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Richmond Saw Nearly $4M in Fire Damage During Initial Unrest

Fires caused nearly $4 million in estimated damages over the first 18 days of protests this summer in Richmond, Va., according to an analysis by city emergency officials. Richmond fire crews responded to 48 fires between May 29 and June …

Heavy Rain in Pennsylvania Prompts Rescues, Wind Damages Hospital Day Care

High winds partially tore the roof off a day care center on the grounds of a suburban Philadelphia hospital, injuring four children, as heavy rains flooded rivers and streams, prompting water rescues, evacuation calls and a search for a young …

Pennsylvania Provides Guidance for Businesses Damaged During Civil Unrest

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has released guidance to Pennsylvania businesses damaged during the civil unrest across the state. The information is intended to assist business owners identify what is generally covered by understanding the terms in their policies and …

Storm Kills Three, Rips Roof Off Apartment Building in Pennsylvania

A brief but severe storm killed three people in southeastern Pennsylvania and ripped the roof off a seven-story apartment building, authorities said. Montgomery County officials said the three fatalities occurred in separate incidents during Wednesday’s noontime storm, two in Lower …

Police Say Man in New Hampshire Arson Case Paddled Canoe with Items for Fire

A man has been held without bail on a charge of setting fire to a New Hampshire middle school, and police believe he paddled a canoe from Maine with a propane tank and a bucket of flammable liquid, authorities said. …

South Boston Fire Injures Five Firefighters, Displaces 40 People

A massive fire broke out in South Boston early Saturday, tearing through seven residential buildings and leaving five firefighters injured. The seven-alarm fire started around 3:30 a.m., the Boston Fire Department said. Around 40 people were displaced by the blaze. …

New Jersey Apartment Complex Fire Damages Dozens of Units

A fast-moving fire roared through a southern New Jersey apartment complex, damaging dozens of units but causing no injuries, authorities said. The fire broke out late Monday in the Buttonwood Village complex in Gloucester Township. Firefighters battled the blaze for …

Massive Fire Scorches Six Row Houses in Staten Island

A fast-moving five-alarm fire severely damaged six row houses in Staten Island on Monday, displacing more than 30 people and causing minor injuries. John Sudnik, chief of the Fire Department of New York, said wood construction in the attics of …

Fire Torches Several Buildings in New Jersey

A large fire that started in an apartment building under construction spread to several other buildings late Sunday in a downtown district, but no injuries were reported. The fire in Bound Brook, N.J., broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday at …

Insurance Companies Sue Government Over Gatlinburg Fire

More than 40 insurance companies sued the federal government last week over its handling of a 2016 Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 2,500 buildings in Sevier County. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the …