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  • Hartford Apartment Fire Knocked Down

    Hartford Apartment Fire Knocked Down
    HARTFORD — Firefighters are at the scene of an apartment building fire where at  least one person reported being trapped. Calls about the fire at a three-story building at 53 Webster St. came in about 6:40 a.m. A male occupant told a 911...
  • Fire quickly squelched in upper floors of Hancock Center

    Fire quickly squelched in upper floors of Hancock Center
    Firefighters quickly squelched a blaze late Thursday inside a condo on the 87th floor of the Hancock Center, a Chicago Fire Department official said. There were no reported injuries in the fire that broke out just after 10 p.m. in a residential area...
  • Man sets fire to home after niece refuses to give him ride to liquor store, officials say

    Man sets fire to home after niece refuses to give him ride to liquor store, officials say
    After being spurned by his niece for a ride to the liquor store, a Boynton Beach man decided he should burn something: his house, according to authorities. Inspectors from the Division of the State Fire Marshal said Jerome Clemons, 44, did just that. He...
  • Preparedness key to West Virginia derailment response

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. Emergency personnel responding to an oil train derailment in West Virginia last week applied lessons learned from a rail disaster more than three decades ago, and likely prevented a bad situation from becoming much worse. This...
  • Fire breaks out at cancer center under construction

    Tampa firefighters have responded to a blaze at a cancer center that is under construction. Officials say the fire broke out Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital Cancer Institute. The building was under construction and empty. Officials tell...
  • 3 escape when house explodes, burns in NW Pennsylvania

    3 escape when house explodes, burns in NW Pennsylvania
    ERIE (AP) — Three people — including one taking a shower — escaped injury when their house exploded and caught fire in northwestern Pennsylvania. McKean Hose Co. Chief Jim Pyle tells the Erie Times-News that the home in McKean Township...
  • Fierce House Fire In Lebanon

    LEBANON — A house on Williams Crossing was destroyed by a fire, officials said. The fire was reported about 9:20 a.m., according to the state police. No one in the home was injured but a firefighter was taken from the scene, official said. The...
  • Davie settles discrimination suit involving pregnant firefighters

    Town officials have settled a four-year-old federal discrimination suit brought by four female firefighters, three of them who were pregnant, with a promise to "adopt new, non-discriminatory policies." The settlement also awards the four women...
  • Hartford Firefighter Died After Tank Ran Out Of Air

    Hartford Firefighter Died After Tank Ran Out Of Air
    HARTFORD — The office of the chief state medical examiner ruled Thursday that Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell died because his tank ran out of air while he was fighting a house fire on Blue Hills Avenue. Dr. James Gill, the chief medical examiner,...
  • Man found dead in Springfield mobile home fire

    Authorities say a man has been found dead in the rear bedroom after a fire in a Springfield mobile home. Firefighters responded to the home at about 5 a.m. Thursday. Department spokesman Dennis Leger says the man was in his 50s but his name was not...
  • Fire at Paramus assisted living home, residents safe

    A sprinkler system helped bring a fire quickly under control at an assisted living home in Paramus. Fire official Kevin Sheehan tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1AvKTBy ) newspaper the fire broke out in a self-contained heating and air conditioning unit...