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Lightning starts house fire in New Franklin

NEW FRANKLIN — Lightning struck a home and started a fire in New Franklin Monday evening.

House fire in Yarmouth injures five firefighters

A house fire in Yarmouth late Friday night injured five firefighters and caused minor burns to one of the occupants.

Honolulu firefighters douse tire fire at Sand Island towing company

Honolulu firefighters responded to a large tire fire this morning at a towing company in Sand Island.

Commentary: Fire chief outlines steps aimed at reducing risk in Lake...

When it comes to keeping the community safe, it's not just about the fire engines carrying firefighters, hoses, ladders and water to an incident.

Volunteer firefighters ‘backbone’ of Bastrop County departments

Travis Ward credits his inspiration to join Bastrop County's Heart of the Pines Volunteer Fire Department to an off-duty firefighter who stayed by his side after a near-fatal auto accident in 2018.

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Farmington motel; no injuries reported

FARMINGTON — First responders were called the scene of a structure fire at a motel in Farmington this afternoon that was quickly extinguished with no injuries.

Bonhomme Richard fire damaged 11 of ship’s 14 decks, Navy memo...

After burning more than four days, the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard has fire, smoke and water damage on 11 of its 14 decks. Some decks are warped and bulging and, in some spaces, completely gutted, according to an email the Navy's top admiral sent to other leaders Wednesday.

St. Pete firefighters question social worker idea. The city looks for...

ST. PETERSBURG — City leaders announced this month that noncriminal and nonviolent calls will be handled by social workers, not uniformed officers. The proposed program is a response to the demands for police reform from Black Lives Matter protesters.

Pasco firefighters rescue resident in wheelchair from fire

LAND O’ LAKES — A person using a wheelchair was rescued from a fire that broke out in a trailer in the 12000 block of Price Lane on Wednesday afternoon, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.

Oakland: 2-alarm fire engulfs house, injures firefighter

A two-alarm fire roared through a multi-tenant house early Tuesday morning, injuring a firefighters and leaving all nine residents displaced, fire officials said.