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  • Why does hoarding happen?

    January 6, 2011 10:54 PM

    Fires show how dangerous hoarding can be. We wanted to find out why some people clutter their homes. Experts say it is a psychological condition, more common among women and seniors. They are more likely to attach sentimental value to everyday items. "When you're a senior, you've retired. You're... more »
  • Ventura County wildfire caused by mulch combustion

    March 29, 2010 1:28 PM

    CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - Ventura County authorities have determined that a wildfire that burned across 17,500 acres last September was caused by spontaneous combustion in a mulch pile. The county Fire Department says in a statement Monday that the fire spread from the agricultural mulch pile to a hillside... more »
  • Juvenile to blame for fire at Solvang apartment complex

    March 12, 2010 12:58 PM

    Santa Barbara County Fire officials say they've figured out what caused a fire in a Solvang apartment complex Wednesday afternoon. Investigators believe the fire on Acorn Way was the result of a juvenile who was setting fires in a bedroom. They say the only smoke detector in that apartment... more »

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