A child playing with a lighter set a blanket on fire in an apartment in Durham, North Carolina, on Monday, a day after a fire in Johnston County killed a man and his 2-year-old son, who was playing with a lighter, Durham fire officials said.… Continue Reading »
The fire began on a third-story balcony of Copper Chase at Stones Crossing Apartments about 5:55 p.m. A mother and child were displaced and the building had about $50,000 in damage, White River Fire Chief Jeremy Pell said. Pell credited a sprinkler on the balcony with preventing the fire from becoming far worse.… Continue Reading »
Cosumnes Fire investigators determined that a discarded cigarette sparked a fire that damaged the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse on May 11. The restaurant was evacuated that night and it was reopened the next day. No injuries were reported.
Fire struck an optical components factory at 1916 Greenleaf St. in Evanston last Friday afternoon. The fire was first reported about 2:15 p.m. and Evanston fire crews had managed to bring it under control in less than half an hour. All the workers in the building managed to get out safely on their own. … Continue Reading »