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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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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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Phoenix House Explosion: 1 Dead, I Injured

One person is dead and another is critically injured after a December 21 Phoenix house explosion. Firefighters, who were called to the scene near 11th Avenue and Fillmore Street just before 10 a.m., found the house fully engulfed. LIVE: BALL…

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Baltimore House Fire Kills Mother and Two Children

There have been a record number of fire deaths and fatal fires in Baltimore this year, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. It’s been five years since the city has endured more fatal fires in one year than…

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Most Cooking-Related House Fires Happen on Thanksgiving

Most cooking-related house fires happen on Thanksgiving. In fact, the number of fires that occur each year on Thanksgiving is four times greater than any other of the year. To help everyone celebrate safely, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)…

Woman Dies in Windham, ME House Fire

An early morning house fire in a rented home in Windham, ME claimed the life of the woman who lived there. The fire, which was reported around 4 a.m. November 18, had engulfed the single-story home on Pettingill Road, just…

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Woman Dies in Palatine, IL House Fire

A 78-year-old woman died in a house fire in Palatine, IL Thursday night. Fire crews arrived at the house, located on the 300 block of West Slade Street, just before 7 p.m. Firefighters found Hazel J. Keisler in the kitchen of…

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Couple Dies, Son Seriously Injured in Sarasota, FL House Fire

A 68-year-old couple died and their son was severely injured in a house fire in Sarasota, FL on Wednesday. Mike Cook, a neighbor who lives across the street, reported the fire at 2:56 p.m. after he saw flames coming from the…

Fireplace Embers Spark Fatal Fire That Kills Family of 6

Fireplace embers were the source of a fatal fire that killed a family of six in Nehawka, NE, according to a report by that state’s fire marshal. The fire, which broke out just after midnight on the morning of October 20,…

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Le Mars, IA Man Severely Burned in Duplex Fire

A man has been hospitalized with severe burns from a fire in a duplex in Le Mars, IA on Saturday. The fire, at 620 Greenwood Ave., was reported at 10 a.m. on Saturday. When firefighters arrived, the man, who suffered…

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2 Die in House Fire in Philadelphia’s Bustleton Neighborhood

  Two people died and a firefighter was injured in a house fire in Philadephia’s Bustleton neighborhood. The fire, which began around midnight Wednesday at the house in on the 9800 block of Bridle Road, spread quickly with heavy flames and…

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Man Dies in Mesa, AZ House Fire

A Mesa, AZ man died Saturday, October 1 after his home was engulfed in flames. Three other people who were in the house, located in 3500 block of East Dragoon Avenue, at the time of the fire were able to…