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MULVANE, KS – FEB. 8: Two MIDDLETOWN, CT – FEB. 7: As many as 100
sister ages 3 and 4, were the vic-
sisters, people may have been injured and two killed
tims of a fatal house fire. The home’s when a massive explosion blew up a power
ceiling had collapsed on them, hin- plant being built on the Connecticut River.
dering search efforts. Their parents,
in anothe part of the home, escaped
another BINGHAMTON, NY – FEB. 8: Nine people, in-
and a 7-year-old sister was in school. cluding seven children and a pregnant wom-
an, were left homeless after fire in an apart-
FLINT, M – FEB. 14: A fire that ap-
FLINT, MI ment building.
WEST parently sstarted after a man fell asleep
while cooking swept through an apartment FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ – FEB. 16: About
ENGLEWOOD, CO – FEB. 1: Firefighters en- building, killing the man’s young child and a dozen workers and customers were evacu-
countered heavy flames, smoke and explo- three others he was babysitting. ated from a Chinese-Japanese restaurant dur-
sions when they arrived at a recycling yard. ing a fire in the kitchen ventilation system.
They used foam to extinguish the blaze and Firefighters noticed smoke coming from the
worked all night moving materials to con- SOUTH restaurant while returning from another call.
trol hot spots and flare-ups.
HAMPTON, VA – FEB. 2: A 9-month-old, DAVENPORT, NY – FEB. 19: One woman was
EAST PALO ALTO, CA – FEB. 17: A twin- 2-year-old and 3-year-old died in a blaze at a killed and another and a 5-year-old child
engine plane carrying three employees of single-wide mobile home. Two female adults were injured when a tractor-trailer failed to
an electric car maker struck a set of power and another female child escaped and were negotiate a sharp curve, left the roadway and
lines after takeoff and crashed, killing all evacuated by medics at the scene. crashed into their single-story home. The
three aboard, but no one on the ground truck was hauling concrete forms that dis-
despite one wing slamming into a home WILMINGTON, NC – FEB. 21: More than two lodged and entered the residence.
where a daycare center operated. dozen firefighters responded to the scene of
a fire in a historic home. One firefighter was LANESBORO, MA – FEB. 20: Crews quickly
transferred to a hospital with a twisted ankle. battled a grease fire that broke out in the hood
SOUTHWEST The home was thought to be a total loss. above a deep fryer bay in a fast-food outlet lo-
cated in the food court at Berkshire Mall. The
BELLA VISTA, AR – FEB. 4: Five people – STAUNTON, VA – FEB. 26: Fire destroyed a mall was evacuated and a crisis was averted
including three children under the age of detached garage, flattening the structure and