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  • Relatives identify five victims killed in Massachusetts apartment fire

    Relatives identify five victims killed in Massachusetts apartment fire
    Relatives have identified five of the seven people killed in a massive fire that broke out in the predawn hours in a Lowell, Mass., apartment building. Family members believe that Torn Sak, his longtime partner, Ellen Vuong, and three of their...
  • Fire causes significant damage to house on Linda Isle

    More than a dozen firefighting crews helped douse a second-alarm blaze on Linda Isle in Newport Beach on Saturday morning. About 8 a.m., the first engine on the scene found flames showing through the second-story windows of a large house in the 100...
  • Fire engulfs commercial building in Hollywood

    Fire engulfs commercial building in Hollywood
    More than 90 firefighters responded Sunday morning to a fully engulfed one-story commercial building in Hollywood, authorities said. The blaze occurred about 9 a.m. in 1000 block of Orange Drive just east of La Brea Avenue and produced a plume of...
  • Washington firefighters make progress protecting homes from wildfire

    Washington firefighters made progress Saturday against the Mills Canyon fire, the largest in the state, extending protection to homes in the area as the blaze only slightly grew, fire officials said. The central Washington fire has consumed nearly 22,...
  • Two rescued from Fort Lauderdale apartment fire

    Two rescued from Fort Lauderdale apartment fire
    Two elderly victims trapped on the second floor of an apartment building by a first-floor fire Sunday afternoon were rescued by firefighers. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said there was heavy smoke and fire coming from a first floor apartment at 1115 SW...
  • Fire breaks out on 30 Rock deck, injures 6

    The Top of the Rock, the observation deck of Rockefeller Center, was evacuated Sunday evening as more than 60 firefighters responded to a fire caused by a camera. Five adults and one child sustained "minor burns" from the fire that broke out about 7:43...
  • Oregon's Moccasin Hills fire destroys 9 homes, continues to grow

    Oregon's Moccasin Hills fire destroys 9 homes, continues to grow
    More than 100 people have been evacuated in south-central Oregon after a rapidly moving fire burned about 2,900 acres and destroyed nine homes in Klamath County, officials said Monday. No injuries have been reported from what is being called the...
  • Suspect charged with arson in Brooklyn Park fire

    Suspect charged with arson in Brooklyn Park fire
    A Brooklyn Park man was arrested and charged after a fire in Anne Arundel County Monday morning that injured one person. Xavien Neal Pinkney, 23, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, two counts of malicious burning in...
  • 61 cats, 2 dogs killed in fire at North Whitehall historic building

    61 cats, 2 dogs killed in fire at North Whitehall historic building
    Fire broke out in the second-floor apartment of a historic North Whitehall Township building Tuesday afternoon, killing 61 cats and two dogs inside, officials said. The pets were in the 4701 Route 309 apartment of the property manager, Allan Fedor, and...
  • U.S. says faulty line, wind gusts caused Powerhouse fire in Santa Clarita

    U.S. says faulty line, wind gusts caused Powerhouse fire in Santa Clarita
    A tripped power line coupled with gusty winds caused a wildfire that scorched more than 30,000 acres last year in Santa Clarita, a federal report released Tuesday concludes. Firefighters found a damaged insulator on the power line with “visible...
  • Washington state man tries to kill spider with blowtorch, sets house ablaze

    SEATTLE, July 16 - A Washington state man who tried to kill a spider using a makeshift blowtorch managed instead to set his house on fire, causing $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said on Wednesday. The man told investigators that he...