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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,...
  • Fire closes UK power generation unit, squeezing electricity supply

    LONDON (Reuters) - A fire at a British power station close to London has closed a power generation unit, which could exacerbate Britain's already constrained electricity supply as winter approaches and demand rises. While the fire that started on...
  • Deaths of 6 in Pa. house fire due to smoke inhalation

    Deaths of 6 in Pa. house fire due to smoke inhalation
    Six family members, including four children, died of acute smoke and fume inhalation in a McKeesport house fire Saturday, according to the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner. The medical examiner's office on Sunday identified the victims as...
  • Halloween shop fire being investigated as arson

    Halloween shop fire being investigated as arson
    A Halloween store in Charles County was intentionally set on fire early Monday, state officials said. A passerby called 911 shortly after 12 a.m. Monday after they saw smoke coming from the Spirit Halloween store on Crain Highway in Waldorf, the...
  • Newport News: Abandoned residence fire on 25th Street

    Newport News: Abandoned residence fire on 25th Street
    Update: The Newport News police and fire dispatch responded to a residential fire at an abandoned home on the 1100 block of 25th Street at 8:58 a.m. The fire was called in by a neighbor at 8:55 a.m. said Newport News Deputy Fire Chief, Kenneth Lay. "The...
  • Pomfret firefighters share safety tips

    The Pomfret Fire Department held an Open House on Oct. 19 complete with tours of the station, fire extinguisher demonstrations, and free fire and smoke detectors. Chief Derek May said it was an opportunity to share some safety tips during Fire...
  • Hampton: Accidental cooking fire leaves none injured

    Hampton fire units responded to a residential fire caused by unattended cooking at 7:02 a.m. No one was injured in the home, which is located in the 3300 block of Pershing Court according to a media release by Jeffry Pereria, a Hampton public...
  • Deck of Columbia apartment catches fire

    Deck of Columbia apartment catches fire
    The fourth-floor deck of a Columbia apartment building caught fire Sunday afternoon, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services said. Firefighters and paramedics were called at about 4:20 p.m. to the fire in the 5600 block of Columbia Rd.,...
  • In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training

    In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training
    Lifeguard Capt. Mike Halphide squirted shaving cream onto the gloved hands of about 10 volunteers. Halphide was leading the group from Newport Beach's Jasmine Creek neighborhood in a first-aid drill Saturday morning. In this exercise, they practiced...
  • 10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire

    10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire
    An Eastport apartment fire displaced 10 people and sent another to the hospital early Saturday morning. The Annapolis Fire Department rescued three people from the balcony of a third-story apartment at the 1200 block of Madison Street about 2:48 a.m.,...