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  • Family day turned to tragedy in Annapolis mansion fire

    Sunday was a fun-filled day for the Boone and Pyle families. Lexi, Katie, Charlotte and Wes Boone spent the day with their doting grandparents, Don and Sandra Pyle. They went to Medieval Times in Hanover for dinner and a show of brightly dressed...
  • Extra-alarm fire damages house in Harvey, 5 people sent to hospital

    Extra-alarm fire damages house in Harvey, 5 people sent to hospital
    An electrical fire damaged a house and resulted in the hospitalization of five people in south suburban Harvey on Thursday, authorities said. The extra-alarm blaze started around 2:30 p.m. in a basement of a residential building in the 100 block of East...
  • Apartment complex fire in N.J. accidentally caused by workers

    Apartment complex fire in N.J. accidentally caused by workers
    Workers doing maintenance at an apartment complex across the Hudson River from New York City accidentally started a fire that caused massive damage and displaced more than 1,000 people, officials said Thursday. The fire at The Avalon at Edgewater, a...
  • Family accused of $20M insurance fraud after multiple fires, jewelry theft claim at mansion

    A family's luxurious suburban lifestyle has been financed by more than $20 million in fraudulent insurance claims amid a series of mansion fires and repeated reports of jewelry theft, authorities said Thursday. An investigation began after a 2013 fire at...
  • Space heater sparks fire at Hampton home, official says

    Space heater sparks fire at Hampton home, official says
    A space heater placed too closely to combustible material sparked a fire at a Hampton home Wednesday night, a fire division spokesman said. The blaze caused fire and smoke damage to the home in the 1100 block of Parkside Avenue, Battalion Chief...
  • Search continues after two bodies recovered from Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire

    Search continues after two bodies recovered from Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire
    The search continues today at the ruins of an Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire after two bodies were pulled from the scene Wednesday. Officials continue to look for a cause of the devastating blaze, as well as to seek the remains of four others...
  • O.C. neighborhood staggered by fire that killed boy, 3, injured 8

    When firefighters arrived at the blazing condominium complex just blocks from the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, they were stunned at the scene. Scores of residents in the working-class neighborhood had been displaced, a mother had been forced to...
  • Two more bodies found at fire-ravaged Maryland mansion

    Two more bodies have been found in the wreckage of a Maryland mansion destroyed in a Monday fire, fire officials said Thursday, leaving a total of four bodies found and two people still unaccounted for. Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the Anne...
  • New Jersey Fire Displaces Hundreds, Including Yankee Broadcaster

    EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Hampered by winds and frigid temperatures, firefighters battled a huge fire Wednesday night at a New Jersey apartment complex that sent flames sky high and smoke visible from New York City across the Hudson River. There were...
  • Hundreds displaced, no injuries reported, in New Jersey apartment complex fire

    Hampered by winds and frigid temperatures, firefighters battled a huge fire Wednesday night at a New Jersey apartment complex that sent flames sky high and smoke visible from New York City across the Hudson River. There were no initial reports of...
  • Virginia Beach High School portable classroom a 'total loss' after blaze, fire department says

    Virginia Beach High School portable classroom a 'total loss' after blaze, fire department says
    A Virginia Beach high school portable classroom was deemed a "total loss" after it caught on fire Wednesday night, the fire department posted on Facebook. Firefighters responded to the blaze at Cox High School, at 2425 Shorehaven Drive, just after 9:...