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Debris from a fire fills the backyard next to the now boarded-up house where the night before a man used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Man using ‘blowtorch’ to kill a spider started fire

SEATTLE (AP) — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of […]

07/17/2014

An Erickson Air-Crane loads up from Isabella Lake Sunday, June 15, 2014 before making another water drop on the Shirley Fire west of Wofford Heights, Calif. The Kern County Sheriff's Office has called for the evacuation of about 500 homes in the Wofford Heights area. (AP photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

California wildfire expected to head toward homes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central California as they raced to control the fast-moving blaze before hotter, drier […]

06/15/2014

Firefighters pick through the rubble of a burned out home as they look for clues to a fire that authorities say killed six people in Newark, N.J., Sunday, June 15, 2014. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey's largest city, broke out at around 4 a.m. Sunday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Boy on Father’s Day visit, 5 others, die in fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenager on a Father’s Day visit to Newark to honor his deceased dad died, along with his mother and four others, when a fast-moving fire ripped through a three-story home […]

06/15/2014

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Ex-television pet groomer pleads guilty to arson

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A pet groomer who appeared on a pair of reality TV shows has pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to a carport at his Pasadena apartment building two years ago. […]

03/10/2014

Fire Scorches OC Temple’s Kitchen, Torah Saved

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Fire raged for nearly an hour inside a building at one of Orange County’s largest Jewish temples Saturday. Flames were reported about 6:05 a.m. inside a structure at Temple Beth Sholom […]

02/15/2014

Massive Ga. blaze is contained but still burning

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters battled a giant blaze fueled by 5,600 tons of rubber Saturday at the Port of Savannah, where a towering column of black smoke could be seen from miles away. By […]

02/08/2014

Kentucky State Fire investigators work at the scene of early morning house fire in Depoy, Ky. Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Child who survived deadly Ky. fire recuperating

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A girl who escaped a western Kentucky house fire that killed her mother and eight siblings is recuperating from burns and communicating with her hospital nurses, a family friend said Friday. […]

01/31/2014

Fire burns on the horizon at the scene of a train derailment near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick on Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Tom Bateman)

Train carrying oil derails, catches fire in Canada

PLASTER ROCK, New Brunswick (AP) — Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday morning, while they prepared to launch aerial surveillance and more than 100 […]

01/08/2014

Firefighter Troy Drouin takes a short break before mopping up hot spots near Yosemite National Park, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

2 Cabins Destroyed In Rural OC Fire

Crews have extinguished three wildfires that destroyed a pair of cabins in a remote area of eastern Orange County.

01/02/2014

Fire on Mirasol St. knocked down in under 1 hour

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City firefighters needed help from county and Vernon firefighters to subdue a stubborn, general alarm blaze that broke out this morning at a commercial building in Boyle Heights, a fire department spokesman said. The […]

01/01/2014

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