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Nearly 500 firefighters battle 406-acre wildfire

LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — California fire bosses say a wind-driven 406-acre wildfire east of Lone Pine should be surrounded on Wednesday. The Inyo County blaze broke out Sunday morning north of State Route 136 in the high desert Owens Valley.


8 injured, 3 critically, in LA apartment fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Eight people have been hurt, three critically, when flames swept through an old Los Angeles harbor area apartment building.


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Autopsy: NY gunman shot self, not hit by police

(AP) – State police say an autopsy shows the gunman who lured two New York firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn’t hit by return fire from a police officer.


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Funerals set for slain firefighters

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — Funerals have been scheduled Sunday and Monday for the two volunteer firefighters who were shot and killed while responding to a fire near Rochester, N.Y. on Christmas Eve.


Ga. school evacuated for carbon monoxide, 48 people taken to hospitals

ATLANTA (AP) – An Atlanta elementary school has been evacuated and nearly 50 people have been sent to hospitals because of potentially lethal carbon monoxide levels.


At least 80 flooded houses destroyed by NYC fire

NEW YORK (AP) – A huge fire destroyed between 80 and 100 houses in a flooded neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. More than 190 firefighters have contained the six-alarm blaze fire […]


Half of county hazmat inspections weren't done

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – An audit shows half the businesses billed for required Orange County hazardous materials inspections were never examined by firefighters. The Orange County Fire Authority is required to conduct inspections at […]


Trial ordered over alleged attack on firefighter

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A Riverside County man will stand trial for allegedly running over a firefighter’s foot during a wildfire. The North County Times says a judge ruled Tuesday that there’s enough evidence to […]


Williams Fire 91 percent contained

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) – A wildfire in a rugged area of the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles is expected to be fully contained by early Thursday. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire […]


16 Complex Fire in Colusa County fully contained

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Firefighters have contained a once massive wildfire burning across two counties in Northern California. CalFire spokesman Daniel Berlant said Tuesday that crews have surrounded the Sixteen Complex fire in Colusa and […]





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