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  • Junction fire near Yosemite National Park now 75% contained

    Firefighters made major progress Thursday on a 612-acre wildfire that has destroyed 47 structures near Yosemite National Park. Fire crews improved containment lines and aggressively cleared hot spots at the Junction fire, which was 75% contained,...
  • Woman dies in Lake County house fire

    Woman dies in Lake County house fire
    A woman in her 30s was found dead Wednesday after a house fire in Sorrento, according to Lake County Fire Rescue. Firefighters were called around 12:30 p.m. to a home on Vine Street near State Road 46 for a fire. "When we arrived the house had...
  • Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home

    Residents living near Yosemite National Park were returning to their homes Wednesday as firefighters continued to make progress in their battle against a wildfire that has burned more than 600 acres. More than 2,000 firefighters battling the blaze...
  • Junction fire near Yosemite 35% contained as firefighters make progress

    Junction fire near Yosemite 35% contained as firefighters make progress
    Firefighters were making progress Tuesday night in their battle to stop a wildfire in the Sierra foothills near the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Junction fire, which had prompted authorities on Monday to issue more than 13,000...
  • No reported injuries in boat fire that spread to house in southwest Fort Lauderdale

    No reported injuries in boat fire that spread to house in southwest Fort Lauderdale
    A house caught fire Tuesday evening in southwest Fort Lauderdale, causing moderate to heavy smoke damage to the structure. The fire in the 3100 block of Southwest 16th Street started in a 28-foot boat and spread to a carport before reaching the house,...
  • Crews make progress in Azusa wildfire; other blazes rage across state

    Crews make progress in Azusa wildfire; other blazes rage across state
    Fire officials said crews battling a wildfire in the mountains above Azusa were making headway Monday night and downsized the number of acres that had been scorched. The Tecolote fire was 60% contained after firefighters used an aggressive ground and...
  • Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record

    Man questioned in nearly 30 arsons has lengthy criminal record
    Steven Wayne Angle, who authorities say may know about a rash of 28 arson fires in Orlando, Sanford and Daytona Beach, is no stranger to handcuffs and a jail cell. Since 1992, the 40-year-old unemployed Sanford man has been arrested 24 times in Central...
  • Wildfire above Azusa in Angeles National Forest is 40% contained

    Wildfire above Azusa in Angeles National Forest is 40% contained
    A wildfire north of Azusa that forced hundreds of people to evacuate their campsites, picnic areas and canyon homes is 40% contained and smaller than officials originally believed. Firefighters made “a lot of progress” fighting the Tecolote¬†...
  • Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested

    Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested
    A person of interest in nearly 30 arsons throughout Central Florida was arrested Saturday after a chase with Daytona Beach police and a suicide attempt, officials said. Steven Angle, 40, is in the Volusia County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and...
  • Fire displaces 3 people from Hampton home

    Fire displaces 3 people from Hampton home
    Three people were displaced from their home after a fire Sunday night, a Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue spokesman said. Firefighters were called to the home in the 100 block of Seminary Ridge at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Assistant Chief Jeffrey...
  • Suffolk fire kills one, two others displaced

    Suffolk fire kills one, two others displaced
    One person was killed in an early morning fire in Suffolk and two others were displaced. Joseph Booth, 47, of the 200 block of North Division Street in downtown Suffolk, was killed in a fire that consumed his home around 3:35 a.m., according to a...