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Landmark Restaurant in Washington Suffers $1M in Fire Damages

A fire at a Marysville, Wash. landmark caused about $1 million in damage. The Daily Herald reported that a fire broke out on Sunday at the Village Restaurant. It’s a landmark with a history that dates back to the 1930s. …

Officials Visited California Warehouse Before Deadly Fire, Records Show

Police officers responded to complaints of a raucous “rave” at a California warehouse illegally used as an entertainment venue and residence two years before a late-night fire at the venue killed 36 partygoers, documents released by the city showed. The …

Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Fatal Fire

A Biddeford, Maine, man has pleaded guilty to setting a fire that claimed two lives there when he was 18 years old. Dylan Collins pleaded guilty Tuesday in Superior Court in Alfred, Maine, to one count of arson and to …

Snow Damage Found to Be Origin of Idaho Fire

Investigators from the Idaho State Fire Marshal’s Office looking into a fire last week at a local business in Council believe the blaze could have been caused by heavy snowfall. Many parts of Idaho have received record-breaking snowfall since mid-December. …

Fire at Huge Philippines Factory Complex Injures More Than 100

More than 100 workers, including three Japanese, were injured and at least three were missing in a fire that hit a huge factory south of Manila and sent thousands of employees running to safety, an official said Thursday. The fire …

Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Annual Summary from CoreLogic Details 2016 Natural Hazard Events CoreLogic® analyzes and evaluates the number and severity of natural hazard events that occurred across the U.S. annually in its Natural …

Officials Investigating After Several Manholes Explode in Massachusetts Suburb

An electricity distribution company is investigating a series of manhole explosions in Brockton, Mass. Officials say firefighters found six manhole covers had blown off their bases early Monday. Fire shot up from the ground. At least two businesses had to …

Christmas Day Fire in Connecticut Blamed on Toy Hoverboard

New Haven, Conn., fire officials say a toy hoverboard appears to be the cause of a Christmas Day apartment fire that displaced four people and sent one to the hospital. Battalion Chief Ben Vargas tells the New Haven Register the blaze …

Arson Suspected in Several Recent Connecticut Fires

Police and fire investigators say a string of fires in Norwich, Conn., recently appear to be arson and are looking for the person or people responsible. The latest blaze occurred Monday night at the former YMCA building on Main Street. …

Tourism Decline in California’s Scenic Big Sur Sparked by Wildfire

Lodge managers and cafe owners along California’s dramatic Big Sur coast were looking at a summer of jittery guests and cancelled bookings after fire officials warned that crews will likely be battling a wildfire raging in steep, forested ridges just …