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Landmark Pennsylvania Restaurant to Reopen in 6 to 9 Months

The owners of a landmark central Pennsylvania restaurant badly damaged in a fire last month say the business will take six to nine months to rebuild. Rosemary Lumadue tells WHTM-TV that the Nov. 10 fire at Visaggio’s “has almost done …

Company Says North Dakota Arena Lawsuit Should Be Thrown Out

A company accused of negligence for a 2012 fire in the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D., says the lawsuit should be thrown out of federal court. The complaint filed by Arena Holdings Charitable and RE Arena, Inc., seeks …

Dog Blamed for Washington House Fire

Fire officials say a dog reaching for treats turned on a stove and caused a fire that caused some smoke damage to an apartment in Wenatchee. Wenatchee Fire Marshal Mark Yaple tells KPQ it appears that the black Labrador was …

Louisiana Judge Approves Repairs to Fire Damaged School

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has been given the approval to continue to make repairs and place three temporary facilities outside Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School. Eastside saw significant damage – an excess of $125,000 in losses – after a …

University of New Hampshire Physics Building Damaged by Smoke, Water

The University of New Hampshire is cleaning up water and smoke damage after a fire broke out in the Physics department. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports that a faculty member was cleaning with isopropyl alcohol on Sunday evening when something reacted …

Mississippi School Fire Investigated as Arson

Authorities say a fire in a bathroom at Lafayette High School is being investigated as arson. Classes at the Mississippi school resumed Tuesday. Lafayette County School Superintendent Adam Pugh tells the Oxford Eagle that the fire was started in the …

Arkansas Police Office Burns After Break-In

Authorities are looking for a thief and an arsonist who broke into an Arkansas Police Department and set it on fire after taking several items. Cleveland County sheriff’s Dept. Capt. Gary Young says the fire was reported by a newspaper …

Copy Machine Blamed for Missouri School Fire

A copy machine is blamed for the fire that damaged a grade school in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The Southeast Missourian reports that students at Blanchard Elementary School will meet indefinitely at Lynwood Baptist Church following the fire that broke out …

Electrical Problem Blamed for Iowa Blaze

Authorities have blamed an electrical problem for a fire that damaged city offices in the northwest Iowa town of Hull. A state investigator says the problem occurred in an electrical junction box in the building’s rear maintenance area. City Administrator …

Indiana Legion Post Reopening After Fire

An American Legion post named after a man who was the first Hoosier to die in World War II is reopening three months after a fire. The Tribune-Star reports that the Wayne Newton American Legion Post 346 is scheduled to …