Rescue & Special Ops News

  • California Gas Leak Forces Evacuations

    SAN DIEGO -- A gas leak forced about 50 people in a Rancho San Diego neighborhood to evacuate early Sunday evening. A San Diego Gas & Electric crew responding to a power outage in the area reported the smell of natural gas. The discovery prompted...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • 2 Hurt When Car Hits Mo. Gas Pump

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two people were hurt when a car hit a gasoline pump at a gas station in the 2300 block of Independence Boulevard on Monday afternoon. The pump exploded into flames just before 3 p.m. Firefighters...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • Oregon Tour Bus Fire Injures Eight

    TILLAMOOK, Ore. -- A Wisconsin woman who was one of eight people hurt in a bus fire on the Oregon Coast remained in critical condition Monday morning, state police said. The driver of a Raz Transportation bus with 33 passengers on board noticed...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • Tanker Fire Damages Houston Freeway

    Houston -- A tanker truck carrying gasoline exploded early Sunday morning after the driver apparently lost control on the connector ramp from the 610 overpass at the Southwest Freeway. The explosion happened around 12:15 a.m. It rocked a small...

    News • September 13th, 2010

  • Mass. Worker Pulls Woman From Fire

    A construction worker rescued a woman from a burning building in Haverhill on Friday morning. The woman was alone in the home at 60 Harrison St. when the fire broke out at about 9 a.m., witnesses said. The woman's family identified her as Aja...

    News • September 12th, 2010

  • Ky. Residents Jump to Escape Fire

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A two-alarm fire broke out at a Louisville apartment complex early Thursday morning, injuring several residents. Just before 1:30 a.m., Louisville firefighters were called to the Autumn Run Apartments on Bardstown Road and...

    News • September 10th, 2010

  • Colo. House Explodes, Man Buried

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- An explosion leveled an Adams County home, critically injuring the homeowner and rattling houses blocks away, Wednesday morning, witnesses said. The explosion just after 9 a.m. reduced the home to rubble and blew out...

    News • September 9th, 2010

  • Mass. FFs. Help Woman Stung by Bees

    ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. -- An Attleborough woman was in the hospital Tuesday after she was stung hundreds of times by yellow jackets or wasps this weekend. A 53-year-old woman apparently fell onto a nest outside her Division Street home and the...

    News • September 8th, 2010

  • Off-Duty Tree Trimming Kills Pa. Chief

    MILESBURG, Pa. -- Emergency responders in Centre County are confirming reports that the man killed in a tree trimming accident this morning is the chief of the Howard Fire Company. Authorities said 42-year-old Bob Mann was killed shortly before...

    News • September 7th, 2010

  • Mass. Boy Survives Fall Down Well

    A 6-year-old boy was recovering Saturday after falling 20 feet into a stone well in Shrewsbury. Fire officials received a call from a Barrows Road home at about 2:36 p.m. When crews arrived in the backyard, the boys father was...

    News • September 7th, 2010

  • Ariz. FFs Spend Hours at Fatal Scene

    PHOENIX -- Department of Public Safety officials said two infants died after a three-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning. The accident involved two passenger cars and a fully-loaded fuel tanker...

    News • September 7th, 2010

  • Plane Hits Home Near Ore. Airport

    AURORA, Ore. -- A pilot practicing takeoffs and landings at the Aurora Airport smashed into the roof of a nearby home in a crash that seriously injured him but left the homeowner unharmed. Marion County deputies and the Aurora firefighters...

    News • September 3rd, 2010

  • Wash. Woman Rescued by Neighbor

    VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Two neighbors helped a woman escape from an early morning fire that caused $500,000 in damage to a Vancouver apartment building, firefighters said. Police dispatchers said they received a 911 call at about 1 a.m. Friday from a...

    News • September 3rd, 2010

  • Plane Crash Lands on Fla. Interstate

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A twin-engine aircraft made an emergency landing Tuesday morning along Interstate 10, avoiding vehicles on the crowded highway, but snarling traffic for hours. The pilot and a passenger were able...

    News • September 1st, 2010

  • Tenn. FFs Save Man Trapped in Silo

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. -- Rescue teams pulled off a tricky and dangerous rescue. But after they saved a man from a grain silo, he disappeared. Emergency workers spent more than an hour Monday at the silo on Hayes Denton Road in...

    News • September 1st, 2010