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Divers Recover Body of Last Missing Victim of California Boat Fire

Divers have recovered the body of the last missing victim of the deadly Labor Day fire aboard the dive boat Conception off the Southern California coast. Thirty-four people died when they were trapped below deck after a fire that broke…

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After CA Boat Fire Coast Guard Warns about Lithium-ion Batteries

After 34 people were killed when the dive boat Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of California on Labor Day, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a warning about the use of Lithium-ion batteries aboard commercial vessels. The…

Wisconsin Woman Killed in California Boat Fire

A deadly California boat fire killed 34 people over Labor Day weekend, including a Wisconsin native. Kristy Finstad (41) was leading a scuba diving trip when the chartered boat caught on fire. Finstad’s company, Worldwide Diving Adventures, chartered the dive…

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Five Children Die in Erie, PA Daycare Fire

A fire at an Erie, PA daycare center killed five children and injured one adult. Harris Family Daycare had been operating out of the single-family house for about 20 years before fire broke out just after 1 a.m on August…

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Arundel Lodge Fire Kills 3, Employee Dies Trying to Save Others

Three people are dead after a late-night fire on April 21 swept through an Arundel Lodge group home in Severn, Maryland. Two residents Walter McCardell, 61, and William Garcia, 44; and one employee, Barbara Brown, 65, perished in the blaze.…

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South Nashville Halfway House Fire Kills 3, Injures 11

Three women were killed and 11 others were injured when an early morning fire broke out at Southwood Women’s House, a South Nashville halfway, house on February 14. Firefighters rescued everyone inside the home and transported them to Vanderbilt University Medical…

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Woman, 19, Identified as Victim of Fatal Fire in Alexandria, MN

A 19-year-old woman who died in a January 15 apartment fire in Alexandria, MN has been identified by authorities. Shandin Goodbird of Alexandria was the only resident of the four-unit building located at 410 Fillmore Street who did not escape the…

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Heating Sources a Common Source of Home Fires, Deaths

Heating equipment is a leading cause of residential fires and fire deaths, according to a recent study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The report, which looked at fires that occurred in one-family homes, two-family homes, apartments and other…

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One Dead in Whitman, WV House Explosion

A Logan County, WV man was killed in an explosion at his home on January 10. First responders were called to the scene in the 4100 block of Whitman Creek Road in Whitman at 2:45 p.m. They arrived within 10…

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Alexandria Couple Dies in Minnesota’s First Fatal Fire of 2018

A couple died when a fire engulfed their mobile home in Alexandria, MN early this morning. Firefighters were called to the home, located in the Viking City mobile home park just before 5 a.m. and rescued Rose Marie Couillard, 59,…

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After Deadly Bronx Fire, a Search for Solace, Answers

One week after a fire ripped through a Bronx apartment building killing 12 people and injuring four others, families, friends and neighbors of the victims are left with questions and grief. The December 28 fire in the 100-year old building,…

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Defective Smoke Detector in Bronx Apartment Where Fire Killed 12

Twelve people were killed and four were critically injured when a fire tore through a 100-year old Bronx apartment building on December 28. City records show the building, which was built before fireproof construction standards, had an open violation for…