GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — An oral history of a deadly wildfire that began in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and devastated Gatlinburg in 2016 will be easily accessible to the public beginning on Tuesday.
MADRID (AP) — A fire in part of a building occupied by squatters in central Barcelona killed four members of the same family, including two children aged 1 and 3, in the early hours of Tuesday, a local government spokeswoman said.
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres.
Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide until further notice.
DENTON, Neb. (AP) — A garage fire near Denton has caused more than $1 million in damage to several classic cars and motorcycles.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire broke out Saturday in a detached garage.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is being hailed as a hero after he caught a 3-year-old girl tossed by her mother from the second-floor window of a burning home.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An early morning blaze gutted several businesses in a strip mall a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip, but no injuries were reported, fire officials said Monday.
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A man with more than three decades of experience in fire agencies has been appointed to oversee the Kingman Fire Department.
Jack Yeager starts his position as chief of the agency next Monday.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Police responding to a fire alarm and the sound of gunshots at a South Carolina assisted living facility say a resident had placed several rounds of ammunition in a toaster.
The ammunition discharged on Sunday night, making employees believe a shooter was on the property, police in Greenwood, South Carolina said.
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a small meat processor in Maine with $200,000 to help rebuild from a devastating fire last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving the money to Nest & Mullen LLC of Kennebunk, Democratic Rep.
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Police in Aurora are investigating after rescuing five people from a weekend house fire that also injured six people.
Aurora fire officials said the injured included one man in his 30s who was listed in critical condition with severe smoke inhalation and a police officer who suffered minor smoke inhalation.
PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters in North Carolina are working to put out a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned 180 acres.
The North Carolina State Parks and Recreation Department said the park is closed and likely will be all week.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews were able to repair an ammonia leak at a Las Vegas food processing plant before it turned into a more serious incident.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials said in a news release they received several 9-1-1 calls Saturday shortly before 10 p.m.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One person died in a Friday fire at a house in Columbia, with five or more other residents displaced.
WIS-TV reports that the house was a veterans care home.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters were battling a large fire at a recycling business in East St. Louis Sunday morning.
Thick black smoke billowed up into the air after the fire was reported before 5 a.m.
SMARR, Ga. (AP) — A middle Georgia fire station was heavily damaged in a late Saturday blaze.
Monroe County Emergency Services said in a social media post that its station in Smarr caught fire and burned while no firefighters were present.
WICHITA,Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old woman who was found unresponsive during Friday's fire at the Broadmoor at Chelsea apartments in north Wichita has died, said Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief Jose Ocadiz.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A fire has destroyed 60 guitars and up to 100 paintings at the North Carolina home of Jim Avett. He is the father of Scott and Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers band.
The Charlotte Observer reports that the fire occurred Friday in the city of Concord.
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — An early Saturday morning fire at the College Park Apartments in Bellevue heavily damaged the building.
Crews from the Bellevue Fire Department who responded to the 3:35 a.m.
BRENT, Ala. (AP) — Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds declined in strength across Southern California on Friday and utilities restored power to thousands of customers whose electricity was shut off to prevent wildfires.
DESERT SHORES, Calif. (AP) — A fire destroyed six mobile homes in the rustic community of Desert Shores on the west side of the Salton Sea on Friday, authorities said.
In addition, the Imperial County Fire Department said in a Facebook post that it was fighting a fire south of the Salton Sea in the Fig Lagoon area of the New River near Storms Crossing, a small mobile home community surrounded by agricultural fields.
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — An unidentified gunman opened fire on a bus carrying teenagers in western Kosovo Friday, killing three people and injuring another, police and media reports said.
Fadil Gashi, police spokesman in the nearby city of Peja, said the bus came under attack in Gllogjan, 90 kilometers (55 miles) west of the capital Pristina at about 1800 GMT.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A house fire has claimed the life of a woman in Macon.
The Thanksgiving night blaze also left a man in critical condition, WMAZ-TV reported.
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a trailer loaded with horses caught fire Friday on a stretch of Interstate 70 near Kansas City, killing at least four animals.
Th Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that the fire happened just west of Grain Valley.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One person has died and another injured in a house fire on the Kenai Peninsula.
The local fire department found the home in Anchor Point fully engulfed in flame when they arrived Thursday evening.
HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Agency is investigating after a fatal fire on Thanksgiving morning in rural eastern Nebraska.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the fire was reported just after 4:30 a.m.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis woman died after apparently suffering a medical emergency while cooking on Thanksgiving morning, causing a fire.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An apartment fire in Minot, North Dakota on Thursday displaced people living in four apartments.
Firefighters said the blaze was from a basement laundry room that had an electrical panel.
GOODLAND, Ind. (AP) — Human remains have been found in a house in northwest Indiana that caught fire after a man officers were trying to take into custody fled inside the residence, police said.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Department said the department is awaiting DNA test results to positively identify the remains found Thursday in a burned home in the town of Goodland.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging fire gutted a textile business in a large commercial building south of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. It was the second fire at the site this week.
NEWPORT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man said an explosion blew him from his home before it was destroyed by fire Thursday.
Deputy Chief Courtney Wade with the Morehead City Fire Department said crews responded to the call about a possible explosion around 4:30 p.m.
LANGLEY PARK, Md. (AP) — Dozens of people have been displaced after a Thanksgiving Day fire at a Maryland apartment building.
Prince George’s County fire officials said firefighters were called to a four-story apartment building in Langley Park around noon Thursday and found smoke coming from the second floor, news outlets reported.
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman was rescued from her burning southeastern Michigan home after she refused to leave while trying to save some of her exotic animals, birds, ferrets and other pets.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Private donors' new pledge to match $500,000 in contributions for a $1 million-expansion at a Lake Tahoe wildlife rescue center is bringing smiles back to staff and volunteers, who have been on an emotional rollercoaster since a bear cub being treated for severe wildfire burns made a much-publicized escape this summer.
MOSCOW (AP) — A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said.
Hours after a methane gas explosion and fire filled the mine with toxic fumes, rescuers found 14 bodies but then were forced to halt the search for 38 others because of a buildup of methane and carbon monoxide gas from the fire.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of people in Southern California were without power on Thanksgiving Day after utilities cut electricity to prevent their equipment from igniting wildfires amid warm and dry weather and Santa Ana winds sweeping through the region.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man driving a stolen car crashed into a home in New Jersey's largest city early Thursday, leaving the driver critically injured and sparking a fire that damaged the home, authorities said.
MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — Officials in western North Carolina say that a 54-year-old woman has died in an early-morning house fire in Burke County.
Burke County Fire Marshal Mike Willis told WBTV that a call came in shortly before 3 a.m.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Human error is believed to be the most likely cause of the fiery bus crash in Bulgaria that killed 44 people, including 12 children, early Tuesday, a Bulgarian official said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of Southern California electrical customers had their power cut Wednesday and more than 200,000 others faced the same prospect as utility companies sought to prevent wildfires as Santa Ana winds developed.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker found the remains of the fourth and final person who died during flooding and mudslides in an area of northern Colorado that was burned by a massive wildfire, authorities said.
REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said they found more than 11,000 marijuana plants at an illegal growing operation Wednesday after one of the buildings caught fire.
WOODBURY, Vt. (AP) — A suspect has been identified in connection with the homicides of two people in Woodbury in 2018, Vermont State Police said.
A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, on charges of aggravated murder and first-degree arson in connection with the deaths of Carol Fradette, 29, and David Thompson, 48, at their homes in Woodbury, police said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a man is dead and a woman critically wounded after being shot by a man who apparently followed the male victim into a restaurant before opening the fire.
The shooter ran off and no immediate arrest was made following the Tuesday night incident in the Summerlin area west of downtown.
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria and North Macedonia began periods of national mourning on Wednesday, a day after a bus traveling through Bulgaria carrying tourists to neighboring North Macedonia crashed and caught fire, killing 45 people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. Park Police officers recently cleared of criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed motorist in northern Virginia have been informed that the Interior Department is seeking to fire them, union officials said Tuesday.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Fire officials in Delaware are investigating a fire that damaged a restaurant in Newark early Wednesday.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating after the fire at Miller’s Ale House at Center Pointe Plaza, WDEL-FM reported.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German second-division soccer club Hansa Rostock was fined 97,300 euros ($109,000) on Wednesday after its fans attacked police and stadium security officials, and appeared to celebrate a police officer's death.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A 55-year-old woman and a 4-year-old girl died in an explosion and fire that destroyed three homes in Michigan, damaged several others and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday.