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Fire Investigators Pinpoint Unit Where Deadly Honolulu High-Rise Blaze Began

Fire investigators said the apartment where a deadly fire began in a Honolulu high-rise was near the two units on the 26th floor where the bodies of three victims were found, but they’re still working to determine the cause. The …

Fire Destroys 3 Mobile Homes in Oregon, 2 Were Uninsured

A fire southeast of Eugene, Ore., destroyed three mobile homes and sent a man to a Portland hospital. Residents of the mobile home park tell The Register-Guard that two dogs and four cats died. The fire happened Monday at the …

Homes Near Northern Arizona Wildfire Have Evacuations Lifted

Homeowners in northern Arizona were given the green light to return days after being displaced by a fast-moving wildfire, while residents more than 200 miles away fled their homes after a blaze forced an evacuation of a small mountain community …

Wildfire Forces Evacuations in Rural California Town

Crews have stopped the forward progress of a small wildfire in Central California that has triggered evacuations in a rural area north of Fresno. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the 225-acre blaze was more than 15 …

$300K Settlement in 2012 Utah Fire to be Paid by Insurer

Utah officials have reached a $300,000 settlement with a man accused of starting a 2012 fire that led to the evacuation than 1,000 northwestern Utah homes. The Daily Herald reported the Utah County Commission approved the settlement with Kenneth Nielsen …

Southern California to See Spike in Temperatures, Fire Risk

Temperatures are climbing along with the risk of wildfires as a spring heat wave moves into Southern California. Forecasters predict temperatures in the 80s across greater Los Angeles this week, and some spots could see triple digits as the week …

Lawyer Argues Deadly Oakland Fire Wrongly Blamed on Client

Lawyers for the operator of an Oakland warehouse charged in a fire that killed three dozen partygoers who were packed into the building aired possible defenses on Friday to a prosecution case that legal experts say appears to be strong. …

3 Injured from Giant Chemical Fire Burning for Hours in Southern California

A major fire broke out and burned for hours at a company that produces cleaning chemicals in Anaheim, Calif., leaving three people injured. Anaheim fire officials say the blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. at American Chemical and Sanitary …

Families of Victims Pack Court to See Man Charged in Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Families of some of the dozens of people who were killed in an Oakland warehouse fire attended a court hearing for a man charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the fire. Victims lined up to see suspect Derick …

Average 2017 Wildfire Season Predicted for Wyoming

State forester Bill Crapser says most of Wyoming is predicted to have slightly below average to average large wildfires this year. Crapser says there could be a lot of wildfires started by lightning but most are not expected to grow …