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  • N. California Boles Fire damages or destroys more than 100 buildings

    N. California Boles Fire damages or destroys more than 100 buildings
    A wildfire that broke out in Northern California Monday afternoon has damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures, forced at least 1,500 residents to evacuate and led to the shutdown of two highways, fire officials said. The 350-acre fire broke out...
  • Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

    Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews were battling about a dozen major wildfires across California on Tuesday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest....
  • Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire

    Vegetable garden barrier blamed in Silverado Canyon fire
    The Silverado Canyon fire --which prompted the evacuation of dozens of residents as it grew to about 1,600 acres -- was started accidentally by metal sheeting used to protect a homeowner’s backyard vegetable garden, officials said Monday.   The...
  • Suffolk house fire displaces four

    A Monday house fire in Suffolk that started in the kitchen displaced four people, a city spokeswoman said. About 2 p.m., crews were called to a home in the 4300 block of Nansemond Parkway, where they saw smoke showing from the eaves of a one-story brick...
  • Bedroom Fire Displaces East Hartford Family

    Bedroom Fire Displaces East Hartford Family
    EAST HARTFORD — Fire officials are investigating the cause of a small fire Wednesday night inside a duplex a 8 Woodlawn Circle. No one was injured, but a family of two adults and three children was displaced. The Red Cross provided emergency...
  • Woman jumps from second-story window to escape fire

    Woman jumps from second-story window to escape fire
    A Suffolk woman was unhurt after leaping from a second-story apartment to escape a fire raging inside. At 6:32 a.m. Sunday, seven minutes after an emergency phone call, Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Police responded to an apartment fire at Nansemond...
  • Family of 7 displaced after Norfolk house fire

    Seven people were displaced early Saturday morning in Norfolk after a ripped through their home. Norfolk Fire Rescue got a call for a house fire just after 1 a.m. and responded to a house on the 1700 block of Melon Street, according to Battalion Chief...
  • Squatter injured in fire at vacant South Side building

    Squatter injured in fire at vacant South Side building
    A fire inside a vacant South Side building sent a squatter to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation Friday evening. The victim was not burned and was in good condition when taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital following the fire in the...
  • One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire

    One Presumed Dead After Manchester Apartment Fire
    MANCHESTER — One person is presumed dead after a fire tore through a Manchester apartment building late Wednesday night. A body was found in the burnt apartment, but authorities have not identified the victim yet, according to the missing man's...
  • Fatal Manchester Fire Was An Accident, Officials Say

     Fatal Manchester Fire Was An Accident, Officials Say
    MANCHESTER — An apartment fire that killed a 27-year-old gun enthusiast early Thursday appears to be accidental, fire officials said. Firefighters found the body of Thomas LaFontaine in the charred apartment on Chestnut Street, and members of a...
  • After 4 kids die in fire, building owner cited for other properties

    After 4 kids die in fire, building owner cited for other properties
    The owner of a building where four children died in a fire Monday has been cited for failing to adequately maintain three other buildings he owns on the South Side. City inspectors found different, and in some cases overlapping, deficits with the...