Teenager credited with extinguishing kitchen fire

Posted on 9.6.18

LEBANON, OR – A Lebanon teenager is credited with stopping a kitchen fire in his home after a pan of grease caught fire. The boy’s mother has started cooking on the stove, but went outside and lost track of time. She then realized that there was smoke coming from the kitchen and ran back inside […]

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Boy Scout extinguishes apartment fire

Posted on 9.6.18

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Using the knowledge he learned from being a Boy Scout, an Orange County teenager was able to use a portable fire extinguisher to put out a fire in his apartment building. He was originally alerted to the fire by his neighbor shouting for help. The Scout immediately jumped into action by […]

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Extinguisher puts out television fire

Posted on 7.29.18

LANCASTER, PA – A Lancaster man went to bed early one Sunday morning and left his flat screen TV on playing music with a timer to shut it off after an hour. Instead, the man woke up to the TV on fire on a table at the foot of the bed. The home’s smoke alarms […]

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Good Samaritans put out fire with extinguisher

Posted on 7.26.18

IDYLLWILD, CA — A group of good Samaritans extinguished a fire that was starting to spread near the already destructive Cranston Fire in Riverside County, CA. Two coworkers were on their way to work when they spotted the fire just off the side of the road. They pulled over and started to flag down other […]

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Hospital fire put out with extinguisher

Posted on 7.15.18

COOPERSTOWN, NY — During a recent Sunday morning, an overhead lamp ballast at the Bassett Medical Center caught on fire, causing it to melt and burn. When firefighters responded to the scene, they found that it had already been put out by a hospital staff member using a portable fire extinguisher. While no one was […]

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Fire caused by candle put out with extinguisher

Posted on 7.14.18

AUGUSTA, ME — The residents of a two-story home in Augusta had to jump into action after the buildings smoke detectors alerted them to a fire. The mother and daughter were able to control the flames with their portable fire extinguisher until fire fighters arrived. The fire is believed to have been started by a […]

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Hotel employee extinguishes washing machine fire

Posted on 7.13.18

BISMARCK, ND – Earlier this month, a laundry machine caught fire at the My Place Hotel in Bismarck. While it is unclear what started the fire, a hotel employee is credited with putting out the flames by using a dry chemical portable fire extinguisher. Once fire crews arrived, they only had to ventilate the building […]

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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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