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Westford fire lieutenant serendipitously drives by a restaurant’s igloo on fire and quells the flame

Westford fire lieutenant serendipitously drives by a restaurant’s igloo on fire and quells the flame

Westward, MA – Westford, Mass. Fire Lieutenant leapt into action after noticing a restaurant’s plastic igloo was on fire as he was driving by. Fire Lieutenant Donald R. Parsons used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The fire started with Christmas lights that were plugged into two extension cords, including one with exposed […]

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Snap, crackle, pop: fireworks spark fire in Culpeper trash truck

Snap, crackle, pop: fireworks spark fire in Culpeper trash truck

Town of Culpeper – Discarded fireworks that combusted are to blame for a trash truck fire that was put out with a fire extinguisher. A Culpeper, Vir. neighbor was walking his dog, Spanky, when he noticed white smoke pouring out of the trash truck. He grabbed a spare fire extinguisher and ran it over to […]

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Pensaukee and Oconto homes, Oconto paper recycler burn in three separate, recent fires

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Oconto, Wis. – Employees at a specialty products plant in Oconto, Wisconsin used a dry chemical fire extinguisher to knock down a fire inside of a paper baler used for recycling. While the fire stayed in the machine, there was a lot of smoke within the plant. No injuries were reported. In a separate nearby […]

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Fort Kent firefighters respond when phone charger catches fire

The Fort Kent Fire Department used grant money to acquire a new utility vehicle.

Fort Kent, Maine – A fire emergency in Maine could have been much worse if not for the preparedness of the homeowners. Fire officials say a young man was trying to rig up a cell phone charger and splicing some wires before setting it on bedside table to take a shower. The young man’s parents, […]

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Local heroes from Kingston and Carver to be honored

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Worchester, Mass. – Two Massachusetts firefighters are recognized for their bravery saving lives in the face of separate house fires that were put out with fire extinguishers. Firefighter/EMT Christopher Veracka of the Kingston Fire Dept. was acknowledged for rescuing his next-door neighbors, who are also his wife’s family, from a house fire and knocking the […]

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Two electrical fires break out at Two Rivers assisted living facility

Two electrical fires break out at Two Rivers assisted living facility

Two Rivers, Wis. – Firefighters in Two Rivers, Wisconsin used a fire extinguisher to put out an overnight electrical fire at an assisted living facility. The firefighters also helped safely evacuate all residents. The fire caused about $20,000 in damage. WLUK Fox 11 News (Green Bay, WI)

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Cooking fire causes minor damage to Dover-Foxcroft house

Cooking fire causes minor damage to Dover-Foxcroft house

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine – A Maine homeowner knocked down a cooking fire with a fire extinguisher before crews arrived, which saved the home from severe damage. Firefighters said the fire broke out while the resident was cooking wet potatoes in hot grease on the stove. The fire flared up into the microwave and then into the […]

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Fire Set in Amtrak Station in Downtown Santa Barbara

Fire Set in Amtrak Station in Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, Calif. – An Amtrak employee used a fire extinguisher to put out a fire inside the Amtrak station before it could spread. It began when a man used newspapers to start a fire in a nonoperational fireplace located inside the passenger waiting area. Witnesses observed the man warming himself in front of the […]

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