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New Hampshire Fire Destroys Several Apartment Buildings, Displaces 12 Families

A fire in New Hampshire destroyed several apartment buildings Friday and displaced 12 families. Manchester fire officials say that two multi-level apartment buildings were complete losses, WMUR-TV reported. Several surrounding buildings and several cars were damaged as well. The fire …

Gas Explosion, Fire Displaces 150 People in Boston

A gas explosion and fire at a Boston apartment building has displaced about 150 people. Fire officials say no injuries were reported at the 40-unit residential building in the Mattapan neighborhood. The explosion and fire were reported early Saturday afternoon. …

Fast-Moving Fire Damages Several Homes in New Jersey

A fast-moving fire roared through several homes in a northern New Jersey neighborhood, injuring six firefighters and displacing nearly 50 residents. The fire in Paterson began around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in a home on Summer Street and quickly spread to …

Fire at North Carolina Apartment Complex Injures 4, Damages 16 Units

At least four people have been hurt after a fire started at an apartment complex in North Carolina’s largest city. The Charlotte Fire Department said firefighters were called around 4:30 a.m. Friday and had to call more firefighters to help …

Northern New England Storms Leave Many Without Power, Spark Tornado

More than 10,000 people were still without power Tuesday, a day after strong winds and rain from storms in northern New England sparked a tornado in New Hampshire and razed a historic barn in Vermont. Monday afternoon’s thunderstorms in New …

South Carolina Apartment Fire Destroys 16 Homes, Injures 7

People jumped from their balconies and at least one family tossed a baby to a teen, as fire swept through an apartment complex near the South Carolina coast Thursday night. At least seven people were hurt and the homes of …

South Carolina Hotel Fire Forces Evacuation of 300 Guests, Permanent Residents

Nearly 300 residents were evacuated from a South Carolina hotel after a fire. The Morning News of Florence reports the evacuees included many permanent residents of the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in Florence. Firefighters from multiple stations arrived Saturday afternoon …

Vandals Contaminated Pennsylvania Mobile Home Park’s Water System

Authorities say vandals contaminated the private water system of a mobile home park in western Pennsylvania, leaving about 50 homes without water service. State police in Westmoreland County say someone entered the community water facility at the Pineview Manor Park …

Willis Re Joins with Tech Firm, Measure, to Raise Drone Usage for Insurers

Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson, announced a strategic partnership with technology company Measure to advance the use of drones within the insurance industry and bring the latest drone technology to Willis Re clients. The integration of …

Hurricane Experience Aids Fast-Food Chain In Oklahoma

The founder and CEO of a Baton Rouge-based fast-food chain says experience with disasters served the company well after a tornado ravaged Moore, Okla. Todd Graves, of Raising Cane’s, said the chain has about 50 employees in Moore. The restaurant …