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05/24/2018 10:14 AM
WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH AFTER CRASH INTO FIRE TRUCK IN IL
A woman died Wednesday after she was wounded in a police-involved shooting along US-41 in Gurnee, officials said. According to officials, officers responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle with a bullet hole in the door. Upon arrival, officers found the woman driving a car with an unconscious male occupant. When paramedics arrived to assist […]

05/24/2018 10:02 AM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT KEY BISCAYNE STRIP MALL FIRE
An investigation is underway after an overnight fire at a strip mall on Key Biscayne. The several stores in the mall on Crandon Boulevard were damaged. More than 30 firefighters battled the flames and tried to keep it from spreading to other buildings including a nearby post office. One firefighter was hospitalized with minor injuries. No word […]

05/24/2018 07:28 AM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN CEILING COLLAPSE AT IOWA FIRE
Just before 8:30 p.m. crews in Muscatine arrived in the 1100 block of Kansas Street for a structure fire. Responding crews found smoke and fire coming from inside a garage that was attached to a home. They also found smoke coming from the home. Officials say the fire spread to the second floor of the […]

05/24/2018 07:27 AM
2 CHICAGO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN STAIR COLLAPSE
Two Chicago firefighters were taken to hospitals with minor injuries Wednesday after a staircase collapsed as they battled an extra-alarm fire at a West Rogers Park apartment building, authorities said. A mayday response, which signals a firefighter has become trapped or lost in a fire, was called for a blaze in a 3-story brick apartment […]

05/22/2018 06:44 AM
RI FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE
Crews arrived at a Privilege Street commercial building late Monday morning to find thick, black smoke billowing into the air. The call came in around 10:30 a.m. and required mutual aid from several surrounding communities. “On arrival, crews were presented with heavy smoke coming out the ventilation system through the processing plant as well as some […]

05/21/2018 10:20 PM
HOUSTON APPARATUS CRASH ON SOUTHWEST FREEWAY
One person was injured in a crash involving a fire truck early Monday morning, Houston police said. The crash was reported around 2 a.m. on the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft. Police cleared the scene around 5 a.m. KTRK reported that the crash happened after a suspected drunken driver hit another car, causing it to hit the […]

05/21/2018 01:37 PM
3 FDNY FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT BROOKLYN BAKERY FIRE
Three firefighters were hurt while battling a second-alarm fire in an uzbek bakery Monday morning, said FDNY officials. The blaze sparked in the basement of Fortuna Cafe Bakery at 1406 18th Ave. at about 1:30 a.m., according to an FDNY tweet. Three firefighters were taken to an Maimonides Hospital with minor injuries, according to the […]

05/21/2018 01:35 PM
AERIAL ROLLOVER IN SAN ANTONIO – NO INJURIES
Police said all firefighters inside of a truck that flipped over Sunday evening are safe. It happened in near the intersection of Canyon Golf and Links Lane at about 5:20 p.m. Police said the firefighters were on the way back from a call when the truck was came around the bend and flipped on its […]

05/21/2018 01:34 PM
MEDICAL EMERGENCY LEADS TO KANSAS APPARATUS CRASH
A firefighter with the Columbus, KS, Fire and Rescue apparently suffered a medical emergency that caused him to run off the road and hit a tree. The firefighter, who has not been identified, was responding to a fire alarm activation, according to the news agency, Four States Home Page. The medical condition apparently caused him to […]

05/20/2018 01:22 PM
INDIANAPOLIS RESPONDING FIRE APPARATUS CRASH
From the Indianpolis FD Twitter Feed – 59 y/o woman lucky to be only slightly injured after turning left in front of oncoming emergent fire truck, broadsided, & both vehicles forced off the road at 30th & Dearborn. #Extricated @IMPDnews investigating

05/20/2018 01:19 PM
APARTMENT BUILDING COLLAPSES ON FIREFIGHTER IN MI – VIDEO!
Our cameras rolling as a Gaylord apartment building collapsed during a fire. Right now, crews are still trying to figure out how it started. It was just before noon that crews were called out to the Chalet Condo Apartment Complex near downtown Gaylord on Ted Drive. It was a fire that almost hurt one of […]

05/19/2018 09:52 PM
CANADIAN FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE
A Milton firefighter has been taken to hospital with minor burns to his back suffered during a garage fire that spread to the main floor of a home Friday evening. MFD responded to a call to Anderson Avenue, in the Thompson Road and Laurier Avenue area, shortly after 5 p.m. The fire is now under […]

05/19/2018 09:51 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE IN MASS.
One firefighter was injured and at least one dog perished in a house fire on Pequoig Avenue on Thursday afternoon. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. According to Athol Fire Chief John Duguay, the department received a call about the fire at 446 Pequoig St. before 1 p.m. The department dispatched two engines, a ladder truck […]

05/19/2018 09:48 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT ST. LOUIS CO. MO FIRE
A firefighter was among three people injured in a north St. Louis County fire overnight. The fire broke out around midnight at a home in the 9200 block of Longridge Drive in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Officials told News 4 the home was occupied by an elderly couple. Riverview Battalion Chief told News 4 the fire started in […]

05/19/2018 09:36 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT STOCKTON COMMERCIAL FIRE
Two firefighters were injured while battling a blaze Thursday night at a Stockton mattress recycling plant that spread to several nearby homes, the fire department said. The injured firefighters were taken to a hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not considered to be major, the Stockton Fire Department said. The fire started about 9:10 p.m. […]