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Subrogating Snowmageddon And Winter Roof Collapses

As someone whose childhood winter chores included shoveling the roof, I have an intimate familiarity with the concept of the potential for roof collapse from the weight of excessive snow and ice. Winter storms this season have produced all-time record …

California Firefighters Injured in Garage Collapse

Authorities say four firefighters were injured when the roof of a converted garage collapsed during a fire in Compton. Compton Fire Battalion Chief Vincent Capelle said Sunday that more than a dozen firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at around …

Upstate New York Residents See More Roof Collapses After Record Snowfall

Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. The three-day snowfall total reached 6 feet (1.8 meters) or more in the Buffalo area. Some areas received …

Arkansas Town Rerouted Parade After Roof Collapse

Pine Bluff, Ark., police have rerouted an upcoming parade because of a partial roof collapse that happened earlier this summer. The Southeast Arkansas District Livestock and Rodeo Parade was rerouted after the partial collapse of the former Sahara Temple on …

Inmates Injured After Texas Prison Roof Collapses

Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 – 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals. Texas prison system spokesman Jason Clark says wallboard fell from the …

Michigan Condo Complex Heavily Damaged in Storm

Authorities say a condominium complex in western Michigan is among places hit hard by severe weather that moved through the state. Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley tells The Grand Rapids Press on Monday that some residents of Leisure Acres condominiums were …

Georgia Bowling Alley Fire Considered Suspicious

A fire official says a blaze that destroyed a bowling alley in the coastal Georgia town of St. Marys is considered suspicious. St. Marys police detectives are trying to determine the cause of the Monday fire that destroyed the bowling …

Wisconsin Furniture Store Destroyed by Fire

Firefighters from at least seven departments responded to a blaze that’s destroyed a furniture store in Prairie du Chien, Wis. Slumberland Furniture at the Black Hawk Junction mall went up in flames Sunday night. Nearby businesses sustained smoke damage and …

Northwest Pennsylvania Powdered Metal Factory Fire ‘Accidental’

A state police fire marshal says a fire that caused $350,000 damage to a northwestern Pennsylvania factory was accidental. The Bradford Era reports the fire at CamCo Diversified in St. Marys started shortly before 9 p.m. Friday when ashes from …

Central New Zealand Shaken by Another M6.5 Earthquake: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, homes and roads in central New Zealand were damaged by a M6.5 earthquake on Friday, August 16, at 2:31 p.m. local time (2:31 a.m., UTC), but no serious injuries have been reported. The …