Fatal House Fire Linked to Embers Discarded From Fireplace

Meyer said the homeowner was cleaning his chimney the day before and contained the soot and embers in a metal bucket for a day before he dumped it in his backyard. However, some of the embers were not completely extinguished, which caused the fire.

Flare-ups and smoldering embers have hampered the investigation into a fire at an old beachfront hotel in Bay St. Louis. The long abandoned Hotel Reed burned on Christmas Eve. The 1920s era hotel had been used as a nursing home in its later years but

STAMFORD, Conn. — As officials wait until 5 p.m. Tuesday to release details on what caused the Christmas Day fire on Shippan Avenue, sources told the Ne

Meyer said the homeowner was cleaning his chimney the day before and contained the soot and embers in a metal bucket for a day before he dumped it in his backyard. However, some of the embers were not completely extinguished, which caused the fire.

Connecticut officials said a Christmas morning fire that killed a couple and three of their grandchildren was caused by old