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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...
  • Firefighter fatally injured on I-95 was leader who 'will be dearly missed'

    Firefighter fatally injured on I-95 was leader who 'will be dearly missed'
    Just six months away from closing out an illustrious 29-year career with the same department his father had served, Lt. Kevin K. Johns put on his uniform and got into his car Tuesday to head in for duty. But he never made it there. The highly...
  • Arson, prowling arrest made in 50-acre Ventura brush fire

    Arson, prowling arrest made in 50-acre Ventura brush fire
    A man spotted running from a 50-acre brush fire in Ventura has been arrested on suspicion of setting the blaze, authorities said. The man, identified Tuesday by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department as 24-year-old Garrett Smith, was arrested shortly...
  • At least 40 families displaced by Elk Grove apartment fire

    At least 40 families displaced by Elk Grove apartment fire
    A fire in Elk Grove Village damaged one wing of an apartment building and displaced at least 40 families Tuesday night. The fire started around 5:30 p.m. in a first-floor unit of the apartment building in the 900 block of Ridge Square, according to...
  • Fire strikes Naperville garage

    Fire strikes Naperville garage
    Fire broke out in the garage of a home on Naperville's south side Monday night, according to authorities. Firefighters were called to the 500 block of Cassin Road about 11:25 p.m. and found flames coming from the front corner of a home's attached...
  • Man rescued after building collapse near Camden Yards

    Man rescued after building collapse near Camden Yards
    A man working inside a rowhouse near Camden Yards was trapped under tons of debris for several hours Monday after the back of the building collapsed, Baltimore fire officials said. Rescue workers pulled the victim — who suffered life-threatening...
  • North Las Vegas house fire kills 20 dogs, 70 rescued: TV

    North Las Vegas house fire kills 20 dogs, 70 rescued: TV
    A house fire in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has killed more than 20 dogs and firefighters rescued another 70, a television station reported Monday. Firefighters arrived at the home late Sunday and found it involved in smoke and flames, CBS affiliate KLAS-...
  • One person displaced after Newport News apartment fire

    One person was displaced after a fire at a Newport News apartment complex Friday afternoon, a spokesman said. About 1:30 p.m., city firefighters received a call about a fire at 153 Eva Court, which is in the Newport Lake apartment complex, where...
  • Fire breaks out in laundry room of Leesburg motel

    Fire breaks out in laundry room of Leesburg motel
    Fire broke out Friday afternoon in laundry room of a Leesburg motel that is $22,000 behind in utility payments to the city. Firefighters responded to the Stay & Save Inn at 1308 N. 14th St. shortly before 5 p.m., city spokesman Robert Sargent said....
  • Poland-bound LOT Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight after emergency landing

    Poland-bound LOT Boeing Dreamliner resumes flight after emergency landing
    LONDON/WARSAW (Reuters) - A Boeing Co Dreamliner traveling from Chicago to Poland resumed its flight on Friday after making an emergency landing at Glasgow, Scotland, to check an alert from the fire protection system in the baggage hold. The plane,...