Firefighters

CAIRO | Fire breaks out at building site of new Egyptian museum

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out on Sunday at the building site of the new Egyptian museum but caused no significant damage or injuries, Egyptian officials said. Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, which appeared to have consumed wooden scaffolding at the construction site of the new Grand Egyptian Museum, located near the … Continue reading CAIRO | Fire breaks out at building site of new Egyptian museum

NEW YORK | Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NYC

NEW YORK | April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at Trump Tower in New York City. The Fire Department says the blaze broke out on the 50th floor shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday. The department says there was one serious injury. President Donald Trump tweeted about 45 minutes later … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fire breaks out at Trump Tower in NYC

Seattle eyes taller, denser in affordable housing proposal

SEATTLE /February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Seattle’s booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city. But an ensuing housing crunch has led to skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained middle- and working-class families and deepened the city’s homelessness crisis. To keep construction humming and help … Continue reading Seattle eyes taller, denser in affordable housing proposal

13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides

MONTECITO, Calif/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— At least 13 people were killed and homes were torn from their foundations Tuesday as downpours sent mud and boulders roaring down hills stripped of vegetation by a gigantic wildfire that raged in Southern California last month. Rescue crews used helicopters to pluck people from rooftops because trees and power lines … Continue reading 13 dead in Southern California as rain triggers mudslides

New York City fire kills 12, including 4 children

NEW YORK/December 29,2017  (AP)(STL.News) — New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes, city officials said, killing 12 people — including four children — and sending other residents scrambling outside into the cold and down fire escapes to safety. Those who died Thursday … Continue reading New York City fire kills 12, including 4 children

Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

LOS ANGELES /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Thousands of firefighters tried Sunday to shield coastal communities from one of the biggest wildfires in California history while a funeral procession rolled past burn-scarred hillsides in honor of one of their colleagues who was killed battling the flames. Crews cleared brush and dug containment lines above hillside … Continue reading Flames threaten coastal communities as firefighters mourn

Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft. Although Santa Ana winds eased on Friday amid the blaze northwest of Los Angeles, they are expected to return with a … Continue reading Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

Firefighters protect coastal California towns as blaze rages

LOS ANGELES/December 11, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history. Tens of thousands remained under evacuation orders Monday as the fire churned west through foothill areas of Carpinteria and Montecito, … Continue reading Firefighters protect coastal California towns as blaze rages