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Fire Kills 240K Chickens at Florida Farm

A fire early Thursday killed as many as 240,000 chickens at a Florida farm operated by one of the nation’s largest egg producers. The Pasco County fire department reports that three barns each containing up to 80,000 chickens each caught …

Fire Guts Historic Church Home to New York’s Liberty Bell

A historic church in lower Manhattan that houses New York’s Liberty Bell and whose congregation dates to the city’s earliest days was gutted by a massive fire that sent flames shooting through the roof. The Middle Collegiate Church in the …

24 Vehicles Damaged in Vermont Condo Complex Carport Fire

Two dozen vehicles were damaged in what authorities are calling a suspicious fire at a condo complex in Essex. Essex police say the carport on Densmore Drive was engulfed in flames early Saturday morning. Firefighters were able to put out …

One Dead, Two Firefighters Injured in New Jersey Blaze

Authorities say one person was killed and several dozen people displaced following a fire in New Jersey in which two firefighters were also injured. NorthJersey.com reports that fire crews called to a Paterson street at about 10 a.m. Sunday found …

Second Search of Virginia Blast Site Finds No More Victims

Fire officials have completed another search of the site of a weekend explosion and fire in Harrisonburg, Va., and determined there are no additional victims, the city announced Sunday night. An explosion rocked a strip mall Saturday morning, followed by …

Man Found Dead After Fire in Pennsylvania Tavern

A man was found dead after a predawn fire in a western Pennsylvania tavern, authorities said. Fire crews were called just before 6 a.m. Wednesday to Walat’s atop Laurel Hill Summit in Somerset County’s Jenner Township. Jennerstown Fire Chief Dave …

Officials Say Delaware Fire Caused $400K in Damage, Displaced Six

Authorities are investigating a fire in Delaware that heavily damaged a home and displaced six people. Five adults and one child fled from the home in Wilmington early Sunday morning when the blaze erupted, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said …

Ten-Year-Old Charged with Arson in Maryland Garage Fire Causing $14K in Damage

A 10-year-old boy faces arson charges after a garage fire near Union Mills Thursday, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. Firefighters responded to the garage fire in the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike in Westminster at about 5:10 …

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 …