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3 Dead, 6 Injured in Chesapeake, Virginia Senior Living Fire

Three people are dead and six others are recovering from injuries after a massive fire at the Chesapeake Crossing Senior Living Apartments in the early mornings hours of July 15.  Firefighters responding to the call at around 4:35 a.m., found…

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2017 Fire Deaths in Minnesota at 30

There were thirty-six fire deaths in Minnesota in 2016, 58% of them in a 1 or 2 family dwelling (single-family house, townhouse or duplex), according to the Fire Marshal. Twenty-two of those deaths happened in the first six months. We…

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Neighbors Grieve and Worry After Firestone House Explosion

Neighbors and friends gathered in Settlers Park yesterday to take part in a memorial for Mark Martinez and Joseph (Joey) William Irwin III who died in a Firestone, CO house explosion on April 17. The close-knit community has rallied to…

Massachusetts Fire Fatalities Surge in 2017

Massachusetts fire officials say the number of fire fatalities reported so far this year is much higher than usual.  In many instances, they say, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were not functioning. So far this year, there have been 23…

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Kozy Kottage Fire Death Toll Rises, 4 Dead, 2 Hospitalized

A fire at Kozy Kottage, a Baltimore assisted living facility, has now claimed the lives of four people, two others remain hospitalized. Seven people were inside the building, located in the 2800 block of Lawina Road, when the fire broke…

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3 Children Die in Carrington, ND Fire, Father in Twin Cities Burn Unit

Three children died and three others were injured in a mobile home fire in Carrington, ND on February 25. Alex Tufte, 11, Melody Tufte, 8, and Spencer Tufte, 7, perished when their home, located in the Westside Trailer Court, was…

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Medina, OH Apartment Explosion: Parents Injured, Their Son, 18, Dies

An 18-year-old man who was bedridden died in a fire after an explosion in a Medina, OH apartment building. His parents suffered severe burns trying to save him. Firefighters were called to the scene just after 3:15 a.m. on February…

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Reed College Student Dies in Portland Apartment Fire

A Reed College student, Mara Gibbs, has died from injuries she sustained in a February 5 apartment fire in Southeast Portland, OR. Firefighters arrived at the off-campus apartment, located at the Garden Park Apartments on Southeast 30th Avenue, at 5:15 a.m.…

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Man Dies in Irvington House Fire

One man is dead after a fire ripped through a multi-family dwelling in Irvington, NJ on Monday.  He was believed to have been in his 60s, his name has not been released. When firefighters arrived on the scene of the…

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Fire at Lakeville, MN House Results in Tragic Death

On Friday, January 22, 2016, a 35-year-old Minnesota man lost his life after being severely burned the previous day at a construction site in Lakeville, Minnesota. Our thoughts are with the family. Last Thursday, January 21, 2016, a fire, possibly…

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3 Fatal Fires in December in Minnesota

The number of fire deaths in Minnesota in 2015 is 52 so far. That is up substantially from 43 in 2014. Three of the fire deaths happened in the last few days. Our thoughts are with the families. 1. North…

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Minneapolis Apartment Explosion and Fire Investigation

On January 1, 2014, an explosion and fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis killed 3 people. The bodies of two men were recovered from the building a day after the explosion. A third man was taken to the hospital in…