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Delaware Teen Charged with Setting Fire at Elementary School

Authorities in Delaware have arrested a 14-year-old boy accused of intentionally setting fire to a structure at an elementary school, causing damage estimated at $80,000, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. State Fire Marshal deputies charged the teenager with …

Two New Jersey Eateries Destroyed by Massive Fire

A fast-moving fire destroyed at least two eateries and left several people homeless in a northern New Jersey community, authorities said. The fire in downtown Ridgewood was reported around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. It started in a building housing a bagel …

Fire Damages Popular Presidential Campaign Trail Restaurant in New Hampshire

A fire caused about $80,000 worth of damage on Wednesday to a New Hampshire restaurant that’s a popular campaign trail stop for candidates in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state. WMUR-TV reports fire crews responded to the Puritan Backroom shortly after …

Weekend Blaze at Georgia Paper Mill Under Investigation

Fire investigators are trying to determine what started a blaze that caused extensive damage to a paper mill in northwest Georgia over the weekend. A large building at the International Paper mill in Coosa, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) from …

New Jersey Apartment Complex Fire Damages Dozens of Units

A fast-moving fire roared through a southern New Jersey apartment complex, damaging dozens of units but causing no injuries, authorities said. The fire broke out late Monday in the Buttonwood Village complex in Gloucester Township. Firefighters battled the blaze for …

Massive Fire Scorches Six Row Houses in Staten Island

A fast-moving five-alarm fire severely damaged six row houses in Staten Island on Monday, displacing more than 30 people and causing minor injuries. John Sudnik, chief of the Fire Department of New York, said wood construction in the attics of …

Fire Torches Several Buildings in New Jersey

A large fire that started in an apartment building under construction spread to several other buildings late Sunday in a downtown district, but no injuries were reported. The fire in Bound Brook, N.J., broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday at …

Two Large Yachts Destroyed in Predawn Fire at Florida Marina

Authorities say a huge fire has destroyed two large yachts in South Florida, sending flames skyward and leaving millions of dollars in losses. No injuries were reported in Saturday’s pre-dawn fire. Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan told news outlets …

Row Home Explosion Sparks Fire That Spreads to Nine Other Homes in Pennsylvania

Authorities say an early morning house explosion in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown blew off the front of the row home and led to a fire that spread to nine other homes, but no serious injuries were immediately reported. …

Investigators Can’t Determine Cause of Maine Supply Company Fire

Maine’s state fire marshal’s office says the cause of a fire that destroyed a building supply company will remain undetermined. The fire torched McCormack Building Supply in Winslow last week. The fire marshal’s office says investigators have determined the fire …