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Four Children Die in Rochester Apartment Fire

Four Children Die in Rochester Apartment Fire

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Four people died from a fire that ravaged an apartment building in Rochester on Saturday.Officials say they were called to a trash fire outside the building at 1 a.m. but when they arrived a flash fire…

Honduran Prison Fire That Killed Hundreds Was Deliberately Set

Honduran Prison Fire That Killed Hundreds Was Deliberately Set

ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images(COMAYAGUA, Honduras) — A Honduran prisoner bent on mass murder wound up killing more than 356 other inmates at a dilapidated jail in Comayagua Wednesday.Authorities in Honduras said that inmates could be heard screaming…

Hundreds of Prisoners Killed in Honduras Jail Fire

Hundreds of Prisoners Killed in Honduras Jail Fire

ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images(TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras) — A fire at a jail in Honduras has left at least 272 prisoners dead after the blaze broke out late Tuesday night, officials said. Dozens were burned or suffocated to death after authorities failed…

Dad Eyes Suit in Christmas Fire That Killed Daughters

Dad Eyes Suit in Christmas Fire That Killed Daughters

John Moore/Getty Images(STAMFORD, Conn.) — The father of three young daughters who were killed in a Christmas Eve fire in Connecticut has signaled his intention to sue over their deaths.Matthew Badger filed papers last week that would name him as admi…

‘Gone With the Wind’ Memorabilia Destroyed by Fire

‘Gone With the Wind’ Memorabilia Destroyed by Fire

Clarence Sinclair Bull/John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images(JONESBORO, Ga.) — A fire has claimed a Georgia museum’s trove of memorabilia from the 1939 film classic Gone With the Wind.Earlier Friday, the curator of the Road to Tara Museum, in Jonesboro, …

More Than 100 Firefighters Respond to Central London Blaze

More Than 100 Firefighters Respond to Central London Blaze

Stockbyte/John Foxx/Thinkstock(LONDON) — A major fire broke out in Central London early Saturday. BBC News reports that more than 100 firefirighters and 20 engines were called to help extinguish the blaze that started in a five-story house in Mayfair …

Nevada Fire Destroys 20 Homes in Reno; 10K Forced to Evacuate

Nevada Fire Destroys 20 Homes in Reno; 10K Forced to Evacuate

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(RENO, Nev.) — Authorities in Reno, Nev. are battling a wind-whipped brush fire that forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people and destroyed at least 20 homes.The fire started about noon Thursday in an area near U.S. H…

New York Arson Attacks Under Investigation as Hate Crimes

New York Arson Attacks Under Investigation as Hate Crimes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Four arson attacks in Queens, N.Y., are being investigated as possible hate crimes against Muslims, police said.The attacks, which took place around 8 p.m. Sunday, targeted an Islamic center housing a prominent Shiite mosque, a bo…

Conn. Christmas Fire: Granddaughter Writes Poem for Deceased Family

Conn. Christmas Fire: Granddaughter Writes Poem for Deceased Family

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Connecticut girl whose grandparents died in the Christmas Day fire that also claimed the lives of her three cousins wrote a poem about her grandmother, whom she called Nana. Morgan Johnson’s poem is titled “The N…

Fire Safety: Seven Life-Saving Preventive Measures

Fire Safety: Seven Life-Saving Preventive Measures

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A devastating house fire killed three young girls and their grandparents early Christmas morning in Stamford, Conn. Authorities say the three-alarm blaze engulfed the Victorian home and tore through the upper floor…

Connecticut Christmas Fire: Man Died Trying to Save Granddaughter

Connecticut Christmas Fire: Man Died Trying to Save Granddaughter

Lomer Johnson, dressed as Santa Claus. ABC NewsUPDATE: The Christmas morning fire at a Connecticut home that killed three girls and their grandparents was started by fireplace embers that had been cleared out of the fireplace and put in either a mud r…

Fire on Christmas Morning Kills Family of Ad Exec in Conn.

Fire on Christmas Morning Kills Family of Ad Exec in Conn.

WABC-TV New York(STAMFORD, Conn.) — Three young girls and their grandparents died in a three-alarm house fire in Stamford, Conn., early Christmas morning as the girls’ mother desperately tried to save them, authorities said.The mother of the gir…

Five Killed in Christmas Day House Fire

Five Killed in Christmas Day House Fire

WABC-TV New York(STAMFORD, Conn.) — Three young girls and their grandparents were killed in a three-alarm house fire in an exclusive neighborhood of Stamford, Conn., early Christmas morning, as the girls’ mother tried in vain to save them, autho…

Holidays Most Dangerous Time for House Fires

Holidays Most Dangerous Time for House Fires

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The next two weeks are the most dangerous time of the year for house fires, according to fire safety experts. From Dec. 23 through Dec. 25, and Dec. 26 through New Year’s, the chances of a candlelit fire soar mo…

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