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  • Newport News woman thanks smoke detector after unattended candle causes fire at Southeast home

    Newport News woman thanks smoke detector after unattended candle causes fire at Southeast home
    Grace Pressley is thankful for the smoke detector that alerted her to a fire at her Southeast Newport News home early Thursday morning.  Pressley, 62, said she was in her bedroom when she heard the alarm sounding on the upper level of the two-story...
  • Fire that damaged yachts was 'very hot, very smoky'

    Fire that damaged yachts was 'very hot, very smoky'
    Investigators from the Fort Lauderdale Fire Marshals Office were aboard a yacht at the Bahia Mar Marina on Thursday trying to determine the cause of a dramatic fire that happened Wednesday night. Crews were called to the scene at 801 Seabreeze Blvd....
  • No one injured in fire outside Batavia bar

    No one injured in fire outside Batavia bar
    A Batavia tavern was evacuated Wednesday night after a small fire broke out outside the building on the city's southwest side. Batavia Fire Department officials said the fire was started by someone throwing a cigarette butt into a bed of mulch in back...
  • Fire out Cornell's Statler Hotel; blaze in restaurant

    Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that started in a restaurant inside a hotel on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca. Fire officials say the blaze was reported shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday at the 153-room Statler Hotel. Officials tell the...
  • Ticked off! @grocery store service

    I'm ticked off at the three low-life drivers whose menacing driving nearly ran me off the road on McCulloch and Tanner Roads. What you were doing by tailgating so closely, in one case, where I could only see the glow of your headlights, is against the...
  • Sunland man charged with attempted murder after allegedly setting ex-girlfriend's home on fire

    Sunland man charged with attempted murder after allegedly setting ex-girlfriend's home on fire
    A 36-year-old Sunland man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he threw an incendiary device into his ex-girlfriend’s Glendale home while she was inside, setting it on fire, authorities said. Early Sunday morning, Gagik Akopyan allegedly...
  • Tamarac awards contract for construction of fire station

    Tamarac's existing Fire Station 78, built in 1978, will soon become a part of the city's history. At last week's meeting, the City Commission approved a contract with West Construction, a South Florida-based company, for the demolition of the existing...
  • Man dead in fire at cluttered Bucks County home

    Man dead in fire at cluttered Bucks County home
    Police in Bucks County have identified the man who died in the fire that gutted a house Tuesday night. The homeowner — Earl Friedemann, 58, — lived in the house in the 6600 block of Point Pleasant Pike for about 25 years, according to...
  • Man dead in fire at cluttered suburban Philadelphia home

    Authorities in suburban Philadelphia have identified a man found dead after a fire in his cluttered home. Police in Bucks County told The (Doylestown) Intelligencer (http://bit.ly/1HlTona ) that 58-year-old Earl Friedemann was killed in the Plumstead...
  • Arlington Heights fire cleanup came with hefty price tag

    Arlington Heights fire cleanup came with hefty price tag
    Arlington Heights has spent more than $32,000 to clean up after a house fire that took more than 12 hours to completely put out, village officials said. The costs included demolishing the home to ensure the fire was extinguished and clearing the site...
  • Norfolk firefighters on scene of blaze at two-story home

    Norfolk firefighters on scene of blaze at two-story home
    Norfolk firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at a two-story home, a spokesman said. Crews were called to the home in the 500 block of Mill Street just after 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, where they saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of the...