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  • 'Tower of fire' destroys L.A. apartment complex under construction

    The fire engulfed a towering residential project, raining ash on much of downtown Los Angeles and lighting the predawn sky a smoky orange. Computers and cubicles melted in neighboring buildings. Hundreds of thick windows cracked. Palm trees were...
  • Los Angeles mega-fire: Federal team set to investigate

    Los Angeles mega-fire: Federal team set to investigate
    A federal team is set to undertake the investigation into the massive fire in downtown Los Angeles that caused millions of dollars in damage and shut down the 110 Freeway for several hours Monday. The team is made up of specialized arson investigators...
  • 2 displaced, home badly damaged in Norfolk fire

    2 displaced, home badly damaged in Norfolk fire
    Two people were displaced from their Norfolk home Monday night after a fire caused extensive damage, a fire department spokesman said.  Firefighters responded at about 10 p.m. and saw smoke and flames coming from the second floor of the home in the 2300...
  • 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...