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  • Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home

    Mom, children among 6 dead after jet crashes into Maryland home
    An executive jet crashed into a Maryland house on Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a mother and two children inside the house, a fire official said. The pilot of the jet who died in the crash had previously crashed a plane...
  • Plane crashes into Gaithersburg home, killing 6

    Plane crashes into Gaithersburg home, killing 6
    An executive jet crashed into a Gaithersburg house Monday, killing all three people aboard the plane and a woman and her two children inside the house, authorities said. The victims inside the house were identified as Marie Gemmell, 36, and her two...
  • Two Displaced By Fire That Destroyed Suffield Home

    Two Displaced By Fire That Destroyed Suffield Home
    SUFFIELD — An early morning fire that displaced two men and destroyed their lakeside cottage was an accident, a fire official said. Fire Marshal Michael Thibedeau said he could not conclude precisely what sparked the early-morning fire at 3803...
  • Downtown L.A. fire engulfs tower, melts signs, bursts windows

    Downtown L.A.  fire engulfs tower, melts signs, bursts windows
    A massive fire in downtown Los Angeles early today engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction, damaged two other buildings and left freeways and roads closed, the Los Angeles Times reported.  Firefighters used the 110 Freeway to set up...
  • Firefighters plan visits from Santa

    Santa Claus is coming to town for Margate and Coconut Creek — but he'll be riding a fire truck instead of a sleigh and reindeer. The Margate Firefighter's Benevolent Association is hosting its fourth annual "Visit from Santa Toy Drive." For a few...
  • Huge L.A. blaze being investigated as a criminal fire

    Huge L.A. blaze being investigated as a criminal fire
    The huge L.A. fire that engulfed an apartment tower over an area the size of a city block is being treated as a criminal fire. Although fires "of this magnitude" are always treated as a criminal fire, "it's very rare for the entire building to be...
  • Hebron Volunteer Fire Department goes above and beyond for the holidays

    You could hear the music from inside the houses as the trucks approached the neighborhood on Dec. 4. Children were already waiting on the street corner, having learned of the truck's approach via constant Facebook feeds. " I hear him!" shouted a...
  • L.A. fire spurs traffic chaos: 110 lanes open, hours of delays expected

    L.A. fire spurs traffic chaos: 110 lanes open, hours of delays expected
    The 110 Freeway northbound has been partially reopened after a massive fire early Monday morning. But it will still take traffic surrounding downtown L.A. hours to recover, officials said. “Just imagine that major artery -- which is about eight...
  • L.A. fire: Building developer vows to go forward after massive blaze

    L.A. fire: Building developer vows to go forward after massive blaze
    The developer of an upscale apartment project in downtown Los Angeles that saw one of two buildings go up in flames during a massive blaze said the Da Vinci development would move forward despite the destruction. “Though we have temporarily lost...
  • 2 other fires break out; unclear if related to massive downtown blaze

    More than 100 firefighters were battling two other blazes in the city Monday morning while a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles engulfed an apartment tower that was under construction. Just after 4 a.m., a fire broke out in a business on 7th Street...
  • Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death

    Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death
    HARTFORD — The fire department veteran appointed by fire Chief Carlos Huertas to lead an inquiry into the Oct. 7 death of firefighter Kevin Bell has accused Huertas of shutting down the investigation. In an email sent to Huertas in November, deputy...