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  • Small brush fire near Lake Sherwood in Ventura County extinguished

    Small brush fire near Lake Sherwood in Ventura County extinguished
    A small brush fire in Ventura County on the edge of Lake Sherwood burned three acres Thursday afternoon before being extinguished, officials said. The fire was first reported about 12:30 p.m. It was initially a quarter-acre in size, but grew to three...
  • Fallston man, homes across the region struck by lightning this week

    Lightning struck a Fallston man and was blamed for several house fires as storms moved through the region this week, volunteer fire companies and fire departments said. The man, who was not identified, was struck about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday while...
  • Official: Rizzos fire not suspicious

    Official: Rizzos fire not suspicious
    UPDATE: Fire Investigators concluded that improperly discarded smoking materials was the apparent cause. The origin of the fire was the second floor porch/balcony in the rear of the building. The fire was not suspicious and considered accidental. ***...
  • Woman injured in Northwest Side fire

    Woman injured in Northwest Side fire
    Firefighters rescued a woman from a fire at a Northwest Side apartment building this morning. The fire started about 5 a.m. in a three-story apartment building in the 4900 block of Monticello Avenue. What caused the fire is still under investigation,...
  • Arizona wildfire grows to 5,000 acres as evacuations continue

    Arizona wildfire grows to 5,000 acres as evacuations continue
    A wildfire that has burned in eastern Arizona for nearly 48 hours has spread across roughly 5,000 acres and continues to force evacuations, fire officials said Saturday. The San Juan blaze, which was first reported Thursday morning, started about 18...
  • 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....
  • Bronzeville extra-alarm fire out, no one hurt

    Bronzeville extra-alarm fire out, no one hurt
    An extra-alarm fire tore through three buildings Sunday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood. No one was hurt, according to a Chicago Fire Department official. It started about 6:45 p.m. at an abandoned building at 4233 S. Champlain Ave. and spread...
  • 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...
  • Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area

    Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area
    A violent line of storms pounded the Chicago area late Monday, bringing torrential rains and powerful wind gusts and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power. The storm system may have produced small tornadoes in areas south of Chicago,...
  • Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties

    Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties
    Baltimore firefighters battled two separate two-alarm fires in vacant properties Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, though no one was injured in either incident. One fire broke out in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave., on the edge of the Johns...
  • Man rescued from roof of burning Aurora building

    Man rescued from roof of burning Aurora building
    Firefighters rescued a man from the roof of a burning building in Aurora this evening, officials said. The fire erupted at a building in the 600 block of High Street, said city spokesman Dan Ferrelli. When fire crews got there they found a man on...