Recent Major Fire News: Romania Nightclub Fire, NJ House Blast, D.C.-Area Crash

October 31-November 11, 2015

A devastating fire tore through a Romanian nightclub during a concert, killing numerous people. Four people were killed in a crash in Maryland near Washington, D.C., and a fatal explosion rocked a residential street in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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Scores Killed in Romanian Nightclub Fire
Fire erupted in the Colectiv nightclub when a spark ignited foam decor. The latest count brings the total number of deaths to 55.

Four Killed in D.C.-Area Crash
A church van carrying adults and children through a suburb of the nation’s capital collided with a pickup truck that crossed into its path, and the pickup truck burst into flames in an accident that claimed four lives and left 14 others badly injured.

Crews Respond to Fatal NJ House Explosion
A house explosion in northern New Jersey killed one person and left two severely burned Wednesday. PHOTOS

Plane Crashes into OH Apartment Building
Nine people were killed after a small jet crashed into an Ohio apartment building.

Denver Report Advocates for Changes After LODD
A Denver Fire Department report following the July death of firefighter John Whelan calls for numerous changes, according to a news report.

Feds Sound Alarm On First Responder Impersonation
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a bulletin designed to raise awareness about the potential threat posed by people pretending to be firefighters, police, and EMS workers.

Chief Pulls Crew Out of Burning NY Home Minutes Before Roof Collapse
Five minutes after firefighters were ordered out of a burning home on Syracuse’s South Side, the roof collapsed.

Three Firefighters, Two Civilians Injured in Detroit Fire
Crews responding to reports of people trapped in an occupied apartment building found a working fire that went to three alarms. PHOTOS

Aerial Ladder Collapse Injures One at PA Department
A man performing an apparatus certification test was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Monday afternoon after he was struck by a ladder.

Arrest in St. Louis-Area Church Fires
Authorities charged a 35-year-old black man with arson for two of the seven church fires in a predominantly African-American part of the region.

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