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  • 2 dead in Staunton house fire; cause investigated

    A house fire outside of Staunton has left two people dead. Chief Kevin Wilkes of the Swoope Volunteer Fire Company told the News Leader (http://bit.ly/1CEjFM8 ) the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived early Friday. A man was pulled...
  • Fire spreads from garage to Burbank home belonging to actor's family

    Fire spreads from garage to Burbank home belonging to actor's family
    About 50 firefighters knocked down a fire Friday that spread to a home in Burbank’s Rancho neighborhood from a detached backyard garage, fire officials said. Around 11:20 a.m., firefighters were called to the 300 block of West Spazier Avenue,...
  • Fire alarm leads police to 'sophisticated' Santa Ana marijuana farm

    Fire alarm leads police to 'sophisticated' Santa Ana marijuana farm
    Police in Santa Ana are investigating a “sophisticated” marijuana growing operation discovered early Friday after a fire alarm in the building was activated, authorities said. Orange County Fire Authority firefighters responded to a fire...
  • Oak Forest man guilty of triple murder in arson

    Oak Forest man guilty of triple murder in arson
    More than seven years after an Oak Forest couple and their 3-year-old son died in a fire at their apartment building, a Cook County jury convicted the woman's father of setting the fire. Subhash Chander, 64, was found guilty late Thursday by a jury of...
  • Troopers: Woman, 67, dies in house fire in Essex County

    State police say a 67-year-old woman has died after fire destroyed her home in the Essex County town of Jay. The woman was identified as Linda Vanvalkenburg. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday. Her son, 25-year-old Adam Vanvalkenburg, got out of the...
  • Marijuana operation found in destroyed building

    The Rhode Island State Fire Marshal says a drug lab that used a flammable liquid to turn marijuana into butane hash oil has been found in the ruins of building gutted by fire. WPRI reports (http://bit.ly/1Gy6fih ) that Fire Marshal Jack Chartier calls it...
  • Two people, dog found dead in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. house fire

    Two people, dog found dead in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. house fire
    Police and fire officials in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. are investigating a house fire that killed two people and a dog overnight into Thursday. Crews responded to the home in the 1800 block of 128th Street after a call to 911 at 1:22 a.m., officials said....
  • Fire sweeps through NY poultry barn, killing 50,000 chickens

    Authorities say about 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that swept through a barn at a New York poultry farm near the Canadian border. Fire department officials in the Clinton County town of Chazy say the blaze was reported late Thursday morning...
  • Firefighter trainee accused of setting fire to three Ford Heights residences

    Firefighter trainee accused of setting fire to three Ford Heights residences
    A Ford Heights volunteer firefighter was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of arson for allegedly setting afire three vacant homes in the village. Kaumain Allen, 19, appeared in bond court Wednesday at the Markham Courthouse where he...
  • Fire destroys industrial building that housed maker of chemicals for extinguishers

    Fire destroys industrial building that housed maker of chemicals for extinguishers
    An extra-alarm fire overnight destroyed an industrial building on the Southwest Side that housed several businesses, including one that produces chemicals for fire extinguishers, but no injuries were reported, authorities said. The two-story building in...
  • Fire at Dairy Queen causes smoke damage

    Fire at Dairy Queen causes smoke damage
    No one was injured in the fire that set part of the Lake Zurich Dairy Queen ablaze on March 18. The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department saw smoke coming from the building at 199 S. Rand Road as it responded to a report that it had caught fire that...