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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...
  • Deputies find arson suspect inside burning building in Dana Point

    Orange County sheriff's officials said they caught a suspected arsonist in the act inside a burning building in Dana Point early Sunday. Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of breaking glass sounds and a suspicious person at the Dana Point Arts...
  • Home fire displaces four in Newport News Sunday

    Four people were displaced after a fire at their home in Newport News Sunday afternoon, fire officials said.  Dispatchers received the call about a house fire on the 800 block of 31st Street in Newport News just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according...
  • Six dead after fire erupts in North Carolina mobile home

    A fire consumed a North Carolina mobile home and claimed six lives early Saturday morning, authorities said. Rescue crews responded to the blaze on Gibbs Road in Clinton, a town of about 9,000 in the eastern part of the state, around 1 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Six people die in fire at North Carolina mobile home

    (Reuters) - Six people have died in a fire at a mobile home in rural North Carolina, and investigators are seeking to find the cause of the deadly blaze, police said on Saturday. The fire at the home just outside the town of Garland was reported to...
  • Six people die in North Carolina mobile home fire

    Six people die in North Carolina mobile home fire
    Six people have died in a fire at a mobile home in rural North Carolina, and investigators are seeking to find the cause of the deadly blaze, police said on Saturday. The fire at the home just outside the town of Garland was reported to emergency...
  • Smoke alarms not working in Encino fire that killed two, officials say

    Smoke alarms not working in Encino fire that killed two, officials say
    Investigators have determined that hard-wired smoke alarms were not functioning inside an Encino apartment that was overwhelmed with flames Thursday night, killing an elderly woman and her son and injuring six others. More than 100 firefighters...
  • Boy with fireworks starts apartment fire in Hallandale Beach, officials say

    A boy lighted fireworks that set his Hallandale Beach apartment on fire Saturday, fire-rescue officials said. The fire began about 12:15 p.m. in an apartment building in the 700 block of Northwest Seventh Avenue, according to Lori Williams, a division...
  • Suffolk fire kills one, two others displaced

    Suffolk fire kills one, two others displaced
    One person was killed in an early morning fire in Suffolk and two others were displaced. Joseph Booth, 47, of the 200 block of North Division Street in downtown Suffolk, was killed in a fire that consumed his home around 3:35 a.m., according to a...
  • Fire displaces 3 people from Hampton home

    Fire displaces 3 people from Hampton home
    Three people were displaced from their home after a fire Sunday night, a Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue spokesman said. Firefighters were called to the home in the 100 block of Seminary Ridge at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Assistant Chief Jeffrey...