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  • Enhance home fire safety [Editorial]

    A decline in fatal fires in Maryland in 2014 is a positive trend that could be further reduced if all residences had working smoke detectors and if sprinklers were installed in more homes. In a press release last week, the state Fire Marshal's Office...
  • Local fire companies search for prospective volunteers

    Bill Bramble, a newcomer to Westminster, likes to help people. When he saw the Open House sign at the Gamber & Community Fire Company in Finksburg on Sunday, he decided to stop in and have a look around. The open house was part of the Maryland State...
  • Fire damages Orefield home, shuts down Route 309 for a time

    Fire damages Orefield home, shuts down Route 309 for a time
    A homeowner out to dinner Saturday night returned to a terrible sight — his home severely damaged by fire. Gary Henry, 60, wasn't home when neighbors Steve and Alyssa Panner spotted fire coming from the back addition of his house at 4519 Peters...
  • Cause of Essroc fire in Nazareth under investigation

    Cause of Essroc fire in Nazareth under investigation
    The cause of Saturday's fire at Essroc Cement in Nazareth remains under investigation, but the company said no one was injured in the blaze and production was not affected. Firefighters were called to the plant straddling Nazareth Borough and Upper...
  • Refrigerator motor cause of Broadway Auction House fire

    Rockingham County fire officials say a refrigerator motor caused a fire that destroyed the Broadway Auction House. The Rockingham County Fire and Rescue Department tells media outlets there was a mechanical failure in the motor. The March 29 fire also...
  • Investigators say Delaware greenhouse fire was accidental

    The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office has determined a greenhouse fire in Cheswold was accidental. The fire marshal's office says the blaze that was reported Saturday afternoon at Broadmeadow Farms involved an active fire inside a greenhouse on the...
  • 7-year-old dies in Goshen fire, 6 others taken to hospital

    Police in northern Indiana say a 7-year-old boy died in an early morning fire in a recreation vehicle in Goshen, a 10-year-old boy was brought by helicopter to a hospital and five others were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries and smoke...
  • Extra-alarm blaze in Heart of Chicago leaves 21 people displaced

    Extra-alarm blaze in Heart of Chicago leaves 21 people displaced
    An extra-alarm fire that tore through two apartment buildings in the Heart of Chicago early Sunday forced 21 people from their homes, officials said. Firefighters were called about 1:40 a.m. to a three-story residential building at 1900 W. 21st St.,...
  • Records Shed Light On Wesleyan Student's Frat House Fall

    Records Shed Light On Wesleyan Student's Frat House Fall
    MIDDLETOWN — Shortly after 11 on a Saturday night last September, Summer Elbardissy received a text on her cellphone from a friend wondering where she had gone. "at Beta," Elbardissy texted back. The Wesleyan University sophomore had arrived...
  • Strong Winds Cause Fire To Spread to Adjoining Homes

    Strong Winds Cause Fire To Spread to Adjoining Homes
    MILFORD — A fire fanned by strong winds destroyed two homes and heavily damaged a third Saturday afternoon on Melba Street, fire officials said. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were dispatched to 74 Melba St. at 1:36 p.m. and on...
  • 1 man dies in Germantown house fire

    Firefighters say one man has died in a house fire in Germantown, northwest of Milwaukee. Heavy smoke was pouring from the two-story house when firefighters arrived early Saturday. Authorities say they pulled the man from the house, but he wasn't...