Tag: fire

  • Former NFL Star Rod Kush's Huge Mansion to Be Burned Down in Firefighter Training

    Landmark Mansion That Football Star Built Will Be Burned

    Only 15 years ago the home of ex-Buffalo Bills safety Rod Kush was the "finest mansion in all of Sarpy County." Now it's considered worthless, except for firefighter training. Continue Reading

  • Foolish Mistakes That Destroyed Their Homes

    Burning Down the House: Foolish Moves With Fire

    Fire is one of the most useful tools discovered by mankind. But playing with fire can lead to devastating results. Sometimes they are all too predictable... Continue Reading

  • Robert De Niro's NYC Apartment Scorched in Blaze

    Robert De Niro's NYC Apartment Scorched in Blaze

    Robert De Niro's usually making headlines for his Oscar-winning performances or his culinary prowess, but this week, he's at the center of some fiery news -- literally. De Niro's fifth-floor New York City apartment caught on fire Friday afternoon -- a blaze which also damaged several floors of the prestigious... Continue Reading

  • Ricki Lake's Rental Home Burns to the Ground

    Ricki Lake's Rental Home Burns to the Ground

    How much will it cost to replace my belongings lost in a fire? That's what might have crossed Ricki Lake's mind right after "Thank God, we're alive." The Malibu rental home of the actress and former talk show host burned to a crisp this weekend after she was attempting to refuel a portable heater and... Continue Reading

  • Renters Insurance: Why You Need It

    Renters Insurance: Why You Need It

    When Stephen Slaybaugh returned to his two-bedroom apartment in Columbus, Ohio one evening after work, something was not right. "At first I thought my girlfriend had just left a bunch of things strewn about," he says. "Then as I walked through the apartment, there was stuff she obviously wouldn't have left... Continue Reading

  • Renters Insurance: Should You Buy It?

    Renters Insurance: Should You Buy It?

    Feeling like there's more month than your paycheck covers? You might need to consider some frugal lifestyle changes. But should you ax your renters insurance policy? Are the savings of $20-$40 a month worth it? Anyone who has suffered losses from fire, flood or theft in their apartment will say "no way" to... Continue Reading

  • Don't Feel the Burn

    Don't Feel the Burn

    Forget about location, location, location. A recent fire at an apartment complex in Houston highlights the importance of often overlooked safety features that should top any apartment hunter's checklist. No one was injured in this incident, but it's worth noting that nearly 4,000 people were injured in more... Continue Reading

  • True Tale of Renter's Insurance Horror!

    True Tale of Renter's Insurance Horror!

    Not certain you can afford renter's insurance? Think again. I spoke with my friend Delilha (not her real name) about what happened to her when her apartment building caught fire a few years ago. Renter's insurance is a small price to pay for peace of mind. When you hear her horrors, I'm sure you'll agree! Continue Reading