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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…

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Couple Dies, 2 Children Injured in Hibbing House Fire

Two people died and two children were injured when a house in Hibbing, MN caught fire in the early morning hours of December 26. Five people were inside the home located in the 200 block of 42nd Street E. when the…

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Fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community

Fire lawsuit lawyers at Pritzker Hageman law firm are hoping there are no fatalities resulting from the fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Several residents were hospitalized, and a few of the 132 residents have…

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Report: Multiple-Death Fires Surged in 2016

The number of catastrophic multiple-death fires surged in 2016, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Both the number of these fires and the deaths resulting from them were higher in 2016 than in 2015…

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East St. Louis Apartment Fire: 1 Dead, 2 Injured

One person died and two others were injured in a July 26 fire at the Orr-Weathers Apartments in East St. Louis.  Firefighters arrived at the 7-story public housing complex on the 1400 block of Missouri just after 2 a.m. Most…

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Injuries From Explosion at Modern Gas Sales in Pittston Pa.

An explosion this morning in Pittston Township, Pa. occurred when a tanker truck holding 3,500 gallons of liquid propane burst into flames.  The explosion at Modern Gas Sales on Glendale Road prompted first responders to issue an all call for available Luzerne…

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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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Woman Dies in Clarksville Apartment Fire

Lawsuit for Family of Person Who Dies in an Apartment Fire The family of a person who dies in an apartment fire may have a wrongful death claim, meaning the family can sue the landlord (owner of the building) and,…

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3 Die in Fire at Oakland Apartment With History of Problems

Three people died in a March 27 fire at an Oakland apartment building with no fire alarms, no sprinklers and a history of problems.  Two adults and two children were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, one person is still missing. The…

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…