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No More Survivors Expected in London Apartment Blaze

Death toll hits 12

(Newser) - The death toll has risen to 12 in the massive blaze at a high-rise apartment building in London Wednesday, and that number is expected to rise, the BBC reports. "Sadly, I don't anticipate there will be further survivors," said a police official, noting that people are still... More »

Massive Blaze Engulfs London High-Rise

Residents feared trapped in Grenfell Tower fire

(Newser) - A massive fire engulfed a 24-floor high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday. Police said a number of people were being treated for a range of injuries, but did not provide more specifics. London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that a major incident had been declared, with 40 fire engines... More »

Mystery Blast Rocks DC Suburb, Injures 30

At least 3 firefighters among the injured

(Newser) - Fire officials say at least 30 people, including at least three firefighters, have been injured in an explosion and fire at an apartment building in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC, reports the AP . First responders were dispatched to the scene in Silver Spring just before midnight Wednesday after a... More »

Mom Trapped in Fire Drops Baby, Toddler 2 Stories to Safety

All 3 survive

(Newser) - A mother trapped by a fire in her Sydney apartment safely dropped her 2-day-old baby and 2 year-old toddler from a second-floor window to rescuers, the AP reports. The children were uninjured by the fire and their 20-foot fall on Thursday night in suburban Lakemba, Police Senior Constable Jamie Wallace... More »

Bride, Maid of Honor Jump From Burning Building

Days before the wedding, they jumped 3 stories to survive an apartment fire

(Newser) - Just five days before her wedding, a Colorado bride managed to avoid a potential tragedy: She and her maid of honor jumped from a third-story window "into rocks" to escape an apartment fire, WPTV reports. Still, Lenise Ruff decided to go on with her wedding last Saturday in spite... More »

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