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Four Girls, 12 and 14 Years Old, Accused of Setting Pennsylvania House Fire

Four teenage girls ranging in age from 12 to 14 have been arrested on juvenile court charges of setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied western Pennsylvania house earlier this month, sending a police officer and a firefighter to the …

Delaware Apartment Fire Displaces 40, Causes $1M in Damage

More than 40 people have lost their home after a fire destroyed a Delaware apartment complex. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office says the fire occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday at the Valley Run Apartments in Claymont near the Pennsylvania …

Car Crashes Into Pennsylvania Gift Shop, Setting Two Buildings on Fire

A vehicle slammed into a Gettysburg gift shop and burst into flames, killing the driver and setting the building and a neighboring structure on fire, authorities said. Emergency dispatchers in Adams County said the vehicle crashed into the Blue and …

Brothers Say They Set Fire in Philadelphia That Badly Damaged Stores, Homes

Two brothers admitted in court Thursday to setting fire to their hookah lounge as they struggled with business losses, causing more than $20 million in damages to a retail block in Philadelphia’s historic area. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Imad Dawara, …

Pittsburgh Building at Least 141 Years Old to be Demolished After Fire

Authorities say a multistory building on Pittsburgh’s South Side built at least 141 years ago will be demolished on safety grounds after a massive fire and partial collapse. “After a partial collapse, the structure is considered structurally unsound,” Pittsburgh Public …

Firefighters Battle Blaze, Partial Building Collapse in Pittsburgh

Fire and a partial collapse has demolished at least part of a multistory building on Pittsburgh’s South Side built at least 141 years ago. Fire crews fought for hours to contain the blaze reported at about 2:30 p.m. that sent …

Vermont Police Say Snowmobile Fire Ignites Covered Bridge

A fire that started in a snowmobile spread to a 111-year-old covered bridge, collapsing the structure into the Missisquoi River in the town of Troy, police said. The fire was reported around 11 a.m. Saturday after a group of snowmobilers …

Vermont Man Charged in Eight Arsons Arrested by Federal Agents

A Stowe man charged in eight arsons that police say caused more than $1.5 million in damage to the resort community has been arrested by federal agents. Jeffrey Nolan, 62, made his initial appearance in federal court on Monday on …

Two Women Found Dead After Row Home Fire Causing Estimated $250K in Damage

Authorities say two women were found dead after a fire in a central Pennsylvania row home over the weekend that caused an estimated more than $250,000 in damage to all three homes. Fire crews were dispatched shortly after 6 a.m. …

Vermont Man Facing Eight Arson Charges for Stowe Fires

A Stowe man is facing eight arson charges that he set a series of fires over nearly two years that caused more than $1.5 million in damage, police said Wednesday. Police say Jeffrey Nolan, 62, admitted to setting a fire …