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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...
  • Mobile home fire displaces 2 in Newport News

    A fire at a mobile home park in Newport News has left two displaced Saturday evening. Emergency dispatcher received the call about the fire at 33 Spur Drive in the Warwick Mobile Home Park at 6:33 Saturday evening from a neighbor, according to Newport...
  • W. Baltimore Street fire torches single-family home

    W. Baltimore Street fire torches single-family home
    A single-alarm fire in the 1900 block of West Baltimore Street torched the upper two floors of a single-family row house on Saturday but no one was injured in the afternoon blaze, a Baltimore fire official said. Fire crews were dispatched at 10:11 a.m....
  • Early morning fire damages Laurel garage

    Early morning fire damages Laurel garage
    An early morning fire in a Laurel house garage required departments from three counties to extinguish, but Howard County officials said no one was injured in the blaze. Officials said at approximately 3:30 a.m. departments from Howard, Anne Arundel...
  • Florida sheriff's deputy killed in 'ambush attack' during house fire

    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff's deputy was killed and a fellow officer was wounded Saturday in an ambush while responding to a house fire in Tallahassee, law enforcement officials said.    The gunman was killed a...
  • Fire breaks out at Williams Township home

    Fire breaks out at Williams Township home
    Fire crews were called to a blaze early Friday at a home in Williams Township. The fire was reported around 2:45 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of Industrial Drive. According to Northampton County property records, the home is owned by Robert D....
  • Man critical after Leesburg-area house fire

    Man critical after Leesburg-area house fire
    A man in critical condition and a woman are recovering from an overnight house fire in the Leesburg area, according to Lake County Fire Rescue. The fire erupted at a home on Sherwood Place in unincorporated Lake County about 11:30 p.m., said Lake...
  • Man reports home ablaze; fire dept. turns him away

    Man reports home ablaze; fire dept. turns him away
    A Plantation man ran barefoot from his home to the closest fire station, about four houses away. Banging on the door, he hollered: My house is on fire! But Neville Morrison, 67, was turned away by an emergency medical technician, who insisted he call...
  • Officials: Fireplace cause of Glenwood fire that killed woman, 81

    Officials: Fireplace cause of Glenwood fire that killed woman, 81
    A fire Thursday in a Glenwood home began when the resident of the home stoked a fireplace for heat and the blaze spread, fire officials said Friday. The fire on the 200 block of Rainbow Drive in the South Suburb claimed the life of Wilhelmina Tomek, 81,...
  • Man killed in early-morning fire on Greenspring Avenue

    Man killed in early-morning fire on Greenspring Avenue
    A 74-year-old man died in an early-morning one-alarm fire Friday on Greenspring Avenue in North Baltimore, city fire officials said. Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark said personnel were dispatched at 3:06 a.m. to the 3800 block of Greenspring Ave.,...