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Boy Dies in Maryland Fire That Damaged 16 Apartments

A seven-year-old boy who was critically injured in an apartment fire in a Baltimore neighborhood has died, authorities said Sunday. The Baltimore County Fire Department said in a news release that Clinton Chimobi Ezeamaka died Saturday in the pediatric burn …

Virginia Fire Displaces Dozens, Causes Nearly $300K in Damages

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries and dozens of people have been displaced after a fire broke out at a Herndon apartment building, Fairfax County fire officials said. Firefighters responded to the apartments on Park Avenue on Thursday evening and found …

Fire Causes Estimated $50K in Damage at Delaware Restaurant

Fire officials in Delaware are investigating a fire that damaged a restaurant in Newark. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating after the fire at Miller’s Ale House at Center Pointe Plaza, WDEL-FM reported. Firefighters were called to the …

Three Dead, Six Seriously Injured in Baltimore Rowhouse Fire

Three people were killed and six people, including five children, were seriously injured after a fire broke out in an East Baltimore rowhouse early Monday, fire officials said. News outlets report that firefighters called to the home on North Patterson …

$2M in Damage from Oceanfront Home Fire in Delaware

A fire heavily damaged an oceanfront home in Bethany Beach, Delaware, over the weekend, according to fire investigators. Flames were engulfing the home on Seaside Drive as firefighters arrived around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the Delaware Office of the State Fire …

Officials Say Explosion Caused $200K in Damage to Maryland Home

A propane gas explosion caused about $200,000 in damage to western Maryland home, but a woman who was home at the time wasn’t hurt, fire investigators said. The explosion occurred in the basement furnace room of the two-story Smithsburg home …

Investigators Seek Help After Three Fires Set in Maryland

Fire investigators in Maryland are asking the public for help figuring out who set three fires over the weekend at a mobile home park on the Eastern Shore. A news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal says the fires …

Fire Destroys US Auto Auction Building in New Jersey, No Injuries Reported

Officials on Wednesday were investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a large building that housed several businesses in southern New Jersey. Flames broke out Tuesday night and quickly spread throughout the US Auto Auction building. Small explosions could …

Three Firefighters Hurt Battling Blaze at Historic Connecticut Building

Three firefighters were hospitalized and several pet dogs and cats were missing as a fire heavily damaged a historic building in New Hartford, Connecticut, officials said. All 22 residents were accounted for and unharmed. Nearly 100 firefighters from more than …

Covered Bridge Fire Declared Arson in Maine

A fire that destroyed one of Maine’s nine covered bridges has been declared an arson, the fire marshal’s office said. A local business put up a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of those responsible for the destruction …