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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...
  • 1950 Courier-News found in old fire department building in East Dundee

    1950 Courier-News found in old fire department building in East Dundee
    Another piece of history has been unearthed in the Dundee area. On the heels of the original sign for Hal Thurnau's Swiss Chalet restaurant in West Dundee being recently found under the Village Squire sign when it was being readied for a new coat of...
  • Fire causes damage to North Alfred home

    Elgin firefighters are investigating a fire on North Alfred Avenue in Elgin that caused $40,000 worth of damage and may be linked to a candle used as a memorial for a relative who recently died, according to reports. A neighbor noticed smoke coming...
  • House already engulfed when firefighters arrive

    House already engulfed when firefighters arrive
    Firefighters in Schuylkill County spent the overnight hours battling a house fire in West Penn Township. The three-story home at the intersection of Route 309 and Mush Dahl Road was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene about 11 p.m....
  • 1 hurt, 12 families displaced after Burtonsville fire

    Montgomery County fire officials say one person was hurt and 12 families were displaced after an apartment fire in Burtonsville. County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says the fire broke out in a third floor apartment on Blackburn Lane around...
  • Los Feliz house fire reveals possible pot-growing operation

    A fire Friday in a Los Feliz home has led to an investigation into a possible marijuana-growing operation. The blaze, in the 3900 block of West Sunset Drive, began around 6 p.m. when about 100 small butane canisters ignited, according to the Los Angeles...
  • Whitehall: Vacant Majestic building must have fire sprinklers

    Whitehall: Vacant Majestic building must have fire sprinklers
    Citing concerns for the surrounding neighborhood, the Whitehall Township Building Code Board of Appeals has turned down developer Nat Hyman's request for relief from what he calls exceptionally high costs to keep a sprinkler system active in the vacant...
  • Carbon monoxide detector saves lives in apartment complex

    Carbon monoxide detector saves lives in apartment complex
    When Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue responded to a 911 call prompted by a resident's beeping carbon monoxide detector, paramedics found an unconscious man inside a townhome and a car running in the garage, an official said. "He didn't have a carbon...
  • Fire heavily damages barn in Felton, Delaware

    Authorities say a fire heavily damaged a barn in Felton. The blaze broke out about 1:30 a.m. Friday on Sandtown Road. The State Fire Marshal's office says a 40-foot by 60-foot barn was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The fire was brought...
  • Space heater blamed for blaze that destroyed 3 mobile homes

    State fire investigators are blaming a space heater malfunction for a fire at Dover mobile home park that destroyed three house trailers and displaced 16 people. The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office says the blaze was reported around 2:30 a.m. Friday...