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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...
  • At least two black churches in South damaged in arson fires, investigators say

    At least two black churches in South damaged in arson fires, investigators say
    Arsonists are suspected of attacking at least two black churches across the South last week, but no arrests have been made or suspects identified, officials told the Los Angeles Times on Monday. None of the late-night attacks have been a declared a hate...
  • Washington 'firestorm' scorches 3,000 acres, burns 24 homes

    WENATCHEE, Wash. Diane Reed stood amid the still-smoldering ash and rubble of what used to be the family home Monday in the affluent Broadview subdivision northwest of town. "It reminds me of a war zone," said Reed, a substitute teacher and mother of two...
  • Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank metal finishing business

    Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank metal finishing business
    A fire ripped through a metal finishing business in Burbank early Monday morning, officials said. Around 3 a.m., firefighters were called to Nasmyth TMF, located on the 3400 block of West Pacific Avenue, where the back of the building was burning,...
  • Woman dies after fire in Baltimore County home

    Baltimore County police and fire officials say a woman has died after being rescued from a fire in her home. Authorities the fire was reported about 7:35 a.m. Sunday in a home on Valley View Road in Hampton Village. Firefighters rescued the lone...
  • Fires at black churches raise suspicions of hate crimes

    A string of fires last week at predominantly black churches in the South has attracted authorities' attention and is raising concerns over whether racially motivated violence against houses of worship is increasing. From Sunday through Friday, fires...
  • Police ID plane crash victims as doctor, family, in aircraft that took off from Lancaster

    Police ID plane crash victims as doctor, family, in aircraft that took off from Lancaster
    PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend after leaving Lancaster have been tentatively identified as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities...
  • Former WVON personality Lucky Cordell, daughter critically hurt in South Shore fire

    Former WVON personality Lucky Cordell, daughter critically hurt in South Shore fire
    A former WVON radio personality and his daughter were rescued by firefighters Sunday night after a fire broke out in their South Shore home on the South Side. Lucky Cordell, 86, and his daughter Pat Cordell, 60, remained in critical condition Monday...
  • Police ID plane crash victims as Tennessee doctor, family

    The three people killed when their small plane crashed into a Massachusetts home over the weekend have been identified tentatively as a Tennessee doctor, his wife and college-age daughter, authorities said Monday. Plainville police Chief Jim Alfred...
  • Boat near Dobbins Island catches fire

    A boat caught fire near Dobbins Island Friday morning, said Lt. Ariel Jackson, an Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman. No one was injured in the incident, he said. The call came around 10:15 a.m. and the first units arrived about 10 minutes...