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Four Girls, 12 and 14 Years Old, Accused of Setting Pennsylvania House Fire

Four teenage girls ranging in age from 12 to 14 have been arrested on juvenile court charges of setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied western Pennsylvania house earlier this month, sending a police officer and a firefighter to the …

Arsonist Charged in Texas Courthouse Fire Suspected in Additional Blaze

The suspect in a fire that destroyed all but the outer rock walls of a 111-year-old Texas courthouse is being held on arson charges, authorities say. Nicholas Miller, who remained jailed on Feb. 9, was arrested on Feb. 5 after …

Accidental Delaware House Fire Causes $250K in Damage

Delaware authorities say a house fire in a neighborhood near the coast was an accident. The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal issued a news release saying that it had ruled the fire in Sussex County, Delaware, was accidental. …

Reports Describe How Pennsylvania Firefighter Died, Oxygen Hose Burned

Investigators say a Philadelphia, Penn., firefighter died because a hose supplying her with oxygen had burned through and they found problems with how her colleagues responded to her seven emergency distress signals. The fire department and the National Institute for …

Boston Brownstone Fire Causes $1M in Damage

Fire officials said a four alarm blaze tore through a home under renovation in South Boston and caused an estimated $1 million in damage. Commissioner Joseph Finn said the fire at the East 4th Street property broke out at about …

Security Video Shows Hoverboard Catching Fire in Illinois Home

A security camera inside a suburban Chicago home recorded a hoverboard catching fire shortly after a child left the house, which was extensively damaged by the blaze. Homeowner Dan Perper says the video shows his 11-year-old daughter grabbing her soccer …

Officials in Portland, Maine, Considering Database After Deadly Fire

Portland, Maine officials may roll out a centralized database for tracking housing complaints in response to a deadly November fire that killed six people. The Portland Press Herald reports the city is also getting ready to unveil a new mobile- …

Seattle Man Trying to Kill Spider Sets House on Fire

The Seattle Fire Department says a man using a spray paint can and a lighter to try and kill a spider started a West Seattle fire that caused $60,000 worth of damage. The Seattle Times reported that after the man …

5 Killed In Idaho Home Fire After Electrical Short

An extension cord hooked to an electric grill on a porch shorted out and started a house fire that killed five people Saturday morning, a northern Idaho fire official says. Orofino Fire Chief Mike Lee said the house was fully …