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June 22, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Powerhouse Fire Aftermath ]
Los Angeles, CA The wildfire that began near a power station in the Angeles National Forest (referred to as the “Powerhouse Fire”) has destroyed 30 homes near Palmdale in northern Los Angeles County and damaged three others. There were no deaths and eight minor injuries reported, as well as minor injuries suffered by five firefighters.
February 11, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Tragic Fire Accidents Can Often Be Prevented ]
New York, NY It may have happened 10 years ago, but a fire that broke out in a decrepit housing complex in New York state that took the life of an eight-year-old child still stings—so much so that a state assemblyman continues his quest to have state legislation passed with an aim toward improving current statutes regulating landlords and the buildings under their control.
April 23, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Lawsuits Filed in Day Care Fire Deaths ]
Houston, TX More lawsuits have been filed in the fatal fire accident that took the lives of four children. The fire, which happened in February, occurred at day care owner Jessica Tata's home while she was allegedly out. Families were devastated by the fire, and some children who survived suffered from permanent burn injuries.
December 22, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Health Bill for 9/11 Responders Passes ]
Washington, DC The 9/11 responders health bill designed to cover the medical costs of rescue workers and others who became ill after breathing in toxic fumes, dust and smoke during and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has been passed by the US Senate.
December 22, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Fire Accident Kills 2 Chicago Firefighters ]
Chicago, IL Two firefighters have been killed and 16 others injured while fighting an extra-alarm fire
December 19, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Father Dies Six Weeks After Fire That Claims His Son ]
Chicago, IL The image on YouTube of DJ Mixx Massacre Mike posing with his three-year-old son is heartbreaking when you realize that both are no longer with us, killed in a fire accident in Pilsen, located on the Lower West Side of Chicago. What is equally heartbreaking is that the video was put up soon after the fire, which killed the DJ's son Michael Cruz Jr. and severely injured his father. The YouTube video was both a tribute and a video "get well card" for the stricken father recovering in hospital.
September 14, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Explosion in Tennessee Injures 6 ]
Memphis, TN An explosion at a flare-manufacturing plant in Memphis has left six people injured, six of them critically, the Associated Press reports. A large local hospital has reported that three people were brought in to the hospital in critical condition.
September 12, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ San Bruno Fire: Death Toll Unclear ]
San Bruno, CA As residents awaited word that they could return to their homes following the San Bruno explosion, officials announced that skeletal remains had been found in the area of the San Bruno fire. Although the official death toll in the California fire remains at four, the skeletal remains could push that number higher. There are still people believed to be missing in the fire.
August 24, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Lawsuits Spring from 2008 Fire Accident in California ]
Vallejo, CA A 2008 fire accident that took the lives of three senior citizens at an elder care facility in California is now becoming a court case after the operators of the facility allegedly failed to maintain a working fire alarm system and allowed one of the residents to indulge in his habit of smoking cigars while in close proximity to medical oxygen.
August 13, 2010. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Six Detroit Firefighters Injured in Burning Building Collapse ]
Detroit, MI At least six firefighters have been injured in a fire that caused the collapse of a two-story building on the east side of Detroit early Friday morning.
- Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against BP And Toyota in Flash Fire By Brenda Craig (Aug-6-10)
- Steel Plant Explosion Injures 15 By Lucy Campbell (Jul-14-10)
- Fire Accident at Natural Gas Mine Could Burn for Days By Charles Benson (Jun-10-10)
- Explosion Kills Two in New Hampshire Fire Accident By Gordon Gibb (May-16-10)
- Barbeque Fire in Georgia Ruled an Accident By Charles Benson (Apr-2-10)
- Fire That Destroyed 170-Year-Old Church Ruled an Accident By Charles Benson (Jan-29-10)
- Colorado Houseguest Killed in Fire Accident By Charles Benson (Dec-19-09)
- Fire Accident Aboard Tugboat Claims Two Lives By Gordon Gibb (Nov-24-09)
- Illinois hospital fire accident claims 65-year-old's life By Charles Benson (Sep-19-09)
- Chemical Fire Causes Evacuations, Explosions in Michigan By Lucy Campbell (Aug-27-09)
- Plant Explodes in Ancaster By Lucy Campbell (Aug-25-09)
- Fire Accident Aided by Building Codes? By Gordon Gibb (Apr-9-09)
- What Caused the Christmas Fire that Took Little Ava's Life? By Gordon Gibb (Dec-21-08)
- A Tale of Two Fire Accidents By Gordon Gibb (Nov-17-08)
- Fire Accident: Not So Sweet for Imperial Sugar By Gordon Gibb (Aug-7-08)
- Fire Accidents Can Happen to You By Gordon Gibb (Jun-10-07)