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  • Car alarm alerts family to fire

    Officials say a car alarm alerted four adults and three children to an early morning blaze inside their Port Charlotte home. The home did not have smoke detectors, but a car alarm went off after the fire began in the home's attic. The family's two dogs,...
  • Plainfield officials investigate cause of fire at carpet store

    Plainfield officials investigate cause of fire at carpet store
    Plainfield Fire officials on Sunday were still investigating the cause of a fire that occurred inside a carpet store in the suburb on Friday afternoon. The fire department responded to the blaze inside Reardon's Carpet Center at 1 p.m. at 16020 S....
  • Willow fire prompts evacuation of homes, strong response

    A fast-moving, human-caused wildfire Sunday afternoon closed the Parks Highway and forced the evacuation of about 10 homes near Willow. The fire was called in at 1:15 p.m. and reported at two acres, said Tim Mowry, spokesman for the Alaska Interagency...
  • Fire ravages apartment building; 6 injured, 29 displaced

    Residents of an apartment building in Winston-Salem are recovering after a fire ravaged their building. Multiple news sources report six people were injured and 29 people were displaced when the fire broke out early Sunday night. A firefighter and...
  • 4 hurt as blaze destroys Northampton home

    Four people were taken to the hospital after a three-alarm fire destroyed a Northampton home. Fire Chief Brian Duggan says the first calls came in at about 8 p.m. Sunday and by the time firefighters arrived, the single story, wood-framed home was fully...
  • 79-year-old woman dies in Springfield house fire

    Authorities in Springfield say a 79-year-old woman has died in a house fire. The Sangamon County coroner identified the victim as Helen Halford. Officials say the fire started on Sunday afternoon. The coroner's office says there was no evidence of foul...
  • Fire Engine Company #1 gets around

    Baltic Fire Engine Company #1 recently participated in a training program that was conducted at the Colchester Fire Department's smoke house training facility. Baltic, along with members from Franklin, Hebron and Lebanon fire departments, took part in the...
  • Carpentersville fire causes $150,000 in damage

     Carpentersville fire causes $150,000 in damage
    A fire that caused about $150,000 in damage to a Carpentersville business Monday is still being investigated, fire officials said in a press release. At about 6:23 a.m. Monday the Carpentersville Fire Department responded to a report of a fire inside...
  • Alaska wildfire quickly grows, forces homes to evacuate

    An Alaska wildfire that has mushroomed in size was prompting help Monday from people offering their homes to scores of displaced residents and their animals. The fire north of Anchorage has led to the voluntary evacuation of up to 1,700 structures and...
  • Fire causes roof to collapse at Connecticut nightclub

    Fire officials say a Connecticut nightclub was severely damaged from a fire that ripped through the building. Firefighters responded to a 911 call early Monday morning at Synn Lounge, which has been open since April. Fire Chief James Simon tells WVIT-TV...
  • Neighbors fought house fire in Havre de Grace until firefighters arrived

    A Havre de Grace homeowner had just ignited his gas grill to cook dinner Thursday evening when he looked down and saw the hose and the regulator of the propane tank were on fire, according to the Office of the State fire Marshal. The blaze, which was...