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smoky condo fire in vietnam kills at least 13, injures 28


hanoi, vietnam — residents startled awake by loud noise and smoke signaled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a fire friday at a large condominium complex in southern vietnam's ho chi minh city. at least 13 people were killed and 28 injured, with police saying it was unclear if anyone was missing.state media quoted the city's police and fire department as saying police rescued more than 100 residents while more than 1,000 escaped the fire themselves."i did not hear any alarm or fire signals," tuoi tre newspaper quoted resident nguyen ngoc mai as saying. "rushing to the balcony, i could not see anything because there was a lot of smoke... i did not know what to do to save my life. too panicked, but fortunately i was finally rescued.""we we






fire at condominium in southern vietnam kills at least 13


hanoi, vietnam — a city official says a fire at a condominium complex in vietnam's ho chi minh city has killed at least 13 people and injured another 27.the city fire and police department official says it's unclear whether anyone is missing in the blaze early friday morning and declined to give more details.more than 700 apartments in the three buildings were built six years ago.the official vietnam news agency reported that most people died of suffocation or jumping from high floors.it said the blaze started in the basement parking area and took more than 200 firefighters more than an hour to put under control.in 2002, a fire at a trade center in the southern commercial hub's downtown killed 60 people in one of vietnam's worst fires.






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candle caused fatal madison condo fire; victim identified


madison, wis. — investigators say an unattended candle caused a weekend fire at a madison condo building that killed one person and displaced 11 other residents.the dane county medical examiner's office on monday identified the victim as 58-year-old sidney nowland of madison.preliminary autopsy results confirm that nowland died of injuries suffered in the fire. additional testing is being done.the fire was reported at about 4:45 a.m. sunday. firefighters found nowland in the condo unit where the fire was discovered. he later died at a hospital.the wisconsin state journal (http://bit.ly/2mftz0e ) reports the candled was in the master bedroom of the condo.the building was evacuated. no one else was hurt.






fire at gay sauna in berlin kills 3 men, injures 1


berlin — german officials say three men have died and one was seriously injured in a fire at a gay sauna in berlin.the fire broke out late sunday at the steam works club in the german capital's schoeneberg district. berlin's fire department said in a statement monday that 25 people were able to escape the fire on their own.emergency workers searched the club, which has dozens of rooms, and found the three bodies. one 48-year-old man was taken to the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation.the cause of the fire wasn't yet known.






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share storyby the associated pressthe associated pressjakarta, indonesia (ap) — suspected suicide bomb in indonesia’s capital kills policeman, injures 4 others.the associated press






condo fire in detroit lakes kills 72-year-old resident


fire in a condominium in detroit lakes, minn., killed a 72-year-old man who lived there, authorities said.william mcgrath died in the fourth-floor blaze, which occurred about 2:30 p.m. saturday at the edgewater condominiums along the northern shore of detroit lake, according to police.the building was evacuated while firefighters extinguished the flames, police said. there was smoke damage in other units, but no one else was hurt in the fire.the fire’s cause has yet to be disclosed.






one injured in fire in condo at former john hancock center


one man was seriously injured early sunday after a fire broke out in a condo at the former john hancock center, officials said.the blaze started before 5:15 a.m. and was confined to one unit on the 52nd floor at 175 e. delaware pl. in the near north side’s gold coast neighborhood, chicago fire said.emergency crews rescued the man from the condo and transported him to northwestern memorial hospital in serious to critical condition, authorities said.the high-rise includes more than 1,000 residents who live in condos from the 44th to 92nd floor of the building, which until tuesday was the john hancock center, according to the 175 east delaware place home owners association’s website.






north massapequa fire injures 2, kills dog and cat, chief says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfirefighters battled a house fire on north delaware avenue in north massapequa on thursday morning, may 4, 2017. (credit: kevin imm) a cat and a dog were killed during a morning house fire in north massapequa that left a resident suffering from smoke inhalation and a firefighter with an injured hand, a fire official said.the woman who suffered smoke inhalation was taken to a hospital as a precaution, north massapequa fire chief fred ferrara said.the other five people, two other dogs and another cat got out of the...






one person taken to hospital after stony brook condo fire, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayinvestigators at the scene of a fire wednesday, march 8, 2017, at a 55-and-over condo complex in stony brook. one person was transported to stony brook university hospital after being injured in the fire, suffolk county police said. (credit: james carbone) one person was transported to stony brook university hospital after being injured in a fire at a 55-and-over condo complex wednesday morning in stony brook, suffolk county police said.the condition of the patient was not immediately known.police have not released any information on the victim and said the investigation into the incident was continuing.the fire at the complex...






one person taken to hospital after stony brook condo fire, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayinvestigators at the scene of a fire wednesday, march 8, 2017, at a 55-and-over condo complex in stony brook. one person was transported to stony brook university hospital after being injured in the fire, suffolk county police said. (credit: james carbone) one person was transported to stony brook university hospital after being injured in a fire at a 55-and-over condo complex wednesday morning in stony brook, suffolk county police said.the condition of the patient was not immediately known.police have not released any information on the victim and said the investigation into the incident was continuing.the fire at the complex...






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the latest: more than 1,100 escape vietnam fire


hanoi, vietnam — the latest on a condominium fire in vietnam (all times local):11:30 a.m.vietnam's state media say police rescued more than 100 residents from a condominium fire in ho chi minh city and more than 1,000 escaped the fire themselves.the blaze early friday morning killed at least 13 people and injured 27 others. it's not known if there are others missing.more than 700 apartments are in the three-building complex.state media quoted fire officials as saying the smoke spread because doors that separated the garage from the upper floors were left open when they should have been closed. the fire started in the basement garage.___9 a.m.a city official says a fire at a condominium complex in vietnam's ho chi minh city has killed at least 13 people and injured another 27.the city fire






tennessee blaze kills 3 women, injures 5 other people


nashville, tenn. — a house fire in nashville, tennessee, has killed three women and injured five other people, including a firefighter.the fire department confirmed the deaths on its verified twitter account wednesday morning. it says 12 adults and a child were living in the home, which was operating as a residential recovery program but had no working smoke alarms or fire sprinklers.fire spokesman joseph pleasant told the tennessean that eight people, including a firefighter, were transported to a hospital after the fire was reported around 5:30 a.m.investigators remain on the scene. a photo posted on the account shows a one-story brick house with a hole in the roof. the cause is under investigation.






firefighters battle fire in 2 clubhouses at condo complex


phoenix (ap) — the phoenix fire department says investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire in to separate detached clubhouses at a condo complex in central phoenix.the department says firefighters were putting the fire in a clubhouse on the north side of the pool early thursday morning when they noticed smoking from the clubhouse on the south side.no injuries were reported.the complex is located near north 12th street and east maryland avenue.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






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fire at tennessee home kills man, injures wife and daughter


chattanooga, tenn. (ap) — a weekend fire at a tennessee home has left one person dead and two others injured.wrcb-tv reports that an off-duty chattanooga firefighter and three neighbors managed to pull a woman from a burning house sunday afternoon, but her husband died inside. the woman was airlifted to a burn center in georgia for critical care. the couple’s daughter escaped the house and was treated for smoke inhalation.chattanooga fire department battalion chief don bowman says the call came in as a fire in a garage, but flames had engulfed the house by the time firefighters arrived. it took firefighters between 30 to 40 minutes to put the fire out.the cause of the fire is still unknown.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the names of the victims have not been rele






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prague hotel fire kills 2, injures 8


prague (ap) — czech officials say a hotel fire in downtown prague has killed at least two people.prague rescue service spokeswoman jana postova says in addition to the fatalities, eight have been injured after the blaze broke out in the hotel saturday evening. postova says that three people had to be resuscitated. the victims haven’t been immediately identified.prague firefighters have identified the hotel as eurostars david.no further details were immediately available.most read storiessale! save over 90% on digital access.






drone’s imaging helps incident commander plot fire strategy


ash fork, ariz. (ap) — drones aren’t normally welcome around wildfires because of the danger of aerial collisions, but it’s different when they’re helping out at the request of firefighters.the daily courier reports that a drone’s thermal imaging camera helped locate hotspots within a very smoky fire at a fire at a former sawmill site near ask fork.incident commander james robbins of the arizona department of forestry and fire management says the smoky conditions meant firefighters using water trucks couldn’t tell exactly where their water was reaching or how effective it was in extinguishing the flames.a fire official connected robbins with matthew mintzmyer, a yavapai college instructor in unmanned aircraft systems.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.mintzmyer says






north massapequa fire injures 2, kills dog and cat, chief says


a cat and a dog were killed during a morning house fire in north massapequa that left a resident suffering from smoke inhalation and a firefighter with an injured hand, a fire official said.the woman who suffered smoke inhalation was taken to a hospital as a precaution, north massapequa fire chief fred ferrara said.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe other five people, two other dogs and another cat got out of the house uninjured, he said.he said the fire in the home on north delaware avenue, near north broadway, was reported at 7:10 a.m. and was under control by 8 a.m.about 60 firefighters from north massapequa, farmingdale, bethpage, seaford, massapequa and hicksville were on the scene, he said.long islandrecent li firesthe red cross was helping the family find temporary accommodatio






madison condo fire leaves 1 person dead, 11 displaced


madison, wis. — fire at a condo building in madison has left one person dead and 11 other residents out of their homes.firefighters were called to the building on madison's east side at about 4:45 a.m. sunday. the fire department says no alarms were sounding and no residents were evacuating the building when firefighters arrived.no flames could be seen from outside, but a fire was discovered in one of the units.the wisconsin state journal (http://bit.ly/2lzxrma ) reports the lone occupant of the burning unit died after being brought to uw hospital.the american red cross is helping the displaced residents find temporary housing. the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.






officials: house fire kills woman, severely injures another


castleton, vt. (ap) — vermont fire officials say an early morning house fire killed one woman and severely injured another.castleton police say 55-year-old mary meier was killed in the saturday fire at the home she shared with her mother, 76-year-old elinor zimmerman. the rutland herald reports zimmerman suffered severe burns in the fire and was taken to a burlington hospital for treatment.police chief peter mantello says state fire investigation officials were at the scene saturday, but the cause is still unknown.mantello says a neighbor called in the fire shortly before 2 a.m. saturday, and that meier had not gotten out of the home by the time responders arrived.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a hospital spokesman says zimmerman was listed in critical condition






mobile home fire kills 2, injures 1 in new mexico


aztec, n.m. (ap) — authorities say two people are dead and another was injured following a mobile home fire in northwestern new mexico.volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze wednesday night along with emergency crews from san juan county and farmington. the home was engulfed in smoke and flames when firefighters arrived.authorities say firefighters worked to rescue the two individuals who were pronounced deceased on scene. they say the other resident was treated for minor injuries.state police closed a nearby county road while firefighters and investigators secured the scene.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.authorities said thursday that the fire remains under investigation.






the latest: fire alarm wasn't heard inside vietnam condos


hanoi, vietnam — the latest on a condominium fire in vietnam (all times local):2 p.m.state media is reporting the fire alarms weren't heard in a large condominium complex in southern vietnam where a fire killed at least 13 people.tuoi tre newspaper quoted ho chi minh city mayor nguyen thanh phong as saying that he was told by residents that the fire alarm system at the condominium did not work and residents alerted others to the fire themselves.state media have said police rescued more than 100 residents while more than 1,000 escaped on their own. the fire apparently started in the basement garage and sent black smoke swirling toward the upper floors.the paper also quoted senior lieut. col. nguyen thanh huong, the city's chief fire officer, as saying previous regulations allowing fire safe






deadly fire kills 3, injures 7, displaces dozens more


springfield, mass. (ap) — three people have died in a major springfield fire that forced panicked residents to jump from second and third-story windows. masslive.com reports firefighters arrived at a residential building shortly after 7:20 a.m. to find residents had jumped out of windows to escape the flames.fire officials say four people, including a pregnant woman and a child were taken to local hospitals with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. three more residents were also injured.springfield mayor domenic sarno says the city is working with the pioneer valley chapter of the american red cross to find temporary housing for 60 to 80 people displaced by the fire.most read nation & world storiesunlimited digital access: $1 for 4 weeks___information from: the springfie






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huge rock fall kills 1 , injures 1 at yosemite's el capitan


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woman found dead in martinez condo fire


martinez — firefighters pulled an adult woman from a burning condominium saturday morning after they navigated through her crowded living quarters, a fire official said.investigators are trying to determine if the woman, whose identity has not been released, pending notification of her family, died because of the fire or earlier, said confire spokesman robert marshall.“there were some unusual things, but we don’t think foul play was involved,” marshall said. “we think the fire was accidentally caused.”the fire started around 7:30 a.m. saturday in the woman’s unit on farm lane in martinez, and when firefighters arrived there was a lot of fire and smoke, marshall said.a cluttered interior, “close to a hoarder situation,” made finding the victim difficult, marshall said. she was declared dece






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