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  • Wildfire raging in Napa County grows to 2,500 acres; 30% contained

    A raging wildfire in Northern California grew to 2,500 acres as flames raced through drought-stricken vegetation, fire officials said Tuesday evening. The Butts fire broke out shortly after noon and quickly sped across dry, rugged terrain near Butts...
  • Wildfire in Napa County grows to 3,200 acres; 5 structures destroyed

    A wildfire raging in Napa County continued to grow overnight to 3,200 acres and has so far destroyed five structures, officials reported Wednesday. The Butts fire, which broke out shortly after noon Tuesday, threatened 280 additional structures and...
  • Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area

    Powerful storms, heavy wind batter Chicago area
    A violent line of storms pounded the Chicago area late Monday, bringing torrential rains and powerful wind gusts and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power. The storm system may have produced small tornadoes in areas south of Chicago,...
  • 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...
  • Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties

    Two large fires break out in Baltimore vacant properties
    Baltimore firefighters battled two separate two-alarm fires in vacant properties Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, though no one was injured in either incident. One fire broke out in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave., on the edge of the Johns...
  • Man rescued from roof of burning Aurora building

    Man rescued from roof of burning Aurora building
    Firefighters rescued a man from the roof of a burning building in Aurora this evening, officials said. The fire erupted at a building in the 600 block of High Street, said city spokesman Dan Ferrelli. When fire crews got there they found a man on...
  • 4 children die in Philadelphia fire

    PHILADELPHIA Four children were killed early Saturday when a fire that apparently started in a couch on a porch spread quickly to neighboring row homes in Southwest Philadelphia, engulfing eight of them in flames, officials said. The victims were...
  • Bronzeville extra-alarm fire out, no one hurt

    Bronzeville extra-alarm fire out, no one hurt
    An extra-alarm fire tore through three buildings Sunday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood. No one was hurt, according to a Chicago Fire Department official. It started about 6:45 p.m. at an abandoned building at 4233 S. Champlain Ave. and spread...
  • One person injured in Virginia Beach boat fire

    One person injured in Virginia Beach boat fire
    The owner of a boat received minor burns Sunday night after the vessel caught on fire, a Virginia Beach Fire Department spokesman said. Crews responded to the blaze in the 3800 block of Old Shell Road at about 8:45 p.m. and found the boat fully engulfed...
  • Sons carry mom, 88, from Fort Lauderdale house fire

    Sons carry mom, 88, from Fort Lauderdale house fire
    An 88-year-old woman was rescued Monday by her two grown sons from a fire in the home she's occupied for more than 50 years. Crews from Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue were called to the home on the 500 block of NW 8th Ave. at 2:15 a.m, according to...
  • Woman injured in Northwest Side fire

    Woman injured in Northwest Side fire
    Firefighters rescued a woman from a fire at a Northwest Side apartment building this morning. The fire started about 5 a.m. in a three-story apartment building in the 4900 block of Monticello Avenue. What caused the fire is still under investigation,...