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3 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

7 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Firefighter dies of burns suffered at house fire

A Houston Fire Department statement identified the dead firefighter as 46-year-old Daniel Groover, a 21-year veteran of the department Bryan Sky Eagle, president of the Houston Professional Firefighters Association, said Groover was inside the burning house fighting the flames when he lost radio contact.

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11 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

Juvenile Suspect Identified in Connection with May Fire in California

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says it has identified a suspect in the Washingtonia/Cocos Fire in San Marcos, California in May, which has been deemed arson.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, San Marcos, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Yahoo!

After 3 decades in prison, new trial for man on 8 murders

A man who has spent more than three decades in prison after he was convicted of starting a fire in 1982 that killed eight people, including five children, has been granted a new trial.

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Tri-cityherald.com

Memphis 'Blue Flu' symbol of pension troubles

Cuts approved by the City Council have led to protests from city workers, including police and fire staff, who say they cannot afford the changes and feel betrayed by a city they have served and protected.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Illinois

The Fresno Bee

Officials say juvenile started California wildfire

The San Diego County District Attorney's office said a hearing has been set for July 30 for the juvenile, whose identity has not been released.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, San Diego County, CA, San Marcos, CA

WSRZ

Styx & Foreigner Thank Philly Fire Department With Donation

Styx and Foreigner are showing their appreciation to the Philadelphia fire department that responded to their bus fire last week.

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WNDH-FM Napoleon

Fighting Wildfire With Satellites, Lasers, and Drones

Fire lookout technology has changed a lot since Jack Kerouac's Desolation Angels.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Science / Technology, NASA, Noatak, AK

Redditch Advertiser

PEOPLE are being warned to take extra care during Thursday's firefighters' strike.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service will operate a reduced service from 10am to 7pm during one of a long series of strikes in a row over pensions.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The York Daily Record

Philadelphia defends response to fatal fire

Members of a tight-knit West African community in Philadelphia want to know why four young children died in a porch fire that spread across half a city block - just steps from a fire station.

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The Washington Post

Progress reported against major western wildfires

This Saturday, July 5, 2014, photo provided by the Utah State Parks shows the fire from the Taylor Mountain Road Fire near Vernal, Utah.

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Related Topix: Vernal, UT, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, US Politics, US News

Tri-cityherald.com

Visitor trapped in Chicago jail for about 30 hours

WBBM-AM reports a man was in the jail's maximum security division visiting his son when he went into a room that wasn't being used.

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Related Topix: Prison

Star-Telegram.com

Lightning hits 3rd North Dakota saltwater facility

A lightning strike Monday sparked a fire and explosion that destroyed the third North Dakota saltwater disposal facility in recent weeks, sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky and leaving the smell of oil in the air.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Alexander, ND, McKenzie County, ND, Mountrail County, ND

The Daily News Journal

Liberian ambassador heads to Phila. after fatal fire

Liberia's ambassador to United States is scheduled to travel to Philadelphia on Tuesday to meet with victims of a weekend blaze in the city that left four children dead.

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Related Topix: 9

KHOU-TV Houston

2 injured in fire at Port Arthur chemical plant

Chevron Phillips Chemical says two people are injured after a fire at its Port Arthur facility.

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NewsOK.com

Firefighter injured in NM's Jemez Mountains

Authorities say a firefighter from California who was helping with fire prevention and other duties on the Santa Fe National Forest has been injured.

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Related Topix: Sandoval County, NM

KNUS-AM Aurora

All riders now off disabled California coaster

A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park Monday, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Windsor Beacon

Several arrested at Philly protest over deadly fire

Philadelphia police arrested several people Monday evening outside a firehouse during a protest over what angry residents believe was a slow response to a weekend blaze that killed four young children.

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The Fresno Bee

Charges dropped against principal accused of fire

Southwest District Judge William Herauf dismissed the case against 30-year-old Thomas Sander without prejudice, which means the state could still decide to bring charges against him later.

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Bradenton.com

Fire damages Michelin-ranked California restaurant

Santa Clara County Fire Battalion Chief Kendal Pearson says Monday's two-alarm blaze damaged the attic, roof and interior of the renowned Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA

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