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Federal Agency Investigating AmazonBasics Products for Fire Hazards

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating Amazon-branded electronic products highlighted in a CNN report last year.
Wet walls

Main Street Memo: Wet Walls

This building construction training bulletin focuses on "wet walls" and potential concerns when it comes to fire extension.
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‘Don’t Burn Down Your House’: Napa (CA) Fire Creates Fire Safety Video

Called "Don't Burn Down Your House," the song and video is a clever parody of the Talking Heads' 1983 hit "Burning Down the House."
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Surge in Fires at Los Angeles Homeless Camps a Growing Crisis

In the three years since the Los Angeles Fire Department began classifying them, fires related to homelessness have nearly tripled.
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Investigators: Child May Have Started IN Fire That Killed Three

Investigators of a February house fire in Kokomo that killed three young siblings could not determine a cause of the fire but said they "cannot rule out" the possibility one of the children started the fire in an upstairs bedroom.
Chesterfield County Fire and EMS

Officials: Smoking in Bed Caused VA Fire That Killed Six

Three children and three adults died as a result of the fire in Chesterfield. Another three residents survived.
National Volunteer Fire Council

Youth Firesetting: What You Can Do

Youth firesetting is not a fire department problem, but a community problem. Michael O. McLeieer shares a strategy for dealing with a perennial problem.
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London High-Rise Fire Raises New Concerns about Cladding

London Fire Brigade said about 125 firefighters tackled a fire that spread to three floors of a 19-story building in the city’s Docklands.
Jackson Fire Department MS

More Water Woes for Jackson (MS) as Pressure Drops after Fire

Water pressure dropped Friday in Mississippi's capital city after a fire broke out at one of Jackson's two water treatment plants.
Main Street Memo on half-stories

Main Street Memo: Half-Stories

Joe Pronesti, Chris Tobin, and Alexis Shady offer a training bulletin dealing with fire concerns when it comes to half-story buildings.