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Fire at Historic Maine Fairground Blamed on Electrical Malfunction

The Maine Fire Marshal’s office says the blaze that destroyed two buildings and damaged several others at a historic fairground was accidental. Fire investigators said that the fire at the Fryeburg Fairgrounds was caused by an electrical malfunction inside a …

11 Vehicles Damaged in Parking Lot Fire at Amusement Park

Authorities say 11 vehicles have been destroyed after a fire in the parking lot of an amusement park. The Flint Hill Fire Department said it took about 30 minutes to put out the fire Friday afternoon in the Carowinds parking …

Lightning Strike Causes Fire, $50K Damage in Delaware

The Office of the State Fire Marshal estimates that a lightning strike caused $50,000 worth of damage to Delaware apartments. The News Journal reports that the National Weather Service says lightning struck in the vicinity of Mill Creek’s Arundel Apartments …

Fire Does More Than $1M in Damage to New Jersey Home

Fire officials say a blaze that injured two firefighters did more than $1 million in damage to a New Jersey home. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the fire at the three-story Ventnor Heights home was reported shortly after …

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, …

Pennsylvania District Reopens After Fire Destroyed, Damaged Several Buses

Schools are reopening in a Pennsylvania district where a fire destroyed or damaged more than two dozen school buses. Classes were canceled after the fast-moving blaze broke out Friday at a Parkland school district garage in South Whitehall, near Allentown, …

City, Electrical Inspector in New Jersey Not Liable in Multi-Unit Home Fire Lawsuit

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled a city and its electrical inspector are not liable for claims resulting from a fatal fire within a multi-unit home that was allegedly caused by faulty wiring. The court stated in its …

New Jersey Fire Destroys Squad’s Five Ambulances, Causes $2M in Damage

A fast-moving fire has gutted an ambulance squad’s building in New Jersey, destroying five ambulances and causing at least $2 million in damage. The fire at the American Legion Ambulance Association in Woodstown, N.J., broke out early Monday and was …

Prosecutors Say New Jersey Diner Owner Paid Friend to Burn It Down

Prosecutors say a New Jersey diner owner hired his friend to burn it down last month so he could collect on an insurance claim. Thomas Giannisis, a 51-year-old Bellmawr resident who owned the Country Town Diner in Berlin, and 56-year-old …

Fire at Decades-Old Maryland Tavern Caused $500K in Damage

Firefighters say a blaze at a decades-old Maryland tavern in a Washington, D.C. suburb has caused damage costing roughly $500,000. Pete Piringer with Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service tells WTTG-TV it appears the flames at Hank Dietle’s Tavern in …