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$2M in Fire Damage at Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Cause Unknown

Fire officials said Monday they could not determine the cause of a fire that ripped through a 14th floor pool deck at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip and caused $2 million in damage. The Clark County Fire …

Federal Government Suing Southern California Edison over 2009 Fire

Just days before the federal statute of limitations would have run out, the government has filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison in connection to a 2009 fire that primarily burned the San Bernardino National Forest east of Hemet. The …

Oregon Crews Continue Fight With Home-Destroying Fire

Crews fighting a wildfire near John Day, Ore., spent Tuesday trying to strengthen control lines to protect further damage to homes. The lightning-sparked blaze on the Malheur National Forest has grown to 63 square miles and ruined at least 26 …

Second Largest Wildfire Year in History for Alaska

This summer’s fire season has officially become the second biggest on record in Alaska. More than 5,081,000 acres, or 7,940 square miles,  have burned this year. That surpasses the nearly 5.05 million acres burned in 1957 for second place on …

Pool Fire at Las Vegas Hotel Fueled by Fake Palm Trees

Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday. The blaze on Saturday sent guests running and plumes of black …

24 Apartments Near University of Central Florida Destroyed by Fire

Fire officials say fire destroyed an apartment building at a complex near the University of Central Florida. It took about 60 firefighters to put out the fire at the Tivoli Apartments on the afternoon of July 12. Seminole County Fire Department …

California Apartment Fire Displaces Hundreds, Causes $850,000 in Damage

About 200 residents are assessing the damage after a two-alarm fire emptied their Southern California apartment building for the night, shutting off power and burning units and cars. The Orange County Register reported more than four dozen firefighters put out …

Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire in North Dakota

A BNSF train carrying crude oil owned by Hess Corp derailed and caught fire in North Dakota on May 6, forcing the evacuation of a nearby small town just days after the United States and Canada announced reforms to improve …

California Suburban Wildfire Sparked by Power Tool

Los Angeles fire officials say a brush fire in California that that briefly threatened homes in a heavily populated suburban neighborhood was caused by sparks from a power tool that a homeowner was using to clear brush. Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey …

Alaska Governor Declares Disaster From Fire In Interior Village

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has declared a state disaster in response to a fire that crippled water service in the village of Alatna. The boiler fire April 15 damaged the community’s multi-purpose building and caused electrical damage that knocked out …