Structure Fire News

North Carolina Building Explosion Kills At Least One

At least one person died and at least 17 suffered injuries in an explosion that occurred after a gas leak in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Part of one building collapsed and up to 15 nearby structures were also damaged by the blast, which sent shockwaves for miles. Officials are investigating the explosion [...]

By | 2019-05-14T12:34:33+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Structure Fire News|

Four Dead in Collierville House Fire

Four people, including three teens, died in a tragic house fire in Collierville only days before Christmas. Two other people who were in the home went to the hospital with injuries but were later released, while some of those who tried to assist also suffered injuries. As officials investigate what [...]

By | 2019-02-21T15:18:51+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

10 Children Killed in Chicago Building Fire

A night of fun turned into a nightmare when 10 children died in a Chicago residential building fire on August 26. All children, ages three months to 16 years old, were in the same unit, some visiting for a sleepover party. The building's landlord now faces 40 code violations, including [...]

By | 2018-12-27T14:53:41+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

Denver Natural Gas Explosion Destroys Row House and Injures 9

A building explosion in Denver, Colorado, injured at least 9 people, with one person suffering critical injuries. Officials believe the building explosion, which caused significant damage to a four-plex residential building, was linked to natural gas. Natural gas explosions can cause catastrophic injuries to victims, and extensive damage to neighborhoods. [...]

By | 2018-08-24T12:05:36+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

Families Want Answers After Gatesville Hospital Explosion

There is a long road ahead after an explosion that killed two men at the Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas. There will be a lengthy investigation, which will try to determine whether the cause was a generator, natural gas line—as is often the case in a structural fire—or some other [...]

By | 2018-07-17T14:10:43+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

Staggering Number of Fire Safety Inspections Skipped in California

A California news organization, seeking answers after a bout of deadly Golden State fires in residential buildings, has published an investigative report detailing serious lapses in the Bay Area regarding apartment building and school inspections. The report touches on concerns about the devastation that structural fires can cause, especially when [...]

By | 2018-06-26T06:48:26+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

Numerous Violations Found at Site of Apartment Fire | Greensboro, NC

A deadly fire that killed five children in Greensboro, North Carolina, led to an inspection of the apartment complex where the fire occurred. Officials uncovered more than 200 violations, including non-functioning smoke detectors in the unit where the fatal tragedy happened. Recent years have seen an increase in concerns over [...]

By | 2018-06-15T13:08:57+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

Federal Investigation Launched into Fatal Denver Construction Fire

Investigators have begun what will likely be a lengthy investigation into a March 7, 2018, fire in an apartment building that was under construction in downtown Denver. The massive blaze sent six people to the hospital, including a firefighter, and ultimately took the lives of two construction workers who were [...]

By | 2018-03-19T18:34:34+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

South Nashville Building Fire Kills Three

A building fire in south Nashville killed three women and injured up to nine other people. The fire occurred at a halfway house, where officials say there were no working smoke detectors or sprinklers. Now, women who needed a second chance are without a home as officials investigate to determine [...]

By | 2018-06-30T15:06:33+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Structure Fire News|

Fire Lieutenant and Resident Killed in North Philadelphia Building Collapse

A firefighter who had 11 years of service with the Philadelphia Fire Department perished battling a fire in North Philadelphia, after the structure he was inside collapsed and trapped him under debris. The January 6, 2018, fire and collapse also claimed the life of a resident who was inside the [...]

By | 2018-01-16T14:27:40+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Building Collapse News, Structure Fire News|