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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...
  • 1 dead in NW Wisconsin house fire

    A house fire has left one man dead on the Bad River Indian Reservation in northwestern Wisconsin. The Ashland County sheriff's office got a 911 call from the homeowner about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The man, identified as David "Joe" Bates of Odanah, said...
  • Newport News apartment fire displaces nine

    A fire at a Newport News apartment building Wednesday afternoon displaced nine people, a spokesman said. About 1:20 p.m., firefighters were called to the 13300 block of Preakness Drive, where they received a report of an electrical problem in the...
  • Apartment building evacuated after report of fire

    Apartment building evacuated after report of fire
    Orange County Fire officials evacuated an apartment building off South Semoran Boulevard Wednesday evening as they extinguished a fire. A witness saw smoke coming from an outside stairwell, knocked on two apartment doors to warn residents, and called...
  • 17 Residents Displaced After Hartford Fire

    17 Residents Displaced After Hartford Fire
    HARTFORD — Seventeen people, including 10 children, were displaced after an apartment fire in the city's North End late Tuesday night, according to fire officials. The fire on Bellevue Street was reported around 10:30 p.m. at 390 Bellevue St....
  • Man Burned In Hartland Fire

    HARTLAND — A 66-year-old man suffered burns over 20 percent of his body as a result of a fire that may have been started by a propane heater, the town fire marshal said. Robert Burke was the only person inside 59 South Road when firefighters were...
  • Large brush fire in Lockport spreads to parking lot, draws other agencies

    Large brush fire in Lockport spreads to parking lot, draws other agencies
    Firefighters from 15 departments extinguished a large brush fire in an unincorporated section near Lockport Township and Joliet that spread to a nearby parking lot Wednesday. Lockport Fire Protection District fire crews were dispatched at 4:33 p.m. to a...
  • Canton Officials Condemn House That Is Reportedly Unsafe

    Canton Officials Condemn House That Is Reportedly Unsafe
    CANTON — Local officials condemned a house which they say is uninhabitable in what records indicate is a case of hoarding. That action came in February after an outside building consultant, building and fire inspectors and the town's director of...
  • Fire leaves Skokie home uninhabitable, no injuries

     Fire leaves Skokie home uninhabitable, no injuries
    A fire that started in a two-story home on the 8100 block of Lincoln Avenue in Skokie on April 1 has displaced five people living there, according to Skokie fire officials. The fire started sometime after 11 a.m. on the front porch before spreading...
  • Wheaton Fire Department puts out kitchen fire in minutes, chief says

    Wheaton Fire Department puts out kitchen fire in minutes, chief says
    Wheaton Fire Department officials are urging residents to be careful with flammable liquids after a kitchen fire broke out in a Wheaton home. Wheaton firefighters were called to a home in the 700 block of South Gables Boulevard about 8:30 p.m. March 31,...