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  • Pomfret firefighters share safety tips

    The Pomfret Fire Department held an Open House on Oct. 19 complete with tours of the station, fire extinguisher demonstrations, and free fire and smoke detectors. Chief Derek May said it was an opportunity to share some safety tips during Fire...
  • Newport News: Abandoned residence fire on 25th Street

    Newport News: Abandoned residence fire on 25th Street
    Update: The Newport News police and fire dispatch responded to a residential fire at an abandoned home on the 1100 block of 25th Street at 8:58 a.m. The fire was called in by a neighbor at 8:55 a.m. said Newport News Deputy Fire Chief, Kenneth Lay. "The...
  • Hampton: Accidental cooking fire leaves none injured

    Hampton fire units responded to a residential fire caused by unattended cooking at 7:02 a.m. No one was injured in the home, which is located in the 3300 block of Pershing Court according to a media release by Jeffrey Pereria, a Hampton public information...
  • In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training

    In an emergency, could you help? Community volunteers get disaster-aid training
    Lifeguard Capt. Mike Halphide squirted shaving cream onto the gloved hands of about 10 volunteers. Halphide was leading the group from Newport Beach's Jasmine Creek neighborhood in a first-aid drill Saturday morning. In this exercise, they practiced...
  • Fire closes UK power generation unit, squeezing electricity supply

    LONDON (Reuters) - A fire at a British power station close to London has closed a power generation unit, which could exacerbate Britain's already constrained electricity supply as winter approaches and demand rises. While the fire that started on...
  • Six family members die in McKeesport blaze

    Six family members, including four children, died of acute smoke and fume inhalation in a McKeesport house fire Saturday, according to the Allegheny County Office of the Medical Examiner. The medical examiner's office on Sunday identified the victims as...
  • Deck of Columbia apartment catches fire

    Deck of Columbia apartment catches fire
    The fourth-floor deck of a Columbia apartment building caught fire Sunday afternoon, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services said. Firefighters and paramedics were called at about 4:20 p.m. to the fire in the 5600 block of Columbia Rd.,...
  • 10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire

    10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire
    An Eastport apartment fire displaced 10 people and sent another to the hospital early Saturday morning. The Annapolis Fire Department rescued three people from the balcony of a third-story apartment at the 1200 block of Madison Street about 2:48 a.m.,...
  • 6 die in western Pennsylvania house fire

    6 die in western Pennsylvania house fire
    Four children and two adults died Saturday in an early morning house fire in McKeesport. Alvin Henderson, chief with the Allegheny County Department of Emergency services, confirmed the deaths, adding that a third adult escaped and was taken to an...
  • Virginia Man Who Admitted To Burning Haddam Home Was Former State Trooper

    Virginia Man Who Admitted To Burning Haddam Home Was Former State Trooper
    HADDAM — A Virginia man admitted to setting a fire Thursday that destroyed a house and a barn on Candlewood Hill Road served briefly as a state police trooper in the 1980s, officials said. Ronald Carlson, 50, of Portsmouth, Va., presented himself...
  • 2 women found dead after Northwest Side blaze

    2 women found dead after Northwest Side blaze
    Two women were found dead after a fire broke out in the basement of a two-flat building in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. The fire started about 11:10 p.m. in the 4500 block of the West Parker Avenue on the...