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07/19/2018 09:01 AM
2 ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT YOSEMITE FIRE
A wildfire burning at the western edge of Yosemite National Park that killed a firefighter over the weekend has injured two more, officials said on Wednesday, as crews sought to gain a measure of control over the flames ahead of dangerous thunderstorms. One firefighter broke a leg while battling the Ferguson Fire and remained hospitalized […]

07/19/2018 09:00 AM
ST. CHARLES MO FIREFIGHTER INJURED IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE EXPLOSION
Late Wednesday night, the St. Charles Fire Department announced that a firefighter suffered second and third-degree burns to his hands and burns to his face while putting out a vehicle fire. In a Facebook post, the department said the incident happened near the intersection of Highways J and H. According to initial reports, a vehicle door […]

07/18/2018 09:33 PM
PORT JERVIS FIREFIGHTER INJURED – ROOF OPS CLOSECALL
A Port Jervis firefighter has been sent to the hospital for what the deputy chief says are non-life threatening injuries. Spectrum News HV ✔@SPECNewsHV VIDEO: Our @CaitlinLanders got this footage of firefighters in Port Jervis scrambling down a ladder to escape the flames of a house fire today. 4:54 PM – Jul 18, 2018 2 […]

07/18/2018 09:30 PM
Rare Heart Condition Played Role In Chicago Fire Diver’s Death
Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio suffered from a rare heart condition that contributed to his death while he was trying to rescue a boater in the Chicago River on Memorial Day, authorities said. Bucio vanished in the river near 26th and Ashland around 8 p.m. He was pronounced dead after being pulled out several […]

07/18/2018 09:28 PM
3 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT RI FIRE
Three firefighters suffered minor injuries in a ceiling collapse and several residents were displaced after a fire on Mineral Spring Avenue Tuesday night. Acting Chief John Silva said the fire was called in at about 8:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived at 941 Mineral Spring Ave., they found heavy fire on the first floor of the […]

07/18/2018 09:22 PM
FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT GIANT NC SCRAPYARD FIRE
More than 120 firefighters battled a massive fire at a salvage yard in East Spencer on Wednesday. David Morris of the Salisbury Fire Department said it was the equivalent of a five-alarm fire. The fire broke out before 11:30 a.m. at the Holmes Iron & Metal salvage yard in the 600 block of North Long […]

07/18/2018 07:30 AM
FIREFIGHTER & CIVILIAN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING IN NC
A volunteer firefighter and a civilian were struck by lightning in Corolla, North Carolina Tuesday night. According to Fire & Emergency Medical Services Chief Ralph “Chip” Melton, Emergency Communications received a call about two people being injured by a lightning strike in the 200 block of Crane Road around 8:45 p.m. Both are considered to […]

07/17/2018 12:37 PM
CA FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN BEE ATTACK
52-year-old cleaning lady and four firefighters were hurt Monday after they were attacked by a swarm of Africanized bees, leaving the woman in critical condition. CBSLA’s Stacey Butler reported Monday night that the woman’s son said that it appears she will survive her injuries from the bee attack. The woman had arrived to clean a […]

07/16/2018 09:13 PM
3 FIREFIGHTERS TREATED AFTER HARTFORD, CT FIRE
Three firefighters were treated after a fire in Hartford that damaged a building Monday. The fire on Capitol Avenue was called in at 11:30 a.m. The fire started in the attic of a three-story multi-family home. Three firefighters were treated for heat related issues. The road was closed for a time. Officials are determining the […]

07/15/2018 07:54 AM
MA FIREFIGHTER “TOTALLY ENGULFED” AT HOUSE FIRE
It happened in an instant. Scott Dalrymple and Joshua Doyon from Ladder 2 were the first Everett firefighters to run into a burning, three-family home on Morris Street, where a woman was trapped on the second floor on Friday at 1:45 p.m. Dressed in protective gear, Dalrymple and Doyon immediately saw flames shooting from a […]

07/15/2018 07:52 AM
CA BC BITTEN BY PIT BULL AT FIRE
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has initiated an animal neglect and cruelty investigation into a dog mauling that left a fireman badly injured. A pit bull viciously turned on one of his rescuers, attacking Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting, who was responding to a fire call in San Leandro on Saturday morning. Whiting […]

07/15/2018 07:50 AM
SAC METRO ENGINE COMPANY STOLEN – LEADS POLICE IN PURSUIT
A police chase across four counties Saturday ended above Lake Oroville after a Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District fire truck was stolen and taken on a pursuit that lasted about 85 miles. The truck was stolen at the scene of a grass fire in Rio Linda nearly two hours before the stop, and sped through Sacramento, […]

07/14/2018 07:42 PM
4 CHICAGO FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT FAR SOUTHSIDE FIRE
Four Chicago firefighters were injured after flames swept through two buildings on Chicago’s Far South Side Saturday morning. The fire broke out at about 4 a.m. in the 13500-block of South Baltimore Avenue in Hegewisch, fire officials said. It quickly engulfed one building and then spread to the second. Both buildings were vacant. The heat […]

07/14/2018 09:13 AM
3 CHILDREN DEAD, 18 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED AT UNION CITY, NJ FIRE
Three children were killed and more than a dozen others were injured, after a fast-moving fire engulfed a building in New Jersey. The fire broke out just before 9 a.m. on 25th Street between Bergenline and New York avenues in Union City. Smoke billowed out the windows and through the roof. Witnesses say a boy […]

07/14/2018 09:10 AM
EVERETT, MA FIREFIGHTER SUFFERS EXTENSIVE BURNS AT FIRE
Fire investigators said a three-alarm fire at the three-family home on Morris Street in Everett Friday afternoon was electrical in nature. Two firefighters were burned while battling the stubborn blaze in the multifamily building. One of the firefighters was released from the hospital by Friday night but the other suffered extensive burns, officials said. Two […]