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Hoverboard Suspected in Fire That Damaged Two-Family Home in Massachusetts

Authorities are blaming a hoverboard malfunction for starting a fire that damaged a two-family home north of Boston. Andover Fire Chief Michael Mansfield and State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey said investigators determined the hoverboard – which had been charging on …

Pennsylvania Woman’s Son Pleads Guilty, Gets Probation in Mansion Fire Fraud Case

The son of a suburban Philadelphia woman convicted in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property has been sentenced to four years’ probation. Forty-seven-year-old Carl Risoldi of Doylestown, Penn., pleaded guilty Friday to three related …

Fire Destroys Multi-Million Dollar Massachusetts Home

A massive fire has destroyed a multi-million dollar waterfront home in Massachusetts owned in part by a famous restaurateur. The Gloucester home that burned late Saturday into Sunday morning was bought for $4.6 million in 2016 and was undergoing renovations, …

Teens Charged in Fire That Destroyed Century-Old Maryland Home

Two teenage boys have been charged with arson that destroyed a century-old home on Maryland’s Kent Island. The Office of the State Fire Marshal in Maryland reported that the two teens, age 14 and 15, pulled old Christmas trees into …

Massachusetts Fire Chief Hospitalized After Explosive Blaze Hits Three Homes

The fire chief in Millbury, Mass., has been hospitalized after flames hit three homes and caused several propane tanks to explode. Chief Richard Hamilton was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester early Wednesday with heat exhaustion and dehydration. He …

NTSB Heading Investigation into Fatal Pennsylvania Natural Gas Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation into an apparent natural gas explosion that destroyed a Pennsylvania home and killed a utility worker. The UGI Utilities worker was checking out a reported gas odor when the house in …