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WAUKEGAN, IL – MAY 24: An BOSTON, MA – MAY 11: Damage was estimat-
intentional fire gutted a home and ed at $250,000 after a fire in a ninth-floor unit
killed one man. The fully involved in a 12-floor condominium building. The
house and hundreds of rounds of building housed the state Land Court as well
ammunition going off prevented as offices of the Boston Celtics, which were
firefighter from making entry for two
ghters not damaged. The automatic sprinkler system
hours. Six de
departments assisted. activated and damage was water related.
WEST WEST OCEAN CITY, MD – MAY 15: A four-
SOUTH alarm fire at a professional center led to an
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 20: Two children evacuation and traffic detour.
JEFFERSON, GA – MAY 8: An early-morning
suffered minor smoke inhalation when a fire at a chemical plant forced the evacua-
school bus carrying 23 children, teachers COLEBROOK, NH – MAY 15: Multiple explo-
tion of nearby homes. sions at a gun and ammunition manufac-
and parent chaperones caught fire during
a school trip. turing plant killed two people and forced
WILMINGTON, NC – MAY 25: A fire sparked the evacuation of about 40 homes. The fire
by an electrical malfunction at the wall re- burned for hours.
ceptacle behind a book shelf in the living
SOUTHWEST room claimed the life of an 83-year-old
woman. EAST BALTIMORE, MD – MAY 20: Three fire-
fighters were injured in a fire at a vacant
SAN ANTONIO, TX – MAY 5: An 18-wheeler two-story brick building. One firefighter fell
truck being loaded with fuel at a refinery OCALA, FL – MAY 29: Crews responded to a
tanker-truck fire carrying 8,800 gallons of through the roof and another injured a foot
exploded, setting off a chain reaction of when plywood fell on it. The third suffered
smaller explosions and severely burning gasoline. Traffic was closed in both direc-
tions of the interstate for three hours. Thou- facial injuries.
one man, a driver.
sands of gallons of foam were used.
CHESHIRE, CT – MAY 31: A fire started in a
dryer in a home’s electrical room and caused
For the latest fire THANKS TO CONTRIBUTORS: Don Bain, David