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Investigation underway in Seymour for large house fire

SEYMOUR, Conn., (WTNH)– Seymour Fire Department and Ansonia Fire Department were dispatched to Colony Road after multiple calls were reported for a heavy structure fire early Saturday morning. At 1:45 am Saturday morning, both fire departments were dispatched to Colony Road for a possible bush fire. The dispatched quickly informed...
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Coventry boy, 8, praised for alerting family of neighbor's burning home

An 8-year-old Coventry boy is receiving praise for alerting his parents that their neighbor’s home had caught fire on Saturday morning. “I was just watching some YouTube on my tablet and I heard the smoke alarm over here,” the boy, named Nicholas, told NBC 10 hours after the fire on Town Farm Road. “I looked outside and I saw smoke coming from an open window.”
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Cougar Peak Fire Update 9/17/21

Lakeview Ore. – Overall, it was a quiet day on the fire yesterday, the winds that were felt in Lakeview and the valley floors were not as brisk in the higher elevations on the fire. The south-southwest portion of the fire continued to experience the most active fire yesterday and through the night. Fire spread down the hillsides toward the pre-planned indirect contingency line. Firefighters worked the edge of the active fire area, putting in direct line with support from helicopter water drops. Helicopters will again support this area first thing this morning. The heavy equipment group continues to put in indirect line on the west side of the fire.

Preparing for the Worst

The Durango Fire Protection District’s new state-of-the-art training tower will provide emergency responders throughout the Four Corners with more realistic experiences fighting fires or conducting rescue operations. And someday that experience could save a life. You’re watching the Local News Network brought to you by Serious Texas Bar-B-Q and Fast Signs of Durango. I’m Wendy Graham Settle. Durango Fire unveiled its $2.5 million training tower in Bodo Park during dedication ceremonies in August that included a ribbon cutting, demonstrations and a barbecue. It replaces the tower at River City Hall, which Chief Hal Doughty said was outdated and could not be used with real fires because of its hollow cinder block construction. The new four-story tower is rigged with propane-fueled spigots that can be lit to mimic an actual fire and props can be arranged throughout the building to simulate an office, bedroom, living room, or kitchen.

Cougar Peak Fire Update – 9/18/21

Lakeview Ore. – The winds predicted for the past several days moved over the fire yesterday. The western side of the fire was active with an east wind pushing the fire’s edge. All growth on the fire was inside of pre-planned contingency lines. Resources were busy all day working with heavy helicopters to keep water on the hotspots and crews lined spots within timber sales on the southwest portion of the fire. As of nightfall, the fire was established on the west side of the 3608 road around Doe Mountain. Resources stayed out in front of the advancing fire, using the planned contingency line on the 3510. Water tenders and crews worked a challenging portion of a meadow burning on the northwestern corner of the fire making very good progress.

Faulty air compressor causes Stevensville house fire

STEVENSVILLE — A malfunctioning air compressor caused a Kent Island house fire Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, according to a press release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Thirty firefighters from the United Communities Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the 300 block of Five Farms Drive in Stevensville at approximately 3:32...

Containment grows on the McCash Fire in Siskiyou County on Thursday

ORLEANS, Calif. — Containment on the McCash Fire, burning in western Siskiyou County, grew from 10% to 28% throughout the day on Thursday as acreage remained the same, according to US Forest Service officials with the Six Rivers National Forest. USFS officials said containment lines along the western edge of...
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History's Headlines: The fire that brought back memories

The front-page headlines on January 25, 1939, were blaring news about the victory of the forces of General Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War and a supposed communication between the German dictator Adolf Hitler to Italy’s Benito Mussolini not to plan any military action that year. Was it, editorial writers pondered, that he wanted peace, or did it mean Hitler had something else planned for himself that year? They would not find out for sure until September with the outbreak of World War II.

BSCTC students make tools for W.R. Castle FD

Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Waterjet Cutting Technology and CNC Machining Program students recently put their newly-gained knowledge and skills to good work with real-time problem-solving. After taking a tour of the Appalachian Manufacturing Initiative laboratory, W.R. Castle Assistant Fire Chief Brian Phillips inquired about having the students manufacture...