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  • Southland gets a preview of its premature fire season

    Southland gets a preview of its premature fire season
    Southern California got an unwanted preview of its premature fire season Thursday as brush fires stoked by winds broke out in five counties. The region is parched from years of drought and, most recently, Santa Ana winds that sucked up any moisture left...
  • Two dead after truck topples onto vehicle on Sawgrass Expressway

    Two dead after truck topples onto vehicle on Sawgrass Expressway
    Two people were killed Thursday after a tractor-trailer flipped on the Sawgrass Expressway north of Sunrise Boulevard, trapping a second vehicle underneath it. That vehicle then caught fire and ignited both the 18-wheel truck and its load of coconuts,...
  • Reader Feedback April 17: Mental health care, Newport News police, Hampton house fire

    DP editorial: Mental health care since Tech tragedy The Daily Press Editorial Board noted that eight years after 32 people were killed in mass shootings at Virginia Tech, few strides have been made on the issues the event illuminated regarding mental...
  • Woman in her 90s dies after Indiana house fire

    Woman in her 90s dies after Indiana house fire
    An Ogden Dunes woman in her 90s died early Thursday morning in the first fatal house fire here since the early 1970s. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris identified the woman as Wanda Maxine Wunder, 94, and said a forensic autopsy revealed she died...
  • Woman who was severely burned in apartment fire dies

    A New Jersey woman who was severely burned after her apartment caught fire has died from her injuries. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1b18qk6) the fire was ruled accidental and originated with an electrical baseboard heater in the bedroom of the Eatontown...
  • Fire Rips Through Southington Home, Residents Escape

    Fire Rips Through Southington Home, Residents Escape
    SOUTHINGTON — A large fire destroyed much of a single-family home on Mount Vernon Road during the early hours of Thursday morning, but the residents were able to escape unharmed, a fire official said. The fire burned about a third of the house...
  • St. Charles house fire causes $175,000 in damages

    St. Charles house fire causes $175,000 in damages
    A late-night fire Wednesday caused $175,000 in damages to a St. Charles home, according to fire officials. No injuries were reported. Firefighters responded to the house on the 2900 block of Royal Fox Drive at 11:36 p.m. Wednesday after police on the...
  • 2 die in Old Bridge house fire

    Two people died in a fire that damaged a home in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says the fire is not considered suspicious, at this time. The fire broke out around 11:39 p.m. Wednesday in the home...
  • Fire rips through 2 New Jersey homes, injures 4 firefighters

    An early morning blaze has ripped through two northern New Jersey homes, destroying one and leaving the other uninhabitable. Clifton Fire Chief Vincent Colavitti Jr. says the fire broke out at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday in a two-family home and quickly...
  • Firefighters knock down brush fire above golf course

    Glendale firefighters extinguished a small brush fire that broke out above the Scholl Canyon Golf and Tennis Club Tuesday evening, officials said. At around 6:30 p.m., firefighters were called to the Scholl Canyon area, where the fire burned three-...
  • Suspicious fires test fire department

    Suspicious fires test fire department
    Two abandoned building fires in Gary Saturday appear to have been the work of arsonists, fire officials said. Firefighters responded to a burning abandoned food mart in the 4200 block of Georgia Street late Saturday afternoon. The single-story brick...