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  • Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states

    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states
    A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an...
  • Three boys die in central Pennsylvania house fire

    Three boys die in central Pennsylvania house fire
    SNYDERTOWN - Three young brothers were killed early Friday when fire burned their farmhouse to the ground, while two other siblings jumped out of a second-story window to safety. The 1:20 a.m. blaze at rural 60 S. Smith Road near here left four other...
  • Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations

    Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations
    Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an...
  • One displaced in Norfolk apartment fire

    A faulty water heater seems to be the cause of a fire that displaced one from a Norfolk apartment early Saturday morning, fire officials said.  Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to a call at about 12:22 a.m. Saturday to a four-unit apartment complex on...
  • Norfolk: 12 displaced in 2-alarm fire Saturday morning

    A blaze triggered two alarms and displaced 12 people early Saturday morning in Norfolk, but no one was hurt, according to fire officials.  Fire crews responded to the 8300 block of Guam Parkway in Norfolk and found heavy fire showing from the roof of...
  • Fire damages South Side church

    Fire damages South Side church
    A fire ravaged a Glory to Glory Family Christian Center building late Thursday night, according to authorities. The building damaged was used by the church as a food pantry on the weekends. "It's used once every Saturday to give about 100-something...
  • Welder's sparks caused Boston fire that killed 2 firefighters

    BOSTON -- The fire that killed two firefighters as it burned through a brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood was caused by welders working at the back of a neighboring building, the Boston Fire Department said Friday. Welders were working...
  • Woman dies in Fountain Valley apartment fire

    A Fountain Valley woman died and about six families were displaced during an apartment complex fire Thursday. The Fountain Valley Fire Department responded to a fire at a 16-unit apartment complex around 5:10 a.m. in the 10400 block of Slater Avenue....
  • Fire at Virginia Beach apartment quickly put out

    Firefighters quickly extinguished an apartment fire in Virginia Beach Friday afternoon. A call came in at about 4:40 p.m. about smoke coming from an apartment bathroom at the Coach House Apartments on the 1000 block of Coach Circle in Virginia Beach,...
  • Emergency responders' actions appreciated by Catonsville family [Letter]

    I want to send a heartfelt thank you to the Baltimore County police officers and the many fire professionals, who responded to the house fire in the 5800 Block of Ivy League Drive, College Hills, on March 20. We experienced their true professionalism that...
  • South L.A. tenants forced to vacate building on short notice

    South L.A. tenants forced to vacate building on short notice
    Dozens of tenants are being forced to vacate a South Los Angeles building amid complaints that the city should have acted sooner to help people relocate from the squalid and dangerous apartments. In recent years, the Hoover Street commercial building...