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GM Recalling Nearly 69K Bolt Electric Cars Due to Fire Risk

DETROIT — General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company said Friday that it doesn’t know yet what’s causing the fires, but engineers are working …

21 Injured in Fire Aboard Ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Firefighters on land, in the air and on the water on Monday were still battling a blaze on a Navy ship that injured at least 21 people and sent smoke billowing over San Diego. The fire began …

Arrest Made After Fire Guts California Apartment Building

TUSTIN, Calif. — Authorities Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of setting a fire that tore through a Southern California apartment building, gutting dozens of apartments, collapsing the roof and displacing about 100 tenants. Patrick Andrew Ceniceros, 59, of Tustin …

Los Angeles High-Rise that Caught Fire Lacked Sprinklers

LOS ANGELES — A 25-story West Los Angeles apartment tower that caught fire, forcing firefighters to pluck stranded people from the rooftop and a ledge, had no sprinklers even though the same building burned seven years ago, authorities said. Flames …

Boat Safety Law Proposed After California Fire Killed 34

LOS ANGELES — A group of California congressional members have proposed tighter safety standards for small boats after a diving charter vessel burned and sank in September, killing 34 people. Only five people — the captain and four crew members …

Probe Can’t Determine Cause of Minneapolis High-Rise Fire

MINNEAPOLIS — Fire officials said Monday they could not determine the exact cause of a high-rise apartment fire that killed five people last week in Minneapolis and that a handful of factors may have contributed to igniting the blaze. The …

Smoke Inhalation Blamed for Dallas Skyscraper Fire Deaths

Investigators have determined what killed three construction workers in a fire in the basement of a Dallas, Texas, skyscraper. The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office found smoke inhalation killed 36-year-old Oscar Esparza-Romo, 43-year-old Leroy Carrillo-Solorzano and Carrillo’s uncle, 60-year-old Nicacio …

South Korea Hospital Fire Kills 21 Elderly Patients

A fire believed set by an 81-year-old dementia patient blazed through a hospital ward for the elderly Wednesday and killed 21 people in southern South Korea, mostly from smoke inhalation, police and fire officials said. The fire on the second …

Maryland School Bus Burns When Student Lights Road Flare

The Maryland State Fire Marshal says a school bus caught on fire in Chestertown after a student lit a road flare. School officials say the driver and all 28 students on board got off the bus, although six or seven …

1 Injured, 9 Displayed in San Diego Fire

Firefighters say one person had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a house fire in the Bay Terraces neighborhood of San Diego. A fire-rescue dispatcher told City News Service four adults and five children were displaced by the blaze …