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Fire Causes $85,000 in Damage to Delaware Home

Officials in Delaware say a fire that caused an estimated $85,000 in damage to a home in Wilmington was accidental. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said Sunday that the fire was caused by a faulty wood-burning fireplace. The Fire …

N.J. Resident’s Attempt to Oust Bees Sparks House Fire

A New Jersey resident’s attempt to get rid of bees sparked a house fire and left 10 firefighters with bee stings. The resident had dumped hot coals in the backyard of the Washington Township home in Mercer County to try …

Cooking Fire Causes $20k Damage to Delaware Home

Officials say a fire in Newark, Del., that did $20,000 in damage to a home in Newark was accidental. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office says that the fire at a home on Dunleary Drive was reported shortly before 2 …

Fire Causes $1.25M Damage to Historic Washington Home

The Seattle Fire Department says workers grinding metal caused an accidental fire that damaged an historic Seattle, Wash., home, causing $1.25 million in damage. Fire spokesman Kyle Moore says the Tuesday afternoon attic fire in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood …

Remington Commended for Rifle Recall

A Montana man who sued Remington Arms Co. said the manufacturer should be commended for recalling the model rifle he claims was responsible for the death of his 9-year-old son. Remington issued a nationwide recall in April of its Model …

Mississippi Biodiesel Plant Fire That Caused $3.5M Damage Ruled Accidental

The state fire marshal’s has ruled as an accident the January fire and explosion at JNS Biofuels plant near New Albany, Miss. The report was released Wednesday. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the fire marshal found the likely cause …

Northwest Pennsylvania Powdered Metal Factory Fire ‘Accidental’

A state police fire marshal says a fire that caused $350,000 damage to a northwestern Pennsylvania factory was accidental. The Bradford Era reports the fire at CamCo Diversified in St. Marys started shortly before 9 p.m. Friday when ashes from …

Fire at Pennsylvania Titanium Plant Causes $3.5M in Damage

Investigators say a fire earlier this week at a titanium-manufacturing plant in eastern Pennsylvania caused $3.5 million in damage and has been ruled accidental. The blaze started in a building at the Timet Corp. facility in Caernarvon Township around 8 …

Hot Glue Gun Causes Fire That Destroyed Idaho Building

Officials in Jerome, Idaho, say a fire that destroyed an apartment building and damaged two nearby buildings last month started when a woman accidentally left a hot glue gun on a plastic chair. Fire Chief Jack Krill says a woman …

7 Injured in Fire at San Diego Residential Hotel

A fire at a San Diego, Calif., residential hotel has injured seven people – including some who jumped from a window to escape the flames – and left 14 homeless. The blaze erupted at 2:45 a.m. Monday at the Hotel …