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Neighbors Complained About Grass Before Texas Fire Disaster

Neighbors of an open field from which a grass fire spread into their suburban Dallas subdivision, destroying nine homes, had complained that the field’s owner wouldn’t mow the grass, officials said this week. The owner had the area in Balch …

Some Western U.S. Cities Nixing July 4 Fireworks over Fire Dangers, Shortages

The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year – some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because …

Is Hyperbaric Therapy a Fire Risk? North Carolina Authorities Say It Is

The Raleigh, North Carolina, Fire Department has ordered a wellness company to stop offering an oxygen-rich hyperbaric therapy treatment because of the fire risk. Officials with Restore Hyper Wellness tell the Raleigh News and Observer they are working with city …

Volunteer Firefighter Dies from Injuries Suffered in Kansas Fire

A volunteer firefighter who was injured while fighting a blaze in Pleasanton, Kansas, earlier this week has died, officials said. Joshua Haynes, 35, was injured Monday during a fire at the Carpenter Chiropractor Clinic. He was flown to the University …

Michigan Fire Damaged Hotel, Other Buildings

A hotel was among several businesses damaged as a fire swept through part of the downtown of a northern Oakland County, Michigan, village. Dozens of firefighters from area departments battled the blaze which started about 4 p.m. Tuesday in Holly, …

Downtown Las Vegas Fire Burned 10 Buildings

At least 10 buildings were damaged or destroyed and more than two dozen vehicles were burned in a four-alarm fire overnight in downtown Las Vegas, authorities said. They said only one minor injury was reported, a person treated for smoke …

Wisconsin Man Sentenced for Starting Fire During 2020 Protests

A federal judge has sentenced a Racine man to 40 months in prison for starting a fire that destroyed a furniture store during protests over a police shooting in Kenosha in 2020. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that U.S. District …

Blaze Burns 3 Large Buildings in Alaska Village

Firefighters have contained a blaze in the southwest Alaska village of Kasigluk that burned three buildings, including a school building, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Air tankers and smokejumpers responded to the fire, which the division said Thursday …

Arson Probe After 14 Homes Being Built in Arizona Destroyed

Authorities in the Tucson suburb of Marana, Arizona, are investigating whether a fire that destroyed 14 homes under construction homes was arson. Marana police officials said the fire started last week. By the time crews from the Northwest Fire District …

Employee, Customer Die in Fire at Montana Casino

Two people died in a casino fire in a small town in south-central Montana, Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said. Marla Murray, 71, and John Ahles, 33, died Wednesday morning in the fire at Honest Tom’s Saloon and Casino in …