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Orleans firefighters contract includes pay raises

ORLEANS — A contract between the town and the Orleans Permanent Firefighters Association Local 2675 has closed the gap between the town's firefighters and their colleagues in neighboring communities.

Wildfire breaks out near Telluride

A wildfire broke out Sunday afternoon northwest of Telluride; homes built in the forest were evacuated, and firefighters with air support were racing to suppress flames that had spread across about 60 acres.

21 people injured in massive blaze aboard US Navy warship in...

A total of 21 people were injured on Sunday in a fire on a US warship, the Bonhomme Richard, stationed in San Diego according to the Navy.

4-year-old boy drowns in Southbridge pool Sunday

A 4-year-old boy drowned in a pool in Southbridge on Sunday, according to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and the Southbridge Fire Department.

Fire damages 8 units in Chippewa Falls complex

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Betty Christopherson stood outside her apartment unit in Chippewa Falls on Thursday, stunned as she stared at the damage caused by a fire Wednesday afternoon.

West Richland man still in a Seattle hospital after fireworks destroy...

A West Richland man remains at a Seattle hospital after suffering serious burns in a fireworks fire in Richland on the Fourth of July.

Firefighters respond to restroom fire at Chesapeake restaurant

The Chesapeake Fire Department responded Wednesday afternoon to a bathroom fire at a restaurant.

800-plus firefighters keep Crews Fire near Gilroy at 5,400 acres

A wildfire near Gilroy held at 5,400 acres as more than 800 firefighters battling the blaze seemed to be getting the upper hand by Wednesday evening, officials said.

Two-alarm fire Monday was intentional; next door to similar 2019 blaze...

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- For the second time in less than a year, members of the FDNY were injured responding to a house fire on Grove Street in Stapleton.

Take a sneak peek inside Lexington’s nearly-finished new fire station

At the intersection of Bedford Street and Worthen Road, a massive brick building is nearing completion.