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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...
  • Man rescued after building collapse near Camden Yards

    Man rescued after building collapse near Camden Yards
    A man working inside a rowhouse near Camden Yards was trapped under tons of debris for several hours Monday after the back of the building collapsed, Baltimore fire officials said. Rescue workers pulled the victim — who suffered life-threatening...
  • North Las Vegas house fire kills 20 dogs, 70 rescued: TV

    North Las Vegas house fire kills 20 dogs, 70 rescued: TV
    A house fire in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has killed more than 20 dogs and firefighters rescued another 70, a television station reported Monday. Firefighters arrived at the home late Sunday and found it involved in smoke and flames, CBS affiliate KLAS-...
  • One person displaced after Newport News apartment fire

    One person was displaced after a fire at a Newport News apartment complex Friday afternoon, a spokesman said. About 1:30 p.m., city firefighters received a call about a fire at 153 Eva Court, which is in the Newport Lake apartment complex, where...
  • Fire breaks out in laundry room of Leesburg motel

    Fire breaks out in laundry room of Leesburg motel
    Fire broke out Friday afternoon in laundry room of a Leesburg motel that is $22,000 behind in utility payments to the city. Firefighters responded to the Stay & Save Inn at 1308 N. 14th St. shortly before 5 p.m., city spokesman Robert Sargent said....
  • City to vote on financing for new police, fire stations

    City to vote on financing for new police, fire stations
    Orlando city commissioners plan to approve nearly $50 million in bond financing Monday to build new police and fire stations, both of which have to move to make way for city-sponsored sports and entertainment projects in Parramore. The new Police...
  • Port of L.A. fire cleanup: Effects of toxic chemical releases studied

    Port of L.A. fire cleanup: Effects of toxic chemical releases studied
    Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire this week that burned through much of a wharf and released high levels of toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities. The largest fire at the...
  • Poland-bound LOT Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight after emergency landing

    Poland-bound LOT Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight after emergency landing
    LONDON/WARSAW (Reuters) - A Boeing Co Dreamliner traveling from Chicago to Poland resumed its flight on Friday after making an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, to check an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold. The plane,...
  • Norfolk kitchen fire displaces 5

    Norfolk kitchen fire displaces 5
    A two-story home fire in Norfolk Thursday morning displaced five people, a spokesman said. Just before 10:30 a.m.,  firefighters were called to a home in the 200 block of West 28th Street, where they found smoke coming from the first floor, said Norfolk...
  • Fire Damages Vacant House In Willimantic

    Fire Damages Vacant House In Willimantic
    WILLIMANTIC — A three-alarm fire ripped through a vacant house on Maple Avenue early Thursday, fire officials said. Emergency crews were called to the house, at 20 Maple Ave., for a porch fire about 3 a.m., fire officials said. The fire extended to...