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Families of Dive Boat Fire Victims Eligible for Compensation from CA Fund

The families of the victims of the fire aboard the dive boat Conception can seek funding for counseling and funerals from the California Victim Compensation Board, Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced yesterday. Families who would like information…

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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…

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Family Injured in Lake Catherine Boat Fire and Explosion Begins Recovery

Ashley Drysdale remains hospitalized with burns on 30 percent of her body after a boat explosion and fire on Arkansas’ Lake Catherine. Ashley and five members of her family were aboard a boat in the park’s launch area when the…

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Heather Gardens Senior Living Explosion, Fire in Aurora CO Turns Deadly

Two people were injured and another person died in an explosion and fire at Heather Gardens Senior Living community in Aurora, Colorado on November 16. Emergency responders transported one resident and one firefighter to an area hospital where they were treated…

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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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Man dies in Brentwood, Pennsylvania House Explosion, Fire

One person was killed in an explosion and fire in Brentwood, Pennsylvania on February 1. The body of Michael Festa, 56, was recovered by first responders outside the home, located at 24 Hillman St., by first responders who arrived around…

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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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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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Bronx Apartment Fire Injures 23, Days After Deadly Blaze

Twenty-three people were injured, four of them critically, when fire swept through a four-story Bronx apartment building early this morning. More than 200 firefighters battled the seven-alarm fire at 1547 Commonwealth Ave which began in a first-floor furniture store around 5:30…

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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…