Running into smoke-filled houses and burning buildings is just another day on the job for area firefighters, but the city of Jeannette, Westmoreland County, has had more than its share of risks and dangers lately.
Two fires in the area recently are being attributed to laptops.
Fire officials say they are looking into a string of suspicious overnight fires.
Home appliances cause an estimated 150,000 fires a year, resulting in 150 deaths and more than $500 million in property damage. Now a new Consumer Reports investigation has turned up disturbing findings.
In Morgantown, they’re cracking down on so-called “victory fires.” Some of them could now be prosecuted as felonies, and the fire starters could even face prison time.