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Fire Official Says Arcing Power Lines Caused Big Nevada Brush Fire

Satellite imagery and surveillance video from a casino roof 5 miles away helped pinpoint arcing power lines in gale force winds as the cause of a November brush fire that destroyed five Reno homes and damaged two dozen others, investigators …

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 …

Gas Explosion Engulfs Three Long Island Homes in Flames

Two firefighters and a resident were injured when three Long Island houses were set ablaze by a gas explosion early Sunday morning, fire officials said. The explosion shortly after 5:30 a.m. destroyed three homes in Meadowmere Park in Nassau County, …

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 …

Several Injured in Blast, Fire at Virginia Shopping Center

Officials said an investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Saturday morning that injured several people. Three people were hospitalized as a result of the incident that was …

Mechanical Problems Likely Caused Massive Washington Industrial Plant Fire

Mechanical problems at a Tacoma, Wash. industrial plant are the likely cause for a fire that triggered explosions and spewed toxic chemicals into the air early over the weekend. It took several hours for Tacoma firefighters to put the fire …

Fire Erupts, Homes Evacuated in Georgia Train Derailment

A train derailment in metro Atlanta early Sunday sparked a small fire, created runoff concerns and briefly forced some residents from their homes, a fire official said. The CSX train with about 170 cars, including three locomotives, ran off the …

Fire at Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel Site in Louisiana

A fire broke out Monday amid the wreckage of the Hard Rock Hotel construction project that partially collapsed last year in New Orleans. Thick black smoke was visible in the area of the construction site at the edge of the …

Gas Leak Leads to Explosion in Iowa, Several Homes Damaged

Fire officials are blaming a gas leak for an explosion that destroyed one Dubuque, Iowa home and damaged several others. KCRG reports that Chief Rick Steines with the Dubuque Fire Department said a machine struck a gas main Monday while …

Large Fire in Downtown St. Paul Engulfs Building, Closed Much of Area

Firefighters on Tuesday battled a large fire in downtown St. Paul that has engulfed a building that was under construction. The building is the Seven Corners Gateway site, an apartment building and hotel complex near the Xcel Energy Center, KSTP-TV …