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Man who lit himself on fire is in critical condition, police say

Elise Hammond, CNN April 19, 2024

CNN -- The man who lit himself on fire outside the Manhattan courthouse where Donald Trump's criminal trial is unfolding is in critical condition, police said on Friday. New York Police...

Fire at Bernie Sanders’ Vermont office intentionally set, officials say

Mary Kay Mallonee, CNN April 5, 2024

CNN -- A fire at independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Vermont office on Friday was intentionally set, according to local fire officials. The Burlington fire marshal’s office...

Astrobotic Technology shared this January 18 image of the Peregrine lunar lander in space. The Earth is visible (background), appearing as a crescent lit by the sun.

First US spacecraft to attempt moon landing in decades burns up after failed mission

By Jackie Wattles, CNN January 19, 2024

CNN — After soaring hundreds of thousands of miles through space and battling a propellant issue that dashed its plans, the Peregrine lunar lander has likely met its fiery end. The spacecraft was...

Kent firefighters stand outside of the burned apartment at University Inn on South Water Street after putting out the fire on May 2, 2023.

‘You didn’t have a second to think’: Residents flee fire at University Inn

Isabella Schreck and Abigail Forbes May 2, 2023

Hannah Fuller and Colin Gray ran past their neighbor’s University Inn apartment as black smoke spewed out of the front door of the seventh-floor unit. “In that situation, you're just panicked,...

Workers knock down a section of site of an industrial fire the area as smoke billows from the site in Richmond, Indiana, on April 12.
Michael Conroy/AP

Hundreds still waiting for OK to go home after Indiana recycling plant fire. Officials set to evaluate the evacuation order today

Aya Elamroussi, CNN April 15, 2023

CNN --Days after a blaze at an eastern Indiana plastics recycling plant forced evacuation orders for hundreds, officials are slated to meet Saturday to discuss when it will be safe for them to return to...

‘I have a very high confidence level’ Kent First Responders speak on preparation for railway incidents

March 9, 2023

There have been two major derailments in Ohio in just over a month, with one in East Palestine and another in Springfield. TV2's Alexandria Manthey spoke to first responders who say they are confident...

The explosion and fire occurred around 3 p.m. Monday and left debris scattered around the area, Captain Brian DiRocco with the Oakwood Village Fire Department said.

13 people taken to hospitals after explosion and fire at Ohio metal factory

Sara Smart and Jillian Sykes, CNN February 20, 2023

(CNN) -- Thirteen people were taken to local hospitals after an explosion at a metal factory near Oakwood, Ohio, according to Captain Brian DiRocco with the Oakwood Village Fire Department. The explosion...

The latest: Fire, explosion strike historic mill complex in Kent

Jacob Brooks, TV2 Reporter December 2, 2022

Multiple buildings of the former Star of the West mill in downtown Kent caught fire Friday morning. TV2's Jacob Brooks was at the scene and spoke with the fire chief and witnesses who described what...

Firefighters rise into the blaze in downtown Kent.

Multi-alarm fire strikes historic mill complex in Kent

Click here to view more photos from the fire. Heavy fire consumed multiple buildings of the former Star of the West Mill on North Water Street Friday morning around 9 a.m., as smoke visible for miles...

Dussel Farms experiences busy season after recovering from barn fire

November 14, 2022

Dussel Farm and Feed store suffered a barn fire back in April of this year. Fast forward eight months later, and the community has supported them now more than ever. TV2's Alexandria Manthey spoke with...

SURFSIDE, FLORIDA - JUNE 28: A person adds flowers to a memorial that has pictures of some of the missing from the partially collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 28, 2021 in Surfside, Florida. The pictures were placed on the fence as loved ones try to find them. Over one hundred people are being reported missing as the search-and-rescue effort continues. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rescue efforts enter sixth day in Florida condo collapse

(CNN) -- As rescuers search through the debris of a deadly South Florida condo collapse for a sixth day Tuesday, families and friends of those still unaccounted for are desperately seeking information...

Kent Fire Department officers stand outside Williams Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. An intern accidentally started a small fire during an experiment, but the fire was extinguished quickly with no reported injuries.

Experiment accident causes small fire in Williams Hall

McKenzie Jean-Philippe September 30, 2015

A small fire broke out in a lab during a group study session in Williams Hall on Wednesday afternoon.“I was in lab, and the fire alarm went off, and then one of the (teaching assistants) came and said...

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