Strategy & Tactics News

  • Calif. FF Fight 'Intense' Downtown Blaze

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Fire crews said a four-alarm blaze that destroyed two buildings in downtown Sacramento on Sunday was one of the most intense blazes they've fought this year. "I could see flames from the other...

    News • December 27th, 2009

  • Fireworks Stand Destroyed in Texas

    SAN ANTONIO -- Just north of San Antonio, residents woke up to the sounds of fireworks on Christmas morning. A fireworks stand near U.S. 281 and Overlook Parkway caught fire just after 4:30 a.m. Fireworks...

    News • December 26th, 2009

  • Calif. FF Helps Deliver Baby In Ambulance

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif.

    News • December 25th, 2009

  • Md. FF Gets Facial Burns at House Fire

    BALTIMORE --   Investigators are looking into what caused a house fire in northwest Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to a home in the 5500 block of Stuart Avenue at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators said the fire started...

    News • December 24th, 2009

  • Calif. Building Catches Fire After Crash

    APTOS, Calif. -- A driver being chased by California Highway Patrol officers crashed into a building near Aptos, setting it completely on fire, authorities said. Police said CHP officers were chasing the man at about...

    News • December 24th, 2009

  • Ky. House Fire Hospitalizes Children, FF

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Metro Louisville Fire investigators are trying to find out what caused an overnight fire, sending two children and one firefighter to the hospital. Colonel Carroll Haueter said there were a number of...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • Kan. FFs Save Boy Who Fell Through Ice

    SHAWNEE, Kan. -- Crews rescued a 13-year-old boy who fell into a pond Monday afternoon in Shawnee. Joe Clopton and his brothers had been walking on the pond on the southeast corner of Pflumm Road and Shawnee Mission...

    News • December 22nd, 2009

  • Fire Destroys 8 Condos in Texas

    HOUSTON -- The holiday season has taken a sad turn for several families in southwest Houston after a fire ripped through their condominium complex. Around 8 a.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to the Reflections on the...

    News • December 21st, 2009

  • Calif. Boy Locks Self In Gun Safe

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A boy locks himself inside a gun safe inside a Sacramento Costco on Sunday. Authorities said an 11-year-old boy was playing around and climbed into a safe. The door closed, looking him...

    News • December 21st, 2009

  • Two Colo. Firefighters Injured in Blaze

    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. --   Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire in a mansion north of Fort Collins Saturday afternoon. Holger Durre, spokesman for Poudre Fire Authority, said one firefighter was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital after an...

    News • December 20th, 2009

  • Fire Guts N.C. Restaurant

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Firefighters were called to a fire at a South Charlotte restaurant early Saturday morning. The fire caused extensive damage to Avanti and also seven nearby businesses. The Italian restaurant is in the...

    News • December 20th, 2009

  • Man Killed in Pa. Motor Home Fire

    YORK, Pa. -- Firefighters responded to a deadly fire at a motor home in York Thursday evening. Shortly after 8 p.m., firefighters were called to the rear of 33 South Penn Street, where a small motor home was fully engulfed...

    News • December 18th, 2009

  • Chimney Fire Displaces Colo. Family

    GOLDEN, Colo. -- A chimney fire displaced a family of six in Golden Tuesday morning. West Metro Fire responded to the home at 1255 Youngsfield St. and found the roof around the chimney on fire. There was also extensive...

    News • December 16th, 2009

  • Retiring Kan. Leaves Party to Respond

    EDWARDSVILLE, Kan. --   Fire forced a woman out of her house and into the cold Friday afternoon. The fire was in a small home on Fifth Street near downtown Edwardsville. The blaze gave a longtime firefighter one last opportunity to do his job, KMBC's...

    News • December 12th, 2009

  • Christmas Tree Fire Burns Tenn. Home

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. --   The lights on a Clarksville family's Christmas tree caught fire, and, within minutes the flames destroyed their home Saturday. "It just seemed like the fire come down the hall, and we ran outside, and that was it,” said Cindy...

    News • December 8th, 2009