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Accidental Delaware House Fire Causes $250K in Damage

Delaware authorities say a house fire in a neighborhood near the coast was an accident. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal issued a news release saying that it had ruled the fire in Sussex County, Delaware, was accidental. …

Delaware Lawmaker Loses Bid to Revive Lawsuit Over City Property

A Delaware lawmaker who owns a house damaged by a fire that started in an adjacent city-owned dwelling has lost her bid to revive a federal lawsuit. Rep. Stephanie Bolden, a Wilmington Democrat, claimed that the city repeatedly ignored her …

N.J. Insurers, Regulated Entities Urged to Assist Marcal Employees Affected by Fire

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Marlene Caride last week issued a bulletin encouraging insurers and entities regulated by the department to work with and assist employees of the Marcal paper products facility who lost their jobs after …

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 …

Website Planned to Help Workers of New Jersey Plant Destroyed by Fire

The parent company of a landmark New Jersey paper plant destroyed by fire last week says it is creating a website to help hundreds of affected workers find new jobs. Soundview Paper Company said Monday the employment opportunities website activated …

Three Boats Go Up in Flames at Boston Marina

A fire at a Boston marina likely strengthened by diesel fuel heavily damaged three boats, sinking two of them. Fire department officials say a woman was on one of the boats, but escaped unharmed. There were no reports of injuries. …

Maryland Warehouse Fire Causes Estimated $1.5M in Damage

A warehouse fire in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., has caused damage to a business that supplies temporary bleachers and scaffolding. Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark E. Brady told the Washington Post that the fire at the …

Fire Severely Damages Three New Jersey Shore Homes

Authorities say a fire in a New Jersey Shore town has severely damaged three homes, hurt at least two people and left one elderly woman missing. The fire in Sea Isle City broke out shortly before noon Thursday, sending large …

Probe Seeks Cause of Helicopter Crash into Power Lines in New York

Federal transportation safety investigators will try to determine what caused a helicopter to crash into power lines during an inspection flight in northern New York, killing two people on board and injuring two others. The National Transportation Safety Board says …

Criminal Investigation of NiSource Launched Over Massachusetts Gas Explosions

Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of utility company NiSource Inc over gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities that killed one person and injured at least 21 others in September, the company disclosed on Thursday. Grand jury …