

Georgia Theatre Reopens With Built-in Fire Remnants

The newly renovated Georgia Theatre begins a series of grand opening concerts Monday, with reminders of a devastating 2009 fire still visible in the charred bricks and the blackened front doors. Owner Wilmot Greene said workers managed to save some …