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  • 6-Alarm Fire Hits Calif. Plastic Container Plant

    FAIRFIELD, Calif. -- A massive fire burned thousands of plastic containers and chemicals at an industrial complex in Fairfield, Tuesday afternoon. The six-alarm fire ignited just after 1 p.m. and sent black smoke billowing into the air that could...

    News • July 27th, 2011

  • Wis. Firefighters Rescue Shocked Electrician

    MADISON, Wis. -- An electrician working at a building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus was taken to a hospital after being shocked. Madison firefighters said they were called to the UW Humanities Building at...

    News • July 27th, 2011

  • 11 Rescued in Fla. From E.T. Ride at Universal

    -- ORLANDO, Fla. -- A mechanical problem put the brakes on E.T. Adventure's flying bicycles at Universal Orlando on Sunday.

    News • July 26th, 2011

  • Ohio Motorists Cited for Driving Over Fire Hoses

    MARTINS FERRY, Ohio -- Four people were cited after they drove over fire hoses as fire crews battled two house fires in Martins Ferry. According to firefighters, several people tried to drive down the street during the...

    News • July 26th, 2011

  • Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Large N.H. Home

    PEMBROKE, N.H. -- A massive, four-alarm fire spotted at about 3:30 pm Saturday destroyed a large colonial home with an addition the size of another separate ranch home. It also claimed two sheds, a 15-stall barn, plus an SUV and box...

    News • July 25th, 2011

  • Kansas Apartment Fire Leaves Two Dead

    MISSION, Kan. -- An apartment fire in Mission early Sunday left two people dead, firefighters said. Crews were called to The Falls at 6565 Foxridge Drive just before 4 a.m. A man and a woman who were living...

    News • July 25th, 2011

  • Firefighter, 2 Others Hospitalized After Wis. Fire

    MILWAUKEE -- Five children and three adults escaped from a 2-alarm fire in Milwaukee early Friday morning. Crews were called to the home near 38th and Cherry streets around 2 a.m. Firefighters said everyone had...

    News • July 22nd, 2011

  • Cherry Picker Catches Fire, Two Stranded in Fla.

    MIAMI -- Miami-Dade firefighters freed two men stuck at the top of a cherry picker that caught fire Friday afternoon. Officials said two men were on a cherry picker at 21311 NW 34th Ave. when the machine hit a power line...

    News • July 22nd, 2011

  • Pa. Crews Tackle Massive Salvage Yard Blaze

    PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh firefighters beat the heat while battling a huge fire at a salvage yard and warehouse in Lawrenceville on Friday. The D&D Auto Salvage building on Butler Street near the 62nd Street bridge caught fire shortly after 6 a.m...

    News • July 22nd, 2011

  • Pa. Crews Rescue Man Stuck in Tar on Roof

    PITTSBURGH -- A man tarring a roof in Pittsburgh's Glenwood neighborhood had to be rescued on Thursday after he got stuck in the tar. Lamont Robinson was helping family members tar the roof of their home on Almedia...

    News • July 21st, 2011

  • Untold Number of Cookies Burn at Ohio Plant

    MARIEMONT -- A pair of fires at a Mariemont plant resulted in the demise of an untold number of cookies. Firefighters were first called to the Kellogg's plant at Trade Street and Wooster Pike around 9:30 p.m...

    News • July 21st, 2011

  • Boy, 3, Touches Off Massive Pa. Fire With Lighter

    WILMERDING, Pa. -- Investigators believe a 3-year-old boy playing on a couch with his mother's lighter sparked a huge fire that burned a Wilmerding business and apartment building Wednesday night. The fire started at a...

    News • July 20th, 2011

  • Neb. Crew Help Lifeguard Impaled by Pool Ladder

    BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Authorities said a step from a ladder snapped when a 16-year-old lifeguard tried to get out of a pool. On Wednesday afternoon, Bellevue firefighters were called to Cascio Pool, where they found the lifeguard in the water with...

    News • July 20th, 2011

  • Baltimore Firefighters Rescue Teen From Ravine

    BALTIMORE -- A teen fell down a ravine Wednesday afternoon in north Baltimore. Fire crews were called at about 4:15 p.m. to Falls Road at Chestnut Avenue after an 18-year-old man slipped 60 feet down a ravine and was...

    News • July 20th, 2011

  • Helicopter Crashes Into Power Lines in Calif.

    AROMAS, Calif. -- A helicopter spiraled to the ground in Aromas after it flew into power lines Highway 129, on Wednesday morning, CalFire firefighters said. The crop dusting helicopter ripped into power lines and its pilot...

    News • July 20th, 2011