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Nevada Course Preps Students to Investigate Wildfires

After a wildfire burns swaths of land, someone has to investigate the clues left behind to determine the fire’s cause and, possibly, prevent another one. A hands-on class offered near a northern Nevada airport teaches participants how to do it. …

NFPA 921 for Dummies: How to Play the Fire Cause and Origin Game and Win

Every year, property insurers write checks totaling nearly $15 billion in response to fire losses, large and small. Fire claims average nearly $50,000 and are the most expensive type of claim filed, followed by hail claims at $11,000. Claims professionals …

Delaware Funeral Home Sustains $350,000 in Fire Damage

A fire in Millsboro has heavily damaged the Bennie Smith Funeral Home. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office announced Saturday night that it is investigating after the blaze damaged the three-story building. The fire was reported early Saturday afternoon. No …

Vermont Apartment House Fire Ruled as Arson

Vermont investigators say an early morning fire at a Bennington apartment house was set on purpose. Officials say the fire on Gage Street was reported shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday and was put out within half an hour. Nobody was …