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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 …

12,000 Gallons of Petroleum Products Spilled in Oregon Fire

Environmental cleanup is underway following a fire at a gas station in Medford, Oregon. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said that over 12,000 gallons of various petroleum products, mostly lube oil, were released into nearby Bear Creek and surrounding …

Fire That Destroyed Washington Businesses Ruled Arson

The Town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington said that a fire that burned through a block of businesses last week was intentionally set. City officials said the fire that started early on April 7 originated from …

Fire Destroyed Northern California Home Depot Store

A weekend fire gutted a Home Depot store in the San Francisco Bay Area, sending up a huge plume of smoke and prompting orders for some nearby residents to shelter in place, authorities said. The five-alarm blaze in South San …

Colorado City Allows Fire Victims to Rebuild Under Older Codes

The Louisville City Council in suburban Denver voted in favor of allowing residents whose homes were significantly damaged or destroyed in Colorado’s most destructive wildfire to rebuild under less-stringent environmental standards. The Council voted 5-2 to allow affected residents to …

Colorado Stadium Fire Torched Seats, Suite Area

Firefighters extinguished a blaze that torched several rows of seats and a suite area at the Denver Broncos’ stadium last week. The fire broke out on the fourth level at Empower Field at Mile High just after 2 p.m. and …

ExxonMobil Refinery Fire in Montana Under Investigation

The cause of an explosion and fire at an ExxonMobil refinery in southern Montana is under investigation, company officials said Sunday. The fire began at about 10 p.m. Saturday at a refinery in Lockwood, a suburb of Billings. It was …

8 Hurt and 15 Rescued in California Apartment Building Fire

Firefighters in San Francisco rescued 15 people and seven cats and dogs as flames ripped through an apartment building, officials said. The fire burned on the third and fourth floors of the building in the city’s South of Market neighborhood, …

Fire Destroys Historic Los Angeles Poor Farm Buildings

Several abandoned buildings at the historic Los Angeles County Poor Farm were destroyed by fire, fire departments said. At least five agencies responded and the fire was contained in buildings on the vacant south campus of the county’s public rehabilitation …

Explosion Causes Fire at Oregon Potato Chip Plant

A boiler explosion at a potato chip plant south of Hermiston, Oregon, sparked a dramatic fire Tuesday afternoon. The Tri-City Herald reports Umatilla County Fire District 1 and the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Shearer’s Foods plant …