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  • Cops who saved kids from fire: 'You just have to do what you need to do'

    Cops who saved kids from fire: 'You just have to do what you need to do'
    The smoke was too strong for them to get inside the house, but the two Chicago police officers heard children screaming for help from the top floor. “At that time, it was just, ‘We've got to figure out something to do to get the kids,'&...
  • Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges of arson of property and embezzlement by a public official. Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a...
  • Garage fire displaces one in Newport News Friday

    Garage fire displaces one in Newport News Friday
    One person was displaced after a clothes dryer sparked a house fire in the Denbigh area of Newport News Friday evening.  Emergency services received a call about a house fire on the first block of Wanger Circle in the Denbigh section of Newport News...
  • Police: Woman admits to setting blaze in Bethlehem

    Bethlehem police said a 57-year-old woman admitted setting a fire in her home, telling police she was frustrated because her ex-husband wasn't intimate with her, according to court records. Debra Gerena of the 300 block of East Broad Street was charged...
  • Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says

    Nonsmoking policy not adequate at hospital where man died in fire, report says
    The University of Maryland Medical Center was not adequately enforcing its nonsmoking policy when a man died in a fire last fall at the hospital, according to a federal and state investigation. Investigators discovered cigarettes and a lighter near the...
  • Fire Damages Vacant Hartford Apartment Building

    Fire Damages Vacant Hartford Apartment Building
    HARTFORD — A fire damaged a vacant multi-family house on Zion Street and left a haze of smoke over much of the downtown area Thursday afternoon. No one was injured. The fire, reported at 2:36 p.m., apparently started on the top floor of the three-...
  • $75,000 reward offered in fire that killed woman, 1-year-old son

    $75,000 reward offered in fire that killed woman, 1-year-old son
    Police on Thursday announced a $75,000 reward in the killing of a 28-year-old woman and her 1-year-old son, who died in a March 5 house fire that appeared to be intentionally set. Authorities responded to the fire about 11:30 a.m. in a converted...
  • High-rise fire poses dilemma for residents: Flee or stay?

    High-rise fire poses dilemma for residents: Flee or stay?
    The shrill cry of a fire alarm sounds thoughout your high-rise apartment. You try not to panic, but you must decide right now: Should I stay in place or should I evacuate? In a region rife with condos, and with more being built every day, that...
  • Weather: Severe storms knock out traffic signals, bring down tree limbs

    Weather: Severe storms knock out traffic signals, bring down tree limbs
    A line of severe thunderstorms pounded Orlando on Tuesday afternoon, knocking out power to downtown-area traffic lights and bringing down tree limbs. The strongest measured wind from the system was recorded in Kissimmee at 46 mph, said National Weather...
  • Apartment fire displaces 2 dozen families in Celebration

    Apartment fire displaces 2 dozen families in Celebration
    A "massive" apartment fire apparently started by lightning has displaced about two dozen families in Celebration. The fire broke out about 3:15 p.m. at Evander Square apartments, officials said. Firefighters several hours later were still fighting the...
  • Fire damages Bel Air home Friday

    Fire damages Bel Air home Friday
    A fire that started as a result of a home repair gone bad damaged a Bel Air home early Friday afternoon, fire investigators said. The fire was reported at 1:27 p.m. in a single story, brick rancher in the first block of Huntington Place off West Ring...