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  • Calif. Rail Car Fire Forces 5,000 Home Evacuation

    LINCOLN, Calif. -- A one-mile radius was evacuated Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln for a rail car fire at Ninth and I streets, Cal Fire officials said. About 5,000 homes were affected by the evacuation. The fiery rail car has a 29,000-gallon...

    News • August 23rd, 2011

  • Two Mo. Firefighters Hurt Battling House Fire

    Two firefighters suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation and were taken to hospitals.

    News • August 23rd, 2011

  • N.H. Man Injured in Hot Air Balloon Blast in Maine

    LEWISTON, Maine -- A New Hampshire man was hospitalized after a hot air balloon explosion in Maine over the weekend. Andre Boucher, of Derry, was piloting the balloon and preparing for takeoff when the accident occurred...

    News • August 23rd, 2011

  • Man Confronts Neb. Firefighter Treating Woman

    OMAHA, Neb. -- A firefighter calls for help while trying to help an injured woman. Omaha police said the firefighter was treating a woman near 47th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue after receiving a domestic violence call at...

    News • August 22nd, 2011

  • Gas Station Blast Rocks Florida Neighborhood

    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A petroleum-fueled blaze burned for three hours after an explosion at a gas station in St. Augustine late Friday afternoon. The station and surrounding buildings were gutted, neighbors were displaced for...

    News • August 22nd, 2011

  • After 3 Days, Texas Fire Victim's Remains Found

    SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Fire Fighters located the partial skeletal remains of a 6-year-old boy Saturday afternoon at the scene of a fire that left a Southeast side Apartment complex in ruins. Search teams had spent...

    News • August 22nd, 2011

  • Wis. Firefighter Injured After Saving Family

    MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee firefighter was recovering Saturday after rushing to save a family from a house fire near 15th and Clarke streets. Several crews responded to the burning home at about 9:30 a.m...

    News • August 13th, 2011

  • Pa. Station Closed Due to Injuries, Lack of Staff

    -- Officials with the Johnstown firefighter's union have confirmed that the city's downtown fire station is closed through Saturday. Randy Novosel, president of Johnstown Firefighters Local 463, said the two platoons on duty through...

    News • August 12th, 2011

  • Toddler Tossed From Balcony in Indy Fire Escape

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A toddler was tossed to safety from a second-floor balcony Thursday as residents rushed to escape an apartment fire on Indianapolis' northeast side. Firefighters were called to the Peppermill Farms...

    News • August 12th, 2011

  • Four Young Calif. Boys Accused of Setting Fires

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Four McFarland boys, aged six to nine are believed to have set two fires last week. The fires were last Thursday and Friday on Perkins Avenue right next to a county fire station...

    News • August 12th, 2011

  • Two Texas Firefighters Injured Battling Blaze

    SAN ANTONIO -- Two firefighters are in noncritical condition after responding to a house fire on the 500 block of Summit. The fire broke out just before 4 p.m on Wednesday in the front bedroom of the house. Nobody was...

    News • August 10th, 2011

  • Fire Forces Guests Out of Fla. Ritz-Carlton Hotel

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- An electrical fire forced guests out of the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday night. The fire sparked at about 9:30 p.m., forcing the evacuation of 24 floors of the hotel. According to the...

    News • August 10th, 2011

  • 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