Industrial fires

File - In this Dec. 3, 2016 file image from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept through the Oakland, Calif., building. A source close to the investigation tells The Associated Press Monday, June 5, 2017, that two men have been arrested and will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36 partygoers. (KGO-TV via AP, File)
June 05, 2017 - 2:25 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who illegally rented out space in an Oakland, California, warehouse that caught fire and killed 36 people has been arrested and will be charged with involuntary manslaughter along with the organizer of a party at the site, a source close to the investigation told The...
Read More
Ted Poszywak, left, chief of the Frederick-Firestone fire department, and public information officer Summer Campos, right, take questions from members of the media during a news conference, while standing next to a picture of the location where an unrefined gas leak explosion killed two people inside their home in Firestone, Colo., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Poszywak said that an investigation has revealed that the April 17, 2017 explosion was caused by unrefined natural gas that was leaking from a small abandoned pipeline from a nearby well owned by Anadarko Petroleum. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
May 03, 2017 - 3:00 am
FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) — A red-orange fireball that killed two people and destroyed a Colorado home prompted the governor to order sweeping inspections of natural gas lines and is certain to worsen tensions in state already divided over how to regulate the industry. Fire investigators said Tuesday...
Read More
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. April 26 marks the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. A reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded on April 26, 1986, leading to an explosion and the subsequent fire spewed a radioactive plume over much of northern Europe. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
April 26, 2017 - 2:44 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 400 people have marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in Belarus. Wednesday was the 31st anniversary of the explosion and fire at the nuclear...
Read More
April 01, 2017 - 11:49 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A large fire is raging at a construction site near Dubai's largest shopping mall, sending thick gray smoke billowing over the heart of the city. The site is next to the Dubai Mall and near the 63-story The Address Downtown Dubai tower that was heavily damaged in a...
Read More
An evacuee waits as firefighters battle an early morning four alarm apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 29, 2017 - 2:40 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire...
Read More
An evacuee waits as firefighters battle an early morning four alarm apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 7:57 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire...
Read More
An evacuee waits as firefighters battle an early morning four alarm apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 6:27 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire...
Read More
Firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 1:52 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Inspectors discovered that a California building in a rundown neighborhood lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed three low-income residents. Officials uncovered multiple...
Read More
Firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 28, 2017 - 1:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents. During a Friday inspection, officials found the building lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in...
Read More
Firefighters battle an early morning apartment fire Monday, March 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
March 27, 2017 - 9:05 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Awakened by screams of "fire," Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and ushered them to safety — walkers and all. Jones, 43,...
Read More

Pages