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Vermont Division of Fire Safety

It is spring, but green-up is not complete and until it is, leaf litter and duff scattered across lawns and forests are volatile kindling for fires.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the fire danger across the region, which has already seen massive burns in Sullivan and Berkshire Counties.
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Authorities say several people remain unaccounted for after fire gutted two five-story apartment buildings in Schenectady and left seven people injured, including a man who jumped from a top floor.

A fire blamed on an overloaded electrical circuit has claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman at a mobile home park in upstate New York.

12/30/14 Panel

Dec 30, 2014

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain, and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include Afghanistan War ending, Steve Scalise of Louisiana Acknowledges Addressing Racist Group, and the ferry fire off the coast of Greece.

    Dennis Mahoney’s debut novel, Fellow Mortals: A Novel, is about mailman Henry Cooper who lights a cigar and tosses away the match, accidentally sparking a fire that turns deadly. The story focuses on Henry as he tries to make things right.

Fellow Mortals is Mahoney's first published novel. He will read from the book tonight in an event at St. Rose College in Albany, NY.

A county coroner in New York says a police captain, his wife and two daughters who died in a house fire this week were killed by smoke inhalation. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports.

Putnam County Coroner William Stahl said Wednesday that the Larchmont police captain, Thomas Sullivan, and the others all died of asphyxiation from breathing smoke and carbon monoxide.

Stahl says that probably means the family died before being burned in the fire at their home early Tuesday in Carmel.

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union.

Fire Damages Five Houses in Albany Neighborhood

Apr 16, 2012

Authorities say at least five homes have been damaged by a three-alarm fire in an Albany neighborhood where the governor's mansion is located.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Officials say the fire broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday in a 19th-century home and quickly spread to neighboring three-story brownstones in the neighborhood known as the Mansion District. Nearby homes were evacuated as firefighters attacked what one resident called a "wall of flame."

Another resident, Barbara Tibbs, lives at 58 Park Avenue…

A fire that burned nearly 600 acres of a New York state park has been contained.