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Wash. D.C. Man Sued Over Deadly Fire in Secret Tunnels Under Home

A wealthy stock trader’s negligence led to a deadly fire that killed a young man who was helping him build a network of tunnels for a bunker beneath a suburban Washington, D.C., home, a lawsuit alleges. The parents of 21-year-old …

Deadly Fire Reveals Wealthy Man’s Secret Underground Tunnels

The wealthy stock trader took elaborate steps to conceal the network of tunnels beneath his house in this Washington, D.C., suburb. Even the young man helping him dig them didn’t know where they were. A year ago, a deadly fire …

Owner of Maine Building Where 6 Died Faces Legal Action

The owner of an apartment building where six people died in a fire faces legal action by Portland officials for safety code violations at another building he owns. Gregory Nisbet failed to bring his Dartmouth Street property up to code …

Omaha Councilman Says City Code Flaws Exposed After Deadly Fire

An Omaha city councilman says a boardinghouse fire that killed two people has exposed flaws in the Nebraska city’s codes. City building inspection and fire officials have been meeting to discuss possible changes in light of the Dec. 23 blaze. …

Repairs Requested Before Fatal San Francisco Public Housing Fire

A mother who died with her 3-year-old son in a fire in in their San Francisco, Calif., public housing unit apparently had requested that her smoke detectors be fixed two weeks earlier. The San Francisco Examiner reported on Tuesday that …

Missouri Mom Sues Landlord Over Fire That Killed 3 Kids

A Springfield, Mo., woman is suing her former landlord over a fire that killed her three children. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Violet Watson is asking in excess of $25,000 in damages in the suit filed this month in Green …

Fire at Illegal Market In India Kills at Least 19

A fire broke out at an illegal six-story plastics market in the Indian city of Kolkata early Wednesday, killing at least 19 people, police said. The blaze, which started before 4 a.m., was likely caused by a short circuit, said …

Firefighters Will Hand Out Free Smoke Detectors After Deadly Georgia Fire

Firefighters plan to hand out free smoke detectors in the neighborhood where four children were killed in a fire at their duplex in Conyers, Ga. Rockdale County spokeswoman Tonya Parker tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that firefighters will go door-to-door Thursday …

Lawsuits Settled Over Minnesota B&B Fire That Killed 6

Wrongful death lawsuits have been settled over a New Ulm, Minn., bed and breakfast fire that killed six people last year. A Brown County judge approved a request Monday to keep the settlement amounts and allocations confidential. The fire at …

Fire at German Workshop for Disabled Kills 14

Fourteen people were killed and eight injured Monday when a fire broke out at a workshop for disabled people in Germany’s Black Forest region, authorities said. Scores had to be rescued from the building as it quickly filled with smoke. …