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  • Converted barn owner charged with safety violations after fire kills 4

    Converted barn owner charged with safety violations after fire kills 4
    The owner of a converted, metal-clad barn in Sylmar that went up in flames in January, killing a family of four, was charged Friday with failing to install smoke detectors in the structure and illegally expanding its living quarters, prosecutors said....
  • Street could be renamed after boy who died trying to save his siblings from a fire

    Street could be renamed after boy who died trying to save his siblings from a fire
    A Baltimore councilman plans to push a measure to rename a street after the 8-year-old boy who died after trying to save his siblings from a fire in the family's rowhouse. Decerio Coley threw his 4-year-old sister from a window into the arms of...
  • Arrest made following dumpster, garage fires

    A Burbank man was arrested Thursday in connection with two fires that broke out Monday within a block of each other. Mohammed Bashir, 40, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The motive is still under investigation, said...
  • Fire crews contain blaze at Weaversville home

    Fire crews contain blaze at Weaversville home
    Firefighters were called Friday to a smoky, three-alarm blaze at an East Allen Township home. Around noon, crews from both Northampton and Lehigh counties were called to the fire at 6899 Bullshead Road, just across the street from the historic...
  • Fire at recycling center closes roads, threatens power lines

    Fire at recycling center closes roads, threatens power lines
    More than a dozen firefighters were at the scene of a blaze at a Rancho Cucamonga recycling plant Thursday afternoon.  The fire was burning in a pile of crushed aluminum and plastic outside the All State Recycling Center in the 8800 block of Etiwanda...
  • Owner of Sylmar building where fire killed family of 4 is charged

    Owner of Sylmar building where fire killed family of 4 is charged
    The owner of a converted, metal-clad barn in Sylmar that went up in flames in January, killing a family of four, was charged Friday with failing to install smoke detectors in a structure that prosecutors say was illegally converted into living quarters....
  • Lightning touches off house fires in Schaumburg, Wheaton

    Lightning touches off house fires in Schaumburg, Wheaton
    Lightning from storms that slammed into the Chicago area overnight touched off fires in at least two houses, including one in Wheaton that injured three firefighters and another in Schaumburg just weeks after the family moved in, officials said. In...
  • One person dies in Koreatown apartment fire, LAFD says

    One person dies in Koreatown apartment fire, LAFD says
    One person died after a fire tore through a Koreatown apartment Wednesday evening. The victim in Wednesday's blaze appeared to be an adult male, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. At least 13 others have died this year in fires...
  • Lightning strike damages Monkton church

    Lightning strike damages Monkton church
    The Monkton United Methodist Church was damaged when lightning struck the steeple early Thursday morning, according to Baltimore County officials. Police responded to a caller at 1:37 a.m. who said that lightning had struck the steeple and started a...
  • Park Ridge house fire causes $100,000 in damage

    Park Ridge house fire causes $100,000 in damage
    No injuries were reported in a house fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages Thursday afternoon in Park Ridge, authorities said. Park Ridge firefighters responded about 5:30 p.m. to reports of smoke and flames coming from the roof of a two-...
  • Alaska wildfire scorches an area larger than Chicago

    Alaska wildfire scorches an area larger than Chicago
    Hundreds of rural Alaskans remained under evacuation orders Monday after a wildfire south of Anchorage burned a swath of land bigger than Chicago. The so-called Funny River Fire has yet to hurt anybody or destroy any buildings on the Kenai Peninsula...