Rescue & Special Ops News

  • Homemade Bomb Evacuates Fla. Neighborhood

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A improvised explosive device that drew police and firefighters to a Panama Park neighborhood on Monday was made by a man who was "drunk, hating life," a witness told officers. Carl Moulton, 49, was...

    News • September 16th, 2010

  • Blast at 'Top Secret' Fla. Plant Injures Woman

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A mystery explosion rocked an Orange County business and injured a worker Wednesday, but the factory on Colonial Drive hasn't said anything about what happened, because the work it does is so top-secret. DSE Inc. is a...

    News • September 16th, 2010

  • Eight Workers Hospitalized in Wis. Chemical Spill

    FORT ATKINSON, Wis. -- Eight people were taken to a hospital after a chemical spill inside a plant on the south side of Fort Atkinson on Tuesday morning. Capt. Mark Schoenleber of the Fort Atkinson Fire Department said the call came in just...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • Arizona Girl Pulled From Toilet Is OK

    MESA, Ariz. -- A 1-year-old Mesa girl was in stable condition and behaving normally after she was found face-down in a toilet at her home Monday morning, according to a Mesa Fire Department spokesman. The girl and her 3-year-old brother were...

    News • September 14th, 2010

  • 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