Commercial fires

August 20, 2019 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart sued Tesla for "gross negligence" on Tuesday, saying that the electric car company's energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops. The retailer said fires broke out at seven store rooftops between 2012 and 2018, causing millions of...
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Passengers check train times at Naples' Central station, southern Italy, Monday, July 22, 2019. A suspected arson fire has forced cancellations of at least 42 high-speed trains in Italy on the heavily-traveled Milan-Naples corridor. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 12:04 pm
ROME (AP) — A suspected arson fire threw Italy's high-speed rail system into chaos Monday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of train runs and frustrating vacationers and commuters along the heavily-traveled Milan-Naples corridor. The state railways company said the suspicious fire occurred near...
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Firefighters work as smoke billows from a three-story building of Kyoto Animation in a fire in Kyoto, western Japan, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Kyoto prefectural police said the fire broke out Thursday morning after a man burst into it and spread unidentified liquid and put fire. (Kyodo News via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 7:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The president of a popular Japanese animation production company that was gutted in a deadly fire has said his company has received anonymous death threats. Hideaki Hatta, head of Kyoto Animation, told...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, a young man rides a hoverboard along a Manhattan street toward the Empire State Building, in New York. A Tennessee family's lawsuit against online retailer Amazon over a hoverboard fire that destroyed their home can move forward. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a Friday, July 9, 2019, ruling said Amazon was aware of complaints about hoverboards catching fire and exploding. The Seattle-based company even launched an investigation that led to its ceasing all hoverboard sales worldwide. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 09, 2019 - 4:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee family can press its lawsuit against online retailer Amazon over a hoverboard fire that destroyed their home, an appeals court has ruled, saying the company was aware of complaints about the devices catching fire and exploding. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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Police move in to confront protestors at the Place de Republique during a yellow vest demonstration in Paris, Saturday, April 20, 2019. French yellow vest protesters are marching anew to remind the government that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem the nation needs to solve. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 20, 2019 - 12:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the yellow vest protests in France (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Masked protesters and helmeted riot police have clashed repeatedly in Paris amid tensions on the edges of a yellow vest protest. Tear gas hung in the air throughout the afternoon Saturday around the Place de...
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A couple view the damage to the Notre Dame cathedral from a print venders space on the Left Bank in Paris, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a massive fire. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 17, 2019 - 7:25 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the fire that tore through the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Notre Dame's rector says he will close the burned-out Paris cathedral for up to six years. Bishop Patrick Chauvet acknowledged that the famed monument would close down for "five to...
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Firefighters use a crane to outside a building at the scene of a fire in the Central World mall complex in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The fire had broken out in the Central World mall complex in Thailand's capital, with reports from emergency services saying it has caused a number of fatalities. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 10, 2019 - 11:14 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A fire broke out at one of Bangkok's biggest mall complexes on Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring more than a dozen, officials said. The extent of the fire at the Thai capital's Central World complex, which includes a hotel, a convention center and an office tower,...
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Emergency rescue teams gather outside of the Central World mall complex, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in downtown Bangkok, Thailand. A fire has broken out at a major mall complex in Thailand's capital, with initial reports from Thai emergency services are saying the fire has caused fatalities. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 10, 2019 - 10:29 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A fire broke out at a major mall complex in Thailand's capital on Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring more than a dozen, officials said. The extent of the fire at Bangkok's Central World complex, which includes a hotel, a convention center and an office tower, was...
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March 29, 2019 - 8:10 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh imposed tougher safety rules after more than 1,100 people died when a garment factory complex collapsed near Dhaka in 2013. But continued corruption and lax enforcement have caused many more deaths from safety lapses since the Rana Plaza disaster,...
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Firefighters work to douse a fire in a multi-storied office building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday killed seven people and injured dozens more, police said. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu )
March 29, 2019 - 12:03 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital has been brought under full control with the death toll climbing to 25, fire officials said Friday. The blaze that burned for several hours Thursday had trapped people inside the building, some shouting for help...
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