Three people, including two firefighters, had to be taken to the hospital after a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Alexandria. None of the injuries are considered to be life threatening.
Fire crews rushed to put out flames leaping out of the roof of a single-story bank in Fairfax, Virginia, Wednesday evening. See photos.
A large fire broke out Wednesday at a residential construction site in Greenbelt, Maryland, consuming two rows of town houses and damaging a third row of occupied homes.
Early indications are that the fire started while the homeowner was burning some brush in the backyard of his home in Silver Spring. Police believe it got out of control and the man died from burns sustained during the fire.
Authorities in Maryland say they are investigating what caused a fire that killed three people at a group home over the weekend.
Fire department spokesman Vito Maggiolo says the fire was accidental and caused by something electrical.
It happened on the 11900 block of Grey Squirrel Lane in Reston around 9 p.m. Fairfax County firefighters arrived and found heavy fire in the rear extending into the interior of the house.
Officials said neighbors had noticed smoke coming from the house and called 911 around 7:45 a.m. They indicated that the house belonged to an elderly woman.
A Virginia police officer rushed into a burning home and rescued a retired couple. Then he ran back into the blaze to find their dog.
D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman Vito Maggiolo says the feline was found in an apartment hanging on to something for “dear life.”
The uncle of toddlers killed in a house fire in St. Mary’s County has set up a GoFundMe account to go toward the funeral expenses of his niece and nephew.
The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 1,900 miles east of Moscow, was extinguished by Monday morning after burning through the night.
Firefighters responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from a two-story rowhouse in the Woodbrook neighborhood at about 11:53 p.m. Saturday.
A Russian state news agency is reporting that the death toll in a shopping center fire in a Siberian city has risen to 37 people and 69 others are missing, many of them children.
The blaze broke out at 34th Street and Eastern Avenue Northeast, and was reported by an off-duty firefighter driving past the home.
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