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Tennessee Community Devastated by Fires Doubtful Climate Change Poses Future Risk

Bob Bentz had just installed underground utility lines and paved a new road when wildfires roared through the eastern Tennessee treetop canopy he wanted to transform into a $30 million adventure park. A year later, after the blaze killed 14 …

Fire at Tennessee Animal Rescue Injures Workers, Firefighter, Animals

Veterinarians in Tennessee are treating animals injured in a fire at a zoo and rescue facility for exotic animals. Anderson County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Lucas told WATE-TV that some zoo workers and a firefighter also suffered minor injuries. Lucas …

Four Missing in Pennsylvania Senior Home Inferno

Four people are missing and presumed dead following last week’s fire at a Pennsylvania senior living community. The massive blaze tore through Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester late Thursday, injuring more than two-dozen people and displacing 133 …

Large Mississippi Auction Company Building Destroyed by Fire

An early Monday morning fire in Mississippi has destroyed a 15,000-square-foot (1,394-sq. meter) auction company. Corinth Fire Department Training Officer Jerry Whirley told news outlets that five units responded to the blaze at Scotty Little and Associates Auction Company just …

Popular Massachusetts Restaurant Destroyed by Fire

A fire has destroyed a popular restaurant in Massachusetts that just celebrated its 50th anniversary in business. Officials were called to Jamie’s Pub in Scituate, Mass., around 4:20 a.m. Sunday. Fire Chief John Murphy says it took about an hour …

Fire Destroys Historic Maine Building

Authorities in Maine say a fire has destroyed a historic building that once served as a Navy barracks in World War II. Crews responded to the fire at the Eastport building around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters contained the blaze after …

Hoverboard Suspected in Pennsylvania Fire that Damaged Six Townhomes

Officials suspect a hoverboard may be to blame for a fire that damaged six townhomes in Pennsylvania. Firefighters found one home engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene on Royal Drive in Manchester, Penn., Monday morning. The flames …

Massive Fire Ravages Neighborhood in Maine, Destroys Six Buildings

A large fire has ravaged a neighborhood in Maine, with officials saying it destroyed six buildings and sent at least four people to the hospital. Witnesses told the state Fire Marshal’s Office they smelled smoke long before they saw flames …

Fire Destroys Large Section of New York Motel

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire that destroyed a large section of a northern New York motel in the heart of a popular Thousand Islands tourist destination. Officials say the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday …

Officials: Failed Communications Hampered Tennessee Wildfire Response

Newly released records show failed communication systems hampered the response to deadly wildfires in Tennessee last fall. Records that Sevier County began to release Wednesday show that wind and fire on Nov. 28 combined to disable cell towers, melt fiber-optic …