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  • Resident hospitalized after cigarette ignites fire in Fort Lauderdale apartment building

    A resident of a five-story apartment building in Fort Lauderdale was taken to the hospital Thursday after a discarded cigarette ignited a fire in the first-floor mailroom. The resident used a fire extinguisher to help contain the blaze at 440 NE First...
  • 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...
  • Firefighters battle 2 overnight blazes in Daytona Beach

     Firefighters battle 2 overnight blazes in Daytona Beach
    Firefighters spent Wednesday morning battling two blazes at homes in Daytona Beach. The first fire, in the 500 block of Lenox Avenue, is being called suspicious, officials said. It's too early to determine whether that fire is connected to the...
  • Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park

    Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park
    Another suspected arson fire at a vacant home in Thornton Park was discovered by a neighbor on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Fire Department. It's the sixth suspicious fire to be reported between late Saturday and early Sunday and the 13th...
  • Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest

    Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest
    Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon while battling a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest, officials said. The blaze, named the Shoemaker fire, had burned about 65 acres near the San Gabriel River Ranger District by Thursday evening....
  • More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in North Hollywood

    More than 100 firefighters responded Friday night to a blaze that burned through the roof of a one-story commercial building in North Hollywood. The fire broke out at 7432 Fulton Ave., just south of Raymer Street, about 7:30 p.m. Within an hour,...
  • Hollywood man charged with arson, insurance fraud

    Investigators read between the lines to discover newspapers played a role in a Hollywood man's alleged ploy to commit insurance fraud. An investigation by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal determined a house fire in the 2400 block of Johnson...
  • One dead, two injured in fire at Jurupa Valley mobile home park

    At least one person was killed and two others were injured Thursday evening when a fire broke out at a Jurupa Valley mobile home park. Firefighters responded to the blaze at the Mission Mobile Home Park in the unincorporated Sunnyslope area of the...
  • Task force to investigate string of 29 arsons in central Florida

    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A string of 29 arson fires targeting historic buildings across central Florida prompted investigators on Friday to form a multi-agency task force to share clues. The fires that began in early June were all set in historic...