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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...
  • Wildfire engulfs Northern California logging town as residents flee

    Officials plan to send a damage assessment team to the Northern California community of Weed on Tuesday, where a wildfire destroyed or severely damaged more than 100 buildings, including a church and the town sawmill. More than 1,500 residents were...
  • N. California Boles Fire damages or destroys more than 100 buildings

    N. California Boles Fire damages or destroys more than 100 buildings
    A wildfire that broke out in Northern California Monday afternoon has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures, forced at least 1,500 residents to evacuate and led to the shutdown of two highways, fire officials said. The 350-acre fire broke out...
  • Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

    Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest....
  • Woman Dies Of Injuries From Bridgeport Apartment Fire

    BRIDGEPORT — A woman died Monday afternoon after she and her 2-year-old daughter were removed from a burning apartment building early Sunday morning on Washington Avenue. Marisol Estrada, 43, was pronounced dead mid-afternoon Monday at...
  • Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire

    Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire
    The Silverado Canyon fire --which prompted the evacuation of dozens of residents as it grew to about 1,600 acres -- was started accidentally by metal sheeting used to protect a homeowner’s backyard vegetable garden, officials said Monday. ¬† The...
  • Suffolk house fire displaces four

    A Monday house fire in Suffolk that started in the kitchen displaced four people, a city spokeswoman said. About 2 p.m., crews were called to a home in the 4300 block of Nansemond Parkway, where they saw smoke showing from the eaves of a one-story brick...
  • Person suffers smoke inhalation searching for pet in West Delray fire, fire fighters say

    A person trying to rescue a cat from a fire suffered from smoke inhalation on Monday, according to a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue news release. Flames and smoke were reported at about 5 a.m. at Waterford D in West Delray. Fire fighters arrived and...
  • Man Found Dead In North Haven House Fire

    An elderly man escaped from a house fire unharmed but a younger man was killed, North Haven fire officials said. NORTH HAVEN — One man was killed in an early morning house fire that remained under investigation late Sunday. The fire in the...
  • Woman jumps from second-story window to escape fire

    Woman jumps from second-story window to escape fire
    A Suffolk woman was unhurt after leaping from a second-story apartment to escape a fire raging inside. At 6:32 a.m. Sunday, seven minutes after an emergency phone call, Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Police responded to an apartment fire at Nansemond...