Commercial fires

Smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla., early Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Several people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through the eastern Oklahoma drilling rig, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled onto the ground, an emergency official said. (Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 6:25 pm
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig on Monday, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said. More than 20 employees were at the natural gas well...
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In this image made from video, a building is on fire in Mumbai, India, early Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. A number of people were killed and many more injured in a fire that broke out in a restaurant in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, early Friday, officials said. (Anand Shrivastav via AP)
December 29, 2017 - 4:01 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Flames shot into the nighttime sky early Friday as a fire engulfed an upscale rooftop restaurant in the Indian city of Mumbai, killing 15 people and sending others fleeing for their lives, fire officials said. The 1 a.m. fire spread quickly from the restaurant through the four-...
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A fire rages on at a shopping mall Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, Davao city, southern Philippines. As the fire continues to burn, an undetermined number of people are trapped inside, fire officials said. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)
December 24, 2017 - 12:45 am
DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was "zero" chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said firefighters told...
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Firemen battle a fire that rages at a shopping mall, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Davao city, southern Philippines. The fire which still raging for hours now have trapped an undetermined number of people, fire officials said. (AP Photo/Manman Dejeto)
December 24, 2017 - 12:19 am
DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the fire in the shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A Philippine official says firefighters have recovered one body from a burning shopping mall and there is "zero" chances of survival for 36 other people...
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Firefighters work at the scene at Adventure cafe and shop near the Meerkat enclosure at London Zoo, London, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. London Zoo officials say a fire that broke out before the facility opened Saturday morning left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing and presumed dead. Staff members were treated for smoke inhalation and shock after the blaze broke out near the zoo cafe in the early morning hours. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
December 23, 2017 - 1:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — A fire at the London Zoo early Saturday that broke out before opening time left one aardvark dead and four meerkats missing and presumed dead. Staff members were treated for smoke inhalation and shock after the blaze broke out near a zoo cafe in the early morning hours. Staffers...
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October 26, 2017 - 11:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia animal shelter says one of two dogs killed when a restaurant fire spread to a pet store had recently arrived from Puerto Rico after surviving two hurricanes. Saved Me, a no-kill shelter that partners will a local pet store, says in a Facebook post that Yogi was...
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October 25, 2017 - 6:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Firefighters are working to contain a blaze in a popular Philadelphia restaurant. The fire began early Wednesday in Bridget Foy's on South Street. Eleven people have been displaced as more than 100 firefighters work to try to stem the flames from spreading to nearby buildings...
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A firefighter walks at a burnt building following a fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. A fire has nearly destroyed the luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
October 19, 2017 - 2:35 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A fire gutted a luxury teakwood hotel popular with foreigners in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon on Thursday morning, causing one death. Firefighters who carried a body out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel said the victim was male. It was unclear if others were killed or...
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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, workers begin repairs to a damaged irrigation pipe at the wildfire-damaged Signorello Estate winery in Napa, Calif. Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. The state's deadliest group of fires has left many business owners and employees without work or pay for nine days. Business communities are just returning to assess the effect on revenue and jobs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 17, 2017 - 4:56 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state's deadliest group of wildfires ignited. In a wine region that...
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A wildfire from a distant mountain burns over a vineyard in Kenwood, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Some of the largest blazes in Northern California were in Napa and Sonoma counties, home to dozens of wineries that attract tourists from around the world. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 11, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Authorities say some of the most destructive wildfires in California's history have killed 21 people. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Chief Ken Pimlott gave an updated death toll...
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