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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 at Baltimore elementary school causes $100,000 worth of damages

    Fire at Baltimore elementary school causes $100,000 worth of damages
    A fire Saturday night at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School caused more than $100,000 in damages to three portable units, Baltimore City fire officials say. The fire broke out at about 10 p.m., and though heavy smoke was reported it was quickly...
  • Small fire erupts on Paramount's Hollywood lot

    A small fire broke out Saturday on the Hollywood lot of Paramount Pictures, authorities said. No injuries were reported. About 5:30 p.m., 20 firefighters responded to the blaze inside a two-story building on Paramount’s lot in the 5500 block of...
  • Firefighter hurt in two-alarm house fire in San Diego

    Firefighter hurt in two-alarm house fire in San Diego
     A firefighter was injured and a family dog killed Saturday when a two-alarm fire engulfed a house in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego. The owners were not at home when the fire, thought to have been caused by an electrical malfunction, broke...
  • Man killed in multi-vehicle accident in Huntington Beach

    A 73-year-old man was killed and several others were injured in a multi-vehicle accident in Huntington Beach on Friday morning, authorities said. Four vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred about 10:50 a.m. at the intersection of Edwards...
  • Da Vinci fire follow-up: Good urbanism not just architecture and bars

    Da Vinci fire follow-up: Good urbanism not just architecture and bars
    Federal investigators have concluded that the massive downtown Los Angeles fire that consumed much of the Da Vinci apartment complex was arson, as The Times reported earlier this week. Which means that the Da Vinci and its developer, G.H. Palmer...
  • Two Killed In Fire As Flames Roar Through Bristol Building

    Two Killed In Fire As Flames Roar Through Bristol Building
    Two people were killed early Friday as fire spread through a building at 29 High St. in Bristol, adding to this month's fire toll that includes four who were killed in an Enfield house fire on Dec. 10. The Bristol fire was reported about 2 a.m....
  • Two Die In Early Morning Fire In Bristol

    BRISTOL — Two people are dead after an early morning fire on High Street in Bristol. Police and fire officials responded to 29 High Street for a structure fire at approximately 2:05 a.m. Subsequent investigation revealed two people died as a...
  • Massive Da Vinci fire in downtown L.A. was arson, investigators say

    Federal investigators have concluded the fire last week that consumed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex under construction was deliberately set, according to a source close to the investigation. Investigators have been digging through the...
  • No One Injured After Van Hits Westport Home

    No One Injured After Van Hits Westport Home
    WESTPORT — No one was injured when a 12 passenger van struck a garage on Terhune Drive, fire officials said. The fire department responded to the call about 4:30 p.m. They found the partially occupied van had struck the garage of a home. The...