Fire was a huge hazard to south Louisiana communities in the days before modern firefighting equipment and good water supplies, when wooden homes and buildings were illuminated by oil lamps and candles and cooking was done over open flames.
Employees were just arriving for work at the Pets Unleashed store in Wayland Town Center a little after 6 a.m. today, Friday, when they noticed a smoky odor and a visible haze of smoke inside the store.
The building was completely wrecked and was cordoned off with blue and white police tape across the front gate this morning.
Classes are expected to be held as usual Monday at Tully C. Knoles School after a fire that damaged a classroom Friday evening, school officials said.
House fire. Two homes on London St. N. in Hamilton are gutted after an overnight fire that injured four people.
The Niles Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Saturday fire which demolished a garage in the 7900 block of Park Avenue, near Wisner.
Smoke pours from Knox County school bus No. 946 after an engine fire forced the evacuation of students during morning delivery.
A home on Salem Street suffered significant damage in a two-alarm fire shortly after noon on Thursday , although there were no injuries and two pets were also rescued from the structure.
Dozens and dozens of residents have been left homeless - including 19-year-old Megan Varty-Abrosimoff and her cat Owen - after a blaze gutted a low income apartment complex on Third Avenue in Mission early Friday morning.
Two boys were sent to hospital to check for smoke inhalation after escaping their burning home with their mother early Friday morning.
Prosecutors in Central Texas say they will retry a man whose quarter-century-old murder conviction was overturned due to questions about the fire science used at his trial.
Emergency medical technician Robbie Berge is used to saving people, but on Saturday night, the roles were reversed when he needed to be rescued after his race kart caught on fire.
Firefighters had to battle terrain as much as flames as they worked to surround a wildfire entering its third day in harsh hills and mountains north of Los Angeles.
Marcel Melanson, 37, was arrested at his Torrance home Wednesday morning on suspicion of arson and grand theft.
Fire and rescue services in England could save up to A 200 million a year if they were operated more efficiently, according to a report.