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    Motorcyclist Killed After Colliding with Ambulance

    JACKSON TOWNSHIP — A Jackson Township motorcyclist was killed when he collided with an ambulance taking an elderly woman to the hospital late last night, authorities said. Charles Childs, 27, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle on North Hope Chapel Road shortly before midnight when he crossed the center line and hit the southbound ambulance, police said. The crew from the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Rescuer Falls Through Ice Trying to Reach Dog

    ORLAND, Ind. — Crews had to pull a firefighter to safety after he fell through the ice while trying to reach a dog from a northeastern Indiana lake. Orland firefighters were called Sunday by the owners of the dog after it walked onto the half-inch ice of Lake Pleasant and fell in. Firefighter Mike Garrison inched out while wearing full rescue ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    14 Injured After Bus, Minivan Collide

    14 Injured After Bus, Minivan Collide
    BOSTON - A minivan collided with a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus in Dorchester yesterday evening, injuring 14 people, including three children in the van, police said. The crash occurred at Gallivan Boulevard and Morton Street, one of Boston’s most hair-raising intersections, around 6:20 p.m. MBTA spokeswoman Lydia Rivera and Transit Police Sergeant Detective Kenneth Sprague said that the cause of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -1
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    VIDEO: Fireworks Blaze Prompts Evacuations

    VIDEO: Fireworks Blaze Prompts Evacuations
    CARYVILLE -- Dozens of firefighters this morning were greeted with sparkling flames when a blaze erupted at a Campbell County fireworks business. Firefighters from six fire departments tackled the flames that erupted about 2:30 a.m. at Thunder Mountain Fireworks, 292 John McGhee Blvd., according to Caryville Fire Chief Eddie Hatmaker. "When we got there, flames were shooting through the roof," Hatmaker ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    VIDEO: Firefighters, Police Watch Man Drown

    VIDEO: Firefighters, Police Watch Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews and police could only watch after a man waded into San Francisco Bay, stood up to his neck and waited. They wanted to do something, but a policy strictly forbade them from trying to save the 50-year-old, officials said. A witness finally pulled the apparently suicidal man's lifeless body from the 54-degree water. Interim Alameda Fire ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -8
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    Lightning Blamed for Blaze at Home of Local Firefighter

    A local firefighter's home was damaged Wednesday after being struck by lightning. Deputy Chief Chris Burnham said the firefighter and his wife were at home around 4:15 p.m. when a nearby tree was struck by a bolt of lightning. The electrical charge traveled underground and caused the basement of the home at 41 Brandyview Terrace to catch fire. The firefighter, whose ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash

    Suit Filed Against City of Boston for '09 Truck Crash
    BOSTON - The City of Boston and six truck maintenance shops have been sued for their alleged roles in allowing a 49,000-pound firetruck to go out on the road with faulty brakes, leading it to plunge down a hilltop street two years ago, killing a firefighter and damaging a Mission Hill apartment complex. The lawsuit was filed by Federal Insurance Company, ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    11 Workers Missing After Oil Rig Explosion and Fire

    11 Workers Missing After Oil Rig Explosion and Fire
    NEW ORLEANS -- At least 11 people were missing and seven injured after an explosion and fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. Most of the 126 people were believed to have escaped safely after the explosion at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike O'Berry said. It happened ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Crash Victim Reunites With Her Rescuers

    Crash Victim Reunites With Her Rescuers
    VAN NUYS - A Van Nuys woman who suffered serious injuries during a head-on collision on Highway 1 near Lompoc returned this week to meet the firefighters who saved her life by pulling her from the wreckage quickly. Connie Miles had been on her way home after dropping off some Christmas presents in Lompoc on December 18 when a car drifted ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire

    Ca. Train Derailment Causes Toxic Clouds, Dangerous Tunnel Fire
    BAKERSFIELD, CA. - Firefighters continued to battle a stubborn tunnel fire Sunday that broke out when several cars of a freight train derailed near Bakersfield. Several homes were evacuated when a tanker car carrying denatured alcohol burst into flames, authorities said. There were no injuries in the accident, which happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to a tunnel on ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck

    Police: FF Drunk When He Rolled Fire Truck
    JANESVILLE, IA — A volunteer Janesville firefighter has been charged with drunken driving after he allegedly rolled a fire truck while on duty. The Bremer County Sheriff's Office said David Francis Flood, 43, was driving the truck as the department was either responding to or working on a fire in rural Bremer County on March 27. He was charged with operating ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -10
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    2 Killed In Another DC Metro Crash [Video]

    2 Killed In Another DC Metro Crash [Video]
    ROCKVILLE, Md. - Two Metro workers are dead after an early morning accident near the Rockville Metrorail station. Metro says there will be no Red Line train service between the Shady Grove and Rockville Metrorail stations Tuesday morning. Trains are operating between the Glenmont and Twinbrook. Metro is encouraging riders to use the Twinbrook and Grosvenor-Strathmore Metrorail stations. Riders should expect ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Robbery Drill Turns Into Real-Life Trauma For FL Couple

    MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A 72-year-old Florida woman was accidentally shot by her husband during a "robbery drill" the couple staged to practice how they'd respond to an intruder. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says Arnold and Patricia Morris had little experience with guns, and the shooting Sunday was an clearly accidental. Arnold Morris called 911 after the .380-caliber pistol fired, and ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Fairfax Teen Dies in Electrical Accident

    FAIRFAX, Va. - A Fairfax teenager died in an electrical accident Tuesday night. Officials and neighbors say the 17-year-old boy had been using a power saw to trim trees in the 4200 block of Berritt Street in Fairfax City when the accident occurred about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. The teenager, a student at Fairfax High School, was working about 10 feet from ...
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    OSHA: 45-Minute Lag in Warning of Ala Ammonia Leak

    THEODORE, Ala. — Federal regulators say they're investigating a lag of about 45 minutes between an ammonia leak at a refrigeration plant and the first siren blasting an offical warning to area residents. Millard Refrigerated Services, based in Omaha, Neb., says it detected the leak at its Theodore plant that freezes chickens at 9:05 a.m. Monday and alerted authorities within 20 ...
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    Six Firefighters Injured In Truck Rollover

    Six Firefighters Injured In Truck Rollover
    FARMINGTON, MO — Six volunteer firefighters survived a rollover accident in the Farmington Fire Department's pumper tanker truck, one that the Missouri State Highway Patrol says was caused by another motorist. Investigators say the driver of the tanker were trying to avoid a motorist during a routine fire call. The Farmington volunteer crew had their lights and sirens blaring heading down ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -2
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    VIDEO: Crew Escapes as Tanker Jet Crashes

    VIDEO: Crew Escapes as Tanker Jet Crashes
    VENTURA, Calif. -- Three crew members aboard a Boeing 707 tanker loaded with jet fuel escaped with only minor injuries when the aircraft skidded off the runway and exploded into flames at a Southern California Navy base, officials said. The plane crashed as it was taking off from Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu at about 5:25 p.m. Wednesday. It slid ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -1
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    VIDEO: Factory Fire Ignites 130K Gallons of Oil

    VIDEO: Factory Fire Ignites 130K Gallons of Oil
    MELBOURNE, Australia--Firefighters have brought a massive fire at a Melbourne petrochemical factory under control after it ignited tens of thousands of gallons (liters) of mineral oil. The blaze started Thursday on the outskirts of the Australian city, setting off explosions and sending massive fire balls into the air. The Australian Broadcasting Corp. says it raced through 130,000 gallons (500,000 liters) of ...
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    Missouri Tornado Photo Gallery

    May 22, JOPLIN, Mo. - A massive tornado that blasted a four-mile path across southwestern Missouri slammed into the city of Joplin with cataclysmic force. The tornado Sunday night ripped into a hospital, destroyed neighborhoods and upended cars. An unknown number were killed in Joplin. Officials struggling to communicate without power and cellphone service were leery of putting a hard figure ...
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    Off-Duty Pilot Stops to Save Man Engulfed in Flames

    John Filipowicz caught a glimpse of fire as he drove through Portland shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, only a moment before the worst thing imaginable dawned on him. He saw the flames move and drop to the ground. Someone was on fire. Filipowicz slammed on the brakes, jumped from his 1960 GMC pickup, bolted over a guardrail, down a steep embankment ...
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