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Walmart’s Fire Suit May ‘Spook’ Solar Customers Tesla Wants

Walmart Inc.’s lawsuit against Tesla Inc. over fires at more than a half-dozen stores threatens to undermine the automaker’s latest bid to reboot its struggling solar unit. In the complaint Tuesday, the retailer said it had leased or licensed roof …

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires Linked to Rooftop Solar Panel Systems

Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S. The retailer said it had leased or …

New Mexico Agency Overwhelmed by Disaster Relief Requests

Records show relief aid for New Mexico communities affected by fires and flooding was slowed by dysfunction within the state Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department. A review of internal reports, emails and audits obtained by The Santa Fe New …

Southeast Pennsylvania Storms Followed by Lightning-Triggered Fires

Officials say lightning is being investigated as the possible cause of a number of fires as storms rolled through southeastern Pennsylvania overnight, bringing drenching rains and bringing down trees and power lines. Bucks County emergency dispatchers told WCAU-TV that a …

Electronic Cigarette Batteries Caused Oregon Fires

Medford, Ore., authorities say the lithium batteries that power the vaporizers in electronic cigarettes have caused two fires recently in Medford when they overheated during charging. Fire Marshal Greg Kleinberg says one caused a mattress to catch fire, while the …

Kansas Town Reports 15 Arsons

Kansas fire investigators are investigating 15 recent fires, in Lawrence, that are suspected to be arson. An early morning fire at an apartment building in Lawrence on Friday is being linked to the string of suspected arsons that now total …

Texas Fire Marshal Touts Success of Sprinkler Systems in Apartment Complexes

Not one person has been killed in a fire in Texas in the past ten years inside an apartment complex that was equipped with a fire sprinkler system according to data provided by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. In contrast, …

Mayor Bloomberg’s Latest Update on New York City Response to Hurricane Sandy

Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, updated residents on the city’s response to Hurricane Sandy in a speech delivered this morning at the Office of Emergency Management in Downtown Brooklyn, N.Y. “We’re joined by Senator Chuck Schumer and …

Fires Scorches Hundreds of Acres in Northeast Oklahoma

Firefighters in northeastern Oklahoma have contained several fires that have scorched hundreds of acres. Olive assistant fire chief Jason Dobson told KJRH-TV electrical lines caused the fire near the small Creek County town. Officials say there have been no reports …

Upstate New York Man Charged With Multiple Arson Counts

A 43-year-old man has been charged with setting a string of fires that caused more than $500,000 in damage to several structures and vehicles in a northern New York village. State police say Joseph King of Port Henry was charged …