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04/17/2018 06:54 PM
LARGE CA FIRE INJURES FIREFIGHTERS, DAMAGES MULTIPLE BUILDINGS AND CARS
A firefighter suffered minor injuries and two residents were displaced when a third-alarm firedamaged four homes, five garages, two cars and several palm trees in Alhambra Monday night. Alhambra Fire Battalion Chief Ed Guerrero estimated the cost of damages at $500,000. He said firefighters haven’t yet determined what started the blaze. Arson isn’t suspected. The fire […]

04/16/2018 07:50 PM
TWO ARLINGTON, TX FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT GAS LEAK
Two Arlington firefighters and an Arlington Water Utilities crew member were injured while responding to a gas leak Sunday afternoon in central Arlington. All three were transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The extent of their injuries is not known. Arlington Water Utilities crews were repairing a water line leak at the intersection of […]

04/16/2018 07:42 PM
CARY, IL FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE
Two cats were treated for smoke inhalation and a firefighter was injured following a house fire in Cary Friday night, authorities said. All three tenants inside the home at 203 E. Pearl Street were able to safely get out before fire crews arrived at the scene at about 9:34 p.m. Heavy smoke was coming from […]

04/16/2018 07:40 PM
NH FIREFIGHTERS INURED AT APARTMENT FIRE
Winds fanned the flames of an apartment fire on Merrimack Street early Monday that forced the evacuation of several families from their homes as fire threatened to encroach on nearby residences. RELATED STORY: Total Loss: Official report on cause and damage by MFD The fire, which went to the equivalent of a fourth alarm, was reported […]

04/16/2018 07:34 PM
CA FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT BRUSH FIRE
A firefighter was injured Sunday while battling a brush fire that burned about five acres of Talbert Regional Park in Costa Mesa, according to fire officials. The fire broke out shortly before 11 a.m. near the BMX track at 1299 Victoria St. Officials are investigating the cause of the blaze. Thirty to 40 firefighters from […]

04/16/2018 07:32 PM
2 OTTAWA CANADA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN STAIR COLLAPSE
Two Ottawa firefighters fell through the floor of a home in Stittsville while battling a blaze on Monday, sparking an emergency rescue operation to pull the pair from the fire. A spokeswoman with Ottawa Fire Services said the two were part of a rescue inside the home on 24 Snowberry Way between McCuaig Drive and […]

04/16/2018 07:30 PM
2 VA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE
A family became displaced Sunday morning after a fire blazed through the roof of their Scottsville home late last night. When crews arrived, four people inside the home had safely made their way outside and were left uninjured. The blaze caused the roof to collapse. Albemarle County Fire Rescue says improperly discarded smoking materials are […]

04/16/2018 04:14 PM
Harvey lays off 40 police and fire employees, union officials say
Harvey police and fire department employees were hit with major layoffs Tuesday, one day after an adverse court ruling spurred city officials to convene an emergency meeting with workers. Officials did not respond to a request for comment on Tuesday but the lawyer who represents both Harvey’s police and fire unions said 18 rank-and-file firefighters […]

04/15/2018 06:21 PM
TWO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT VA FIRE
The two firefighters injured in Saturday’s fire on Jefferson Mill Road have been treated and released from Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Firefighters said a family of four was displaced from the fire, and is being assisted by the American Red Cross. The Albemarle County Fire Marshal’s Office said the cause of the fire was improperly […]

04/15/2018 06:19 PM
2 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT WASHINGTON HEIGHTS FIRE
Two firefighters were seriously injured battling a blaze in Washington Heights on Sunday, authorities said. The fire broke out on the top floor of a six-story building on W. 163rd St. near Broadway at 12:10 p.m., according to the FDNY. The flames were brought under control about an hour later. The two firefighters were taken […]

04/15/2018 08:23 AM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FATAL TX RESTURANT FIRE
Firefighters found a person dead as they searched through the burned out remains of Napoli’s Italian Cafe early Saturday. Euless firefighters responded to a 911 call that came in about 3:35 a.m. and found smoke pouring from the building, according to a press release from the Euless Fire Department. Firefighters combat blaze at a popular […]

04/14/2018 08:28 PM
OHIO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT BRUSH FIRE
A brush fire turned into a rescue mission in Scioto County Thursday afternoon. Two Vernon Township Volunteer Firefighters were injured while fighting a nearly four-acre fire. Wyatt Henderson was burned when his wind machine on his back caught fire. “He was burnt severely on his back and sides,” firefighter Rob Pyles said. Pyles says responding […]

04/14/2018 08:27 PM
CANADIAN FIREFIGHTER IN FALL OFF LADDER AT TRAINING
Peel paramedics are tending to a Mississauga firefighter who fell off a ladder during a training exercise Friday, April 13. Training exercises were taking place at the Garry Morden Centre on Ninth Line south of Steeles Avenue in Mississauga when the firefighter fell around 3:25 p.m.

04/14/2018 08:26 PM
5 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT PA BRUSH FIRE
Firefighters were treated by medical crews after a large brush fire near Horseshoe Curve in Altoona Saturday. That fire first broke out alongside Veterans Memorial Highway at noon and scorched part of the hillside on the right as you drive toward Horseshoe Curve. It took several crews more than 4 hours to get those flames under […]

04/13/2018 09:00 PM
2 MN FIREFIGHTERS ASSAULTED AT RV FIRE
A Minnesota man is in custody after he assaulted firefighters trying to put out an RV fire, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. 39-year-old Jon Tuma reportedly struck two firefighters with a blunt object at the scene of an RV fire before running into a home on the property and allegedly setting it on […]