Industrial fires

Kimberly and David Gregory, center and top right, the parents of Michela Gregory, a victim in the 2016 Oakland warehouse fire, listen next to attorney Mary Alexander, right, during a news conference at a courthouse in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Two defendants, Derick Almena and Max Harris, each pleaded no contest Tuesday to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a fire at an illegally converted California warehouse that occurred during an unpermitted concert. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 03, 2018 - 8:54 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two men charged in a California warehouse fire that killed 36 people agreed to a plea deal Tuesday during an emotional hearing where the judge read the name of each victim aloud, bringing tears from loved ones in the courtroom. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Derick...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016 file photo, Oakland fire officials walk past the remains of the Ghost Ship warehouse damaged from a deadly fire in Oakland, Calif. A lawyer says a plea deal is near for the central figure charged in connection with the Northern California warehouse fire that killed three dozen partygoers attending an unlicensed concert. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
June 30, 2018 - 12:35 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers said Friday that a tentative plea deal has been reached for two defendants in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed three dozen partygoers at an unlicensed concert in 2016. Attorneys for Derick Almena and Max Harris expect the two men to...
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May 20, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire investigators are trying to find the cause of a massive fire that destroyed a vacant north Philadelphia warehouse over the weekend. No injuries were reported from the blaze in the four-story building, which was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Fire Commissioner Adam...
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In this image made from a video provided by Almanassa people watch as smoke rises from a fire at the new Grand Egyptian Museum, located near the famed pyramids of Giza just outside Cairo. The museum covers about 490,000 square meters (586,120 square yards) and will house some of Egypt's most unique and precious artifacts, including many belonging to the famed boy King Tutankhamun. Egyptian officials said that the fire caused no significant damage or injuries. (Almanassa via AP)
April 29, 2018 - 10:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out on Sunday at the building site of the new Egyptian museum but caused no significant damage or injuries, Egyptian officials said. Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, which appeared to have consumed wooden scaffolding at the construction site of the new...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
Authorities said a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out and people were being allowed back in their homes Thursday night after most of the city of Superior was forced to evacuate. Douglas County officials posted an update saying the fire...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 7:33 pm
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A convention center in Minnesota has opened to accept people forced from their homes by a smoky fire at a nearby Wisconsin oil refinery. Executive director Chelly Townsend...
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March 31, 2018 - 9:37 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A massive fire broke out on Saturday and engulfed storage facilities belonging to the World Food Program in the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida damaging humanitarian aid inside, Yemen's official news agency said. Yemen's minister of local administration, Abdel-Raqeeb Fatah,...
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A burnt double-decker bus is seen in Tak province, Thailand, Friday, March 30, 2018. Police say a fire on a bus carrying migrant workers to Thai factories has killed 20 people. It occurred in a western province along the border with Myanmar, and reports say the workers were from there. Police said the driver told police the fire started in the middle of the bus and spread quickly, trapping victims at the back of the bus.(Daily News via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers killed 20 people early Friday a week after another high death toll showed the continuing dangers of Thailand's roads. The fire was reported to police around 1:30 a.m. in Tak province in western Thailand along the border with...
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Emergency personnel move an injured firefighter to an ambulance after a wall collapse at the scene of a fire in York, Pa., Thursday, March 22, 2018. York officials said part of the four-story building fell on firefighters as they were looking for hot spots and investigating the cause of the fire that broke out Wednesday at the Weaver Organ and Piano factory. (John A. Pavoncello/York Dispatch via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 11:56 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania firefighters have been killed and two others injured in the partial collapse of a former piano factory, which had been heavily damaged in a fire. York officials say 50-year-old Ivan Flanscha and 29-year-old Zachary Anthony died Thursday at a hospital. Two other...
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In this image from video by KDFW, a fire burns at the Tri-Chem Industries plan in Cresson, Texas. Officials said fears of another blast amid the toxic chemicals prevented crews from battling the blaze. (KDFW via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 10:47 pm
CRESSON, Texas (AP) — Investigators believe a worker dragging his foot along a factory floor sparked a Thursday explosion at a Texas chemical plant that injured two workers and left a third unaccounted for, and fears of another blast amid the toxic chemicals prevented crews from battling the...
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