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A state safety commission ruled yesterday that state forestry officials made numerous errors; among them: They failed to give the crew sufficient safety equipment, didn't follow wildfire-planning rules, didn't withdraw the firefighters when they should have, and ultimately, put a "losing battle" over the safety of the firefighters, all in an effort ... (more)
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One of the sixteen residents had to be saved by a fireman and taken to Bay of Island's Hospital.
An attorney says a New York train engineer experienced a nod or "a daze" before his train derailed at a curve, killing four passengers.
Family members of some of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the Yarnell HIll wildfire react to the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health report on the workplace safety investigation.
City News Service reports firefighters found the elderly woman's body after knocking down flames at the apartment building in the Crenshaw district early Wednesday.
Arizona's workplace safety agency on Wednesday recommended that the state Forestry Division pay a nearly $560,000 fine in the deaths of 19 firefighters.
Negligence was not the cause of the collapse of a third World Trade Center tower several hours after the twin towers were destroyed in the Sept.
Ocean City officials say a church fire that killed the pastor was caused by a man who put gasoline on himself, set himself on fire and ran into the church ablaze.
A few weeks after Bryce Reed proclaimed he would personally protect a Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, he was arrested by federal agents who said he collected materials to make a pipe bomb, driving suspicion that he might have had something to do with the blast.
A fire early Tuesday morning destroyed a cottage in Irma as slippery road conditions from an overnight snowfall hindered firefighters' response, the Merrill Fire Department said.
ELYRIA - " A neighbor caught a fatal fire on tape Monday night. Elyria Fire Department responded at 11:10 p.m. to a fully engulfed fire in apartment #3 of a four-apartment building at 341 E. River St. Inside the burning apartment, firefighters found the body of a 62-year-old male resident, according to Elyria Police Capt.
A mobile home fire in a rural area near the Ohio River has claimed the life of a mother, who initially escaped the blaze but went back in to retrieve bottles and clothing for her 4-month-old baby.
A FIRE chief is calling for an urgent review of Chinese lanterns after a "devastating" fire destroyed more than 80 caravans at a festival site.
The blaze took hold outside a home on Mitchell Avenue shortly before 12:30am on Friday, July 19 when various discarded items caught alight.
A mother, father and 8-year-old boy were treated at a hospital for minor smoke inhalation after a fire Monday morning at their home in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.
One person was found dead in the aftermath of an intense fire that destroyed a mobile home early Monday morning, the Mountain View Fire Department said.