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  • Northern Indiana house fire kills 94-year-old woman

    Authorities say a 94-year-old northern Indiana woman died in a house fire despite a police officer's repeated attempts to rescue her. Wanda Maxine Wunder was found in an upstairs bedroom following the 5 a.m. Thursday fire in Ogden Dunes about 10 miles...
  • Retired Fire Chief Robert Bycholski honored with Community Award

    Retired Fire Chief Robert Bycholski honored with Community Award
    Former Fire Chief Robert Bycholski has dedicated 41 years of his life to protecting others as a firefighter, and though he is now retired, he continues to put others first through community service. Bycholski will be honored for his efforts at the...
  • Residents survive fire that destroys Parkland home

    Residents survive fire that destroys Parkland home
    A raging pre-dawn fire Thursday destroyed a home in a rural neighborhood where the closest fire hydrant was about a half-mile away. Multiple agencies, led by the Coral Springs Fire Department, which serves Parkland, responded to the blaze along the 8000...
  • Apartment fire displaces 70 Hartford residents, injures 2

    An apartment building fire in Hartford has displaced about 70 residents. Reports of the fire came in about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The blaze quickly escalated due to stiff winds and an asphalt roof, drawin in firefighters and equipment from across the city....
  • Southland gets a preview of its premature fire season

    Southland gets a preview of its premature fire season
    Southern California got an unwanted preview of its premature fire season Thursday as brush fires stoked by winds broke out in five counties. The region is parched from years of drought and, most recently, Santa Ana winds that sucked up any moisture left...
  • Reader Feedback April 17: Mental health care, Newport News police, Hampton house fire

    DP editorial: Mental health care since Tech tragedy The Daily Press Editorial Board noted that eight years after 32 people were killed in mass shootings at Virginia Tech, few strides have been made on the issues the event illuminated regarding mental...
  • Two dead after truck topples onto vehicle on Sawgrass Expressway

    Two dead after truck topples onto vehicle on Sawgrass Expressway
    Two people were killed Thursday after a tractor-trailer flipped on the Sawgrass Expressway north of Sunrise Boulevard, trapping a second vehicle underneath it. That vehicle then caught fire and ignited both the 18-wheel truck and its load of coconuts,...
  • Woman in her 90s dies after Indiana house fire

    Woman in her 90s dies after Indiana house fire
    An Ogden Dunes woman in her 90s died early Thursday morning in the first fatal house fire here since the early 1970s. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris identified the woman as Wanda Maxine Wunder, 94, and said a forensic autopsy revealed she died...
  • Woman who was severely burned in apartment fire dies

    A New Jersey woman who was severely burned after her apartment caught fire has died from her injuries. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1b18qk6) the fire was ruled accidental and originated with an electrical baseboard heater in the bedroom of the Eatontown...
  • Fire Rips Through Southington Home, Residents Escape

    Fire Rips Through Southington Home, Residents Escape
    SOUTHINGTON — A large fire destroyed much of a single-family home on Mount Vernon Road during the early hours of Thursday morning, but the residents were able to escape unharmed, a fire official said. The fire burned about a third of the house...
  • St. Charles house fire causes $175,000 in damages

    St. Charles house fire causes $175,000 in damages
    A late-night fire Wednesday caused $175,000 in damages to a St. Charles home, according to fire officials. No injuries were reported. Firefighters responded to the house on the 2900 block of Royal Fox Drive at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday after police on the...