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2 found dead after fire in Lancaster home; cause sought

State police in Lancaster County say a passerby reported the blaze in the two-story Fulton Township home just after 3:30 a.m. Monday.

By The Associated Press

Fire victims left lasting impression at Philadelphia school

The principal of a Philadelphia school that lost five current or former students in a house fire that killed a dozen family members said it would be “a long, long time” before the community recovers.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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Health officials say smoke over Philadelphia not hazardous

Authorities say no toxic chemicals at levels hazardous to human health have been found at a junkyard fire in Philadelphia that spread huge amounts of smoke over the city. But health officials warned people Wednesday to limit their time outside because of particulate matter still in the air.

By The Associated Press

Forest fires rage across the western US, how vulnerable is Pennsylvania to fire risk?

Wildfire smoke is so extensive it has created hazy sky conditions as far east as New York State.

By Merideth Bucher

Deaths of 2 women in Lancaster County fire ruled accidental

The Lancaster County coroner said Monday that 40-year-old Sabine Labarriere and 79-year-old Marie Dorcena died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

By The Associated Press

5 firefighters injured battling apartment building blaze

Emergency dispatchers said crews were called to the Hilltop Apartments in Red Lion at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

By The Associated Press

Australians brace for flames as ‘frighteningly quick’ brushfires advance toward Sydney

Authorities are warning of worsening conditions over the weekend.