Vehicle fires

October 06, 2018 - 5:26 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — 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. Faced with one of the country's...
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September 10, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A pipeline owner is blaming "earth movement" amid heavy rains for an early morning methane gas explosion in Pennsylvania that destroyed one home, prompted evacuation of others and closed an interstate. No injuries were reported. Beaver County officials say the blast in Center...
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In this Friday Sept. 7, 2018 photo, firefighters keep standing guard along I-5 north of the Pollard Flat exit as the Delta Fire flares up in the background near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size. The blaze in California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest is burning out of control and crews on Saturday are scrambling to prevent it from reaching mountain communities to the north. (Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 2:34 pm
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — A major interstate that connects California and Oregon reopened Monday after a wildfire roared along the roadway and forced a six-day closure while burned trees and charred vehicles were removed. One lane in each direction of Interstate 5 near the...
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Burned cars parked at Frolunda Square in Gothenburg, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Masked youth torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who on Tuesday spoke of an "extremely organized" night of vandalism. (Adam Ihse/TT via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 10:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an "extremely organized" night of vandalism. About 80 cars were set ablaze overnight, chiefly in Sweden's second largest...
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In this frame grab taken from a video released by the Italian police, the moment a truck that was transporting flammable substances explodes after colliding with another truck on a highway in the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The explosion killed at least two people and injured up to 70 as a section of the thoroughfare collapsed, police said. (Italian Police video via AP)
August 06, 2018 - 1:48 pm
MILAN (AP) — A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring up to 70 and causing part of the raised expressway to collapse. Italian police said between...
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CORRECTS DATE TO JULY 27 - Homes leveled by the Carr Fire line the Lake Keswick Estates area of Redding, Calif., on Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
July 28, 2018 - 11:40 am
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge wildfire in Northern California kept it from doing more damage to the city of Redding but three smaller communities were in danger as flames closed in and residents packed up to leave. The fire grew by about 35 percent overnight to 127 square...
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Firefighters attend passengers of a bus in Luebeck, northern Germany, Friday, July 20, 2018 after a man attacked people inside. (TNN/dpa via AP)
July 21, 2018 - 7:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder. Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement Saturday they're also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with...
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A firefighting aircraft makes a water drop on a wildfire approaching a house, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Spokane, Wash. Fire crews from Spokane, Spokane Valley and Fire District 9 are fighting a fast-moving wildfire just north of Upriver Drive that has engulfed several homes and prompted fire officials to call for a level three evacuation for homeowners in the area. (Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on fires in the Pacific Northwest (all times local): 4:45 p.m. One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the body was found a short distance from the burned...
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People evacuate as they were told to move farther away the scene of an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The explosion rocked the downtown area of Sun Prairie, a suburb of Madison, after a contractor struck a natural gas main Monday, sending an unknown number of people to hospitals, authorities said. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 11:57 am
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal gas explosion and fire in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (all times local): 11 a.m. A union leader is identifying the Wisconsin firefighter killed in a gas explosion as a man who also owned a tavern that caught fire the blast. Mahlon Mitchell, president of...
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July 06, 2018 - 10:21 am
RAYNE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a drunk driver crashed into a pump at a Pennsylvania gas station, sparking a fire that killed an employee who became trapped inside the burning service station building. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Pikel's Top Tier Fuels in Rayne, about 70...
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