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Southwest Airliner Catches Fire at California Airport, 139 Passengers Evacuate

A fire on a Southwest Airlines plane forced passengers to evacuate before takeoff at a Southern California airport. Officials from John Wayne Airport say the crew of the Boeing 737 decided that the 139 passengers should evacuate Monday night using …

PG&E Says Small Fire at California Nuclear Plant Didn’t Affect Safety

Pacific Gas & Electric says a small fire at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power station in California did not affect plant safety. According to PG&E spokesman John Lindsey, the fire that occurred last week at the Central Coast plant was …

Several Texas Businesses in Historic Denton Downtown Damaged in Fire

Several businesses have sustained damage in a four-alarm fire that struck a historic downtown square in North Texas. The fire in downtown Denton appears to have begun early Tuesday in a building that houses a market selling vintage items and …

Insurance Companies Sue Kodiak Electric in Alaska Over Fire Damage

Two insurance companies filed a lawsuit against the Kodiak Electric Association in Alaska claiming it was responsible for a fire that caused damage to clients’ property. Lexington Insurance Co. and Alaska Municipal League Joint Insurance Association accuse the electric cooperative …

Arizona City is Using Insurance Money to Build Itself a New City Hall

The city of Bisbee, Ariz. is using insurance money to start rebuilding the interior of its city hall after it was gutted by fire, officials said. DC Restoration, a national firm based in Mesa, has begun tearing down the interior …

Site of Largest Building Fire in Honolulu’s History Open For Plaintiffs, Defendants

The Marco Polo condominium building in which a July fire killed four has been opened to numerous people who might file lawsuits, potential defendants such as product manufacturers and their insurers, and fire experts from across the nation. As of …

Fire at Large California Oil Refinery Doused

A fire that erupted at the West Coast’s largest oil refinery threatened storage tanks and sent huge flames into the sky and black smoke across neighborhoods before crews quickly smothered it. Dozens of firefighters responded late Tuesday to the 1,000-acre …

Firefighters Douse Hot Spots in California Blaze

Fire crews with support from a fleet of aircraft have continued to douse hot spots of a wildfire that burned up to canyon homes in Southern California. Orange County Fire Capt. Steve Concialdi says there are no more open flames …

Fire in Utah City Isn’t Expected to Drive up Insurance Rates

Insurance rates aren’t expected to go up in Ogden neighborhood where a wildfire destroyed three homes and caused the evacuations of hundreds. But authorities are warning the residents to be on high alert for landslides because the land is now …

Fire That Threatened 100 Homes in Nevada Began at Construction Site

Fire investigators say a blaze on the west edge of Reno, Nev. that threatened as many as 100 homes and destroyed two construction trailers started at a home construction site. Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Charlie Moore says the specific cause …