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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 …

3 Miners Rescued from Tennessee Mine After Fire

Three miners trapped by smoke underground in a Tennessee zinc mine have been rescued after a fire started on a drill rig. Tim Wilder, of the Jefferson County EMA, said the three were helped out of the mine by a …