Mother, infant killed in Dayton Ohio fire that started in kitchen

A mother and her infant son who died in a Dayton fire that started in a kitchen early Thursday morning have been identified.

The victims were identified as Charonda Childs, 23, and Cassius Childs-Hunt, 7 months, according to family members and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Helena apartment fire early Sunday kills 2 pets, causes $375k in damages

“The fire was difficult to extinguish due to heavy involvement upon arrival of fire crews and extension into the attic space with limited initial responders to extinguish the fire and conduct interior victim search,” the Helena Fire Department said in a news release. “At the time the fire occurred, many of the apartments were occupied and the tenants were able to self-evacuate. Unfortunately two pets were lost in the apartment building.”

South Dakota Guard soldier killed by explosion while responding to house fire

A South Dakota National Guard soldier died Friday while responding to a house fire in the western part of the state as a member of his town’s volunteer fire department.

Staff Sgt. David Fischer, 43, served as a survey team member with the Rapid City-based 82nd Civil Support Team. He was killed while battling a fire with the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department and other local first-responders, according to a South Dakota National Guard statement Sunday.

Fischer served as the assistant chief with the Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department, where he had worked for 22 years.

Teacher remembers 10-year-old girl killed in Cypress Park house fire as a 'bright spirit'


At 10-years-old, Alexa Alarcon faced more adversity than most children her age. But her strong and noble spirit left a mark on her fifth-grade teacher after just a few weeks.

"She had a brace on her leg. She had been hit by a car when she was 3. She never wanted to use the elevator. She never wanted any help. She never complained," Jane de Haven said.

2 people face 22 charges in connection with fatal Scarborough house fire

Police have arrested and charged two people in connection with a Scarborough rooming house fire that killed an 18-year-old international student.

Police are alleging that a man and a woman were "negligent in providing proper fire protection and safety at a home that they own and operate as a rental property," a news release sent out on Monday reads.

New Details In How Teen Died In Middletown NJ, Fire

An 18-year-old from Middletown and her dog were tragically killed in a house fire early Tuesday morning, the Monmouth County Prosecutor said. While her entire family got out of the burning house, it appears the young woman was unable to escape her bedroom, as her doorway became blocked by fire.