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  • Car Fire: What You Should Do

    Car Fire: What You Should Do By Cars.com Staff Do If you smell burning wires or smoke, or even if your temperature gauge is redlined, drive onto the shoulder and turn off the ignition. If you are stuck in a middle lane and can’t pull over,...
  • Smoke Detectors Save Lives

    Smoke Detectors Save Lives
      According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than half of the house fires that occur in the US are from houses without smoke detectors. It is estimated that a third of the smoke alarms in place are not working, often due to failure to replace a...
  • Firefighters respond to back-to-back blazes in Newport News

    Firefighters respond to back-to-back blazes in Newport News
    Newport News firefighters responded to two small structure fires Thursday night, according to a Newport News Fire Department release.  The first was a call at 6:49 p.m. for a fire in an auxillary dwelling on the 300 block of Pine Avenue. Units arrived...
  • Two sent to Carroll Hospital after Westminster kitchen fire

    Two sent to Carroll Hospital after Westminster kitchen fire
    Two Westminster people were hospitalized with potentially life-threatening injuries Thursday evening after a kitchen fire in the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster, according to a Westminster fire company spokesman. The Westminster fire...
  • Mount Zion church fire not arson

    COLUMBIA, S.C. South Carolina investigators have concluded that the fire that destroyed the predominantly black Mount Zion AME Church near Greeleyville Tuesday night was sparked by lightning, not intentionally set. Declaring the investigation complete,...
  • The Latest on train derailment: 5,000 evacuated in Tennessee

    6 p.m. An official in eastern Tennessee says smoke has stopped rising from the site where a CSX train car derailed and caught fire, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents. Blount County Mayor Ed Mitchell said shortly before 6 p.m. that he...
  • Report: Dog alerts three adults, child of fire in their Mount Dora home

    Report: Dog alerts three adults, child of fire in their Mount Dora home
    A dog alerted occupants of a burning Mount Dora home that their home was on fire Wednesday morning, WOFL-Channel 35 reported. Orange County Fire Rescue said there three adults and a child were inside the home when flames broke out near Terrell Road...
  • Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

    Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee
    A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius. The fire was still burning around noon Thursday, Maryville City...
  • Crews work overnight to contain wildfire near Lake Perris

    Crews work overnight to contain wildfire near Lake Perris
    After examining a wildfire burning near Lake Perris from the air, authorities say it is not quite as large as they originally thought. The fire was reported after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near Merwin Street and Campbell Avenue in Moreno Valley, with...
  • One hospitalized after Norfolk house fire

    One person was hospitalized and in serious condition after a house fire in Norfolk Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. Shortly after 2:45 p.m., firefighters were called to the 400 block of Fenchurch Avenue, where they found heavy smoke on the...
  • The Latest: Electrical fire at Wimbledon sets off alarm

    The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 10:30 p.m. A Wimbledon spokesman says a small electrical fire broke out inside the Centre Court building on Wednesday, causing an evacuation after play had finished for the day. Johnny Perkins, a...