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Judge Refuses to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Firm Fingered in 3 Boat Fires

Three times in the past four years, a small boat accessory company has had to defend itself against claims that its negligence while installing equipment caused boats to catch fire. Last week, a federal court in Orlando ruled that the …

Viewpoint: Living With Fire

Hundreds of thousands of Californians have been forced to flee their homes. Millions have endured power outages. Fff could reach billions of dollars. It could have been worse: So far not a single person has died, unlike last year, the …

Workers Rush to Rebuild Glacier Chalet During Short Construction Season

WEST GLACIER, Mont. — Workers for the general contractor toil eight days straight, in 10-hour shifts, before hiking the 6-plus miles out for six days off. They’re replaced during that time by another crew from Dick Anderson Construction. That rotation …

Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire Ruins 45,000 Barrels of ‘Young Whiskey’

A fire at a Jim Beam bourbon facility in Kentucky destroyed about 45,000 barrels, potentially causing hundreds of millions of dollars of lost spirits. The spirits that went up in flames were “relatively young whiskey,” a spokesman for parent company …

Since 1969 Nebraska Firm’s Fire Brigade Protects Plant

When fire breaks out in the forge shop of Kearney, Neb.-based Eaton Corp. manufacturing plant, its fire brigade is quick to respond. “We have over 800 pieces of equipment in our facility, so technically there’s 800 opportunities for a fire, …

Illinois Businesses Pick Up Pieces After Large Fire

When a Utica, Ill., neighborhood was recently hit by a large fire, a local restoration company responded quickly to restore multiple businesses. Dana Jennings, owner of Rainbow International of The Illinois Valley, said his team was called in as soon …

Fire Causes $85,000 in Damage to Delaware Home

Officials in Delaware say a fire that caused an estimated $85,000 in damage to a home in Wilmington was accidental. The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said Sunday that the fire was caused by a faulty wood-burning fireplace. The Fire …

Fire Heavily Damages Georgia Church

Authorities are searching for the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a church in Roswell, just north of Atlanta. Firefighters responded to the blaze at the Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church on Old Alabama Road around 2 a.m. Sunday. They …

Tennessee Fire Marshal Says Closed Doors Can Help Fight Fires

Tennessee Fire Marshal Gary West says a door can be a valuable firefighting tool. West says in a fire, closing the door when leaving a room that’s on fire is a smart move. The state Department of Commerce and Insurance …

Copper Thieves May Have Caused Quincy City Hall Blaze

Authorities say a three-alarm fire inside Quincy’s old City Hall may have been started by thieves after copper piping. No one was hurt in the blaze reported at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. The 170-year-old building is not being used but …