Residential fires

December 13, 2017 - 8:59 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A fundraiser for a North Carolina woman beset by a series of tragedies has raised nearly $20,000 in one week. The Winston-Salem Journal reports 54-year-old Lori Williams was hospitalized with two shattered vertebrae from a Nov. 26 car accident following her uncle's...
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December 08, 2017 - 2:00 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has lost her home in a fire as she lay in a hospital with a broken back suffered in a traffic accident. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Lori Williams was injured in the car crash on Nov. 26 as she was returning from an uncle's funeral. The 54-year...
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December 04, 2017 - 12:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man faces animal cruelty charges after firefighters discovered dozens of dogs living in poor conditions in a home. WSB-TV reports that 85 dogs were discovered as firefighters tried to enter a house to extinguish a blaze Sunday morning. Authorities say the...
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November 27, 2017 - 1:55 pm
KERSHAW, S.C. (AP) — One person has died in a house fire in South Carolina. Keith Wilson with Lancaster County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management told local media outlets that the fire was reported in Kershaw around 9 a.m. Monday. The victim's name has not been released. Sheriff's spokesman Doug...
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November 25, 2017 - 8:34 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say that an apartment building caught fire in the southern city of Granada, leaving one woman dead and nearly three dozen others in need of medical treatment. Granada's police said on Saturday that "we have to lament the death of a person . because of a fire last...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2015, file photo, Hamilton, Ohio, firefighters move the casket for Patrick Wolterman into an awaiting fire engine at the Hodapp Funeral Home in Cincinnati. A homeowner and his nephew are scheduled to go on trial in Ohio for murder in a 2015 house fire that resulted in the death of Hamilton firefighter Wolterman. Butler County Judge Greg Stephens said the court should try to seat a jury first. He set jury selection for Monday, Nov. 6. (Cameron Knight/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)
November 20, 2017 - 5:37 pm
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio homeowner charged in a 2015 arson that led to a firefighter's death has testified he did not set fire to his house or hire anyone else to do it. Lester Parker testified Monday at his trial in southwestern Ohio's Butler County. He and his nephew are charged in the fire...
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November 07, 2017 - 10:12 am
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials have identified a man found dead when fire engulfed his South Carolina home last week. The Greenville County Coroner's Office said in a news release the victim of Friday afternoon's fire was 60-year-old Michael Wayne England of Simpsonville. England was...
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November 04, 2017 - 12:36 pm
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a burning South Carolina home. Greenville County deputies tell local media outlets they were called to a home in Simpsonville at around 2:30 p.m. Friday. There, Sgt. Ryan Flood says they found a man inside the...
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October 27, 2017 - 12:35 pm
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has died after a fire at a mobile home in eastern North Carolina. Local media reports that firefighters were called to the home outside Jacksonville around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Onslow County Fire Marshall Brian Kelly said the home was engulfed in flames when...
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October 19, 2017 - 3:23 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have accused a man of intentionally setting a fire at a North Carolina apartment building. The fire at Aston Park Tower on Tuesday displaced approximately 30 residents. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported David Nash, chief operating officer for the Housing...
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