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  • Pile of metal catches fire at Elgin scrap business

    Firefighters were on the scene of a fire at Acme Scrap Metal, 1255 Gifford Road in Elgin, for about 2 1/2 hours on Friday after a pile of scrap metal caught on fire, Elgin officials said. Firefighters were called at about 11:20 a.m. for the report of...
  • Chesapeake apartment fire displaces four

    A fire at a Chesapeake apartment Friday afternoon displaced four people, a spokesman said. Just after 4:45 p.m., firefighters were called to the 2100 block of Chesapeake Drive, which is in the South Norfolk section of the city, said Chesapeake Fire...
  • Woman, toddler die in Brevard County fire

    Woman, toddler die in Brevard County fire
    A woman and her 2-year-old daughter were found dead after a house fire this morning in Brevard County, authorities said. A garbage collector called 911 shortly before 9 a.m. to report smoke at a home on Fox Glove Avenue, according to Palm Bay Fire-...
  • Investigations begin in blaze that led to firefighter death

    Multiple investigations are probing the cause of an apartment blaze and the "heartbreaking" death of a veteran Cincinnati firefighter, the city's fire chief said Friday. Chief Richard Braun said besides trying to determine the fire's origin, local...
  • 15-year-old girl dies in house fire; mother, nephew injured

    Authorities say a 15-year-old girl has been killed and her mother and a nephew have been injured in a fire at a northern New York home. State police say troopers responded around 2:30 a.m. Friday after a motorist reported a fire at a home on Route 11...
  • Latest on NY fire, building collapse: No gas odors reported

    8:45 P.M. No gas odors were reported and no leaks were found before an apparent gas explosion that leveled a New York City apartment building. Utility Con Edison says a survey of the gas mains in the area was done Wednesday and nothing was found. The...
  • 5 firefighters hurt in Upper East Side apartment fire

    Authorities say a fire at a 6-story apartment building on the Upper East Side has been brought under control. A fire department spokesman says five firefighters suffered minor injuries in the early morning blaze at East 66th Street and First Avenue....
  • Man, 21, dies in fire at Carrier Mills home

    Saline County Coroner Jerry Watson says a 21-year-old man was killed in a fire at a southern Illinois home. The Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/192ZWrI ) reports the house fire broke out after midnight on Thursday. Ja Shawn Tate of Carrier Mills was...
  • New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

    An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen people. Smoke could be seen and smelled...
  • Studio apartment fire causes $60,000 damage

    A fire in a studio apartment on South Coast Highway caused an estimated $60,000 in damage March 18, but no one was injured, Laguna Beach Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said. The Laguna Beach Fire Department received a call at 10:23 p.m. from a woman who...
  • Dr. Frank T. Barranco Sr., orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Frank T. Barranco Sr., orthopedic surgeon
    Dr. Frank T. Barranco Sr., an orthopedic surgeon who also had been active in the field of emergency medicine, died Saturday at Oak Crest Village of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 84. "Dr. B was just a great individual," said Baltimore County Fire...