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More Airlines Ban MacBook Pros in Checked Luggage

Restrictions on MacBook Pro laptops on flights spread, with Qantas Airways Ltd. barring some models from checked-in luggage on concern that batteries could catch fire. All 15-inch versions of Apple Inc.’s MacBook Pro must be carried in the cabin and …

California Warehouse Involved in Deadly Fire Missing From Fire Inspection Records

The illegally occupied Oakland, Calif., warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of …

Overcrowded Homes in Stamford Pose Safety Challenges for Officials

It was an eye-catching scene on Stamford’s West Avenue on the evening of Oct. 6. A cop, a fire marshal, zoning officers and officials from the Connecticut city’s health department walked toward a multifamily home, carrying a measuring tape, a …

Tennessee Fire Marshal Warns of Hazards Associated With Medical Oxygen

According to the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System, in the past five years in Tennessee there have been 18 fires associated with medical oxygen equipment. Those fires caused seven fatalities, nine injuries, and more than $710,100 in property damage. Medical …

Cracker Barrel Recalling Some Candle Holders

Cracker Barrel is recalling nearly 8,000 BBQ ant votive candle holders because they can break and create a fire hazard or burn someone. The company said Wednesday that the decorative ant’s arms that hold up a votive cup can break. …

Former Louisiana State Fire Marshal Investigator Arrested

A retired state Fire Marshal’s Office investigator surrendered to authorities on accusations he falsified paperwork of an attempted inspection of a dilapidated apartment complex in Grand Isle that later caught fire with two residents trapped inside. The Advocate reports Nunzio …

Indiana City Inspectors Say Cluttered Courthouse Floor is Fire Hazard

Fire inspectors in a north-central Indiana city have told county officials to clean up the Miami County Courthouse’s cluttered fourth floor. The Kokomo Tribune reports that courthouse employees have used the fourth floor for decades as a dump site for …

Georgia Golf Car Manufacturer Issues Recall

A Georgia-based golf car manufacturer has issued a recall for 950 of its vehicles. The Augusta Chronicle reports Club Car has issued recalls for some of its gas-powered golf cars, which are used for short-distance transportation. The Consumer Product Safety …

Man Sues Nebraska City for $217,000 Over Motel Closing

The former owner of a motel Beatrice, Neb., officials condemned in 2010 is suing the city for nearly $217,000 in damages. The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that Ray Scott, of Endicott, filed his lawsuit on Wednesday. Scott used to own …

Sherwin-Williams Recalls Acrylic Paint Cans Due to Fire Risk

Sherwin-Williams Co. said Tuesday that it is recalling about 98,400 cans of acrylic paint because some of the canisters are leaking, creating a potential fire hazard. The company is recalling 12-ounce cans of Krylon Triple Thick Glaze and 11-ounce cans …