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Small Fire Erupts by Disneyland Attraction in California

Officials say a small fire erupted over the weekend near a Disneyland attraction, but it was put out by park firefighters and no one was hurt. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the fire broke out about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday in …

After Deadly California Fire Thousands of Smoke Alarms Installed

Volunteers have installed thousands of free smoke alarms in a Southern California neighborhood where a fire last month killed a mother and her two sons. The Orange County Register reported 5,000 donated smoke alarms were installed Saturday in 1,000 condominiums …

California Refinery Blast Sprays Ash, Bursts Windows

An explosion and fire at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Torrance, California, refinery sent ash spraying on nearby cars and burst windows of surrounding buildings Wednesday. The explosion occurred near a fluid catalytic cracking unit of the refinery, according to David Campbell, …

Arson Suspected in California School Fire With $1M in Damage

Authorities say they suspect an arsonist set a Northern California middle school’s cafeteria on fire. KCBS-Radio reported that Oakland fire fighters found an opened door when they arrived to put out the early morning blaze at Claremont Middle School, leading …

Deadly Texas High-Rise Fire Sends 17 to Hospital

More than a dozen people were hospitalized following a fire that killed five residents at a senior-living facility near San Antonio, Texas, and officials are trying to track down the whereabouts of dozens of others, a city official said. The …

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 …