Elderly Woman Dies in Gorham House Assisted Living Fire

An elderly woman died from injuries she suffered when a fire broke out in her room at an assisted living facility in Gorham, ME. Lynda Muccino (84) died last Wednesday at Maine Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized since…

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Barrington Plaza Fire Injures 13 – 2nd Blaze at L.A. High-Rise Since 2013

A fire at Barrington Plaza, a 25-story apartment building in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, has injured 13 people including a 3-month-old baby. The fire began just after 8:30 this morning in a sixth-floor unit that was rented as…

Cedar Riverside Apartment Fire Kills 5, Hospitalizes 3 in Minneapolis

A fire on the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building in Minneapolis killed five people and hospitalized three others on Wednesday morning. The fire broke out on the 14th floor of Cedar High Apartments in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of…

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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,…