Residential fires

This Aug. 10, 2018 photo shows a memorial for Jeremy Stoke of the Redding Fire Department, in Redding, Calif. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says in a report that Redding firefighter Stoke, 37, died July 26, 2018, after he was enveloped in seconds by a fire tornado with a base the size of three football fields and winds up to 165 miles an hour. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 17, 2018 - 12:15 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon and how quickly it took the life of...
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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...
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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...
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Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore leaps for the ball between Chicago Fire players, including Johan Kappelhof (4), during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Toronto. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 9:17 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore, Jonathan Osorio and Sebastian Giovinco scored in the second half in Toronto FC's 3-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Defending champion Toronto (6-11-4) won for the first time at home since May 18. Chicago (6-12-5) has lost five straight and is 1-5-3...
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July 20, 2018 - 6:06 pm
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — The funerals for five children who died in a raging fire at a New Jersey home have been scheduled for next week. Union City will pay for the funeral expenses through the Union City Fire Victims Fund. A public visitation will be held from noon on Tuesday through 9 a.m...
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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...
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In this Tuesday, July 17, 2018, photo, firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the Golden Pyramid House in Wadsworth, Ill. Authorities say the fire severely damaged the home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois. Firefighters responded to a report that an elderly man in a wheelchair and his dog were trapped by the fire. No people were hurt but the dog died. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says the fire wasn't suspicious. (Joe Lewnard/Daily Herald via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 11:30 am
WADSWORTH, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say fire severely damaged a giant pyramid home that doubles as a tourist attraction in northern Illinois. Gurnee Fire Department firefighters responded to a report that an elderly man in a wheelchair and his dog were trapped by the fire at the Gold Pyramid House...
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Investigators stand outside of a house where two children were killed in a morning fire, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Union City, N.J. The fire at the multifamily home started shortly before 9 a.m. Friday. It quickly consumed the home, sending flames and smoke shooting high into the sky. It was brought under control about 30 minutes later. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 13, 2018 - 3:48 pm
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — A fast-moving house fire killed a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl on Friday and injured at least six other people. The fire, at a multifamily home in Union City, started shortly before 9 a.m. and quickly consumed the home and damaged a neighboring house, sending flames...
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Authorities respond to an aviation crash at a residential structure, possibly involving a helicopter, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Williamsburg, Va. (Nickolas Oatley/The Daily Press via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 11:53 pm
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person was killed in a helicopter crash in a residential area in Virginia. A 911 call came in Sunday before 5 p.m. about an aircraft crashing into a residential structure in Williamsburg near Settlement Drive, Virginia State Police said. The...
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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...
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