Commercial fires

Relatives of one of the victims that died during an attack at a nightclub, cry outside the Veracruz state prosecutors office in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The attack killed more than 20 people and injured about a dozen. Authorities said it was apparently overseen by a man who had been recently arrested but released. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)
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August 28, 2019 - 8:04 pm
COATZACOALCOS, Mexico (AP) — Gang members burst into a bar, blocked all the exits and then started a fire that killed 26 people and injured about a dozen others, Mexican officials said Wednesday. Authorities said the attack in the Gulf coast city of Coatzacoalcos late Tuesday apparently was...
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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 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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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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A Bangladeshi, stuck in a multi-storied office building on fire, speaks on his mobile phone in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Fire Department control room official Ershad Hossain said by phone the FR Tower in Dhaka's Banani commercial district caught fire Thursday afternoon and at least 19 fire fighting units joined the operation to douse the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
March 28, 2019 - 11:53 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire struck a high-rise office building in Bangladesh's capital on Thursday, killing 19 people and injuring about 70 others, officials said. It trapped many inside the building, with some shouting for help from windows on high floors or from the roof. At least one person...
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In a Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, maritime traffic moves through the Houston Ship Chanel past the site of now-extinguished petrochemical tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, Texas. Air quality and water pollution from the fire's runoff, seen on the right, into the ship channel are some of the concerns in the aftermath of the blaze. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 3:28 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Houston Ship Channel has been reopened for daytime traffic after flammable chemicals from a nearby petrochemical storage facility seeped into one of America's busiest shipping lanes following a fire, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Wednesday. The previously closed portion of the...
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Emergency crews continue to douse what's left of the now-extinguished petrochemical tank fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Deer Park. Fire crews extinguished the blaze at ITC about 3 a.m., Wednesday, almost four days after it started, which caused a plume of black smoke to linger over the Houston area. ITC officials said the cause of the fire is still unknown. EPA on-site coordinator Adam Adams said they have been in Deer Park since Sunday, conducting air monitoring at ground level and in the plume. Biggest concerns are "volatile organic chemicals" and particulates, Adams said. He added that no hazardous levels have been detected. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 1:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday ordered people to stay indoors for several hours after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a petrochemical storage facility outside of Houston where a fire sent a black pillar of smoke into the air for days. Firefighters on Wednesday...
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Charlie Tamez and his wife, Dalia Tamez, finish their lunch at Ken's Restaurant, 1122 Center St., as the chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 8:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...
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