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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,...
  • Batavia firefighters respond to two house fires in 12-hour span

    Batavia firefighters respond to two house fires in 12-hour span
    Tribune reporter Batavia firefighters were dispatched to two small house fires in less than 12 hours. No one was injured in either fire, officials said. Firefighters responded to a call at 7:44 p.m. Tuesday on the 1300 block of Brandywine Circle. They...
  • Electrical fire ignited Christmas tree in fatal Maryland mansion fire

    Electrical fire ignited Christmas tree in fatal Maryland mansion fire
    Investigators say an electrical fire spread to a Christmas tree, prompting a massive blaze that reduced a riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins and killed six people. Anne Arundel County Fire Department Chief Allan Graves said Wednesday in...
  • Deadly Maryland fire began with electrical glitch, Christmas tree

    The Maryland house fire that claimed six lives this month was the result of an electrical malfunction that set fire to a 15-foot-tall Christmas tree at the center of the sprawling mansion, officials said Wednesday. Anne Arundel County Fire Chief Allan...
  • Upper Saucon chief: Fire damaged house, displaced 3 people, 8 pets

    A fire at an Upper Saucon Township home south of Coopersburg early Tuesday displaced three people and their eight pets, the township fire chief said. No one was injured but the blaze did extensive damage to the 5114 Homestead Drive home, Upper Saucon...
  • Early morning fire races through 3 El Monte homes, displaces 11

    Early morning fire races through 3 El Monte homes, displaces 11
    A fast-moving fire in El Monte tore through three homes and sent plumes of smoke into the pre-dawn sky while residents fled the flames Wednesday. The fire was reported about 3 a.m. in the 3900 block of Arden Drive, said Los Angeles County Fire...
  • Upper Saucon home damaged in early morning fire

    An Upper Saucon Township home south of Coopersburg caught fire early Tuesday, bringing several fire companies to the scene, according to police radio reports. The blaze at 5114 Homestead Drive, in a cul-de-sac off South Main Street, was reported at 12:15...
  • Man charged with arson in Dec. blaze at Ft. Howard

    Man charged with arson in Dec. blaze at Ft. Howard
    Baltimore County police said Tuesday they have arrested a man accused of intentionally setting fire to a vacant house on the grounds of Fort Howard in December. James William Folk, 38, faces charges of second-degree arson and second-degree burglary....
  • Firefighters knock down fire at single-family home

    Firefighters knock down fire at single-family home
    One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after a fire started in a Glendale home, causing an estimated $250,000 in damage, officials said. Shortly after 2 p.m., Glendale firefighters were called to the 3100 block of...
  • No injuries reported in Baltimore house fire

    No injuries reported in Baltimore house fire
    A vacant home caught fire Monday night in North Baltimore, a city fire department spokesman said. Firefighters were called at 9:01 p.m. to the 5100 block of Midwood Avenue in the Kenilworth Park neighborhood, just east of York Road. Fire department...