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6 firefighters hurt in blaze at former marion thomson plant


marion, ind. (ap) — authorities say six firefighters have suffered minor injuries after two explosions and a fire at the former thompson consumer electronics plant in marion. marion fire chief geoff williams says two tanks containing unconfirmed substances exploded, causing ringing in the ears of four firefighters, and another firefighter cut his hand. assistant chief […]






fire reported at natural gas power plant


middletown, conn. (ap) — firefighters have responded to a blaze at a connecticut power plant. officials say the firefighters were called to the kleen energy plant in middletown around 11 p.m. tuesday. wtnh-tv reports the fire did not cause any injuries, and crews are staying at the scene to check for hot spots. it is […]






firefighters battle blaze on south table mountain near golden


firefighters battled two fires thursday afternoon in the foothills of jefferson county, one close to the coors brewing plant.






firefighters battle massive gas-fed blaze at south l.a. food processing plant


firefighters were battling a massive gas-fed inferno monday night at a commercial food processing plant in south los angeles, and officials said explosions were heard from inside the burning building. the fire was reported about 8:10 p.m. at south compton avenue and east 41st street, said margaret...






forest fire injures 6 firefighters in portugal


six firefighters were hurt monday while tackling a wildfire near where 64 people died in a forest blaze last month, portuguese emergency services said.






firefighters knock down massive blaze at south l.a. food processing plant; arson


firefighters battled a massive gas-fed inferno monday night at a commercial food processing plant in south los angeles, and officials said explosions were heard from inside the burning building. the fire was reported about 8:10 p.m. at south compton avenue and east 41st street, said margaret stewart,...






2 firefighters hurt battling southwest utah blaze


two firefighters are recovering from injuries at a wildfire in southwest utah that has forced the evacuation of more than 700 people and shut down part of a state highway.






child among 5 hurt as cars, truck collide on ohio road


marion, ohio (ap) — the state highway patrol says an 11-year-old child was among five people hurt in a three-vehicle crash in north-central ohio. the marion star reports two drivers were flown to columbus hospitals after the collisions sunday afternoon about 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the north in marion county. state troopers say a […]






more than 150 firefighters battle blaze at construction site


more than 150 firefighters are battling a blaze in a six-story building under construction near the university of maryland.






more than 100 toronto firefighters contain six-alarm blaze at badminton and racq


firefighters continued to pour water on a massive and ‘hazardous’ blaze in midtown toronto late tuesday night, more than 14 hours after the fire began






no relief from heat for firefighters battling a blaze in the san bernardino moun


firefighters battling a growing blaze in the san bernardino mountains can expect a third day of sweltering heat and low wind wednesday as crews struggled to contain the blaze. the wildfire in the holcomb valley north of big bear lake has scorched 1,200 acres and was 10% contained as of tuesday...






firefighters trying to control mt. wilson blaze before weekend santa ana winds


firefighters are trying to gain full control of a 50-acre blaze in the san gabriel mountains near mt. wilson before santa ana winds are expected to kick up saturday, authorities said. faced with around 400 firefighters and six helicopters, the fire was 45% contained thursday morning, said angeles...






denver firefighters find body while responding to house blaze


denver firefighters responding to a blaze found a dead person in a building at 4925 west 10th avenue sunday afternoon.






firefighters advance on blaze southeast of san diego


jamul, calif. (ap) — firefighters say they are making progress against a wildfire that has forced hundreds of people to evacuate a popular campground and small community southeast of san diego. the state department of forestry and fire protection said sunday that a rise in humidity allowed firefighters to advance on the blaze near pio […]






firefighters battle blaze at boyle heights fabric factory


about 130 los angeles firefighters battled a large fire at a fabric plant in boyle heights on saturday night. authorities were called to the 1600 block of soto street around 6:43 p.m., where they found french fabrics, a 300-foot by 400-foot commercial building, engulfed in flames, the department...






16 hurt, 4 seriously, in nyc bronx fire


the fire department of new york says 16 people are hurt, four of them seriously, in a fire raging through a bronx building. officials say over 200 firefighters have responded to the blaze at a four-story building near the bronx zoo in van nest. it was reported about 5:30 a.m. tuesday. wabc-tv reports...






13 firefighters, court officers hurt in nyc courthouse fire


new york (ap) — a fire inside a new york city criminal court has left more than a dozen firefighters and court officers injured. the fdny says that seven court officers and four firefighters were treated for minor injuries after the blaze broke out around 4 p.m. wednesday inside brooklyn criminal court. one court officer […]






firefighters advance on blaze southeast of san diego


jamul, calif. (ap) — firefighters reported making progress against a wildfire that forced hundreds of people to evacuate a popular campground and small community southeast of san diego. the state department of forestry and fire protection said sunday that an overnight rise in humidity allowed firefighters to advance on the blaze near pio pico rv […]






fire out, no one hurt during edgebrook restaurant blaze


firefighters battled a fire that erupted at a thai restaurant in the edgebrook neighborhood sunday night on the northwest side. no one was injured or rescued, according to chicago fire department cmdr. curtis hudson. about 8:30 p.m., firefighters responded to the one-story the elephant thai restaurant,...






firefighters battle massive blaze at south l.a. commercial building


firefighters were battling a massive blaze monday night at a commercial building in south los angeles. the fire was reported about 8:10 p.m. in the 4000 block of south compton avenue, said margaret stewart, a spokeswoman for the los angeles fire department. officials initially said the blaze was...






firefighters battle blaze at building under construction


firefighters are battling a blaze in a six-story building under construction near the university of maryland.






firefighters continue to battle central coast blaze


more than 500 firefighters continued to battle a 441-acre blaze near lompoc in santa barbara county on saturday, authorities said. the rucker fire began about 2 p.m. friday and quickly threatened 100 homes, causing authorities to issue an evacuation order for about 900 people, said mike eliason,...






firefighters stop 200-acre blaze in campo


a brush fire charred roughly 200 acres in campo monday, threatening 20 homes and prompting evacuations while firefighters worked to get a handle on the blaze, cal fire officials said. crews on the ground and personnel aboard four air tankers and three water-dropping helicopters stopped the flames...






local emergency declared as wildfire burns out of control; 3 homes lost, 2 firef


los angeles mayor eric garcetti declared a local emergency and asked gov. jerry brown to do the same as firefighters sunday continued to battle a large blaze in the verdugo mountains that destroyed three homes, closed a freeway and forced hundreds to evacuate. firefighters were hoping for some...






firefighters continue to battle central coast blaze


more than 500 firefighters continued to battle a 441-acre blaze near lompoc in santa barbara county on saturday, authorities said. the rucker fire is still threatening about 150 homes, though no homes have been destroyed, officials said. the fire erupted about 2 p.m. friday and quickly threatened...






firefighters stop 200-acre blaze in campo


a brush fire charred roughly 200 acres in campo monday, threatening 20 homes and prompting evacuations while firefighters worked to get a handle on the blaze, cal fire officials said. crews on the ground and personnel aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters stopped the flames shortly...






local emergency declared as wildfire burns out of control; 3 homes lost, 2 firef


l.a. mayor eric garcetti declared a local emergency and asked gov. jerry brown to do the same as firefighters sunday continued to battle a large blaze in the verdugo mountains that destroyed three homes, closed a major freeway and forced hundreds to evacuate. firefighters were hoping for some relief...






2 firefighters hurt battling southwest utah blaze


cedar city, utah (ap) — two firefighters are recovering from injuries at a wildfire in southwest utah that has forced the evacuation of more than 700 people and shut down part of a state highway. gov. gary herbert plans to tour the fire-damaged area around the town of brian head in the dixie national forest […]






multiple firefighters hurt battling fire in brooklyn


new york (ap) — fire officials in new york city say a fire burned through a brooklyn neighborhood overnight, and at least three firefighters were injured fighting the blaze. the fire began around 9 p.m. tuesday, and spread to two neighboring buildings within an hour. assistant fire chief roger sakowich says occupants of all of […]






northern california man, 73, held in shooting directed at firefighters


authorities have arrested a 73-year-old man suspected of shooting at firefighters who parked their engine at his redwood valley home while battling a deadly blaze in mendocino county, officials announced this week. the shooting forced the cal fire crew to call off their work battling the blaze...






weather 'is cooperating' as firefighters battle gate fire


a wildfire that charred more than 1,500 acres and threatened the community of dulzura saturday slowed considerably overnight as temperatures fell and humidity rose, giving fire crews the chance to work on getting the blaze contained. by 6 a.m., firefighters reported the blaze, dubbed the gate fire,...






firefighters knock down blaze at california oil refinery


an explosion and fire erupted saturday at a california oil refinery, exactly two years after a blast that crippled the plant and led to higher gasoline prices, authorities said.






every step counts for firefighters battling blaze in steep country near big bear


despite persistently high temperatures working against them, firefighters have kept a 1,500-acre blaze burning north of big bear lake from spreading deeper into the wooded area, authorities said thursday. the holcomb fire started monday afternoon and has burned 1,540 acres north of big bear and...






every step counts for firefighters battling blaze in steep country near big bear


despite persistently high temperatures working against them, firefighters have kept a 1,500-acre blaze burning north of big bear lake from spreading deeper into the wooded area, authorities said thursday. the holcomb fire started monday afternoon and has burned 1,562 acres north of big bear and...






fdny: over 30 people hurt in apartment building fire


new york (ap) — the fire department of new york says over 30 people are hurt following a fire in a brooklyn apartment building. authorities say none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. the daily news says residents in pajamas watched from the street as firefighters tackled the blaze, which was reported around 11:50 […]