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man, 74, dies in koreatown senior-living high-rise apartment fire


a 74-year-old man died in an apartment fire in koreatown late monday, the los angeles fire department said tuesday.the blaze was limited to the man’s apartment in a 16-story senior-living high rise at normandie avenue and 6th street and was reported about 10:45 p.m., officials said.the man was found inside the third-floor unit and despite paramedics’ attempts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said.the county coroner will determine a cause of death while authorities investigate what started the blaze.residents around the unit were temporarily evacuated.los angeles times  (los angeles times)captionthe university of oklahoma's mascots, two ponies named boomer and sooner, made the trek to pasadena for the 2018 rose bowl game. two student groups, the ruf/neks an






man, 76, dies in new york high-rise apartment building fire


new york — a 76-year-old man has been killed in a wind-whipped fire at a new york high-rise apartment building.authorities say two firefighters were also injured in the fire monday on the 35th floor of a 36-story building on 56th street near seventh avenue in manhattan.fire department spokesman michael parrella says firefighters were hampered by high winds and malfunctioning elevators.he says the injured firefighters, treated at hospitals, have non-life-threatening injuries. the fire reported shortly after 7:30 a.m. drew over 100 firefighters before it was under control at 9 a.m. parrella says the fire was contained to one apartment. the cause is under investigation.police said the victim was found unconscious and unresponsive in the bedroom of apartment 35k. his identity was not immediate






cause of deadly honolulu high-rise fire can't be determined


honolulu — honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined.honolulu fire chief manuel neves says the fire started in unit 2602, but the exact location and manner in which the fire started couldn't be determine because of the extensive damage.however, investigators have ruled out that the fire was intentionally set, that it was cooking-related and that there was any evidence of a drug lab.neves said three people died in the july 14 fire, and another person died weeks later. fire damage was estimated at more than $107 million, and 30 unitsthe marco polo apartment building has no fire sprinkler system. the tower overlooking waikiki was constructed in 1971, before sprinklers were required for new construction in the city.






cause of deadly honolulu high-rise fire can’t be determined


honolulu (ap) — investigators cannot determine the cause of a high-rise apartment building fire that killed four people and resulted in more than $107 million in damage, honolulu fire officials said monday.“the hfd fire investigators have completed an extensive and scientifically based investigation in full collaboration with other agencies and have classified the fire cause as undetermined,” fire chief manuel neves said at a news conference.“fire investigators have determined the fire began in the living room of unit 2602. however, due to extensive damage, the exact location and manner in which the fire began could not be ascertained,” he said.neves said investigators have been able to rule out some causes of the fire. there was no indication the fire was intentionally set, there’s no evi






fire department confirms at least three people dead in fire in honolulu high-ris


share storyby the associated pressthe associated presshonolulu (ap) — fire department confirms at least three people dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building.the associated press






'miracle' if any more survivors in london high-rise blaze; death toll at 17, sur


british prime minister theresa may has ordered a full public inquiry into the high-rise apartment blaze that killed at least 17 people in london amid growing public anxiety about whether similar blazes could occur in other housing blocks around the country.may moved quickly to establish exactly what caused the fire — and why it moved so quickly, engulfing the building that housed as many as 600 people in less than an hour.fire safety engineers were stunned at the pace in which flames tore through the 120-apartment grenfell tower early wednesday when most people were asleep. senior fire officials described the progression of the fire as unprecedented."we need to know what happened," a resolute may said. "we need to know an explanation. we owe that to the families, to the people who have los






several dead in london high-rise fire


fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west london early wednesday, killing an unknown number of people and sending dozens to hospitals. more than 200 firefighters battled the flames, which engulfed the 24-story building.






3 dead, 12 injured in fire in honolulu high-rise building with no sprinklers


at least three people died and 12 were injured friday in a fire at a honolulu high-rise that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said, and hundreds fled the giant condominium complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors.the dead were found on the 26th floor, where the fire broke out around 2:15 p.m. and then spread to the 28th floor of the marco polo residences, fire chief manuel neves said. firefighters went door-to-door searching for people who might be trapped.the 36-floor building was built in 1971, before sprinklers were required."without a doubt if there were sprinklers in this apartment, the fire would be contained to the unit of origin," he said.resident teresa sommerville was shaken after hearing a woman's pleas for help."this lady's voice ... i'm trembling," sommervi






fire rages in honolulu high-rise


honolulu (ap) ’ the latest on a fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local):6 p.m.honolulu’s mayor says the burning high-rise where at least three people have died was not equipped with sprinklers.mayor kirk caldwell made the revelation at a friday night news conference outside the marco polo condominium complex.the blaze began for unknown reasons on the 26th floor of the 36-story high-rise that was built in 1971.honolulu fire chief manuel neves says that without a doubt if there had been sprinklers, the fire would not have spread past the unit where it started.___5:15 p.m.a fire official says at least three people are dead in a blaze in a honolulu high-rise apartment building.fire department capt. david jenkins says the number of fatalities could change. he says at l






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building


honolulu — at least three people died in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday and hundreds fled as smoke billowed from the upper floors of the giant apartment complex.the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from the 26th floor to at least the 28th floor and hit several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins.the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves.firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for.the high-rise near the tourist mecca waikiki has 568 apartments and four commercial spaces. paramedics treated several injured people and at least four people were sent to the hospital. at least 12 people needed medi






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building


honolulu (ap) — at least three people died in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday and hundreds fled as smoke billowed from the upper floors of the giant apartment complex.the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from the 26th floor to at least the 28th floor and hit several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins.the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves.firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the high-rise near the tourist mecca waikiki has 568 apartments and four commercial spaces. paramedics treated several injured people and at least four p






fire rages in honolulu high-rise


honolulu — the latest on a fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local):5:15 p.m.a fire official says at least three people are dead in a blaze in a honolulu high-rise apartment building.fire department capt. david jenkins says the number of fatalities could change. he says at least 12 people have needed medical help.paramedics have treated and transported three people to a hospital.jenkins says some residents are unaccounted for, but he can’t estimate how many. he says firefighters are going door-to-door.jenkins says friday’s fire started on the 26th floor of the marco polo apartments. several hours later, it has spread to the 28th floor and several units.he says about 100 firefighters are battling the blaze.the 36-story building just outside the tourist mecca of waik






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building


at least three people died in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday and hundreds fled as smoke billowed from the upper floors of the giant apartment complex.the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from the 26th floor to at least the 28th floor and hit several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins.the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves.firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for.the high-rise near the tourist mecca waikiki has 568 apartments and four commercial spaces. paramedics treated several injured people and at least four people were sent to the hospital. at least 12 people needed medical help, j






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building


at least three people died and at least 12 were injured in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday, and hundreds fled from the giant apartment complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors, authorities said.the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from at least up to the 28th floor and hit several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins.the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves.firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for.the conditions of the injured were not immediately clear. four people were taken to hospitals, honolulu emergency medical services spokeswoman shayne enright said.the wave-shaped building,






the latest: no sprinklers in hawaii high-rise where 3 died


honolulu — the latest on a fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local):6 p.m.honolulu's mayor says the burning high-rise where at least three people have died was not equipped with sprinklers.mayor kirk caldwell made the revelation at a friday night news conference outside the marco polo condominium complex.the blaze began for unknown reasons on the 26th floor of the 36-story high-rise that was built in 1971.honolulu fire chief manuel neves says that without a doubt if there had been sprinklers, the fire would not have spread past the unit where it started.___5:15 p.m.a fire official says at least three people are dead in a blaze in a honolulu high-rise apartment building.fire department capt. david jenkins says the number of fatalities could change. he says at least






man dies in fort collins apartment fire


fort collins, colo. (ap) — a man has died in an apartment fire in fort collins.poudre fire authority officials say the fire was reported just before 2 a.m. saturday in a second-floor apartment about a mile (1.6 kilometers) west of the colorado state university campus.kmgh-tv reports the victim was the only person in the apartment at the time. his name has not been released. the cause of the fire is under investigation.the fire happened just two days after a shooting near the csu campus left two people and the shooter dead and a woman injured. a woman died in a house fire in fort collins on oct. 8.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.fire chief tom demint urged people to ask for help if they’re having trouble dealing with any of the recent tragedies.___information from:






london fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if anymore survivors


london — british prime minister theresa may has ordered a full public inquiry into the high-rise apartment blaze that killed at least 17 people in london amid growing public anxiety about whether similar blazes could occur in other housing blocks around the country.may moved quickly to establish exactly what caused the fire — and why it moved so quickly, engulfing the building that housed as many as 600 people in less than an hour.fire safety engineers were stunned at the pace in which flames tore through the 120-apartment grenfell tower early wednesday when most people were asleep. senior fire officials described the progression of the fire as unprecedented."we need to know what happened," a resolute may said. "we need to know an explanation. we owe that to the families, to the people who






the latest: london fire chief: no more survivors expected


london — the latest on the london high-rise fire (all times local):8:45 a.m.london's fire commissioner says it will be a miracle if any survivors are found following a devastating high-rise fire that killed at least 12 people. authorities have said many more victims are expected.dany cotton told sky news that authorities don't expect to find anyone else alive after the blaze and that it's too early to speculate on how it started.she said early thursday that authorities have finally extinguished the last pockets of flame, and are trying to secure edges of the building for a fingertip search.--this item has corrected the day of cotton's comments to thursday, not wednesday.___8:10 a.m.community centers in london have been overwhelmed by the number of donations flooding in for those left homel






fire rages in honolulu high-rise


honolulu — the latest on a fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building (all times local):4:45 p.m.honolulu emergency medical services have treated two patients and transported them in serious and stable condition to the hospital.on scene ems has several ambulances with paramedics and emergency medical technicians as well as two chiefs evaluating patients for smoke inhalation. paramedics are expediting emergency treatment with a triage location inside the building.firefighters received a call for the fire on the 26th floor of the marco polo building at 2:30 p.m.___4:00 p.m.honolulu firefighters say there are reports of people trapped in their units in a burning honolulu high-rise apartment building.capt. david jenkins says most residents have made it safely out of the marco polo apartme






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building


honolulu (ap) — at least three people died and at least 12 were injured in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday, and hundreds fled from the giant apartment complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors, authorities said.the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from at least up to the 28th floor and hit several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins.the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves.firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the conditions of the injured were not immediately clear. four people were taken to hospitals, honolulu emergency m






unknown number killed in massive london high-rise blaze


london — fire swept through a high-rise apartment building in west london early wednesday, killing an unknown number of people and sending more than 50 people to area hospitals.flames shot from windows all the way up the 24-story grenfell tower in north kensington as more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. a plume of smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) over the capital."this is an unprecedented incident," fire commissioner dany cotton told reporters on the scene. "in my 29 years of being a firefighter i have never, ever seen anything of this scale."cotton said a number of people died in the fire, but she couldn't confirm how many because of the size and complexity of the building. witnesses said that they saw people jumping from the upper floors.the london fire brigade received th






london grenfell tower high-rise fire death toll rises as external cladding raise


cbs/apjune 15, 2017, 6:17 amlast updated jun 15, 2017 7:51 am edtlondon -- london's fire commissioner said thursday morning that it would be a miracle if any more survivors were found after the devastating high-rise fire that killed at least 17 people. that death toll was up by five from the figure given on wednesday, but authorities said many more victims were still expected.  fire commissioner dany cotton said on british television that authorities didn't expect to find anyone else alive after the blaze. playvideocbs evening newshigh-rise fire in london kills at least 12, many missing flames engulfed a high-rise apartment building overnight in london. at least 12 people were killed and many more are missing. jonathan vigliotti ... the fire that began around 1 a.m. local time on wednesday






residents being evacuated from burning london skyscraper


london (ap) — the latest on the london fire (all times local):4 a.m.in this image made from video provided by mischa saag, a building is on fire in london, wednesday, june 14, 2017. firefighters are battling a massive fire in an apartment high-rise in london. (mischa saag via ap) metropolitan police in london say they’re continuing to evacuate people from a massive apartment fire in west london.the fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 27th floor of the building.the cause of the fire is not yet known. it’s also not clear whether people are trapped.assistant commissioner dan daly says on the london fire brigade’s facebook page that it’s a large and very serious fire.he says firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are working extremely hard in






30 taken to hospitals after massive london high-rise blaze


london — a massive fire raced through a high-rise apartment building in west london early wednesday, sending at least 30 people to hospitals, emergency officials said.flames shot from windows all the way up the side of the 27-story grenfell tower in north kensington as firefighters battled the blaze, and a plume of smoke could be seen for several miles.it was not clear if residents were trapped, but people at the scene spoke of being unable to reach friends and family who had been inside. the cause of the fire was not immediately known. residents said it appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward quickly.london mayor sadiq khan said on twitter that a major incident had been declared.the blaze started around 1 a.m. london time, and smoke was still pouring from the






london grenfell tower high-rise fire death toll rises as external cladding raise


cbs/apjune 15, 2017, 6:17 amlast updated jun 15, 2017 12:09 pm edtlondon -- london's fire commissioner said thursday morning that it would be a miracle if any more survivors were found after the devastating high-rise fire that killed at least 17 people. that death toll was up by five from the figure given on wednesday, but authorities said many more victims were still expected.  fire commissioner dany cotton said on british television that authorities didn't expect to find anyone else alive after the blaze. playvideocbs evening newshigh-rise fire in london kills at least 12, many missing flames engulfed a high-rise apartment building overnight in london. at least 12 people were killed and many more are missing. jonathan vigliotti ... the fire that began around 1 a.m. local time on wednesda






u.k. finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding – the denver post


london — britain’s fire-safety crisis expanded substantially saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. london officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them “not safe for people to sleep in overnight.”hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags and sought emergency shelter, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. some refused to leave their high-rise apartments. scores of evacuees slept on inflatable beds in a gym while officials sought better accommodations for them.camden council leader georgia gould said it decided to evacuate four blocks in north london’s chalcots estate late friday after fire inspectors uncovered problems with “gas insulation and d






several killed in deadly london tower fire


frank augstein – associated pressgallery: people wearing masks for protection from the smoke stand near the high-rise apartment building where a massive fire raged, in london, wednesday, june 14, 2017. a deadly night-time fire raced through a 24-story apartment tower in london early wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens more.






3 dead in fire in honolulu high-rise apartment building


honolulu — at least three people died and at least 12 were injured in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday, and hundreds fled from the giant apartment complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors, authorities said.the blaze at the marco polo apartments spread from at least up to the 28th floor and hit several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins.the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves.firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the burning building and some residents were unaccounted for.the conditions of the injured were not immediately clear. four people were taken to hospitals, honolulu emergency medical services spokeswoman shayne enright said.the wave-shaped






several dead in hawaii high-rise apartment fire


honolulu -- at least three people died in a fire that broke out on the 26th floor of a honolulu high-rise friday and hundreds fled as smoke billowed from the upper floors of the giant apartment complex. the blaze at the marco polo apartments started on the 26th floor and spread to at least the 28th floor and several units, said honolulu fire department spokesman capt. david jenkins. he said the number of fatalities could change. the three dead were found on the 26th floor, said fire chief manuel neves. neves said the marco polo complex does not have fire sprinklers, cbs affiliate kgmb reports "without a doubt, if there was sprinklers in this apartment, the fire would be contained to the unit origin," neves said.  firefighters say there were reports of people trapped in their units in the b






the latest: officials: fatalities in london high-rise fire


london — the latest on the london fire (all times local):7:50 a.m.london's fire commissioner says there have been a number of fatalities in a high-rise fire in west london.commissioner dany cotton calls the fire an "unprecedented incident" and says she has never seen anything on this scale in her 29-year career. she says firefighters are still working and she can't say how many people may have died. at least 30 people have been taken to hospitals.fire raced through the 24-floor grenfell tower in north kensington around 1 a.m.___7:30 a.m.police have turned a church near the scene of a massive west london high-rise fire into a makeshift center for evacuees.a woman showed up in tears looking for her sister, who lived in the 24-story building that caught fire. officials did not have any inform






unknown number killed in massive london high-rise blaze


london — people died in a massive fire that raced through a high-rise apartment building in west london early wednesday, london's fire commissioner said, though she could not say how many. at least 30 people were sent to hospitals.flames shot from windows all the way up the side of the 24-story grenfell tower in north kensington as firefighters battled the blaze, and a plume of smoke could be seen for several miles.the cause of the fire was not immediately known. residents said it appeared to start in an apartment on a lower floor and spread upward quickly.people at the scene spoke of being unable to reach friends and family who had been inside. others said they could see people inside using flashlights and mobile phones to try to signal for help from higher floors.fire commissioner dany c






man dies in west side apartment fire


a man died after being injured in a west side apartment fire tuesday morning in the lawndale neighborhood, authorities said.the man, 35, was found in the room where the fire started in the building in the 3500 block of west douglas boulevard, officials said. the fire started about 9:30 a.m., apparently in a bedroom, according to chicago police.the family in the apartment was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors but could not get into the room where the fire started, according to the chicago fire department’s official twitter account.when fire crews arrived, they were told that one man was trapped in the fire, and he was found when firefighters from engine no. 38 made their initial search, but he died of his injuries, according to the fire department. the man suffered burns and was pronou






the latest: woman killed in high-rise fire is identified


pittsburgh — the latest on a high-rise fire in pittsburgh that left one woman dead (all times local):3:30 p.m.a woman killed in a downtown pittsburgh high-rise apartment building fire has been identified.the allegheny county medical examiner's office says 75-year-old mary robinson died of thermal and inhalation injuries in the monday morning fire on the sixth floor of the 17-story midtown towers. a ruling on the manner of her death is pending further investigation.fire chief darryl jones says more than 100 mostly elderly residents had to be evacuated. two firefighters and two residents were treated for smoke-related breathing problems. the cause of the fire remains under investigation.jones says two firefighters got into trouble during the blaze and had to issue mayday calls, after which t






huge fire breaks out at pennsylvania senior living community


west chester, pa. (ap) — a huge fire has broken out at a senior living community in pennsylvania.the blaze was reported just before 11 p.m. thursday at barclay friends senior living community in west chester, about 35 miles west of philadelphia.wpvi-tv reports emergency crews are transporting people from the scene. there was no immediate word on any injuries.it’s unclear what sparked the fire.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks___information from: wpvi-tv, http://www.6abc.com






firefighters battle massive blaze in london high-rise


london — firefighters battled a massive fire in a 27-floor high-rise apartment building in west london for several hours wednesday.london's metropolitan police said a number of people were being treated for a range of injuries, but did not provide more specifics. london mayor sadiq khan said on twitter that a major incident had been declared.flames and smoke were still shooting from the windows of the grenfell tower in north kensington more than four hours after the blaze started around 1 a.m. london time. it was not clear if there were residents trapped, but people at the scene spoke of not being able to reach friends and family who had been inside.nassima boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well."we saw t






the latest: queen hails london firefighters after blaze


london — the latest on the london high-rise fire (all times local):10:55 a.m.queen elizabeth ii and prince philip have paid tribute to london firefighters whose bravery prevented a greater loss of life in the high-rise fire.the monarch and the duke of edinburgh also have hailed volunteers offering support to dozens of victims from the devastating blaze.the queen says "prince philip and i would like to pay tribute to the bravery of firefighters and other emergency services officers who put their own lives at risk to save others."at least 12 people have been killed in the fire, but the death toll is expected to rise.___9:55 a.m.london's fire commissioner says that firefighters have been traumatized by the devastation they witnessed during a high-rise apartment blaze that killed at least 12 p






tesla sues former autopilot director for improper recruiting


tesla motors inc. is accusing the former director of its autopilot program and the former tech guru behind google’s self-driving car of improperly recruiting the auto maker’s engineers to create their own autonomous-car startup.the allegations raised in a lawsuit filed thursday in california state court in santa clara are sure to rock the nascent self-driving car industry that is racing to put automated vehicles on the roadways in...