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Brazil Floods Force Thousands to Flee Homes

The civil defense office in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul says floods caused by torrential rains have displaced more than 18,000 people across more than 100 cities. The civil defense website says most of those who fled …

Grill Blamed for Virginia Apartment Fire

Prince William County, Va., authorities say a propane grill in an apartment is to blame for displacing nearly 100 residents in a four-alarm fire this week. Fire department spokeswoman Rebecca Barnes says the grill in a third-floor apartment triggered the …

Wakefield Man Helps Rescue People From 7 Alarm Boston Fire

A Wakefield, Mass., man is being called a hero for running into a burning East Boston apartment building and helping residents escape. Twenty-three adults and seven children were displaced in the seven-alarm blaze Sunday afternoon, but things might have been …