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  • Fittings Cut From Hose at Texas Apt. Complex

    HOUSTON -- A group of thieves cut off brass fittings from the fire hoses used to protect a northwest Houston apartment complex, detectives said. Houston police said 174 hoses at the Village Park apartments on Hammerly Boulevard were damaged on...

    News • September 16th, 2011

  • 30 Shetland Ponies Rescued After Colo. Rollover

    EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. -- Firefighters responding to a rollover accident on Highway 6 in Eagle County on Tuesday rescued 30 Shetland ponies. Some of the ponies were trapped for two hours while resources were set up to...

    News • September 16th, 2011

  • Calif. Dry Cleaning Fire Could Be Hate Crime

    ORANGEVALE, Calif. -- Federal investigators are trying to determine if a fire at an Orangevale drying cleaning business is a hate crime. The Sacramento Metro Fire Department was called at around 4 a.m. to Star Cleaners...

    News • September 15th, 2011

  • Gas Leak Evacuates Georgia High School

    ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. -- Rockdale County School officials are trying to figure out how a gas leak started on the Rockdale County High School campus, forcing the evacuation of 1,800 students. Students said it was around 10...

    News • September 15th, 2011

  • Propane Leak Forces Evacuation of N.H. College

    NEW LONDON, N.H. -- Dozens of students evacuated and classes were canceled at Colby-Sawyer College on Tuesday morning after a faculty member drove over a propane valve, snapping it and sending propane vapor into the air...

    News • September 14th, 2011

  • Iowa Firefighters Rescue Man Buried in Grain Bin

    ELKHART, Iowa -- Rescue crews pulled a man out of a grain bin after he was trapped for more than three hours on Tuesday. The accident was reported at 9:39 a.m. at the Heartland Co-op at 4300 94th Ave., east of Ankeny. Crews from Des Moines...

    News • September 14th, 2011

  • Nebraska Firefighters Talk About Close Call

    One of the firefighters battling that blaze at Florence Street and Ames Avenue got stuck and another dove out a window.

    News • September 13th, 2011

  • N.M. Police Officers Pull Man From Burning Semi

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two officers pulled a driver out of a burning semitruck, and the rescue was caught on camera. Dash camera video captured the moments when New Mexico State Police Officer Chris Stimpson risked his own life to...

    News • September 12th, 2011

  • Neb. Firefighters Fall Through Floor at House Fire

    OMAHA, Neb. -- Omaha firefighters responded to a vacant house fire at 4601 Florence Boulevard just before 7 a.m. Sunday. KETV NewsWatch 7's Alex Hoffman was on scene. She said a fire official told her that two firefighters fell through the floor...

    News • September 12th, 2011

  • Two Children Die in Louisiana House Fire

    CROWLEY, La. -- State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said a wood-frame home caught on fire in Crowley that claimed the lives of two children while they were sleeping early Sunday morning. At 3:43 a.m., the Crowley Fire...

    News • September 12th, 2011

  • Fire, Explosion Rock Calif. Apartment Complex

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fire crews were called to an apartment fire and possible explosion early Sunday morning, according to the Sacramento Metro Fire Department. It happened at the Garden Plaza apartments on the 2200 block...

    News • September 12th, 2011

  • Suspicious Package Found At Indy Post Office

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Firefighters, HAZMAT crews and EMS officials were called to the main Post Office in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday. Officials said just before 12:30 p.m., postal inspectors reported a suspicious...

    News • September 11th, 2011

  • Fire Claims Six Buildings in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. -- A fire on historic Farish Street burned six buildings, including four row houses, Jackson officials said. The fire started about 5:45 a.m. Friday near Bloom and Boe streets, firefighters said. While the...

    News • September 10th, 2011

  • Ga. Prisoners Considered for Fire, EMS Calls

    CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- A select group of inmates may get the chance to get out of jail to fight fires and respond to medical emergencies in Camden County. At least that's an idea being tossed around to help solve the county's budget woes...

    News • September 8th, 2011

  • Fire Destroys Texas Nail Care Supply Warehouse

    SAN ANTONIO -- A massive fire at a northeast side nail supply warehouse kept San Antonio fire crews busy as they worked for several hours to get it under control. Flames broke out around 5 p.m. Tuesday at the facility on...

    News • September 8th, 2011