loss News

Warehouse Fire Devastates San Francisco’s Fishing Industry

A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sunday. The …

Idaho Authorities Say No Major Damage After 6.5 Earthquake

The day after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rattled Idaho, authorities near the epicenter say there have been no reports of significant damage or injuries. An earthquake struck north of Boise on Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting …

Report Shows Underestimated Weather Led to Colorado Wildfire

A controlled burn that became a wildfire in Colorado was the result of weather conditions that were underestimated by fire personnel, state officials said. The Colorado Department of Public Safety Compliance and Professional Standards Office issued the report Sunday about …

Helicopter Pilot in Kobe Bryant Crash Had FAA Violation in 2015

The pilot of a helicopter that crashed into a Southern California hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, was reprimanded five years ago for flying into airspace that had reduced visibility without permission, according to a Federal Aviation Administration enforcement …

Parents of Oregon Man Who Died in Fire File $6M Suit

The parents of a man who died in a fire in Portland, Ore., have filed a nearly $6 million lawsuit against the apartment owners and the man accused of setting the fire. Batool and Ali Alhaji have filed a lawsuit …

Fire Destroys 4 Businesses in Busy South Dakota Town

Four downtown businesses in a small southwestern South Dakota community have been lost in a fire, according to the city’s mayor. The Vault restaurant, China Buffet, the Quilt Shop and an ice cream shop were burned in the massive fire …

Oregon Coast Tornado Confirmed, Caused Minor Damage

A tornado caused some minor damage to homes in Manzanita, Ore., on Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Tillamook County Emergency Manager Gordon McCraw said the county got reports a little after 11 a.m. about …

California Vineyard Spills Nearly 100K Gallons of Red Wine into River

More than 97,000 gallons of red wine spilled from a tank at a vineyard in Sonoma County and eventually leaked into the Russian River, an accident officials said could hurt water quality in the 110-mile tributary flowing into the Pacific …

Lawsuit Filed After Six People Found Dead in Las Vegas Fire

The sister-in-law of one of six residents found dead after a Las Vegas apartment building fire filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the property owner, who officials say had been been cited in the past over missing smoke alarms …

Eight Escape California Warehouse Fire Similar to Ghost Ship Fire

Oakland authorities have confirmed a fire chased eight people out of an evacuated and condemned building injuring one person before fire crews could extinguish the blaze. Assistant Fire Marshal Emmanuel Watson compared the event to the 2016 fire that trapped …