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University of Maryland Medical Center back to normal after small fire

University of Maryland Medical Center

Baltimore, Md. — The University of Maryland Medical Center’s Emergency Department was put on “mini-disaster” status when a patient’s room caught on fire. A hospital staffer acted quickly and used a portable fire extinguisher to put out the fire while they waited for the first responders to arrive. Access to the fire extinguisher contributed to […]

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No One Injured in Apartment Fire West of Bemidji

apartment fire causes minor damage

Bemidji, Minn. – Firefighters in Bemidji, Minn. used a fire extinguisher to put out an apartment fire. Officials said the fire, which appears to be accidental, caused minor damage. Adjacent apartments sustained minor smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Lakeland PBS / Bemidji, Minn.

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Fire quickly doused at senior living facility in West Bend, WI

charred closet after fire

West Bend, Wis. – An employee at a senior living facility in West Bend, Wis. used a fire extinguisher to fully put out a fire that broke out in a closet. Fire sprinklers were also activated in the closet. Firefighters found charred debris in the closet, along with fire extinguisher powder. One resident was transported […]

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Hot air balloon collides with power lines in Thatcher

hot air balloon draped over utility wires

Thatcher, Ariz. – Hot air balloon ride in Arizona came to a shocking end after the balloon collided with utility lines and caught fire. After the balloon experienced a mechanical malfunction and lost thrust, the balloon clipped a utility line upon its descent and caught fire from the broken utility wire. The balloon occupants used […]

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ONG Employee Helps Put Out Fire After Crash: ‘God Had Me In The Right Place At The Right Time’

Man discusses using a fire extinguisher to help put out fire after crash

Tulsa, Okla. – An Oklahoma Natural Gas employee used a fire extinguisher from his work vehicle to help save the life of a man who was trapped in a burning vehicle after a bad rollover crash. Shane Richardson, who is also a volunteer firefighter, pulled over to help before any first responders had arrived. While […]

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Video shows deputies, good Samaritan rescue man from burning car

Video shows deputies, good Samaritan rescue man from burning car

Port Charlotte, Fla. – Two Charlotte County deputies and a Good Samaritan are being called heroes after using a fire extinguisher and a pocketknife to save a man from a burning vehicle. Due to the “unbearable” heat from the fire, Deputies Garrett Parrish and Bryant Ovalles Vasquez used the fire extinguisher to beat back the […]

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Workshop owner, Deerfield Fire District quickly quell fire on Greenfield Road

firefighters remove burnt materials from a workshop

Deerfield, Mass. – Quick thinking and a pair of fire extinguishers saved a Massachusetts workshop from major damage when a recent fire broke out. The owner of Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield noticed smoke before he and a co-worker grabbed two fire extinguishers that they used to knock down a fire in the workshop. While firefighters […]

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Twelve-year-old acts quickly to put out kitchen fire

Twelve-year-old acts quickly to put out kitchen fire

Mitchell, Ontario – A 12-year-old girl is being called a “pretty outstanding young lady” after using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in her family’s microwave that started while she was cooking. Brooke Workman was home alone making muffins when she heard a bang from the microwave and saw smoke in the kitchen. […]

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