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  • Firefighter rescued from three-alarm apartment fire in West Hollywood

    Firefighter rescued from three-alarm apartment fire in West Hollywood
    A firefighter was taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon after flames ripped through a three-story apartment complex in West Hollywood, officials said. The firefighter was rescued by a rapid intervention crew as the three-alarm fire swept through the...
  • Electrical fire fills Fort Lauderdale high-rise with smoke

    A Fort Lauderdale condo unit is temporarily uninhabitable after an electrical fire Thursday covered the residence in smoke and soot, Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser said. No injuries were reported in the fire, which happened around 4 p.m. in a unit on...
  • Bedroom Fire Displaces East Hartford Family

    Bedroom Fire Displaces East Hartford Family
    EAST HARTFORD — Fire officials are investigating the cause of a small fire Wednesday night inside a duplex a 8 Woodlawn Circle. No one was injured, but a family of two adults and three children was displaced. The Red Cross provided emergency...
  • Leesburg Fire Department checking up on smoke detectors

    Leesburg Fire Department checking up on smoke detectors
    If you don’t have a smoke detector in your home, keep in mind that the Leesburg Fire Department is now providing free alarms to city residents – as well as inspections of their homes. The department is using this program to offer 221 free...
  • Northern California wildfire threatens more than 2,000 homes

    The King fire in Northern California has grown to about 27,930 acres and now threatens 2,007 homes in forest communities east of Sacramento, officials reported. In addition to the homes, the blaze also threatens 1,505 other structures as firefighters...
  • Dog rescued from Hampton house fire

    A dog was rescued from a home that caught fire in Hampton on Wednesday night. About 9:15 p.m., firefighters were called to the first block of Garrett Drive, said Hampton Assistant Chief Jeff Pereira.  Officials determined the fire started because of a...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company Open House

    Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company's Open House will be Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire department's Main Station, 871 Hopmeadow St. The event will have safety literature, displays and demonstrations. Fire trucks and equipment will be on...
  • Faulty propane tank suspected in residential fire

    Costa Mesa fire officials suspect that a malfunctioning propane tank caused a fire at a home on Gannet Drive on Tuesday evening. Firefighters were initially called to the 2700 block of Gannet Drive at 6:42 p.m. to put out a barbecue fire. When fire...
  • Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

    Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest....
  • One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire

    One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire
    MANCHESTER — One person is presumed dead after a fire tore through a Manchester apartment building late Wednesday night. A body was found in the burnt apartment, but authorities have not identified the victim yet, according to the missing man's...
  • Man Found Dead In North Haven House Fire

    An elderly man escaped from a house fire unharmed but a younger man was killed, North Haven fire officials said. NORTH HAVEN — One man was killed in an early morning house fire that remained under investigation late Sunday. The fire in the...