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  • Texas Firefighters Save Tot Brought to Station

    SAN ANTONIO -- A West side family is crediting San Antonio firefighters and divine intervention for the survival of a toddler who nearly drowned in a backyard pool. Josiah Alvarez, 15 months, was pulled from the family's...

    News • August 10th, 2011

  • More Than a Dozen Horses Die in Texas Barn Fire

    NEAR MAGNOLIA, Texas -- A barn fire in Montgomery County killed at least a dozen horses Tuesday. The fire broke shortly after 6 a.m. at the Goslin-Nix stable on FM 1488 and Superior Road near Magnolia...

    News • August 9th, 2011

  • Texas Man Survives Impalement After 5-Story Fall

    SAN ANTONIO -- A 33-year-old man was hospitalized Tuesday morning after police said he fell five stories from a downtown apartment building and was impaled by an iron fence. Police said Julian Mattes fell out of a window...

    News • August 9th, 2011

  • Fla. Firefighters Free Parrot Stuck in Car Grill

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- A woman pulled into a Coral Springs fire station Monday morning with quite a strange request. She asked firefighters to help her remove a Quaker Parrot that was lodged inside of the grill of her...

    News • August 9th, 2011

  • Calif. Crew Stops Grass Fire Feet From Homes

    BENICIA, Calif. -- Some Benicia residents were breathing easier Sunday night after a fast-moving, three-alarm grass fire was knocked down by firefighters within a few feet of their homes. The fire started near Benicia Community Park around 4:15...

    News • August 9th, 2011

  • California Six-Vehicle Crash Kills Three

    WOODLAND, Calif. -- Six vehicles were involved in a deadly crash on I-5 in Yolo County, officials with the California Highway Patrol said Monday afternoon. The Yolo County coroner has confirmed a two-year-old girl was killed in the crash. The...

    News • August 9th, 2011

  • Fire Engulfs El Paso, Texas Warehouse

    EL PASO, Texas -- Smoke could be seen as far as Horizon City after an abandoned warehouse caught fire in south central El Paso. One woman found herself driving right in the middle of the fire. At around 11:15 a.m...

    News • August 8th, 2011

  • Fla. Firefighters Give Detectors After Lightning Fire

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Firefighters were handing out smoke detectors in an Orange County neighborhood after lightning sparked a house fire there Friday night. Fire officials said the lightning strike started a fire in the attic of the Bay Hill...

    News • August 7th, 2011

  • Cyanide Suicide in Fla. Prompts Hazmat Response

    LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- A Lake Worth condominium complex was evacuated Friday morning because of a chemical scare. Palm Beach County firefighters were called to a suicide situation at the Via Poinciana complex. Hazardous materials crews and the...

    News • August 6th, 2011

  • Lightning Strike Sparks N.C. Church Fire

    DENVER, N.C. -- Lightning struck a Denver church Friday afternoon, sparking a fire. The strike brought down much of ceiling in Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, which dates back to the late 1800s. “We didn't realize all the ceiling...

    News • August 5th, 2011

  • 13 Exotic Birds Killed in Florida House Fire

    SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. -- More than a dozen exotic birds did not make it out of a burning home in South Daytona, firefighter said. Fire officials said flames erupted from a propane grill Thursday night, sparking a large...

    News • August 5th, 2011

  • Ga. Firefighters Carry Man From Burning Home

    ATLANTA -- Three Atlanta firefighters are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a 300-pound man from a burning home, firefighters said. The fire happened on Jonesboro road in southeast Atlanta on Friday morning. Firefighters were at the scene...

    News • August 5th, 2011

  • Md. Fire Kills Boy, 5, Injures 2-Year-Old Sister

    BALTIMORE -- Fire investigators in Charles County are looking into the cause of a fire that killed a 5-year-old boy and critically injured his 2-year-old sister. Crews were called to a single-family home in the...

    News • August 4th, 2011

  • Pa. Firefighter Saves Boy From Steep Hillside

    FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A firefighter in Fallowfield Township rescued a 6-year-old boy after he fell about 20 feet over a steep hillside while playing with a friend. Danny Hudock told Channel 4 Action News' Shannon...

    News • August 3rd, 2011

  • Propane Tank Explodes in Wash., 2 People Hurt

    COVINGTON, Wash. -- Two people were burned after the driver of a van stopped to get propane at a gas station in the Covington Monday afternoon. The Kent Fire Department found the van fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived at the gas...

    News • August 1st, 2011