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  • 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

  • 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