Residential fires

August 19, 2018 - 12:58 pm
PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Students at a rural Georgia high school have a new home for their show pigs after a fire destroyed their old barn last fall. Future Farmers of America members at Perry High School cut the ribbon on their new concrete swine barn roughly nine months after a heat lamp set fire to...
Read More
In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 photo, Rachel Pilli poses at the Care Net Pregnancy Center in Redding, Calif. A couple whose flattened trailer tire reportedly started a massive fire in Northern California has received hundreds of cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty. The outpouring of support for an 81-year-old man and his wife started after Rachel Pilli posted a message Sunday on Facebook offering to forward compassionate messages to the couple. (Jessica Skropanic/Record Searchlight via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 4:43 pm
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A couple whose flattened trailer tire accidentally started a massive fire in Northern California has received more than 100 cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty. The outpouring of support for an 81-year-old man and his wife started after...
Read More
Firefighters work at the scene of a structure fire in West Valley City, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. A West Valley City code enforcement officer was fatally shot nearby. (Ravell Call/The Deseret News via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 5:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who shot and killed a city worker, torched her truck and set his neighbor's house on fire told witnesses that he did it after "years of harassment" over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home, police said Friday. Kevin Wayne Billings, 64, said...
Read More
August 03, 2018 - 7:05 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say an early morning fire in an Atlanta home has claimed the life of one person. Atlanta Fire Rescue said no other injuries were reported in the blaze, which happened around 3 a.m. Friday. Kenneth Martin tells WSB-TV that he and his wife were returning home and could see...
Read More
Veterinarians Iron Mavraki, left, and Meni Tsakalidi treat a cat that suffered burns and other injuries in Pikermi, east of Athens, after a wildfire swept through popular summer resorts near Athens and claimed the lives of more than 80 people. (AP Photo/Boris Pilipenko)
July 27, 2018 - 5:47 am
PIKERMI, Greece (AP) — The kitten lay on the ground so perfectly still that passing volunteer rescuers had initially written her off as just another of the many victims — human and animal — of this week's ferocious wildfires near Athens. But then came a hint of life — the frail feline began crying...
Read More
This aerial photo shows fire damage to the Golf Pyramid House Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Wadsworth, Ill. Fire officials say no people were hurt but a dog died in the Tuesday fire. The Gold Pyramid House was built in 1977 as a private residence but has since opened for public tours. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 7:57 am
WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — An estimated $3 million in fire and water damage following a fire at a pyramid home guarded by a pharaoh statue in suburban Chicago may force the owners to knock the tourist attraction down. Spokeswoman Yolanda Fierro says if the Gold Pyramid House's owners decide to demolish...
Read More
July 20, 2018 - 7:55 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At least four people have been hurt after a fire started at an apartment complex in North Carolina's largest city. The Charlotte Fire Department said firefighters were called around 4:30 a.m. Friday and had to call more firefighters to help contain the blaze. The fire in a...
Read More
July 18, 2018 - 5:56 pm
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A fire caused heavy damage at a North Carolina scrap metal yard, forced evacuations from a nearby neighborhood and cut electricity to around 1,400 customers. Officials in Salisbury said in a statement the fire erupted Wednesday at Holmes Iron and Metal in nearby East Spencer...
Read More
July 13, 2018 - 11:38 am
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a woman with a previous conviction for arson has been accused of setting her own mobile home on fire. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday 30-year-old Chastity Keeter is charged with second-degree arson. The...
Read More
July 08, 2018 - 9:01 pm
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in a residential area in Virginia (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Authorities in Virginia say at least one person was killed in a residential structure after a helicopter crashed into it. Virginia State Police confirmed the fatality in a...
Read More

Pages