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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...
  • Firefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze

    Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door. A group of sleeping Salt Lake City firefighters cracked open the door of their upstairs dorm room early Tuesday to find smoke pouring...
  • Woman accused of setting fire to home after being asked to move out

    Woman accused of setting fire to home after being asked to move out
    A woman set fire to the home she was living in after her roommate — and owner of the house — said she needed to move out, deputies said. Kelly Murphy, 52, was arrested Monday. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Murphy was...
  • 3 die in mobile home fire in Brunswick County

    Three people have died in a mobile home fire in Brunswick County. County fire marshal Scott Garner told local media outlets that the fire in Supply was reported about 5:30 a.m. Monday. Garner said the victims were 22-year-old Keith Thatcher and 23-year-...
  • Man Injured In Torrington Fire

    TORRINGTON — A man is being treated for burns after a fire in his apartment Monday night, a fire official said. The fire at 435 Winthrop St. was reported shortly before 9:30 p.m., Capt. Patrick Doyle said. The man was able to get out of his...
  • Image of Asia: Fire burns more than 1,000 homes in Manila

    In this photo by Bullit Marquez, a boy sits on pavement while his family retrieves items from their burned home Tuesday following an overnight fire that destroyed a slum-dwellers community in Manila, Philippines. No casualties were reported in the 9-...
  • Chesapeake house fire displaces three

    A fire at a home in Chesapeake Monday morning displaced three people, a fire department spokesman said. Just before 9 a.m., firefighters were called to the 3900 block of Galleon Drive, where they found smoke coming from a one-story home, said Chesapeake...
  • NYPD: 89-year-old woman dies in home fire

    Authorities say firefighters discovered the body of an 89-year-old woman after extinguishing a fire in her Brooklyn home. The fire erupted at 8:15 p.m. Sunday at the 77th Street residence. Firefighters found the victim unconscious and unresponsive....
  • Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank home

    Firefighters knock down blaze at Burbank home
    Firefighters knocked down a blaze Sunday evening that apparently crept into a Burbank attic through the outside vents, officials said. At 9:24 p.m., fire officials were called to the 400 block of North Orchard Drive, where they found light smoke coming...
  • Family of 5 displaced after rural Suffolk home damaged by fire

    Family of 5 displaced after rural Suffolk home damaged by fire
    A family of five was displaced from their rural Suffolk home Sunday night after it was damaged by fire, a city spokeswoman said.  Firefighters were called to the home in the 3500 block of Matoaka Road just before 7:45 p.m., spokeswoman Diana L. Klink...