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  • Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record

    Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record
    Steven Wayne Angle, who authorities say may know about a rash of 28 arson fires in Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach, is no stranger to handcuffs and a jail cell. Since 1992, the 40-year-old unemployed Sanford man has been arrested 24 times in Central...
  • Crews make progress in Azusa wildfire; other blazes rage across state

    Crews make progress in Azusa wildfire; other blazes rage across state
    Fire officials said crews battling a wildfire in the mountains above Azusa were making headway Monday night and downsized the number of acres that had been scorched. The Tecolote fire was 60% contained after firefighters used an aggressive ground and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Couple and two dogs rescued from burning boat

    Couple and two dogs rescued from burning boat
    A couple and their two pet pugs were rescued when their boat caught fire on Lake Michigan about a mile and a half from shore Sunday afternoon, officials and witnesses said.   Christian Fox was on a boat with some friends, heading back to Diversey...
  • House fire in Winter Garden

     House fire in Winter Garden
    A Winter Garden residence caught fire early today, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. Shortly after 5 a.m., firefighters responded to 380 Railroad Ave. near Lotts Concrete Products. The fire that gutted the unoccupied house is being investigated as...
  • Chicago apartment fire kills four children, injures two adults

    (Reuters) - A fire that swept through a Chicago apartment building early Monday killed four children and injured two adults critically, police said. The fire, which began around 3 a.m., displaced 50 other people, according to Chicago police spokeswoman...
  • Chicago apartment fire kills four children trapped inside

    Chicago apartment fire kills four children trapped inside
    A fire that ripped through an apartment building on Chicago's south side Monday killed four children trapped inside and injured their mother and her boyfriend as they jumped from a window to escape the flames, officials said. The siblings ranged in...