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Neighbors put out police car fire with extinguisher

Posted on 2.18.19

NEW ORLEANS, LA – While on route to the scene of a police shootout, a New Orleans police officer lost control of his car, crashing into an oak tree, which caused his cruiser to catch fire. Luckily, the neighborhood’s residents jumped into action. First, they pulled the police officer from the burning cruiser, and then […]

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House fire doused with extinguishers

Posted on 2.7.19

CHALLIS, ID – On a recent Saturday morning, a homeowner noticed paint blisters forming on the wall of his modular home. The man was home with wife, daughter and granddaughter when he realized there was a fire in the home’s wall. The family quickly took action by calling the fire department, shutting off the breakers […]

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Resident Puts Out Fire with Extinguisher

Posted on 2.6.19

SOUTH PASADENA, CA – A South Pasadena resident is being credited with putting out a fire that had ignited in her home before firefighters were able to respond. The South Pasadena Fire Department was called to the apartment complex just before 11:00 pm. When they arrived at the scene, they found that the apartment’s resident […]

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Nursing student fights fire with portable extinguisher

Posted on 1.15.19

ST. LOUIS, MO – A University of Missouri–St. Louis College of Nursing student is being credited with saving her neighbor’s apartment and two dogs after she discovered a fire in their kitchen. She was alerted to the fire by the apartment’s fire alarm, but when she went to check on the apartment, she learned that […]

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Extinguisher used to put out dryer fire

Posted on 1.15.19

COLDWATER, MI – The Coldwater Fire Department was called to the Old Mill Race Apartments after a plumber accidentally ignited lint in the building’s mechanical room dryer while he was soldering a copper pipe. Firefighters told reporters that the plumber used a portable fire extinguisher to put out the flames before they spread. Damage was […]

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Maintenance man saves the day with fire extinguisher

Posted on 1.2.19

DOVER, DE – A maintenance man is being hailed as a hero in Dover after he put out a fire in an apartment complex, saving four children. While the cause of the fire is not known, it started just after 1:30 p.m. in an apartment. As soon as the building’s maintenance man was alerted to […]

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Women rescued by Good Samaritan with extinguisher

Posted on 12.5.18

ROGUE VALLEY, OR — Days before Thanksgiving, a Medford woman was on her way home for the holiday when she was involved in a head-on crash in Utah. The woman was trapped in her car as it caught fire. A Utah resident passing by jumped into action and extinguished the fire using a portable extinguisher […]

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Electric scooter giant Lime recalled scooters due to fear of fire

Posted on 10.30.18

LAKE TAHOE, CA – Lime, one of the nation’s largest electric scooter companies, pulled thousands of its scooters off the streets since this summer after discovering that a small number of them may be carrying batteries with the potential to catch fire. In one recorded incident, the Lake Tahoe Fire Department was called to the […]

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