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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Waterbury Crews Responded To Apartment Fire

    Waterbury Crews Responded To Apartment Fire
    WATERBURY — Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex on Oakville Avenue, officials said. Red Cross volunteers also responded to the scene. The fire was reported before 1 p.m. It is not yet known if anyone was...
  • Family of boy killed in fire files lawsuit

     Family of boy killed in fire files lawsuit
    The family of a 10-year-old boy who died in an apartment fire this month in Chicago filed a lawsuit Wednesday, alleging the building owners failed to provide working smoke detectors. The suit, which seeks more than $50,000 in damages, claims apartment...
  • Fire in West Boca destroys homes of two families

    Fire in West Boca destroys homes of two families
    Two families were displaced after a town home caught fire in West Boca on Tuesday, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. No one was injured in the fire, which happened at 1 a.m. in the 11600 block of Timbers Way. Firefighters arrived to find flames...
  • Nine Displaced After Main Street Fire

    Nine Displaced After Main Street Fire
    MANCHESTER — Nine people were displaced after a fire Tuesday at a downtown building. No one was hurt and the six tenants who were home at 1077 Main St. escaped without injury, Fire Chief Dave Billings said. The building at Main and Eldridge...
  • No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office

    No injuries in small fire at old Main Post Office
    No injuries were reported when a small fire broke out Tuesday morning on the top floor and roof of the old post office building in the South Loop, officials said. The blaze broke out about 8:20 a.m. in a vent above railroad tracks that has been a...
  • Brown family attorney decries process as cleanup begins in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. An attorney for Michael Brown's family said Tuesday morning that the grand jury process to determine justice in the shooting of the unarmed "should be indicted." The comments from Benjamin Crump came during a news conference at Greater St....
  • Several residents displaced by Vernon Hills fire

    Several residents displaced by Vernon Hills fire
    Several residents were displaced when a fire broke out in northwest suburban Vernon Hills on Monday morning, authorities said. The blaze started at a two-story building around 9:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Jackson Court, according to a statement from...
  • 61 displaced in downtown Suffolk apartment fire, repairs to take a week

    61 displaced in downtown Suffolk apartment fire, repairs to take a week
    UPDATE: November 24, 2014 8:19 PM: Electrical repairs to a Suffolk apartment building after a fire that displaced 61 people Sunday are expected to take a week, city officials said.  The property manager for Suffolk Towers told city officials that...
  • Dog dies, 3 families without a home after fire in Chesapeake

    Dog dies, 3 families without a home after fire in Chesapeake
    Three families were displaced and a dog died in a fire in Chesapeake Sunday night, officials said.  Firefighters were called to a three-story home in the 1100 block of Park Avenue at about 10:30 p.m., Chesapeake Fire Department Capt. Scott Saunders...