Rescue & Special Ops News

  • Wrong-Way Driver Hits N.M. Med Unit at 100 MPH

    SANTA FE, N.M. -- The northbound lanes of Interstate 25 were closed from Cerillos Road to St. Francis for several hours on Monday after a fatal head-on crash. A wrong-way car was headed southbound in the northbound lanes when it collided head-on...

    News • December 14th, 2010

  • Wind Rips Roof Off Oceanfront Hotel in Oregon

    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. -- Powerful wind ripped the roof off a hotel in Lincoln City this morning. Lincoln City police officers say they received a 911 call at about 5 a.m., alerting them that the Sea Horse Oceanfront...

    News • December 14th, 2010

  • Two Pulled From Burning Wreck Near N.C. Station

    BELMONT, N.C. -- A 23-year-old woman and her 3-week-old son were pulled from a burning SUV after crashing into a tree near a volunteer fire department. Kathy Lamberth lost control of her SUV on Sunday afternoon, crashing into a tree on...

    News • December 14th, 2010

  • Man Shot in Face Walks Into Florida Fire Station

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man walked into a Northside fire station with at least one gunshot wound Monday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department. The man was taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in serious...

    News • December 14th, 2010

  • Nebraska Firefighters Battle Cold During Rescue

    OMAHA, Neb. -- The bitterly cold weekend made a tough job even tougher for emergency crews across our region. But one rescue operation in west Omaha would have been tough even if it were sunny and 75 degrees outside. The city's high-angle rescue...

    News • December 14th, 2010

  • Fla. Semi Truck Fire Shuts Down I-95 for 12 Hours

    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -- Crews were finally able to reopen all southbound lanes on I-95 in Volusia County, Saturday evening after a semi truck fire caused some major backup around 2:00 a.m. Fire rescue and highway crews...

    News • December 12th, 2010

  • Missouri Showboat Runs Aground, 600 Evacuated

    -- More than 600 passengers and crew were stuck on a showboat overnight after high winds caused the vessel to run aground Saturday on a SW Missouri lake, officials said. By daybreak, rescue efforts began to get the passengers...

    News • December 12th, 2010

  • Two Brothers Killed in W.Va. Industrial Explosion

    NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. -- Two people are dead and two others were burned after an explosion at a chemical plant in New Cumberland. It was originally reported by the company at about 6 p.m. that a third person died, but they have since retracted...

    News • December 10th, 2010

  • Girl, 2, Climbs Into Toy Claw Machine in Pa.

    ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A young girl is safe after crawling into a toy machine at the Mall at Robinson and getting stuck inside. The incident happened Wednesday night at the mall’s food court, police said. Authorities said a 2-year-old...

    News • December 10th, 2010

  • 100 Evacuated From Massive Neb. Apartment Fire

    LA VISTA, Neb -- Fire crews battled a massive apartment fire in La Vista Tuesday night. As many as 100 people were evacuated from the Alpine Village Apartments. No injuries were reported in the fire just southwest of 84th and Harrison Streets...

    News • December 8th, 2010

  • Fla. Firefighters Tangle with 7500-Volt Power Line

    HIALEAH, Fla. -- An early-morning fire sparked by downed power line prompted the evacuation of a Hialeah neighborhood Tuesday morning. Investigators are trying to figure out what caused the 7500-volt power line to fall in the middle of the night...

    News • December 7th, 2010

  • Off-Duty N.H. Firefighter Helps Save Family

    SEABROOK, N.H. -- A Seabrook firefighter has been credited with saving a family from their burning home. Flames broke out early Saturday morning on Lafayette Road. Fortunately off-duty firefighter, Dwight...

    News • December 6th, 2010

  • Three-Alarm Pennsylvania Fire Injures Six

    PITTSBURGH -- Fire crews have been called to a fire in the Homewood neighborhood. Firefighters said the three-alarm fire broke out at a home on Kedron Street on Saturday evening. Officials said fire crews are having a hard time getting water...

    News • December 5th, 2010

  • Carbon Monoxide Sends 6 to Florida Hospital

    OCALA, Fla. -- Six people, including three children, were taken to the hospital Saturday morning after they inhaled carbon monoxide in their Ocala apartment, according to Ocala fire officials. Firefighters responded to a unit at the Sutton...

    News • December 5th, 2010

  • Florida Cop Rescues Woman From Burning SUV

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Dashboard camera video shows a Boca Raton police officer rescue a woman from a burning sport utility vehicle moments after a crash on Interstate 95. The crash occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of...

    News • December 3rd, 2010