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  • Philadelphia blaze that killed four children may have started outside

    A rubbish fire that started outside may have spread to a series of Philadephia rowhouses early Saturday morning, sparking a fast-moving three-alarm blaze that killed four children, a Fire Department spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. The fire...
  • 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,...
  • Monticello fire in Yolo County scorches more than 6,400 acres

    Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday in Yolo County that burned more than 6,400 acres and was heading toward steep terrain. The Monticello fire was 35% contained after igniting on Friday along the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa near the...
  • 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...
  • North Laurel house fire displaces family

    North Laurel house fire displaces family
    A North Laurel house caught fire Thursday night, likely displacing a Howard County family from their home, fire department officials said. Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services firefighters and paramedics responded to the home in the...
  • Cats and dogs killed in Schnecksville fire have been buried

    The 61 cats and two dogs that were killed in a North Whitehall Township fire Tuesday afternoon have been buried in a landfill, the Schnecksville fire chief said Thursday. Chief Ron Stahley said the Lehigh County Special Operations Team performed 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No one hurt in Schaumburg warehouse fire

    No one hurt in Schaumburg warehouse fire
    No one was hurt in a Schaumburg warehouse fire this morning that officials say may have started with a piece of equipment inside. The fire at a manufacturing building at 525 Estes Ave. started just before 7 a.m., said Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebl....
  • Take-home cars put officials on hot seat

    Take-home cars put officials on hot seat
    Fourteen Des Plaines fire and police personnel take home city-owned vehicles, but Ald. Dick Sayad, 4th, would like to cut that number to four. The issue spurred a debate among aldermen, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Police Chief William Kushner...