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Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Minnesota Synagogue Fire

DULUTH, Minn. — A homeless man who admitted starting a fire that destroyed a 117-year-old synagogue in Minnesota, then walking away from the growing blaze because he couldn’t douse it by spitting on it, is expected to get probation after …

Investigating Claims Involving Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous combustion causes more than 14,000 fires a year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. That’s why everyone should know about the materials that can cause spontaneous combustion, said Daniel Hogan, an attorney with the law office of Robert …

Investigating Claims Involving Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous combustion causes more than 14,000 fires a year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. That’s why everyone should know about the materials that can cause spontaneous combustion, said Daniel Hogan, an attorney with the law office of Robert …

Fire Destroys 8-Unit Washington Apartment Building

Barbecue briquettes that were left too close to combustible materials are suspected of starting the fire that destroyed an eight-unit apartment building and damaging two apartments in another building in Sunnyside, Wash. The Tri-City Herald reports it took 25 firefighters …

Cause of Indiana Store Fire Tough to Pinpoint

Investigators in southern Indiana say the extensive damage from a fire that destroyed a large hardware store is making it difficult to determine the cause. Combustible materials such as paint, solvents and pesticides helped fuel the flames that leapt more …