Multiple fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at Battelle in Columbus on February 12.
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Multiple fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at Battelle's headquarters on King Avenue on Wednesday morning. The fire has since been extinguished, with no injuries reported so far.

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Smokey Bear, the U.S. Forest Service's symbol of fire prevention, turns 75 on Friday. Smokey is the longest-running public service ad campaign, first appearing on a poster on Aug. 9, 1944.

While his look has changed quite a bit, his message has shifted only slightly.

Smokey's roots go back further than his first post. In 1942, a Japanese sub attacked an oil field in southern California.

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The Fayette County Sheriff says a barn fire near Washington Courthouse on Tuesday was unrelated to a massive blaze at the same farm last year.

Updated on Tuesday at 5:25 a.m. ET

Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the world's most famous churches, erupted in flames Monday in Paris, losing its spire but remaining otherwise largely intact after firefighters worked through the night to contain the fire.

Two children are reportedly dead after an overnight mobile home fire in the Perry County village of New Lexington.

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A suspected electrical fire early Friday morning has displaced up to 12 families in Whitehall, according to Whitehall Division of Fire. No one was injured.  


A new study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that a certain type of smoke alarm is more effective at waking children during an emergency.

Five Injured In Explosion At Delaware Foundry

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Fire officials in Delaware say five workers have been injured in a foundry explosion.

Officials say the fire at Liberty Casting Company was already extinguished when crews responded to the scene around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

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State fire marshals say it wasn't foul play, but they're still trying to figure out what caused a fire that killed about 5,000 pigs at a farm in Fayette County.

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Update 4-26 at 6 a.m.: Kenton Police Chief Dennis Musser tells local media outlets that they've arrested a suspect on a probation violation and arson charges are pending.

Columbus fire officials say a 16-year-old girl, her mother, and her grandmother died in a house fire early Friday morning.

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Both directions of I-270 and US-33 reopened Monday afternoon after a tanker truck caught fire in Dublin, killing its driver and closing down the highways.

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In Circleville, where trains sometimes block responders during emergencies, the city will reopen an old fire station on the other side of the tracks while trying to find funding for an overpass above one of the city's 19 rail crossings.

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Fire investigators continue looking into what caused an explosion at a Reynoldsburg apartment complex.

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Columbus fire officials say 13 women had to jump from a second-story window to escape a house fire near the Ohio State University campus early Wednesday morning.