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Truck driver extinguishes road side fire

Posted on 7.12.18

OXFORD, CO – A truck driver travelling along Colorado Highway 172 spotted a roadside fire that was caused by a hot piece of equipment that fell off of a broken down car. The truck driver immediately stopped and used a portable fire extinguisher to reduce the size of the flames until the fire department could […]

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Airport fire halted by portable fire extinguisher

Posted on 6.18.18

GULFPORT, MS — On an early Sunday morning at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, a fire began in the baggage claim area of the building. This fire occurred after a piece of TSA equipment that is used to scan bags caught on fire, causing officials to evacuate the airport. Luckily, airport staff was able to use […]

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Staff puts out small fire at a retirement home with an extinguisher

Posted on 5.31.18

DENISON, TX – Early in the morning, staff at the Crawford Street Place Assisted Living Center discovered a fire that was ignited due to a light fixture shorting out. The residents of the retirement home were quickly evacuated from the building to another center in Denison. The retirement home staff was able to assess the […]

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Electrical fires at church put out with extinguishers

Posted on 5.22.18

ARLINGTON, NE – Quick thinking from Arlington Community Church members prevented two electrical fires from spreading. First, a meter on the south side of the building caught fire from an electrical short, but was quickly put out by a neighbor with a portable fire extinguisher. Power was shut off to the building while two congregation […]

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3D printer fire at a high school put out with an extinguisher

Posted on 5.18.18

WEEDSPORT, NY — At Weedsport Junior-Senior High School, a fire began due to a malfunction with the school’s 3D printer. While students were being evacuated from the building, a school staff member was able to put out the flames using a portable fire extinguisher before the local fire department arrived. The Superintendent applauded the personnel […]

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Puppy alerts owners to an outdoor fire

Posted on 5.16.18

ATHENS, AL – A three month old puppy is being credited with saving the lives of his owners after he woke them up from a nap because their lawn was on fire. According to the family, two of their dogs were sleeping with them, but luckily the puppy was awake to alert them to the […]

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Fire at Disney parade put out with extinguisher

Posted on 5.11.18

ORLANDO, FL – During Disney’s daily Festival of Fantasy at the Magic Kingdom, the Maleficent Dragon parade float caught fire in front of hundreds of spectators. A Disney spokesperson confirmed that the dragon’s flame throwing mechanism malfunctioned and caught the dragon’s head on fire. Spectators posted videos online showing a park employee using a portable […]

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Elementary school fire put out with extinguisher

Posted on 4.19.18

SAUGUS, MA – Two Oaklandvale Elementary School cafeteria workers were recently commended at a school committee meeting for their quick response to a kitchen fire. Earlier this month, an electrical fire started while the two women were preparing the day’s meals. The women worked as a team to remove some nearby cardboard, notify school staff, […]

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