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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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


A Cal Fire helicopter. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Unusual late fall fire still burning in Big Sur

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the […]


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Crews make progress on Sonoma County wildfire

THE GEYSERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress in containing a late-season wildfire burning in geothermal energy fields in Sonoma County. California fire officials say the McCabe Fire has consumed about 5.2 square miles, […]


SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk pausing during his commencement speech for Caltech graduates in Pasadena, Calif. on June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Tesla CEO expects feds to clear Model S in fires

DETROIT (AP) — The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors is confident that its Model S car is safe and will be cleared by a federal investigation into two battery fires. CEO Elon Musk said […]


Investigators probe the cause of fire at Brentwood highrise

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Residents of four floors that were displaced in an 11th story fire that damaged a high-rise in Brentwood remained without a home Saturday afternoon, but were briefly let back in by […]


The Rim Fire burns in the Stanislaus National Forest Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

Yosemite takes steps to protect sequoias from fire

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) – As a wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park, officials cleared brush and set sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias. The iconic trees can resist […]