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  • Crews make progress in Azusa wildfire; other blazes rage across state

    Crews make progress in Azusa wildfire; other blazes rage across state
    Fire officials said crews battling a wildfire in the mountains above Azusa were making headway Monday night and downsized the number of acres that had been scorched. The Tecolote fire was 60% contained after firefighters used an aggressive ground and...
  • Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record

    Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record
    Steven Wayne Angle, who authorities say may know about a rash of 28 arson fires in Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach, is no stranger to handcuffs and a jail cell. Since 1992, the 40-year-old unemployed Sanford man has been arrested 24 times in Central...
  • Wildfire above Azusa in Angeles National Forest is 40% contained

    Wildfire above Azusa in Angeles National Forest is 40% contained
    A wildfire north of Azusa that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their campsites, picnic areas and canyon homes is 40% contained and smaller than officials originally believed. Firefighters made “a lot of progress” fighting the Tecolote¬†...
  • Fire displaces 3 people from Hampton home

    Fire displaces 3 people from Hampton home
    Three people were displaced from their home after a fire Sunday night, a Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue spokesman said. Firefighters were called to the home in the 100 block of Seminary Ridge at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Assistant Chief Jeffrey...
  • Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested

    Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested
    A person of interest in nearly 30 arsons throughout Central Florida was arrested Saturday after a chase with Daytona Beach police and a suicide attempt, officials said. Steven Angle, 40, is in the Volusia County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and...
  • UPDATE: Suffolk man arrested after car destroyed, mobile home damaged in fire

    UPDATE: Suffolk man arrested after car destroyed, mobile home damaged in fire
    An 18-year-old Suffolk man was arrested by city police after a vehicle caught fire the morning of Aug. 2 and spread to a new, unoccupied mobile home, a statement from the city said. In connection to the incident, Dion Devonte Jones was charged with...
  • Newport News house fire caused by lightning, officials say

    A lightning strike near a Newport News home caused it to catch on fire Tuesday evening, a fire department spokesman said. Just after 6:15 p.m., firefighters were called to the 400 block of Wyn Drive and found heavy smoke coming from the garage,...
  • One dead, two injured in Logan Square fire

    One dead, two injured in Logan Square fire
    A woman died and two others were injured after a Logan Square storefront they had been occupying caught fire Thursday night, according to authorities. A mattress in a back bedroom of the building, in the 3400 block of West Armitage Avenue, caught fire...
  • Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert

    Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert
    Investigators are alarmed over a recent string of suspected arson fires in downtown Orlando and Sanford — including five this weekend — and are trying to determine if the blazes are linked. On Monday, Orlando fire officials said 12...
  • Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires

     Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires
    State and local investigators said Wednesday that they want to question a man who may know about a string of 11 arson fires that have occurred in the Sanford area since June. When authorities began investigating a handful of fires in downtown Sanford...
  • Firefighters in Orlando rescue woman from house during fire

    Firefighters in Orlando rescue woman from house during fire
    Orlando firefighter Rob Petroff could see the woman's face pressed up against her bathroom window screen as smoke poured out of her house Monday. The woman's kitchen was on fire and flames were spreading through the roof of the home on Margie Court near...