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California firefighting unit closer to relocating

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s largest firefighting agency is one step closer to relocating its Southern California home base in an effort to better dispatch resources during wildfires. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports a state Senate […]

03/22/2014

Rescue 1 firefighter Michael Paveljack gets a kiss from Mack the dog he rescued  from a sink hole in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Robert Kirkham)

Firefighters save dog from sinkhole in Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A German shepherd is back on solid ground after being rescued from a sinkhole that opened up in a Buffalo park. The 3-year-old dog dropped more than 10 feet to the […]

02/03/2014

Ellen DeGeneres accepts the award for favorite daytime TV host at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Firefighters return cruise tickets from ‘Ellen’

WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) — Four Boston area firefighters that talk show host Ellen DeGeneres rewarded with Caribbean cruise tickets for rescuing a dog from an icy river have had to return them because of conflicts […]

01/16/2014

An LA County firefighter. (AP Photo)

LA firefighters contain blaze near 405 freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 40 Los Angeles firefighters have fully contained a small blaze by Interstate 405 that’s impacted traffic in the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says […]

01/12/2014

Unidentified members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew from Prescott, Arizona, according to Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo, some of the men in this photograph were among the firefighters killed by wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, City of Prescott handout. (AP Photo)

For firefighters, answer to why is: Someone has to

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — In his book, “Young Men and Fire,” Norman Maclean attempted to convey what a crew experiences in the chaos of a mountain firestorm. “It is really not possible to see the […]

07/08/2013

Mendocino Forest wildfire spreads to 16,000 acres

(AP) – Federal fire officials say a wildfire in the Mendocino National Forest has now burned more than 16,000 acres and continues to spread. Fire information officer Deb Schweizer said Wednesday that the fire was […]

07/11/2012

Hot, windy weather to challenge Colo. fire crews

(AP) – Firefighters working to encircle a wildfire burning over 68,000 acres in northern Colorado are being challenged today by the return of hot and windy weather. A red flag warning is in effect for […]

06/22/2012

New Mexico, Colorado fires burn out of control

(AP) – Firefighters battling an out-of-control northern Colorado blaze have dramatically increased the number of structures destroyed or damaged from 18 to at least 118. The increased estimate Monday came after crews got a better […]

06/11/2012

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