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Fatal Fire in Washington Bikini Coffee Stand Caused by Propane

Fire investigators say they’ve completed their investigation into a blaze that killed a woman working in a coffee stand where baristas wear bikinis. Everett Fire Department investigators said Thursday in a news release the fire Jan. 7 was accidental and …

Hoverboard Found in Northern California County House Fire

Alameda County, Calif. fire officials say a hoverboard was found in the area where a fire sparked at a San Leandro home. KRON-TV reported that firefighters responded over the weekend to reports of a fire at a two-story home. No one …

Hoverboard Bursts into Flames in California Home

A hoverboard burst into flames in a Petaluma, Calif. home, marking the second such fire in Sonoma County in a week. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported that the hoverboard was plugged into an electrical outlet Monday to charge when …

Nearly $60M Settlement Reached in Washington Fire

A settlement of nearly $60 million has been reached for people who suffered damages as the result of a 2012 blaze near Cle Elum, Wash. lawyers said Monday. Rod Nelson with Abeyta Nelson law firm said in a release that …

$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 …