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Fire quickly extinguished at Manitowoc Co. Sheriff’s Office

Posted on 8.8.20

Fire quickly extinguished at Manitowoc Co. Sheriff’s Office

Manitowoc, WI – Employees at the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin quickly extinguished a fire. The small fire occurred in an HVAC control panel on the 2nd floor mechanical room on the Administrative side of the building. The fire was put out by two portable fire extinguishers. The Sheriff’s Office says there was no […]

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Windber man saves own home with fire extinguisher

Posted on 7.12.20

Windber man saves own home with fire extinguisher

Windber, PA – Fire officials from Windber, Pennsylvania say that a man saved his family after a fire started in the home’s third floor living space. After smelling smoke and hearing the fire alarms go off in his home, the man rushed to the third floor and put out the flames with a portable fire […]

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Fort Myers Dealership Employees Put Out Car Fire

Posted on 7.9.20

Fort Myers Dealership Employees Put Out Car Fire

Fort Myers, FL – Employees at a Fort Myers car dealership helped to put out a fire that started in the engine of a Volkswagen Beetle. The owner of the vehicle noticed the engine had caught on fire while driving, so he pulled into the service area of a nearby Cadillac dealership for help. The […]

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Atlanta teen saves neighbors with portable fire extinguisher

Posted on 7.5.20

Atlanta teen saves neighbors with portable fire extinguisher

Atlanta, GA – A 14-year-old boy in Atlanta is being credited with saving the lives of his neighbors after a fire broke out in the apartment building where he lives. The boy woke up to the smell of smoke, which led him to find flames emerging from his neighbor’s apartment wall. Thankfully, the boy’s mother […]

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3 Brothers Save The Day

Posted on 5.15.20

3 Brothers Save The Day

Arvada, CO – Three young brothers were playing in their yard in Colorado when they noticed a fire at their neighbor’s house. Luckily the boy’s father is a local firefighter, so they knew exactly what to do. They quickly alerted their mother to the fire and helped her locate the family’s portable fire extinguisher. After […]

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New Jersey man puts out fire inside Walmart with extinguisher

Posted on 5.14.20

New Jersey man puts out fire inside Walmart with extinguisher

Cherry Hill, NJ – While shopping, a man in Cherry Hill, NJ put out a fire in a Walmart. The man noticed the fire in the apparel section and grabbed a nearby portable fire extinguisher. Then, with the assistance of another shopper, used it to put out the flames. A spokesperson for the Walmart said […]

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Hoverboard fire put out with extinguisher

Posted on 5.11.20

Kingston Fire Department

Kingston, MA – A fire broke out at a single-family home in Kingston, MA due to a charging hoverboard. The charging cord, which was being used for the first time, caused the hoverboard’s battery pack to explode. The residents put out the fire with a portable fire extinguisher on their own and reported the fire […]

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Middletown family averts disaster with smoke alarm and fire extinguisher

Posted on 5.5.20

Middletown family averts disaster with smoke alarm and fire extinguisher

Middletown, NJ – A smoke alarm and fire extinguisher staved off disaster for a family in the Middletown, NJ. The fire broke out in the home’s laundry room, but the family was quickly alerted to it by their smoke alarm. While most of the family evacuated the home, one of the residents used a portable […]

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