Semi-truck collision and fire close Northbound HWY 101 in Paso Robles

An early morning semi-truck crash and fire shut down all northbound HWY 101 lanes in Paso Robles, from the Main Street intersection to HWY 46.  First reported at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday, a single semi-truck carrying oranges collided with a sedan near the HWY 46 off-ramp.  The crash resulted in the tractor-trailer and the diesel tank …

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Fire at Egyptian Coptic church kills 41, hurts 14

CAIRO: At least 35 people were killed and 45 injured in a fire inside a church in the Egyptian city of Giza on Sunday, two security sources told Reuters. The electrical fire broke out as 5000 worshippers gathered for mass at the Abu Sifin church in the Imbaba neighborhood, causing a stampede, the sources said. …

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1 Dead, 17 Injured After Car Crashes Into Pennsylvania Fire Victim Fundraiser

BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — One person has died and another 17 people were injured after a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar on Saturday for an event to raise money for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this month, authorities said. WNEP-TV said the crash occurred outside the Intoxicology …

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Large fire breaks out next to 105, 605 Freeways in Norwalk

The Los Angeles County Fire Department is battling a large fire next to the 105 and 605 Freeways in Norwalk. The California Highway Patrol has shut down the 105 and 605 transition roads. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the fire began at a homeless encampment.  This is a developing story, please check …

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The Margin: 6 reasons why there’s a lifeguard shortage this summer

If you head to your local pool or beach in the coming days, don’t be surprised to find that it’s closed: A lifeguard shortage of epic proportions is playing havoc with that sacred summer ritual of going for a swim. As has been widely reported, cities and towns across the U.S. are unable to open …

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Gone in 30 seconds: Fire crews lose rigs, gear in flames. Volunteers give them bit of hope

Fire crews from across the state are battling a complex of lightning-caused fires in the Six Rivers National Forest.One of those crews came from El Dorado County and has paid a big price.In a matter of seconds on Saturday, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians tribal fire crew lost every bit of gear and …

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Body found during fire near Dinuba, officials say

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — Investigators are working to determine how a person died after their body was found in a fire. The Tulare County Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Saturday near Avenue 400 and Road 84 – south of Dinuba. Firefighters found a body inside. Officials say the person died before …

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17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday.Firefighters and other specialists were still trying to quell the blaze …

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Over 120 Injured, Several Missing In Massive Cuban Oil Facility Fire

HAVANA (AP) — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday. Firefighters and other specialists were still trying …

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Pennsylvania Blaze Kills Firefighter's 10 Relatives

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Fire tore quickly through a house in northeastern Pennsylvania early Friday morning, killing seven adults and three children and horrifying a volunteer firefighter who arrived to battle the blaze only to discover the victims were his own family, authorities said. The children who died were ages 5, 6 and 7, Pennsylvania …

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