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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Toddler killed in Reservoir Hill fire laid to rest

    Toddler killed in Reservoir Hill fire laid to rest
    Nasir Smith, the Baltimore child who died in a Jan. 13 house fire — just five days shy of his second birthday — was laid to rest Saturday after a funeral Mass at St. Peter Claver Church in Baltimore. The child, who lay in a sky-blue-and-...
  • Woman, 88, found dead in burning home near Barrington

    Woman, 88, found dead in burning home near Barrington
    The body of an 88-year-old woman was found inside her burning home near northwest suburban Barrington early Saturday, officials said. At 1:15 a.m. emergency crews were called to the 21000 block of North 21st Street in an unincorporated area near...
  • House Fire Reported In Vernon

    VERNON — Firefighters were on the scene of a house fire on Daryl Drive on Friday night. The fire, in a residential community near Route 30, was reported around 6:30 p.m. Officials said the home was unoccupied.
  • Family sues building owner over fatal 2013 apartment fire

     Family sues building owner over fatal 2013 apartment fire
    The family of a woman who died in a 2013 fire in the Austin neighborhood filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday, claiming the building owner failed to provide working smoke detectors. Tamisha Davidson, 18, was staying at her boyfriend's house at 901 N....
  • Crews find 5th body in charred Maryland mansion; 1 still missing

    Investigators say crews have recovered a fifth body in the charred remains of an Annapolis-area mansion that burned to the ground early Monday, presumably with six members of a family inside. Anne Arundel County Police say the body was recovered on...
  • Fire chars home's deck

    A fire damaged a home's deck in the 100 block of Rockledge Road in Laguna Beach Thursday night, authorities said. The Laguna Beach Fire Department responded to a 6:12 p.m. call from residents inside the home, according to an email from Laguna Beach Fire...
  • Man Dies In New Haven Apartment Fire

    NEW HAVEN — A man is dead after a fire ignited early Friday in his apartment, a fire official said. An alarm triggered firefighters' response to 60 Warren St. about 2:30 a.m., and firefighters discovered a small fire on the top floor of the five-...
  • Prominent Bucks family faces charges in alleged insurance fraud scheme

    After a fire broke out in Claire Risoldi's palatial Bucks County home for the third time in five years, the Buckingham Township woman blamed volunteer firefighters for the theft of nearly $11 million worth of jewelry. In reality, state prosecutors say,...
  • Family day turned to tragedy in Annapolis mansion fire

    Sunday was a fun-filled day for the Boone and Pyle families. Lexi, Katie, Charlotte and Wes Boone spent the day with their doting grandparents, Don and Sandra Pyle. They went to Medieval Times in Hanover for dinner and a show of brightly dressed...