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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...
  • Fire destroys auto body shop near East Stroudsburg

    An early morning fire ripped through an auto body shop near East Stroudsburg on Friday. The fire was reported at 4:09 a.m. at Jim Weiss Auto Body and Towing in the 100 block of Progress Street in Stroud Township between Route 447 and King Street....
  • Sorrento man arrested after spouse discovered strangled in house blaze

    Sorrento man arrested after spouse discovered strangled in house blaze
    Deputies in Lake County arrested a 47-year-old Sorrento man on a second-degree murder charge, after his wife was found strangled inside their burning home Wednesday afternoon, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Lake County firefighters were...
  • Fire Rips Through Vacant House In Enfield

     Fire Rips Through Vacant House In Enfield
    ENFIELD — An early morning fire tore through a vacant house Friday morning in the Hazardville section of town, officials said. The fire at 394 Elm St. was reported about 5:20 a.m., said police Lt. Steven Kaselouskas. No one was injured. "We don'...
  • Phoebus home badly damaged in fire; 2 adults 6 children displaced

    Phoebus home badly damaged in fire; 2 adults 6 children displaced
    Not much was left to a Hampton home Thursday after a fire burned through it in the early hours of the morning. Two adults and six children were displaced from the residence, a fire department spokesman said. The house is located in the 40 block of...
  • Junction fire near Yosemite National Park now 75% contained

    Firefighters made major progress Thursday on a 612-acre wildfire that has destroyed 47 structures near Yosemite National Park. Fire crews improved containment lines and aggressively cleared hot spots at the Junction fire, which was 75% contained,...
  • Woman dies in Lake County house fire

    Woman dies in Lake County house fire
    A woman in her 30s was found dead Wednesday after a house fire in Sorrento, according to Lake County Fire Rescue. Firefighters were called around 12:30 p.m. to a home on Vine Street near State Road 46 for a fire. "When we arrived the house had...
  • Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home

    Residents living near Yosemite National Park were returning to their homes Wednesday as firefighters continued to make progress in their battle against a wildfire that has burned more than 600 acres. More than 2,000 firefighters battling the blaze...
  • Junction fire near Yosemite 35% contained as firefighters make progress

    Junction fire near Yosemite 35% contained as firefighters make progress
    Firefighters were making progress Tuesday night in their battle to stop a wildfire in the Sierra foothills near the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Junction fire, which had prompted authorities on Monday to issue more than 13,000...
  • No reported injuries in boat fire that spread to house in southwest Fort Lauderdale

    No reported injuries in boat fire that spread to house in southwest Fort Lauderdale
    A house caught fire Tuesday evening in southwest Fort Lauderdale, causing moderate to heavy smoke damage to the structure. The fire in the 3100 block of Southwest 16th Street started in a 28-foot boat and spread to a carport before reaching the house,...