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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. …

LA County Supervisors Order Inspection of Dams in Wake of Oroville Emergency

Supervisors have ordered inspections of all Los Angeles County dams in the wake of flooding concerns at Northern California’s Oroville Dam. The Los Angeles Times wrote that supervisors unanimously approved the order Tuesday. The Department of Public Works has 30 …

8 Cars Burn, 7 People Treated after Parking Fire at California’s Disneyland

A fire broke out in Disneyland’s main parking structure that burned eight cars and caused seven people to be treated for smoke inhalation, authorities said. No foul play was suspected but authorities haven’t given a cause for the blaze at …

Sompo Canopius Names CNA’s O’Riordan as Head of International Property

Sompo Canopius AG has appointed Steve O’Riordan as head of international property with immediate effect. O’Riordan brings 30 years’ experience in the international property markets to Sompo Canopius and will report to Derek Hansen, group head of direct and facultative …

Chubb Taps Allied World’s Müller as Property & Technical Lines Director, Europe

Chubb has appointed Alf Müller to the role of Property and Technical Lines director for Continental Europe, as it continues to evolve its client offering in the property, power generation (powergen) and construction insurance markets. In his new role, Müller …

Colleagues of Oakland Artists’ Colony Founder Paint Caustic Portrait

The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists’ colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors …

North Dakota, with Fewer Volunteers, Ranks 47th in Firefighting Capability

North Dakota ranks 47th in the country in being equipped to fight fires and it’s not helping that fewer people are signing up to be volunteer firefighters. Most fire departments in North Dakota are made up of volunteers but now the …

Small Quake Jolts San Francisco Bay Area: USGS

A small earthquake rumbled beneath the San Francisco Bay area on Tuesday and was widely felt across the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 temblor struck at 12:40 a.m. PDT and was centered just to the east …

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 …

40-Plus Structures Burned in Kansas, Oklahoma Wildfire

Officials say a wildfire that burned hundreds of square miles of rural land in Oklahoma and Kansas this week destroyed at least 41 structures in both states. Oklahoma Forestry Services spokeswoman Hannah Anderson says authorities in both states determined 16 …