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DelCo condo residents forced out into the heat (DE)

A multi-alarm fire at a condominium complex in Delaware County, just over the state line, forced several elderly residents out of their homes Wednesday afternoon.    Read the article…………….

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8 people treated after Surfside Beach condo fire (SC)

Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded to a condo fire in Surfside Beach Wednesday morning.  Read the article………….

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Residents Escape Condo Fire in Walnut Creek

Shooting flames popped out of a condominium complex in Walnut Creek early Wednesday, but residents living inside the building were able to escape unharmed, according to Contra Costa County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Quesada.    Read the article…………..

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Fire burns on high-rise balcony in downtown Long Beach (CA)

Firefighters responded to a small fire at a high-rise condominium building in downtown Long Beach Tuesday morning.  A large number of firefighters headed to the building at 400 West Ocean Boulevard, which is near Queens Way, around 11:40 a.m., according

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8 residents displaced in Marion County condo fire (FL)

Residents saw flames and smoke coming from the building. Everyone evacuated, and there were no injuries, officials said.  Flames were shooting through the roof as firefighters arrived on the scene.    Read the article…………..

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Condo owners will be out for a while (BC)

Water’s Edge condo residents who watched as their building went up in flames last Saturday will not be going home anytime soon, says George Mapson, strata president.  About 40 of the 65 units in Waters Edge were compromised in the

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Lightning ignites fire on the roof of a West Nashville condo

Lightning is blamed for a fire on the roof of a home in Rock Harbor Condominiums Saturday morning.  Fire officials on the scene say damage was primarily contained to the roof and ceiling of one unit.  They say lightning also

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Hundreds Flee Blaze in Hawaii Condo With No Sprinklers (HI)

A raging fire in a Honolulu high-rise that authorities say had no sprinklers left three dead, 12 injured, and sent hundreds fleeing as smoke billowed from the upper floors, the AP reports. The dead were found on the 26th floor,

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Authorities investigating ‘suspicious’ fire at condemned Carolina Beach condo complex

A criminal investigation is underway following a fire at a beach condominium community that was condemned late last month.  Authorities responded to the Carolina Surf Condos at 210 Carolina Beach Avenue in Carolina Beach at about 3:20 a.m. and were

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Condo fire forces out families (BC)

The blaze that broke out in a Vernon condominium Monday has forced 29 people from their homes.  Eight units in Arbor Lee Strata (3800 40th Ave.) were heavily damaged (while damage was also sustained to additional units) after a fire

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Condo owners could be out for years (BC)

On Saturday around 11:30 a.m., a fire started on the roof of the almost-complete, 21-unit Water’s Edge North condo complex on Truswell Road, a block from Okanagan Lake, just south of the Hotel Eldorado.  On Monday, all that was left

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1 man taken to hospital following condo fire in Rocky Hill (CT)

Firefighters said one person was taken to the hospital after a condominium fire Monday afternoon.  Rocky Hill Fire Department said the fire took place at 6 Chestunt Court and a man who lived there was outside and conscious when they

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Firefighters Control Los Angeles Condo Fire (CA)

It took firefighters 81 minutes of suppression operations conducted in 91 F heat to confine fire damage to four condominium units on this 47-year-old, wood frame and stucco structure. The units shared a common attic.        Read the

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Good Samaritans rescue elderly couple from fire (NJ)

A fast moving fire ripped through a condo in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. It spread to three other homes.  An elderly couple was in the condo where the fire started and tried to put it out. Fortunately, not one but

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One injured in fire at Mount Laurel condo complex (NJ)

One person was injured during a fire Wednesday afternoon in a building within a Yarmouth Lane condominium complex, officials said.     Read the article…………….

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Barbecue Mishap Blamed For Fire That Destroys 4 Condo Units In Chatsworth (CA)

A fire destroyed four condos in Chatsworth Tuesday afternoon.  Officials blamed a mishap with a propane barbecue grill for igniting the out-of-control blaze.  Firefighters seemed to be gaining the upper hand on the fire in one unit when fire poked

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Lightning ignites Dunedin condo fire, displacing residents and injuring two firefighters (FL)

Lightning sparked a fire Monday at a condominium complex, leaving some residents displaced and two firefighters with minor injuries.  According to Dunedin Fire Chief Jeffrey Parks, the fire at the Country Lakes condo complex, 330 Promenade Drive, started about 12:45

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Fire chief: Hot Springs fire may have been caused by fireworks, investigation ongoing (AR)

A fire that destroyed four homes in a Hot Springs condo complex may have started due to fireworks, according to the fire department.  Fire chief Autumn Carlisle tells Channel 7 the fire’s suspected area of origin was underneath a car

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Cause of Kitchener condo fire can’t be determined, families forced out assess the damage

Officials still aren’t sure what caused a fire at a Kitchener condo complex that forced two families out of their homes and sent four people to hospital.  The fire started sometime around 4 a.m. Saturday on Elm Ridge Drive, in

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Massive fire erupts at condo complex in Hot Springs (AR)

A large fire has broken out at a condo complex in Hot Springs.  Four condos are have erupted in flames off Lake Hamilton, near Highway 70.    Read the article…………..

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Tossed cigarettes result in 24 house fires so far this year (AB)

Two recent fires that caused major damage to residential buildings are among 24 fires this year sparked by improperly discarded smoking materials, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services says.  A fire that displaced residents at an apartment building in west Edmonton on

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Townhouse condo building destroyed in Yellowknife fire

A fire at Yellowknife’s Ward Crescent on Monday has left at least one three-unit townhouse building destroyed and two others with damage.  Officials say they believe everyone made it out of the buildings safely.  The fire began at the Diamond

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Fire marshal blames grill for blaze at Nippers Corner condo

Investigators have ruled the fire at a Nippers Corner area condo was accidental, and it may have been started by a charcoal grill on a wooden balcony.  The fire at the Creekside Condos was fast and fierce. It consumed one

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Fire destroys 2 Nashville condos, leaves at least 3 families homeless (TN)

A fast-moving fire swept through two condos Sunday night in the southwestern part of the city near the Brentwood line, destroyed both homes and left at least three families homeless, Nashville fire officials said.    Read the article……………

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Fire ‘hero’ sued for wrongful death in Bellevue condo fire (WA)

The family of the two victims killed in the Bellevue Chimney condominiums fire wants to hold the man who police say started the fire accountable.  They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christo Fournararkis and his wife, along with the

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Residents evacuated in Boise condo fire (ID)

Several southwest Boise residents were evacuated from their homes Wednesday afternoon after a fire was reported in their condominium fourplex.      Read the article……….

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Two dogs dead in Buffalo Grove condo fire; residents unharmed (IL)

Two dogs died in a blaze Tuesday night at a Buffalo Grove condominium building before firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, authorities said.  The fire, which started about 5:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Le Parc Circle, was

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Three injured in northeast Columbus condo explosion (OH)

ire investigators said two adults and a child were hurt after an explosion at a condo unit at the New Albany Village Condominiums off E Dublin-Granville Rd.  Fire crews said the explosion happened just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  The force

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Balcony fire at downtown condo building sparked by discarded cigarette

Capt. Michael Westwood told CP24 that crews contained the blaze shortly after they arrived at the scene.  Westwood said no one was injured as a result, but that the property suffered some damage.  Toronto Fire later confirmed that the fire

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Child seriously injured in east Tulsa condo fire (OK)

A child was in serious condition after being rescued from an east Tulsa residential fire Monday evening.  The girl, whose age has not been released but was estimated at about 10, was in serious condition at the Children’s Hospital at

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Marijuana grow operation may have caused Woodhaven fire (MI)

An investigation is underway after a fire at an apartment complex in Woodhaven.  Crews were called out to Kirkway Village Condos off of Allen Road this morning.  It appears the fire only caused exterior damage to two of the condo

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1 Injured In Clearwater Condo Fire

A woman was seriously injured in a Sunday morning fire that broke out in a first-floor unit at the Seville Condominiums near Clearwater mall. According to Clearwater Fire Rescue, the woman was being airlifted to a local hospital for treatment

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People evacuated after Shreveport condo catches fire (LA)

Shreveport Fire Battalion Chief Gary Ralph says the fire started on the first floor of one of the condos.  The building was evacuated and the tenants made it out safely before firefighters arrived.   Read the article………….

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Careless smoking leads to spike in balcony fires in 2017: Toronto Fire Services

Toronto Fire officials are warning resident living in high-rise buildings to be careful with how they dispose of their cigarettes following a spike in balcony fires in the city this year.     Read the article……………

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Three pets killed in Legend Oaks condo fire (SC)

Fire crews responded to a group of condos in Legend Oaks for a large fire early Sunday morning.  Residents tell ABC News 4 the fire started around 5 a.m. on Golf View Road. While no injuries were reported, we were

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Three pets killed in Legend Oaks condo fire (CO)

Fire crews responded to a group of condos in Legend Oaks for a large fire early Sunday morning. Residents tell ABC News 4 the fire started around 5 a.m. on Golf View Road. While no injuries were reported, we were

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Six evacuated after Fresno condominium fire (CA)

Six people were left homeless Friday night after a condominium fire in east-central Fresno, city Battalion Chief Tony Escobedo said.  The fire is suspected to have started inside a washing machine on the first floor of the two-story building, Escobedo

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Crews battling four-alarm fire in Reading condo complex

Crews battled a four-alarm fire in a condo complex in Reading Thursday afternoon.  The fire was at 52 Sanborn St. at the Old Reading Schoolhouse Condominium complex located about a block from Town Hall.  Fire departments from several neighboring communities,

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Shreveport contractor helps group escape condo fire, hailed a hero (LA)

A passerby is now a hero after he helped a group of strangers escape a burning condo in East Shreveport.  It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at East Kings Court Complex in the 1800 block of East Kings Highway.

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NJ residents tie bedsheets, jump out of windows of burning condo

A man was injured Thursday morning after jumping out of a window of a condo building that was on fire.  Authorities said the 45-year-old man leaped from a second-floor window of the building on Grand Central Avenue. His was the

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Firefighters Put Out Condominium Blaze in Chatsworth (CA)

The blaze was reported about 8:30 a.m. in the 10000 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The fire was in the wall and attic of the 2-story condo.  It took firefighters about 25 minutes

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Staten Island blaze kills man celebrating birthday, hurts 9-year-old son who cried to neighbors, ‘Help my dad’

A 9-year-old boy tried desperately to save his father from their burning Staten Island home Saturday night by running to neighbors and “begging” for help, witnesses said.  “Please, please help me get my dad,” the child cried out, while ringing

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Flames tear through West Orlando condo building (FL)

Flames ripped through a West Orlando condo building on Thursday, leaving families without a home.  The fire broke out at the Pine Shadows Condominiums on Pinebark Avenue, just off South Kirkman Road.  The flames did the most damage on the

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‘It smelt like tire burning’: northeast Edmonton condo fire sends 1 person to hospital

One person was taken to hospital after a fire broke out early Thursday morning at a three-storey walk up condo building in northeast Edmonton.  Fire crews were called around 3:30 a.m. to the Southern Belle Condominiums at 3720 118 Ave.

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Topsail condo fire leaves three displaced (FL)

No one was injured in a condo fire at the beach this week.  The three-story Topsail Reef condo building, located at 2182 New River Inlet Road in N. Topsail Beach, caught fire around 6 a.m. Tuesday, said Carin Faulkner, North

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Crews battle large fire at northwest Columbus condo building (OH)

Firefighters battled flames Tuesday afternoon at a condominium in northwest Columbus.  Columbus Fire Chief Martin says crews are working to get the fire under control. The crews were working in defensive mode after the roof caved in, according to the

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Condo fire displaces 4 families in St. Pete (FL)

At least four families are displaced after an overnight fire in Saint Petersburg.  Flames raced through the Enclave condo complex on North Martin Luther King Street just before 11 Thursday night.  Fire crews responded to a 2-alarm fire and multiple

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Scores Of Families Displaced After Condo Fire In Clarkston (GA)

More than 40 people were displaced early Friday in a fire at some condominiums in the Decatur area, police officials said. The blaze erupted at the Brannon Hill condos, located in the 1000 block of Old Hampton Drive in Clarkston.

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Several displaced following fire at DeKalb County condo complex (GA)

Fire has displaced several residents of a condominium complex that some call the worst neighborhood in the United States.  The blaze started around 2 a.m. at the Brannon Hills Condos on Old Hampton Road in Clarkston.  Investigators say at least

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No injuries reported in Hamden condo blaze (NH)

The cause of a multi-unit condo blaze is under investigation after a fire was sparked in a unit at Hillside Village housing complex.  Hamden firefighters arrived to a heavy blaze at Townhouse Road complex, with fire burning through the central

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