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PHILLY FIREFIGHTER BURNED, CIVILIAN FATALITY

A 70-year-old man was killed and a firefighter was injured in a fire that tore through a rowhouse in Kensington early today. The firefighter, who is assigned to Ladder 3 and suffered burns to his left leg, was reported in stable condition at Temple University Hospital. Fire crews were alerted to the blaze in the...
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3 FF INJURED IN NC COTTON FIRE

After more than 24 hours, firefighters have finally managed to contain the fire that swept through tens of thousands of pounds of cotton. The fire started early Wednesday at the Kinston Fibers facility off Highway 70 in Lenoir County. So Nine on Your Side wanted to know how a cotton fire burns differently and more...
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LODD UPDATE: Fallen Buffalo Firefighters’ Families File Lawsuit Against City

The families of Charles "Chip" McCarthy and Jonathan Croom filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Buffalo and the Buffalo Fire Department after they died in a fire 2 years ago. 2 On Your Side obtained a copy of the civil complaint filed on behalf of Terry McCarthy, the widow of Chip McCarthy....
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Spartan Recalls Select Emergency Rescue Transport Vehicles Equipped with Electronic Stability Control

Spartan Chassis is recalling certain model year emergency rescue transport vehicles equipped with an electronic stability control (ESC) manufactured from April 12, 2007, through September 0, 2011. The ESC module may cause the ESC system to activate unnecessarily when the vehicle is drive in a particular manner on certain unique road conditions and may adversely...
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LIVE WIRES FALL ON MA ENGINE W/ FF INSIDE

Frustration flamed up among a group of firefighters. They were inside a fire truck when live wires came crashing down, putting them in danger. It was a terrifying time for those firefighters. It happened during the storm on Saturday. According to the Walpole Fire Department, three firefighters were checking on downed wires on Common Street...
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TOLEDO FF INJURED AT HOUSE FIRE

A Toledo firefighter was injured during a house fire at 518 Crittenden Avenue early Monday morning. The firefighter reportedly fell through the floor and was taken to the hospital where he is being treated for injuries on his knee and on his side but is expected to be alright. There was smoke and flames as...
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