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New York Music Store Owners Charged With Arson, Insurance Fraud

A married couple who owned a music store and pawn shop in New York’s capital region has been charged with burning it down for insurance money after an investigator examining the claim noticed signs of arson. Gary and Audrey Lane …

Pennsylvania Apartment Resident Charged With Arson in Business District Fire

A man claiming to hear voices set the fire that gutted and damaged five buildings in the mains business district of the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Homestead, police said. Edward McDonald, 27, who lived in one of the apartments destroyed …

Fire Destroys Montana Agriculture Implement Dealership

A farm implement dealership in Conrad, Mont., has been destroyed by fire. Big Sky Equipment Co. owner Gary Brown tells the Great Falls Tribune his business is a total loss. He says no one was injured and he plans to …

Oregon Greenhouse Sustains $100,000 Damage After Fire

The damage is estimated at more than $100,000 in a fire early Tuesday at a greenhouse in Hillsboro, Oregon. Hillsboro Fire says the fire was reported shortly before 2 a.m. at Peterkort Roses. The 200-foot by 200-foot greenhouse was full …

Fire Destroys $300K Paving Machine in Bismarck

Authorities say a fire has destroyed a $300,000 paving machine in Bismarck, N.D. The Bismarck Tribune reports that firefighters responded to the blaze Sunday afternoon at a parking lot and found the paving machine engulfed in flames. Firefighters brought the …

Vail Condo Fire Cause Traced to Fireplace

Investigators say a fire in a Vail, Colo., condominium complex was accidental and started when a log or embers from a fireplace ignited other materials in one of the units. The Vail Daily reports none of the 13 residents were …

Police Investigate Richmond Home Burglaries

Richmond police are investigating two separate residential burglaries that occurred in the Vermont communities during the day. In both incidents, on Hinesburg Road and Locust Knoll Road, the suspect or suspects entered the dwellings through a rear, unobserved door. In …

Colorado Internet Facility Total Loss After Fire

Peak Internet customers in southern Colorado have been notified that a major service facility at an undisclosed location has been destroyed by a fire, and the company is urging customers not to download movies or large files. The company said …

South Dakota Man Fights Fire Department Fees

Dwight Lawson woke up to the sound of his phone ringing. He answered. Then, he listened as a neighbor told him his hay shed was on fire. By the time he arrived at his hay shed, located down the road …

Montana Barn Fire Deemed Total Loss, Damages Exceed $200K

A fire at the Big Stone Hutterite Colony near Sand Coulee, Mont., destroyed nearly $80,000 worth of hay and the steel barn where it was stored. Colony secretary/treasurer Andy Wurz tells the Great Falls Tribune the fire was spotted in …