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  • Discarded charcoal ashes causes house fire

    For the third time in recent months, discarded charcoal ashes caused a house fire in Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer (http://bit.ly/1AYF7FM ) reports a fire occurred Monday when charcoal ashes from a grill were put into a plastic garbage can, according...
  • 1 dead, several hurt in Philadelphia apartment fire

    A man has died after jumping from a second-story window during a fire at a Philadelphia apartment building. At least three other people were hurt in the fire around 6 a.m. Monday at the three-story building in the city's Kensington section. Firefighters...
  • Baltimore officials say 61 buildings caught fire during riot

    Baltimore officials say 61 buildings caught fire during riot
    Baltimore fire department officials said Wednesday that 61 buildings caught fire during last month's rioting — about four times more than the city initially said. That updated figure brings the total number of fires from the riot to more than 200....
  • Man sought after trying to set fire in Costa Mesa apartment

    Police and fire officials are looking for a man who tried to set fire to a vacant apartment in Costa Mesa on Tuesday evening. Firefighters responded to the 500 block of Victoria Street around 6:30 p.m. after neighbors called for help, said Costa Mesa...
  • New rules on oil trains draw flak from firefighters, too

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers and environmental and industry groups criticized the federal government's new safety measures for oil trains when they were announced this month. Now another group has expressed disappointment in the new rules: Emergency responders....
  • Officer, firefighter help man escape house fire

    Officials say a police officer and firefighter helped a badly burned 71-year-old man escape a fire at his home near New Castle. Firefighters called to Dallas Road on Tuesday found heavy smoke and fire coming from the one-story home. New Castle County...
  • Aurora house uninhabitable following fire

    Aurora house uninhabitable following fire
    An Aurora house was deemed uninhabitable following a Monday night fire. Aurora Fire Department firefighters responded to a fire at a single-family home in the 1400 block of Creek Avenue at 8:20 p.m. Firefighters found a fire in the kitchen, where a...
  • Fire heavily damages Christiana home

    Officials say a fire has heavily damaged a home in Christiana. A New Castle County fire board official says the blaze broke out around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday in the three-story home on North Old Baltimore Pike. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and...
  • Fatal Philadelphia apartment fire was set

    Authorities say a Philadelphia apartment building fire that left one person dead and four others injured was intentionally set. A 31-year-old man died after jumping from a second floor window at the three-story building in the city's Kensington section...
  • Extra-alarm fire displaces several residents in Burnham

    Extra-alarm fire displaces several residents in Burnham
    Several residents were displaced after an extra-alarm fire broke out early Monday morning in the south suburban Burnham. The fire started in a three-story building around 3 a.m. in the 14500 block of South Muskegon Avenue, according to residents and...
  • Waukegan man displaced after high-rise apartment fire

    Waukegan man displaced after high-rise apartment fire
    A Waukegan resident has been displaced from his home due to damage sustained in a Sunday night kitchen fire in a Waukegan high-rise apartment building. The entire 10th floor of the Harry Poe Manor, at 300 Lake St., was evacuated for a few hours while...