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  • Bensenville mom gets 15 years for fire she set in presence of kids

    Bensenville mom gets 15 years for fire she set in presence of kids
    A mother of three who authorities said started a fire in her Bensenville apartment after a night of drinking and arguing with her boyfriend was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison. Cindy Garcia, 31, admitted guilt to one count of residential arson...
  • Firefighters douse 2-acre brush fire in Elysian Park

    Firefighters douse 2-acre brush fire in Elysian Park
    Firefighters extinguished a two-acre brush fire barely half an hour after it began in Elysian Park on Wednesday morning. TheĀ fire started about 8:48 a.m. in the 1300 block of Broadway, northeast of downtown Los Angeles, according to Brian Humphrey,...
  • Dryer fire causes $250K in damage

    A reported dryer fire at a Burbank home caused an estimated $250,000 in damages Tuesday and left one resident displaced, officials said. Shortly after 5 p.m., firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Clybourn Avenue regarding a reported dryer fire,...
  • Report: Water supply among Ohio firefighter death factors

    A federal agency's draft report on a suspected arson fire that killed two Ohio firefighters last year said that an inadequate water supply was among several factors that contributed to their deaths. The report also noted shortcomings in risk assessment,...
  • Spain: 152 passengers on burning ferry evacuate in lifeboats

    A ferry heading from the Mediterranean island city of Palma de Mallorca to the southern coastal city of Valencia caught fire at sea Tuesday, forcing 152 passengers to abandon the ship in lifeboats and injuring four crew members, Spanish officials said....
  • Overloaded Power Cords Sparked Brownell Ave. Fire: Official

    Overloaded Power Cords Sparked Brownell Ave. Fire: Official
    HARTFORD — Overloaded power cords sparked a smoky fire that injured three people and drove dozens from their South End apartment complex Tuesday, a fire official said. One family — three adults and a 6-year-old boy — was displaced. The...
  • Man killed in house fire; cause under investigation

    Investigators are trying to determine what caused a deadly house fire in southern New Jersey. Burlington County prosecutors say firefighters found the body of a man inside a burning Eastampton home late Monday night. But they have not yet identified...
  • Fire displaces about 70 tenants in Green Bay

    Fire at an apartment complex in Green Bay has displaced about 70 people. Authorities say all residents of the Sand and Sun apartments evacuated safely when fire broke out about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Fire officials tell WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/1dnXIFR ) the...
  • Latest on police-custody death: Police bid to regain control

    11:58 p.m. Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody, has deplored the violence. "I think the violence is wrong ... I don't like it all," she said late Monday, adding she thought her brother...
  • Three-alarm fire engulfs senior center under construction

    Three-alarm fire engulfs senior center under construction
    A community center and apartments being built across the street from the Southern Baptist Church in East Baltimore were ablaze Monday night — a huge, raging fire visible from blocks away. Firefighters were called at 8:49 p.m. to the three-alarm...
  • Police save unconscious man from Waukegan house fire

    Police save unconscious man from Waukegan house fire
    A 32-year-old Waukegan man was recovering in the hospital Monday after four Waukegan police officers teamed up early Sunday morning to rescue him from a kitchen fire in his home. "The quick actions of these officers saved the life of this person,"...