It appeared the fire burned itself out. In certain instances, Ashworth said, “a fire will produce enough smoke to choke the oxygen out and extinguish itself.”
Firefighters responded to the complex just after 1:00 am to find smoke coming from a second-floor apartment window. Firefighters put out a small fire within 5 minutes and found the woman dead in the room.
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.
The first unit to arrive in the Briarwood Hills subdivision saw heavy fire showing from the roof of the home.
When crews arrived, the front part of a home was fully engulfed in flames. The 52-year-old man who lived in the home died.
“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.”
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.
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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.
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.
Construction workers at a neighboring site called 9-1-1 at 9:47 a.m. Sept. 5 to report a house on fire at 806 Dounce Street, according to Lafayette police.
Police say a man whose body was found after a Pulaski County house fire was a victim of homicide.
The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two decades.
Fire tore through a 2nd-story Chicago home overnight, killing six children, two adults and a dog,
Federal investigators have been deployed to help determine what happened when a fire broke out at a Westminster apartment complex Sunday, killing two and injuring several residents
A woman died in a house fire that happened on Route 28 in Johnsburg overnight.
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.
The blaze broke out Friday at a home on 25th Street. Investigators said they believe it started on the first floor of the three-story home, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
They say she died from inhalation of smoke and soot.
Officials said, when firefighters arrived to the scene, they were told an adult male could possibly be inside. Firefighters located a burn victim who they assume is the man they were told about.
A house fire in Orlando killed a girl and sent her grandmother to the hospital with severe burns early Sunday, fire officials said.