An off duty police officer who happened to be near the scene of the shooting in Webster, New York, has received shrapnel injuries.
A police spokesman said: "Off duty police officer John Ritter who happened to be driving by the scene received injuries from shrapnel striking the side of his body.
"33 residents were removed by the armed personal carrier from the location. Four homes were fully engulfed and destroyed by the fire, and four additional houses sustained damage."
More top news
An estimated 70,000 claimants transferred to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from other benefits since 2011 were underpaid.
Plastics is one of a number of environmental issues facing the world's seas, along with rising sea levels and warming oceans.
Winter seeps into spring