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6 fire departments arrive to fight small desk fire at Rochester...

ROCHESTER HILLS — A fire alarm at a Rochester Hills hospital Thanksgiving morning drew 40 firefighters from six different departments, in what turned out to be a small fire under a desk that was quickly extinguished.

Man arrested, accused of arson after fire set in Renton hotel...

Nov. 27—A man was arrested around noon Wednesday on investigation of arson after a couch was set on fire in a sixth-floor room at the Red Lion Hotel in Renton, according to the Renton Police Department. Since April, the hotel has provided shelter to more than 200 people who are homeless in an effort to thin out crowded shelters and protect people from the spread of COVID-19.

Black firefighters sue over Jacksonville policy requiring crews to be cleanshaven

Thirty Black Jacksonville firefighters are suing the city over its requirement to be cleanshaven, saying unreasonable standards are making them choose between painful skin problems and losing their careers.

Hoboken firefighter charged with forging at least $28K worth of union...

A Hoboken firefighter who is a former union official was charged Thursday with forging more than $28,000 worth of union checks over the course of two years, Hoboken police and sources said.

4 Jacksonville firefighters injured battling blaze at Acorn Street home

Four firefighters suffered burns battling a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the city's College Gardens area, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

Investigation into Berkeley blaze delayed as fire smolders for days

Nov. 24—Berkeley firefighters were still dousing flames Monday at a 7-story building still under construction that caught fire Saturday evening.

Ardmore firefighters save local business with quick response

Nov. 24—Ardmore firefighters quickly put out a fire at a local insurance business Friday night, saving the building and others attached to it from burning down.

Firefighter shot while responding to 3 gunshot victims at D.C. 7-Eleven

A firefighter in Washington, DC, was shot while performing his duties on Sunday.

Six-alarm fire in Berkeley burns seven-story building under construction

BERKELEY — A six-alarm fire burned a seven-story building under construction Saturday in downtown Berkeley, authorities said.

Creek Fire updates: Containment grows; when can firefighters declare victory?

FRESNO, Calif. — Firefighters battling the Creek Fire zeroed in on the last embers of the monster blaze in the Sierra and Inyo national forests Sunday, as containment was reported to reach the 95% figure.