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West Haven VA Hospital Suffers Fire

The Charger Bulletin

April 7, 2010

Patients at the West Haven Veteran’s Hospital, around the block from campus, had a scare Friday afternoon as smoke started pouring from the building. While the fire was most likely caused by a small equipment malfunction, smoke inhalation worries caused employees to quickly respond to the blaze. Staff...

Authorities charge 2 men in Texas church fire

Liz De La Torre

February 21, 2010

From The Associated Press TYLER, Texas – Two men who once attended church together were charged Sunday with intentionally burning down a church in east Texas and are suspected in a string of similar blazes, authorities said. Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and 21-year-old Daniel George McAllister face...

Fire in Houston Blamed on Inflatable Gorilla

The Associated Press

February 3, 2010

HOUSTON – Fire department officials said an out-of-control inflatable gorilla was blamed for a rooftop blaze at a Houston shopping center. No injuries were reported in the fire early Thursday. The remnants of the inflatable gorilla were seen at the site. District Chief Fred Hooker said some type...

Doctor: Burned Fla. teen ‘not out of woods yet’

Liz De La Torre

October 14, 2009

From The Associated Press MIAMI – A 15-year-old doused with rubbing alcohol and set on fire after he turned in another teen for trying to steal his father's bicycle is at extremely high risk for organ failure and infection, his doctor said Wednesday. Michael Brewer was heavily sedated and breat...

Calif. wildfire heads north, threatens thousands

Liz De La Torre

August 30, 2009

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – Wildfire threatened 12,000 suburban homes and rained ash on cars as far away as downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, spreading in all directions in hot, dry conditions. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged those in the fire's path to listen to authorities and get out. Firefighters...

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