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Firetruck Crashes into Philadelphia Building, Leaving Five Injured

Four firefighters and one civilian were injured Thursday when a Philadelphia Fire Department firetruck crashed into a building after a collision with another vehicle. The firetruck had left a nearby fire station and had its lights and siren on as …

Railcar Carrying Molasses Explodes in Minnesota

A railcar carrying molasses exploded in Cannon Falls Tuesday morning, leaving a sticky mess, but causing no injuries, according to police. According to authorities, the explosion happened about 7 a.m. at the Progressive Rail facility in Cannon Falls, which is …

Flooding Brings New Woes to New York City Church Hard-Hit by COVID-19

A Lutheran church in New York City already reeling from the COVID-19 deaths of more than 60 members of the congregation has suffered a new trauma: Severe flood damage from the rupture of a major municipal water main. The flooding …

One Dead, Two Firefighters Injured in New Jersey Blaze

Authorities say one person was killed and several dozen people displaced following a fire in New Jersey in which two firefighters were also injured. NorthJersey.com reports that fire crews called to a Paterson street at about 10 a.m. Sunday found …

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. …