Vehicle fires

Adrian Castillo looks over what remains of his family's horse stable on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Fort Worth, Texas, after a Union Pacific train carrying ethanol derailed and caught fire. (Amanda McCoy/Star-Telegram via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 4:03 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — At least three horses were killed and several Texas homes evacuated early Wednesday when a train carrying the highly flammable liquid ethanol derailed and caught fire. It wasn't immediately clear what caused the Union Pacific train to derail south of downtown Fort Worth,...
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April 15, 2019 - 7:41 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a man fleeing a traffic stop left his daughter to die in a burning car. News outlets report 26-year-old Imhotep Osiris Norman was charged with homicide by child abuse. The South Carolina State Highway Patrol says troopers tried to stop him...
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April 08, 2019 - 4:50 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Investigators are working to determine the cause of a crash between a fire truck and pickup that killed a young couple and their infant son. The crash happened at a Phoenix intersection on Sunday morning. Police say the pickup driver, 20-year-old Kenneth Collins, was pronounced dead...
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Residents rest at a shelter during a wildfire in Sokcho, South Korea, Friday, April 5, 2019. The fire likely started Thursday night from a transformer spark near a resort in the town of Goseong and then spread to the nearby mountains, according to Choi Jin-ho, a fire captain at Gangwon Fire Headquarters. Gangwon province governs the Olympic host city of Pyeongchang and is about 210 kilometers (130 miles) northeast of Seoul. (Choe Jae-hoon/Yonhap via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 4:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Firefighters managed to extinguish most of a massive forest fire that ripped through South Korea's mountainous northern coast Friday, destroying 135 homes and forcing more than 4,000 to flee the region that hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics. One person was killed by what...
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April 01, 2019 - 12:15 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia vehicles after getting complaints of more than 3,100 fires and 103 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it granted a petition...
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Firefighters stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, March 21, 2019. Italian authorities say a bus driver transporting schoolchildren stopped his vehicle on a provincial highway, told the passengers to get off and then doused the interior with gasoline and set it on fire. Italian media reported that the driver, an Italian of Senegalese origin, was immediately apprehended. (Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 2:42 pm
MILAN (AP) — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, ordering the children's hands to be bound and threatening them with death during the 40-minute ordeal, before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri blockade. Officer broke...
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People look at a damaged train inside Ramsis train station in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. An Egyptian medical official said at least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured after a railcar rammed into a barrier inside the station causing an explosion of the fuel tank and triggering a huge blaze that engulfed that part of the station. The head of the Cairo Railroad Hospital said the death toll is expected to rise further. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
February 27, 2019 - 9:50 am
CAIRO (AP) — A locomotive crashed into a barrier at the Egyptian capital's main train station on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Railway officials said the single railcar was traveling too fast when it collided head...
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February 26, 2019 - 12:49 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials say no one was injured when fire broke out aboard a school bus on a residential street in coastal Georgia. News outlets report the bus caught fire at about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a Savannah subdivision. Flames engulfing the front of the bus were extinguished by...
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February 19, 2019 - 5:37 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is accused of stealing a Charleston Fire Department SUV and leading authorities on a chase from Goose Creek to Charleston. The Post and Courier reports 33-year-old David Lee Lathan, of Summerville, was arrested on charges including failure to stop for...
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February 04, 2019 - 8:41 am
WILSON, N.C. (AP) — Dozens of athletes from a Virginia college were able to evacuate a charter bus before it exploded in North Carolina. News outlets cite a statement from Wilson County Emergency Management that says 41 track and field athletes from Hampton University were traveling home on...
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