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Police: Flaming Bottle of Hand Sanitizer Sparked Fatal Fire

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut woman accused of starting an apartment building fire that left a man dead and dozens of residents injured sparked the blaze by throwing a flaming bottle of hand sanitizer at her girlfriend during an argument, …

Kentucky Lawsuit Claims Fatal Fire Was Murder Conspiracy

The family of a man who died in a 2012 house fire has sued several people claiming the fire was no accident. Mark Girard’s family filed a suit in federal court in Pikeville, Ky., saying the quadriplegic man was drugged …

Family Sues Landlord, City Agency After Fatal Fire

The families of a Baltimore grandmother and four children killed in a fire last year are suing the landlord and the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. The Daily Record reports that the suit filed in Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday …

German Police Find No Evidence of Arson in Fatal Fire

German investigators say there is no evidence to indicate arson in a weekend fire that killed a woman of Turkish background and seven of her children in a building that also housed a German-Turkish cultural association. Ralf Michelfelder told reporters …

Wisconsin Judge Sets $1.4M Bail in Fatal Fire

A judge set bail Wednesday for a father accused of killing his three sons in a house fire last week at $1.4 million. Armin Wand III, 32, of Argyle, faces three counts of first-degree intentional homicide, three counts of attempted …

Food Left on Stove Started Deadly Illinois Fire

A Peoria, Ill., fire department investigator says a blaze that killed a man and his two children was caused by food left unattended on a stove. The Journal Star in Peoria reports Tuesday that Peoria Fire Department Arson Investigator Bradley …

Owners of Kansas Apartments Sue Over Fatal Fire

The owners of a Lawrence apartment complex are suing their insurance company over payments for claims from a fire that killed three people in 2005. Attorneys for the owners of the former Boardwalk Apartments allege in their lawsuit that State …