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Evacuations ordered and Highway 39 closed as fire spreads in Angeles National Forest

Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders and closed Highway 39 as the Dam fire spread rapidly in the Angeles National Forest on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the initially 1-acre fire in the 9500 block of North San Gabriel Canyon Road about 1:20 p.m., according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and […]

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21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

SAN DIEGO — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said. The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet. Seventeen sailors and four civilians […]

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Mom and her six children killed in house fire tragedy despite injured dad’s attempts to save them

A mom and her six children have died in a devastating fire that ravaged their home in Mississippi. The children’s badly injured father managed to escape from the blaze in Clinton, which broke out early Saturday morning, after he tried in vain to rescue his children and their mom, The Clarion Ledger reported.  The Hinds County Coroner […]

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At least 8 dead in Alabama marina fire that destroyed 35 boats

At least eight people died as flames consumed a marina full of house and recreational boats in far northeast Alabama early Monday, authorities said. The blaze destroyed 35 vessels at the Jackson County Park, along the Tennessee River, in Scottsboro, Alabama, about 100 miles northeast of Birmingham and 40 miles east of Huntsville, officials said. […]

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#ICYMI: Donations burn in West Island aid group fire, publishers fight against Publisac restrictions

Simon Coutu said he felt a surge of adrenalin when it happened: A group of masked men barged into his office, surrounded him and began shouting him down. They belonged to a far-right group “tainted by violence” whose members were physically imposing, trained in martial arts and had been involved in a 2007 stabbing at […]

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At least 43 people killed in a fire that swept through a Delhi factory

MUMBAI — At least forty-three people were killed in India’s capital New Delhi on Sunday when a fire swept through a six-story factory where laborers were sleeping, government officials said. The factory was making handbags and lots of raw material was stored inside the building due to which the fire spread quickly, local media reported. […]

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London Fire Commissioner Steps Down After Grenfell Criticism

LONDON — The London fire chief, who has come under intense criticism for her agency’s response to the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, announced on Friday that she would resign at the end of the year. “I feel honored to have served London and I will do all I can to assist the safe […]

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Residents decry lack of RCMP, fire funding in Surrey draft budget

Surrey’s draft budget, which makes no allowances for more police officers or firefighters and instead focuses on the city’s transition to a municipal police force, puts the safety and security of residents in jeopardy, according to a resident whose husband was murdered last year. Darlene Bennett’s husband Paul, a nurse and hockey coach, was the […]

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Moment hero bystanders armed with a fire extinguisher and a stick chase knife-wielding terrorist

This is the moment brave bystanders armed with a fire extinguisher and Narwhal tusk confronted the London Bridge attacker during his terrifying rampage yesterday. Two people were killed and up to twelve were injured after Usman Khan, 28, attacked innocent people on the north side of London Bridge just before 2pm. Video footage showed the […]

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Toronto Eaton Centre killer sentenced to life in prison but could be eligible for parole in 16 months

TORONTO — The man who opened fire inside Eaton Centre’s food court has been sentenced to life in prison but he could be eligible for parole in as little as 16 months. Christopher Husbands drew a handgun and opened fire in the food court in June 2012, killing two people and wounding several others. Ahmed […]

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