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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 damages several garages at the Garden Homes near Alsip

    Fire damages several garages at the Garden Homes near Alsip
    Officials are investigating an early morning fire that damaged at least three garages at the Garden Homes in south suburban unincorporated Alsip. The fire broke out about 4 a.m. in a garage located on the 3700 block of West 116th Place at the Garden...
  • Suffolk firefighters put out church blaze

    Suffolk firefighters put out church blaze
    A church in Suffolk caught fire Wednesday, a city spokeswoman said. Someone passing by Village Christian Fellowship Church in the 3000 block of Bridge Road reported the fire to authorities after 8 p.m. There, firefighters and police at the scene found...
  • Fire rips through dense Boston neighborhood; 1 firefighter injured

    Fire rips through dense Boston neighborhood; 1 firefighter injured
    A six-alarm fire ripped through two homes in the dense neighborhood of East Boston Wednesday morning, injuring one firefighter and causing more than $1 million in estimated damage. The fire was reported shortly after 8:30 a.m. local time, and by the...
  • Metro-North Trains Delayed After Fire In Car's Electrical Equipment

    FAIRFIELD — Southbound Metro-North New Haven line commuter trains were delayed Tuesday morning after a fire was reported on a train. The train was stopped at the Fairfield Metro Center station and Fairfield firefighters checked it and found no...
  • Severe Weather Causes Fire, Topples Trees Onto Houses In Enfield

    Severe Weather Causes Fire, Topples Trees Onto Houses In Enfield
    ENFIELD — The severe weather that moved across northern Hartford County Sunday evening caused a house fire on Prospect Street and brought a tree down onto houses on Crescent Beach Drive. One resident credits her sister for the family surviving the...
  • Fire injures four, shuts CVR Refining's Kansas refinery

    (Reuters) - Four employees were hurt in a fire at CVR Refining's 115,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. The refinery was shut down after...
  • Man in his 90s dies in L.A. house fire; no smoke alarms found

    Man in his 90s dies in L.A. house fire; no smoke alarms found
    A fire tore through an Exposition Park home Tuesday, injuring one firefighter and killing the homeowner, Los Angeles fire officials said. The blaze began about 10:43 a.m. in a single-story home in the 1500 block of West 36th Place, said fire...
  • Cigarette butt sparked fire that ignited propane tank in Catasauqua house fire

    Cigarette butt sparked fire that ignited propane tank in Catasauqua house fire
    A cigarette butt started a smoldering fire that spread to a propane tank on a gas grill and damaged several homes in Catasauqua on Saturday, the borough's fire marshal said. Firefighters were called to the fire at 725 Crane St. at 10:58 a.m. Moments...
  • Fire extensively damages duplex

    A fire significantly damaged a duplex at 1443 E. Broadway Sunday morning, while the occupants were able to escape without any injuries, fire officials said. At around 11:05 a.m. the power went out at the structure, prompting the residents to head...