Firefighter Safety News

  • Houston FF's Battle Scrap Yard Blaze

    HOUSTON -- An east Houston scrap metal yard caught fire on Sunday, KPRC Local 2 reported. Houston firefighters battled flames at the Derichebourg Recycling USA on Harrisburg Boulevard near Navigation Boulevard at about...

    News • December 29th, 2009

  • Fire Guts Historic, Downtown Ga. Shops

    CANTON, Ga. -- An early Saturday morning fire destroyed three businesses in downtown Canton. "It's just totally destroyed," said John Fincher, owner of an art gallery that was destroyed. Cherokee fire...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Calif. FF Fight 'Intense' Downtown Blaze

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fire crews said a four-alarm blaze that destroyed two buildings in downtown Sacramento on Sunday was one of the most intense blazes they've fought this year. "I could see flames from the other...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Neb. Firefighter Injured in Slip on Ice

    BELLEVUE, Neb. --  A firefighter is recovering after being injured while fighting a fire in Bellevue. Dispatchers said the first call for the fire came in at about 2 a.m. Sunday at a home near 26th Street and West Chandler Road. Medics said...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Fire Forces Okla. Prison Evacuation

    FORT SUPPLY, Okla. --   More than 150 inmates were forced from their cells after a fire broke out in an Oklahoma prison. Investigators said 174 inmates from the William S. Key Correctional Facility were transferred from their cell block to the gym...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Wash. FFs Search for Plant Worker

    LONGVIEW, Wash. -- A search is under way for a missing chemical plant employee in southwest Washington. Firefighters were called to Equachlor at about 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Day after a report of the missing worker. A...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Train Collides with Truck in S.C.

    EASLEY, S.C. -- A driver in Easley missed death by inches when a train crushed his pickup truck on Thursday. The crash happened at a railroad crossing on Highway 123 and one man witnessed the incident just feet away...

    News • December 26th, 2009

  • Fireworks Stand Destroyed in Texas

    SAN ANTONIO -- Just north of San Antonio, residents woke up to the sounds of fireworks on Christmas morning. A fireworks stand near U.S. 281 and Overlook Parkway caught fire just after 4:30 a.m. Fireworks...

    News • December 26th, 2009

  • N.C. Fire Survivor: "I Woke Up To Screams"; Two Die in Early A.M. Fire

    RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C.

    News • December 25th, 2009

  • Detroit Fire Truck Slams into Vehicle

    DETROIT -- A Detroit fire truck racing to a blaze at a commercial building on Detroit's west side slammed into a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. The truck collided with the car on Buchanan Road and 14 Street...

    News • December 24th, 2009

  • Md. FF Gets Facial Burns at House Fire

    BALTIMORE --   Investigators are looking into what caused a house fire in northwest Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to a home in the 5500 block of Stuart Avenue at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators said the fire started...

    News • December 24th, 2009

  • Calif. Building Catches Fire After Crash

    APTOS, Calif. -- A driver being chased by California Highway Patrol officers crashed into a building near Aptos, setting it completely on fire, authorities said. Police said CHP officers were chasing the man at about...

    News • December 24th, 2009

  • Ore. FF Injured at Mobile Home Fire

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A firefighter was injured Tuesday morning while fighting a fire at a mobile home in north Portland. Portland firefighters said they found a fifth-wheel travel trailer involved in flames when they...

    News • December 23rd, 2009

  • Ga. FFs Save Bride's Wedding Gown

    CARNESVILLE, Ga. --   A fire destroyed the Refuge Baptist Camp in Carnesville, Ga Saturday, but firefighters didn’t let the blaze ruin the bride’s day. Hours before the ceremony was supposed to start, the sanctuary and reception hall went up in...

    News • December 23rd, 2009

  • N.C. Firefighters Hit at Scene of Wreck

    Two Enka-Candler volunteer firefighters were struck by a passing vehicle at the scene of an accident last night (Dec. 21), according to The Asheville Citizen-Times. The incident occurred on westbound Interstate 40 near the intersection of I-240 at...

    News • December 22nd, 2009