Residential fires

FILE - This Monday, June 5, 2017, file photo released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Derick Almena at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. The leader of a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where a fire killed 36 people more than two years ago has taken the stand in his defense for the first time. Almena is accused of illegally converting the so-called Ghost Ship warehouse into an artist live-work space where the Dec. 2, 2016, fire broke out during an electronic music concert. Almena testified Monday, July 8, 2019 that he feels responsible for building the community of artists and is "responsible for having the idea" for the Ghost Ship. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 9:04 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The founder of an artists' collective in a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse that caught fire two years ago, killing 36, said that the many police, fire and other officials who visited the communal live-work space never notified him it might be a fire hazard. Derick Almena, 49...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, a young man rides a hoverboard along a Manhattan street toward the Empire State Building, in New York. A Tennessee family's lawsuit against online retailer Amazon over a hoverboard fire that destroyed their home can move forward. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a Friday, July 9, 2019, ruling said Amazon was aware of complaints about hoverboards catching fire and exploding. The Seattle-based company even launched an investigation that led to its ceasing all hoverboard sales worldwide. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 09, 2019 - 3:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee family can press its lawsuit against online retailer Amazon over a hoverboard fire that destroyed their home, an appeals court has ruled, saying the company was aware of complaints about the devices catching fire and exploding. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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July 08, 2019 - 6:57 pm
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Bail has been set at $5 million for a man arrested in connection with a Washington mobile home fire where the bodies of four people believed to be his wife and three children were found. Matthew Timothy Wetherington appeared Monday in a Clallam County court in Port...
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July 06, 2019 - 5:57 pm
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Police say a woman and three children are unaccounted for following a deadly fire at a mobile home park site in western Washington. Port Angeles Police Chief Brian Smith said the blaze began at the residential Welcome Inn RV Park in west Port Angeles along the Olympic...
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June 23, 2019 - 8:26 pm
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A third body has been found in the rubble of a burned-out mobile home in California, bringing to five the number of dead in a shooting and fire that began during an argument at a golf course, authorities said. Santa Maria police identified Kurt Bracke, 70, and Richard...
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Residents examine the damage after a fire razed through a match factory in Langkat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, June 21, 2019. A number of people including children were killed in the fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory, a disaster official said Friday. (AP Photo)
June 21, 2019 - 6:31 am
MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — At least 30 people including children were killed in a fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster official said Friday. Irwan Syahri, from the local disaster mitigation agency in Langkat district, said...
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FILE - This undated file photo released by the Montgomery County Police Department shows Daniel Beckwitt in Maryland. The wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday, June 17, 2019, to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.(Montgomery County Police Department via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 1:28 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, apologized to the parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra...
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Leon Black, a resident of building burned in a fire, visits the scene in New York's Harlem neighborhood, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Six people, including four children, were killed Wednesday when an overnight fire ravaged an apartment in a city-owned Harlem building. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 08, 2019 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Six people, including four children, were killed Wednesday when an overnight fire ravaged an apartment in a city-owned Harlem building, fire and police officials said. Firefighters, who were called at around 1:40 a.m., moved aggressively into the flames and thick smoke and found a...
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FILE - This combination of June 2017 file booking photos provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena, at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. More than two years after 36 people died in the fire, Almena and Harris, the two men who face charges of involuntary manslaughter, will stand trial on charges that they allegedly illegally converted the industrial building into an unlicensed entertainment venue and artist live-work space. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 7:12 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor on Tuesday painted an emotional and dramatic picture of three dozen partygoers dying in a fast-moving fire during an unpermitted music concert in a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse more than two years ago, as trial started for two men each charged with 36 counts...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:23 pm
ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A jury convicted a wealthy stock trader of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter Wednesday in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his Maryland home. Jurors deliberated for about 12 hours before...
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