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Commentary: Firefighting foam is making us sick

In my role as an attorney for a law firm that handles personal injury cases related to toxic environmental exposures, I see the problem caused by polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, firsthand.

Morning fire in Harrisburg being investigated as arson: police

Firefighters respond to a fire at a multi-story apartment building at 248 Hummel St. in Harrisburg, July 14, 2020

Police: Homeless woman found burning in Florida home was likely murdered

Police say they are treating as a murder the death of a homeless woman found inside a burning home Monday morning.

Black Creek Twp. man allegedly set neighbor’s house on fire

A Black Creek Twp. man faces multiple counts of arson after a neighbor’s home was set on fire late Wednesday night.

Orleans firefighters contract includes pay raises

ORLEANS — A contract between the town and the Orleans Permanent Firefighters Association Local 2675 has closed the gap between the town's firefighters and their colleagues in neighboring communities.

Wildfire breaks out near Telluride

A wildfire broke out Sunday afternoon northwest of Telluride; homes built in the forest were evacuated, and firefighters with air support were racing to suppress flames that had spread across about 60 acres.

21 people injured in massive blaze aboard US Navy warship in...

A total of 21 people were injured on Sunday in a fire on a US warship, the Bonhomme Richard, stationed in San Diego according to the Navy.

4-year-old boy drowns in Southbridge pool Sunday

A 4-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Southbridge on Sunday, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and the Southbridge Fire Department.

Fire damages 8 units in Chippewa Falls complex

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Betty Christopherson stood outside her apartment unit in Chippewa Falls on Thursday, stunned as she stared at the damage caused by a fire Wednesday afternoon.

West Richland man still in a Seattle hospital after fireworks destroy...

A West Richland man remains at a Seattle hospital after suffering serious burns in a fireworks fire in Richland on the Fourth of July.