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  • Converted barn owner charged with safety violations after fire kills 4

    Converted barn owner charged with safety violations after fire kills 4
    The owner of a converted, metal-clad barn in Sylmar that went up in flames in January, killing a family of four, was charged Friday with failing to install smoke detectors in the structure and illegally expanding its living quarters, prosecutors said....
  • Street could be renamed after boy who died trying to save his siblings from a fire

    Street could be renamed after boy who died trying to save his siblings from a fire
    A Baltimore councilman plans to push a measure to rename a street after the 8-year-old boy who died after trying to save his siblings from a fire in the family's rowhouse. Decerio Coley threw his 4-year-old sister from a window into the arms of...
  • Arrest made following dumpster, garage fires

    A Burbank man was arrested Thursday in connection with two fires that broke out Monday within a block of each other. Mohammed Bashir, 40, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The motive is still under investigation, said...
  • Wilmette police reports: Harassing text, drunk at the pump, Polo heist

    Wilmette police reports: Harassing text, drunk at the pump, Polo heist
    The following items were taken from Wilmette police reports: A man, 79, fell on gravel in the 700 block of Laramie Avenue on June 8 and was driven home by the Wilmette fire department. A woman in the 800 block of Central Avenue on June 8 said...
  • Fire at recycling center closes roads, threatens power lines

    Fire at recycling center closes roads, threatens power lines
    More than a dozen firefighters were at the scene of a blaze at a Rancho Cucamonga recycling plant Thursday afternoon.  The fire was burning in a pile of crushed aluminum and plastic outside the All State Recycling Center in the 8800 block of Etiwanda...
  • Owner of Sylmar building where fire killed family of 4 is charged

    Owner of Sylmar building where fire killed family of 4 is charged
    The owner of a converted, metal-clad barn in Sylmar that went up in flames in January, killing a family of four, was charged Friday with failing to install smoke detectors in a structure that prosecutors say was illegally converted into living quarters....
  • One person dies in Koreatown apartment fire, LAFD says

    One person dies in Koreatown apartment fire, LAFD says
    One person died after a fire tore through a Koreatown apartment Wednesday evening. The victim in Wednesday's blaze appeared to be an adult male, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. At least 13 others have died this year in fires...
  • Lightning strike damages Monkton church

    Lightning strike damages Monkton church
    The Monkton United Methodist Church was damaged when lightning struck the steeple early Thursday morning, according to Baltimore County officials. Police responded to a caller at 1:37 a.m. who said that lightning had struck the steeple and started a...
  • Lightning touches off house fires in Schaumburg, Wheaton

    Lightning touches off house fires in Schaumburg, Wheaton
    Lightning from storms that slammed into the Chicago area overnight touched off fires in at least two houses, including one in Wheaton that injured three firefighters and another in Schaumburg just weeks after the family moved in, officials said. In...
  • Lightning strike causes house fire in Oak Park

    Lightning strike causes house fire in Oak Park
    Lightning struck the top of a three-story apartment building in Oak Park shortly after 10 p.m. Monday. Apartment owner Vanessa Pico said she saw the bolt light up a balcony outside a second-story bedroom during the severe thunderstorm Monday. Her...
  • One dead in fatal fire on Dulany Street

    One dead in fatal fire on Dulany Street
    A 60-year-old man was killed in an early Wednesday morning fire in the Millhill neighborhood that also left two firefighters with minor injuries. At around 2:58 a.m., fire units responded to the blaze, which had enveloped two floors of a duplex...