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  • L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes

    L.A. mayor, fire chief announce measures to prevent dangerous blazes
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous blazes. Terrazas said the Fire Department is launching a pilot program in...
  • After 4 kids die in fire, building owner cited for other properties

    After 4 kids die in fire, building owner cited for other properties
    The owner of a building where four children died in a fire Monday has been cited for failing to adequately maintain three other buildings he owns on the South Side. City inspectors found different, and in some cases overlapping, deficits with the...
  • Grieving four young ones

    Grieving four young ones
    I attended an impromptu vigil tonight at an apartment building in Roseland where four children died in an overnight fire. The four were siblings, living together in a third floor apartment on Chicago's Far South Side with their mother and her boyfriend....
  • With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged

    With 20 fire deaths in L.A. so far this year, more smoke alarms are urged
    After an unusually high number of fire deaths this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced new initiatives Monday to prevent dangerous fires. Terrazas announced that the fire department is launching a pilot...
  • One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire

    One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire
    MANCHESTER — One person is presumed dead after a fire tore through a Manchester apartment building late Wednesday night. A body was found in the burnt apartment, but authorities have not identified the victim yet, according to the missing man's...
  • RV fire spreads to home, parked car in South L.A.

    RV fire spreads to home, parked car in South L.A.
    A blaze ripped through a recreational vehicle behind a South Los Angeles home Wednesday, and quickly spread to an adjacent home and a car parked nearby. Firefighters arriving in the 400 block of East 25th Street in Exposition Park found the RV fully...
  • Fire destroys home, displaces residents from neighboring apartment building

    Fire destroys home, displaces residents from neighboring apartment building
    Oak Park resident Bronwyn Soell spent Monday afternoon washing her family's clothes, pillows and other belongings after they and at least 30 other people were displaced by an extra-alarm fire at their apartment building last week. Soell, 44, said she...
  • Chicago apartment fire kills four children trapped inside

    Chicago apartment fire kills four children trapped inside
    A fire that ripped through an apartment building on Chicago's south side Monday killed four children trapped inside and injured their mother and her boyfriend as they jumped from a window to escape the flames, officials said. The siblings ranged in...
  • Lawsuit: Building where 4 kids died in fire was 'a death trap'

    Lawsuit: Building where 4 kids died in fire was 'a death trap'
    A lawsuit accuses the owner and managers of a building where four children died in a fire of failing to equip their apartment with escape routes and working smoke detectors. "They created a death trap for this family who had no chance of escape," said...
  • Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Pine Hills home

    Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Pine Hills home
    Firefighters battled a blaze at a vacant house in Pine Hills. The fully-involved house fire broke out just before 9 p.m. at 3321 Pine Hills Road, on the corner of Pipes O The Glen Way, according to Orange Count Fire Rescue officials. The State Fire...
  • 3 bodies, throats slashed, found in burned New York apartment

    3 bodies, throats slashed, found in burned New York apartment
    New York police found three burned bodies with their throats apparently slashed after an early morning apartment fire Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said. The fire at an apartment in the borough of Queens was reported at 4:50 a.m. and confined to the...