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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 …

Pennsylvania Lumber Yard Open After $350K Fire

A family-owned lumber yard in western Pennsylvania was open for business two days after a fire caused about $350,000 in a storage building. Officials at Schroth Industries in White Township, Indiana County confirmed they were back in business Monday. Indiana …

Residents Observe Prophetstown Fire Anniversary

A small community in northwestern Illinois has marked the first anniversary of a damaging fire. Residents of Prophetstown gathered Tuesday for a ceremony to celebrate the first responders and the ground-breaking of a new building downtown. A 79-year-old woman presented …

Washington Man Caused $60K Damage to House Trying to Kill Spider

The Seattle Fire Department says a man using a spray paint can and a lighter to try and kill a spider started a West Seattle fire that caused $60,000 worth of damage. A fire spokesman says no injuries were reported. …

Fire Damage at Wisconsin Manufacturing Plant Estimated at $2M

Officials say damages from weekend fire at a Merrill, Wis., manufacturer are estimated at $2 million. Fire Chief Dave Savone says the majority of the fire Sunday was found in the metal plating area at Northern Wire. The fire department’s …

Historic New Mexico Ranch Suing Electric Co-op Over 2013 Fire

A historic fly-fishing ranch near Pecos, N.M., says an electric cooperative’s negligence led to a 2013 wildfire that destroyed thousands of acres of forest, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday. Cow Creek Ranch filed a complaint against the Mora-San …

Fire Caused $15M Damage to Wisconsin Government Building

State officials say a fire in a Madison, Wis., government building in May caused about $15 million in damage. The Madison Fire Department initially estimated the damage at $350,000. But the state Department of Administration released a statement Thursday saying …

Fire Causes $1.25M Damage to Historic Washington Home

The Seattle Fire Department says workers grinding metal caused an accidental fire that damaged an historic Seattle, Wash., home, causing $1.25 million in damage. Fire spokesman Kyle Moore says the Tuesday afternoon attic fire in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood …