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  • Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires

     Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires
    State and local investigators said Wednesday that they want to question a man who may know about a string of 11 arson fires that have occurred in the Sanford area since June. When authorities began investigating a handful of fires in downtown Sanford...
  • Fire Set At Vacant Industrial Building In Manchester

    Fire Set At Vacant Industrial Building In Manchester
    MANCHESTER — A blaze was set Sunday night at a vacant industrial complex that has been plagued by fires for decades, the fire chief said Monday. No one was hurt. Wood pallets, brush and building material were gathered and set ablaze in one of the...
  • Nine Displaced By Manchester Fire

    Nine Displaced By Manchester Fire
    MANCHESTER — Nine people, including seven children, were displaced by a fire in a multi-family duplex on Orchard Street in Manchester on Saturday, Fire Chief David Billings said. The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m., with heavy smoke coming out of...
  • Firefighters in Orlando rescue woman from house during fire

    Firefighters in Orlando rescue woman from house during fire
    Orlando firefighter Rob Petroff could see the woman's face pressed up against her bathroom window screen as smoke poured out of her house Monday. The woman's kitchen was on fire and flames were spreading through the roof of the home on Margie Court near...
  • Firefighters battle 2 overnight blazes in Daytona Beach

     Firefighters battle 2 overnight blazes in Daytona Beach
    Firefighters spent Wednesday morning battling two blazes at homes in Daytona Beach. The first fire, in the 500 block of Lenox Avenue, is being called suspicious, officials said. It's too early to determine whether that fire is connected to the...
  • Smoke alarms not functioning in duplex fire; man seriously burned

    Smoke alarms not functioning in duplex fire; man seriously burned
    A 60-year-old man remained in grave condition Monday hours after a fire tore through his South Park duplex, which authorities said did not have functioning smoke alarms. The blaze, reported at around 1:30 a.m. in the 200 block of West 50th Street, was...
  • Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park

    Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park
    Another suspected arson fire at a vacant home in Thornton Park was discovered by a neighbor on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Fire Department. It's the sixth suspicious fire to be reported between late Saturday and early Sunday and the 13th...
  • Sunday fire in Hampton ruled an arson

    Sunday fire in Hampton ruled an arson
    UPDATE: The Hampton Fire Marshal’s office has determined that a fire that damaged three homes on Pennsylvania Avenue Sunday was intentionally set.  One home in the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue was deemed "uninhabitable," and siding on both...
  • UPDATE: Suffolk man arrested after car destroyed, mobile home damaged in fire

    UPDATE: Suffolk man arrested after car destroyed, mobile home damaged in fire
    An 18-year-old Suffolk man was arrested by city police after a vehicle caught fire the morning of Aug. 2 and spread to a new, unoccupied mobile home, a statement from the city said. In connection to the incident, Dion Devonte Jones was charged with...
  • Newport News house fire caused by lightning, officials say

    A lightning strike near a Newport News home caused it to catch on fire Tuesday evening, a fire department spokesman said. Just after 6:15 p.m., firefighters were called to the 400 block of Wyn Drive and found heavy smoke coming from the garage,...
  • Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building

    Woman hurt in extra-alarm fire at South Loop building
    A woman suffered smoke inhalation this morning in an extra-alarm fire at a four-story building in the  South Loop. Chicago firefighters and paramedics were called shortly before 8 a.m. to a building in the 1100 block of South Plymouth Court and...