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  • Man critical after Leesburg-area house fire

    Man critical after Leesburg-area house fire
    A man in critical condition and a woman are recovering from an overnight house fire in the Leesburg area, according to Lake County Fire Rescue. The fire erupted at a home on Sherwood Place in unincorporated Lake County about 11:30 p.m., said Lake...
  • Man reports home ablaze; fire dept. turns him away

    Man reports home ablaze; fire dept. turns him away
    A Plantation man ran barefoot from his home to the closest fire station, about four houses away. Banging on the door, he hollered: My house is on fire! But Neville Morrison, 67, was turned away by an emergency medical technician, who insisted he call...
  • Officials: Fireplace cause of Glenwood fire that killed woman, 81

    Officials: Fireplace cause of Glenwood fire that killed woman, 81
    A fire Thursday in a Glenwood home began when the resident of the home stoked a fireplace for heat and the blaze spread, fire officials said Friday. The fire on the 200 block of Rainbow Drive in the South Suburb claimed the life of Wilhelmina Tomek, 81,...
  • Man killed in early-morning fire on Greenspring Avenue

    Man killed in early-morning fire on Greenspring Avenue
    A 74-year-old man died in an early-morning one-alarm fire Friday on Greenspring Avenue in North Baltimore, city fire officials said. Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark said personnel were dispatched at 3:06 a.m. to the 3800 block of Greenspring Ave.,...
  • A run of sorrow, a glimmer of hope

    A run of sorrow, a glimmer of hope
    I first heard about Russell Walker from a man named Bob Dottery, who called to tell me that Walker's Emmaus apartment had caught fire as he awaited open heart surgery. "He needs help," Dottery said, which was a bit of an understatement. Turns out...
  • Man Found Dead After Fire In Meriden Home

    MERIDEN — A man was found dead after a fire ripped through a Hillside Street home late Wednesday night, according to fire officials. The victim was identified Thursday as 40-year-old Kevin Appell. The cause of death has not yet been determined....
  • CTA: Brown, Purple Line Express service resumes after fire

    CTA: Brown, Purple Line Express service resumes after fire
    Tuesday morning's nightmare commute from the North Side into downtown Chicago was triggered by separate fires, including a blaze in a building near the CTA's "L" tracks that disrupted Brown Line and Purple Line service and a CTA bus fire that turned...
  • One woman hospitalized after firefighters extinguish Glendale house fire

    Firefighters knocked down a Glendale house fire on Wednesday night that left one woman hospitalized with minor injuries, officials said. Just after 8 p.m., firefighters were called to a home in the 1200 block of Justin Avenue, where flames were...
  • Vernon Company Facing Fines After OSHA Investigation

    VERNON — A local manufacturing company is facing almost $60,000 in fines for health and safety violations after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that was sparked by a fire at their Reservoir Road facility. Firefighters were called to...
  • Investigators probe fire at Fort Lauderdale yacht club

    Investigators probe fire at Fort Lauderdale yacht club
    Fire marshals were investigating the cause of a Wednesday morning blaze at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale. When Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews arrived at 2800 Yacht Club Blvd. at about 7:45 a.m., they saw light smoke coming from...
  • Alert firefighter prevents spread of flames in Fort Lauderdale

    Alert firefighter prevents spread of flames in Fort Lauderdale
    An alert firefighter is being credited with preventing the spread of flames to several houses in a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood. Acting Fire Marshall Jeff Lucas was on his way back to his office from a meeting Tuesday when he noticed something that...