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  • Former Compton fire battalion chief sentenced for theft, arson

    Former Compton fire battalion chief sentenced for theft, arson
    A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief was sentenced to three years and four months in prison for selling city-owned radio equipment and starting a fire to conceal the theft, prosecutors said. Marcel Dione Melanson, 38, was ordered to pay...
  • Woman injured in fire on South Side

    Woman injured in fire on South Side
    A 52-year-old woman was hospitalized after a fire in a six-unit building in the Dearborn Homes neighborhood, officials said. The fire was reported at 5:30 p.m. in the building on the 2900 block of South Federal Street, said Chicago Fire Dept. Comdr....
  • Two injured in Northeast Baltimore house fire

    Two injured in Northeast Baltimore house fire
    A resident and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in a fire in a Northeast Baltimore duplex early Tuesday morning, fire officials said. The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. in the 5900 block of Cedonia Ave. in the Cedmont neighborhood and was...
  • One dead, one critical in West Side fire

    One dead, one critical in West Side fire
    A woman is dead and her husband critically injured after a Sunday morning fire at a West Side home, Chicago fire officials said. The Chicago Fire Department received a call about the fire at about 5:43 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lawndale Avenue,...
  • Fire strikes Naperville-area home

     Fire strikes Naperville-area home
    Fire broke out at a Naperville-area home Sunday afternoon while its occupants were out of town, according to authorities. Firefighters from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District were called to the home in the 23W700 block of Hobson Road about 12:30 p.m....
  • Firefighters on scene of Uptown high-rise fire

    Firefighters on scene of Uptown high-rise fire
    At least five ambulances were sent to the scene of a high-rise fire that broke out Sunday morning on the North Side in the city's Uptown neighborhood. According to Fire Media, the building is located near Sheridan Road and Argyle Street. An EMS Plan 1...
  • Two injured in Essex house fire

    Two injured in Essex house fire
    Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in Essex overnight, Baltimore County fire officials said. The fire broke out in a home in the 1600 block of Poles Road shortly before midnight, and firefighters found heavy...
  • Metrolink train engine catches fire in Tustin; no injuries reported

    A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.  The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...
  • Fire causes $50,000 in damage to home being renovated

    A fire has caused $50,000 in damage to a Laguna Beach house under renovation, Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said Wednesday. No one was injured in the blaze, which began Sunday night in the water heater closet of a home in the 31900 block of Virginia Way,...
  • 23 firefighters, 11 civilians hurt in 5-alarm blaze in NYC home

    23 firefighters, 11 civilians hurt in 5-alarm blaze in NYC home
    A five-alarm blaze ripped through a New York City home and left 34 people injured, including 23 firefighters, as rescue crews spent eight hours battling a blaze early Thursday. One person remained in critical condition and 33 others were treated for...
  • Staten Island fire: 23 firefighters among injured in five-alarm blaze

    Staten Island fire: 23 firefighters among injured in five-alarm blaze
    A five-alarm fire broke out in a New York City apartment house early on Thursday, injuring 23 firefighters and 11 other people and reportedly leading one desperate man to drop his children from a second-story window into a neighbor's arms. Flames...