Fires threaten power lines serving thousands in Southern California

Nearly 3,000 households and businesses in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have been impacted by the Thomas fire, which has burned 155,000 acres since Monday, according to Southern California Edison. The fire continues to threaten transmission lines serving the Santa Barbara area, where customers have experienced intermittent outages and power …

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3 hurt after Ohio fire caused by attempt to kill bed bugs

CINCINNATI — Authorities say that three people have been injured and 10 people left homeless after a woman accidentally started a fire while trying to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol at a multi-family home in Cincinnati. WXIX-TV reports it’s the second time in two weeks that a fire sparked …

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