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California Warehouse Fire Defendant Says No One Was in Charge

The San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where a fire killed 36 people more than two years ago was an artist enclave where nobody was fully in charge, one of two men blamed for the fire testified this week. Max Harris …

Explosion Levels New Jersey Home, Injuring Lone Occupant

An explosion leveled a home in New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone occupant, who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer and first responders. Heavy flames and a large plume of smoke rose from the …

Asbestos Found in Colorado Tower Damaged by Fire

The more than 100 residents of a senior living complex in Colorado Springs, Colo. who were evacuated because of a fire won’t be able to return for at least two month. The Gazette reported officials told tenants of the 11-story …

Los Angeles Explosion Following Gas Leak Reports

Authorities confirmed multiple people were inured in an explosion following reports of an underground gas leak in South Los Angeles, Calif. The fire department says crews found flames coming from storm drains early Sunday. Officials say the blast displaced several …

Pennsylvania Woman Convicted of Six Counts in Insurance Fraud Case

A suburban Philadelphia woman has been convicted of most charges in a multi-million-dollar insurance fraud case following fires at her Bucks County property. Jurors in Bucks County deliberated for more than four hours before convicting 71-year-old Claire Risoldi on six …

House Fire in California May Have Been Started by Blowtorch Used to Kill Spiders

Authorities say a man apparently set a California home on fire while using a blowtorch to kill spiders. KFSN-TV reported 29 firefighters were called to a Fresno housing development Tuesday night to put out a two-alarm blaze. Authorities say a …

San Francisco High-Rise Fire Doused Without Injuries

A fire engulfed five floors of a San Francisco high-rise but authorities say nobody was hurt and the blaze was quickly doused. The Fire Department says the blaze hit the 25-story building in the Financial District Monday afternoon. Firefighter helped …

First Trial Over $80M Nevada Fire Begins This week

The first trial over a prescribed burn started by the Nevada Division of Forestry began this week. The fire is estimated to have caused more than $80 million in property damage, Courtroom View Network is reporting. The network is broadcasting …

Wildfire Destroys 100-Plus Colorado Homes, Other Blazes Burning in West

More than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains were destroyed by a growing wildfire, while hundreds of others across the parched U.S. West remained under evacuations Tuesday. A fire near Fort Garland, roughly 200 miles southwest of Denver, had destroyed …

Ohio Homeowner Trying to Kill Weeds Burns Down Garage

Authorities say an Ohio homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his garage. The Springfield News-Sun reported Springfield Township firefighters in central Ohio were called to a home around 4 a.m. Thursday for a detached …