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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,...
  • Windsor Firefighters Extinguish Seymour Street House Fire

    WINDSOR — Firefighters extinguished a fire in a bedroom in a Seymour Street home Thursday morning. Initial reports were that there were no injuries. Firefighters with Bloomfield's Blue Hills Fire Department assisted Windsor firefighters. The fire...
  • Gunman who opened fire from Lawndale home shot, hospitalized

    Gunman who opened fire from Lawndale home shot, hospitalized
    A 23-year-old man was shot by a deputy Wednesday after he opened fire from a home in Lawndale, prompting a neighborhood lockdown as authorities rushed to evacuate nearby residents. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Travis Herr...
  • Cat rescued in Hinsdale house fire

    Cat rescued in Hinsdale house fire
    A fire that tore through the rear of a house Wednesday morning in Hinsdale caused about $50,000 in damage. The fire department responded at about 4 a.m. to a call from a resident of 425 Bodin St. who reported that her house was on fire, according to a...
  • Breathing Apparatus A Focus Of Probe Into Firefighter's Death

    Breathing Apparatus A Focus Of Probe Into Firefighter's Death
    HARTFORD — Investigators working to determine how Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell died in a house fire last month have turned some of their attention to his breathing apparatus, examining whether it was working properly and whether his air tank...
  • Batavia fire injures firefighter, displaces family

    Batavia fire injures firefighter, displaces family
    Improperly discarded smoking materials are most likely the cause of an apartment building fire Monday that injured a firefighter and displaced a family, Batavia officials said. "Right now we're pretty confident it was smoking materials left on the third...
  • North Whitehall man injured as mobile home burns

    North Whitehall man injured as mobile home burns
    A North Whitehall Township man was injured seriously early Tuesday when his mobile home caught fire and he ran back inside for some of his things, authorities said. The resident of the 3440 Wolf Pack Drive mobile home suffered smoke inhalation and...
  • Woman, 60, rescued from burning home in Gresham

    Woman, 60, rescued from burning home in Gresham
    A 60-year-old woman was hospitalized early Tuesday after she was rescued from a fire on the South Side. Firefighters responded to the fire at a two-story frame house in the 8100 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood around 4:15 a....
  • Resident, dog evacuate safely in Hampton house fire

    Resident, dog evacuate safely in Hampton house fire
    A resident and a dog got out safely Tuesday morning after the kitchen in a Hampton home caught on fire, an official said. Crews were called to the home in the first block of Lehman Court at about 11:45 a.m., Hampton Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Wendall...
  • Woman dies in early morning fire in Frankford

    Woman dies in early morning fire in Frankford
    A woman died after a house caught fire in the Frankford neighborhood in northeast Baltimore early Tuesday morning, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to a single family home in the 4400 block of Furley Ave., east of Belair Road, at 4:57 a.m....