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Investigators Eye Arson In Large Los Angeles Apartment Blaze

Federal and local investigators are trying to determine whether an arsonist set a fire that turned an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex into a block of flames so hot that freeway signs melted and windows cracked in office high-rises as …

Downtown Los Angeles Development Consumed by Early Morning Blaze

An apartment tower that was under construction in downtown Los Angeles along with two other buildings were being consumed by large blaze that closed freeways and roads in the early morning hours of Monday while commuters were starting to make their …

Recovery Starts After Fire Destroys Part of Downtown Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or damaging eight buildings in the western Illinois city. Tattoo shop owner Dan Bonowski said he’ll absolutely be back in business. …

Fire Causes $1M Damage to Oklahoma City Office Complex

Authorities say an overnight fire has caused about $1 million in damage to a northwest Oklahoma City office complex. The blaze broke out early on Sept. 29 at the Wilshire Gardens Office Park. Firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour, …

100 Homes Destroyed by Northern California Wildfire

A wind-driven fire cut through a small California town near the Oregon border on Monday damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said. The town near the base of Mount Shasta in …

Blast at BP Refinery in Indiana Sparks Fire, Shakes Homes

An explosion at a BP oil refinery in Indiana rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said. The explosion at …

Troubled California Refinery Slated for Overhaul

Leaders of a San Francisco Bay Area city approved a $1 billion upgrade of Chevron’s troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, after the company agreed to safety and piping upgrades and greater community investment, a newspaper reported. …

Serial Arsonists Likely Hitting Central California City: Chief

Fresno, Calif.’s fire chief says investigators believe serial arsonists are behind a series of blazes across the city over the past month. Chief Kerri Donis said Tuesday that fire and police investigators are studying 21 fires that have occurred since …

Hash Oil Suspected Behind Blaze at California Complex

A hash oil operation is suspected in an explosion that burned a man and several units of a Redding, Calif. apartment complex during the weekend. The Record Searchlight newspaper reported the 9:30 a.m. Sunday blast and resulting fire sent a …

Sprinkler Clause Adds Wrinkle To Minnesota Bonding Debate

When it comes to the $846 million construction borrowing package being debated at Minnesota’s Capitol, many wonder if it’s it too big to fail. Or in the case of Gov. Mark Dayton, is too big to veto? Dayton threw a curveball …