Vehicle fires

December 29, 2018 - 11:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A seriously injured Philadelphia police officer who was pulled from his wrecked cruiser moments before it burst into flames is expected to fully recover. Officer Matthew Smyth had heard some gunshots while on patrol Thursday afternoon and was trying to get to the site where he...
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December 19, 2018 - 2:13 pm
WINNIE, Texas (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies saved a man from a burning vehicle in southeast Texas during a dramatic rescue captured on video. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne says the driver was critically hurt when his vehicle overturned and caught fire last week near Winnie, a community...
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December 16, 2018 - 7:32 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official. Army spokesman Innocent Munyengango said in a statement that the army is...
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, firefighters try to extinguish burning vehicles in the aftermath of an explosion at a plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. Ltd Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 in Zhangjiakou city, northeastern China's Hebei province. The explosion early Wednesday outside the chemical plant in northeastern China has killed people and destroyed scores of vehicles. (Xinhua via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 3:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world's second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a...
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President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Beale Air Force Base for a visit to areas impacted by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. He is followed by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2018 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in Chico, California, as he surveys wildfire devastation. He flew aboard Marine One after landing at Beale Air Force Base near Sacramento. The presidential motorcade has driven...
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A fire engine is parked near to a burnt out bus after a bus accident in Gwanda about 550 kilometres south of the capital Harare, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Police in Zimbabwe say more than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident on Thursday night. (AP Photo)
November 16, 2018 - 8:49 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Fire swept through a passenger bus in Zimbabwe, killing more than 40 people and injuring at least 20, some of whom suffered severe burns, authorities said Friday. A photograph posted on Twitter by the Zimbabwe Red Cross shows the remains of the bus that was completely...
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Leveled residences line a block following the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 12, 2018 - 10:36 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that...
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Firefighters work to keep flames from spreading through the Shadowbrook apartment complex as a wildfire burns through Paradise, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 10, 2018 - 4:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 1:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is "so poor." Trump says Saturday "there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly fires in...
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The aftermath of a burned tanker truck in Mbuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said Saturday. (Henri Alimasi/Congo’s health ministry via AP)
October 07, 2018 - 9:29 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's Health Ministry says at least 39 people are dead and more than 80 people have been hospitalized after a tanker truck collided with another truck in western Congo. The ministry reduced the death toll from 50 announced Saturday by the regional governor. The updated...
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October 07, 2018 - 4:54 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the capital. Portugal's civil protection agency said Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured eight...
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