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Massachusetts Fire Lieutenant Dies Battling House Fire

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant scheduled to leave on a Disney vacation with his family after his shift ended died early Wednesday while investigating a report of a trapped baby in a burning home, his chief said. Lt. …

Maryland Man Charged With Arson After Setting House on Fire

Authorities say a Harford County, Md., man has been charged with setting his house on fire. The Office of the State Fire Marshal says a fire was reported by neighbors about 3:50 a.m. Thursday in a two-story, single-family house in …

Indianapolis House Fire Blamed on Car Involved Wreck

Authorities say an Indianapolis house caught fire after a car apparently damaged while speeding with another car was parked in the garage. Police say an officer spotted the two cars speeding on the city’s northeast side about 2:30 a.m. Monday. …

Phoenix Arson Investigators Won’t Face Charges

Prosecutors in Phoenix, Ariz., have declined to bring criminal charges against two arson investigators from the Phoenix Fire Department whose truthfulness was questioned during the examination of a 2009 house fire. State police investigators who examined the case had recommended …

Illegal Fireworks Blamed for Home Deemed a Total Loss

Officials say a blaze blamed on illegal fireworks has destroyed a southeast Portland, Ore., home. Portland Fire and Rescue says the fire occurred late Friday night and was one of several in the city caused by illegal fireworks. Officials say …

Former Wyoming Firefighter Charged With House Fire

A former Casper, Wyo., firefighter faces federal charges alleging he had another man torch his home and pickup truck in 2012 for insurance money. An indictment filed last week in U.S. District Court charges Patrick Bennett, 28, with wire fraud, …

Compost Bin Blamed in North Dakota House Fire

A Bismarck home was damaged by an early morning fire, and firefighters believe it started in a compost bin on a porch. The Bismarck Tribune reports that firefighters responded to the blaze early Friday morning. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and …

Fireplace Ashes Blamed for Massachusetts House Fire

Fire officials say a blaze that caused an estimated $80,000 in damage to an Uxbridge home was caused by week-old fireplace ashes. A mother and her three children escaped the two-alarm fire late Monday night without any injuries. Chief Bill …

Colorado Fire Department Needs Houses for Training Burns

The Grand Junction Fire Department is looking for a few good houses to burn. Department officials say they need people to donate houses to be burned down to give firefighters experience, but a lack of donations this year has become …

Arson of Unoccupied Delaware Home Investigated

The State Fire Marshal’s office says someone set fire to an unoccupied home in Elsmere, Del. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. Sunday. Elsmere firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the home. Fire marshals say investigators determined that …