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Charges filed against Tappa for Oconto bar fire

Officials say 39-year-old Donald L. Tappa is facing a total of ten charges, including arson, burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.


Thu Apr 17, 2014

KNUS-AM Aurora

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

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Related Topix: Explosion, West, TX, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Fire Officials Warn Against Use of Sky Lanterns for Celebrations

Sonoma County's fire prevention officers are warning residents about the illegal use of sky lanterns that have started a number of vegetation fires.


Related Topix: Sonoma County, CA, Petaluma, CA

Lincoln Daily News

Signs Of Healing In Texas Town A Year After Deadly Plant Blast

Still healing from multiple broken bones after the force of the deadly explosion lifted him out of his boots, one volunteer firefighter is missing a few teeth and suffers nerve damage to his right shoulder.


Related Topix: Explosion


Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

Google Glass could be useful for tasks like cutting up a car to free a trapped person, the fire department said Can Google Glass help first responders work more effectively? Firefighters in Amsterdam want to find out, and plan to try out the wearable-of-the-moment in training scenarios and at accident scenes.


a Car was set on fire in a suspected arson attack in Daubhill.

AN ARSON investigation has been launched after a blaze destroyed a car just metres from where a family was sleeping.


Denver Post

Longmont fire fighters battle blaze near 1st and Martin

Longmont fire fighters responded to a fire that flared up around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening east of Martin and south of First Avenue.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Baltimore News

Woman, 81, killed in St. Mary's County house fire

The State Fire Marshal's Office say the blaze was reported about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Lexington Park.


Related Topix: Lexington Park, MD

Pasadena Star-News

Monterey Park fire truck collision injures 15, one critically

MONTEREY PARK >> Six firefighters and nine civilians were injured, one of them critically, Wednesday after two fire engines collided in a Monterey Park intersection, sending one of them careening into a dim sum restaurant, authorities said.


Related Topix: Monterey Park, CA, Train Disaster, Alhambra, CA

The Washington Post

Royal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town

Britain's Prince William holding his son Prince George and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in Sydney Wednesday, April 16, 2014.


Related Topix: Prince William, World News, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel

WTVF Nashville

3 Rescued From Burning Gatlinburg Condo

A Gatlinburg Fire Department spokesperson said that crews were able to safely get the people off the second floor of the Summit of Gatlinburg, and that they were treated at the scene Wednesday morning for smoke inhalation.


Related Topix: Gatlinburg, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN

KNUS-AM Aurora

Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers

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Related Topix: West, TX, Explosion


Small blaze in LA's Griffith Park contained

Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says the fire early Wednesday burned vegetation in an area between Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre.



Arson investigated in fire that destroyed most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

The San Pedro Elks Lodge, a community landmark and social hub for nearly 50 years, was virtually destroyed early Tuesday in a greater-alarm fire that may have been deliberately set.


Related Topix: San Pedro, CA, Long Beach, CA

Daily Herald

6 residents, 2 firefighters hurt in Chicago blaze

Two Chicago firefighters and a police officer were among eight people injured when a fire engulfed a two-story frame building on the city's South Side.


Related Topix: Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL

Andover Advertiser

Smoker hurt after e-cig explodes

Four fire engines and more than 20 firefighters rescued the woman from the ground-floor flat in Barking, east London, on Saturday afternoon.


Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBC News

28 people out of homes after Amherst apartment fire

This apartment building was still cordoned off the morning after the fire. Still smells of smoke, reports the CBC's Stephanie VanKampen.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

Burnaby News Leader

Cities urged to match slower ambulance response

The province is sticking to its contentious decision to stop dispatching ambulances at high speed for less urgent medical calls and municipal fire department first responders are being urged to adopt the same approach.


The Fresno Bee

Fire destroys most of San Pedro Elks Lodge

Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says more than 100 firefighters fought the flames in San Pedro for nearly two hours early Tuesday.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Star Tribune

Officials: Massive San Francisco fire last month that forced evacuations accidental, not arson

San Francisco fire officials say a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site last month was accidental, not arson.



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