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    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Atlantic City firefighters are suing the city and state of New Jersey over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Lawyers for Local 198 say 65 firefighters have been exposed to the virus. They blame the city’s and state’s “ineffective approach” to containing the spread of COVID-19. The union wants...
    DENVER (AP) — Winds fueled a northern Colorado wildfire that emergency officials said has damaged structures and moved beyond barriers established by firefighters to slow the fire's spread. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said structure damage was reported Sunday in the state's third largest recorded wildfire. The fire designated as the Cameron Peak Fire in...
    Two firefighters were hospitalized after a blaze broke out at a Long Island restaurant. It happened in Floral Park on Sunday, Sept. 27 at around 6:20 a.m. Floral Park police responded to the Park Place Bar and Grill located at 41 Covert Ave. Upon arrival, police observed fire and smoke from the building that extended...
    One man picked the right time to hit up the drive-thru. A Taco Bell customer in Arizona reportedly suffered a heart attack while placing his order at the drive-thru. Luckily, the restaurant happens to be located across the street from the local fire department and help was on the scene almost immediately. Michael Harris suffered...
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic City firefighters' union filed a lawsuit against the city and state over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying scores of firefighters have been exposed to the virus. The Press of Atlantic City reports that lawyers for Local 198 allege in a complaint in Atlantic County Superior Court...
    An early morning fire shot through a Brooklyn childcare center on Sunday, dramatic video shows. Video of the early morning blaze shows no fewer than three trucks outside Yeled v’Yalda Early Childhood Center on Farragut Road in Canarsie, while firefighters plow their way through the building’s burning stairwell. In the clip, the fire appears...
    An early morning fire shot through a Brooklyn childcare center on Sunday, dramatic video shows. Video of the early morning blaze shows no fewer than three trucks outside Yeled v’Yalda Early Childhood Center on Farragut Road in Canarsie, while firefighters plow their way through the building’s burning stairwell. In the clip, the fire appears to...
    LATEST BOBCAT FIRE EVACUATIONS ARCADIA (CBSLA) — Firefighters have gained more ground on the 114,082-acre Bobcat fire which has been burning for nearly three weeks. Containment for the fire increased from 61% to 63% on Saturday as crews continue to monitor the flames. Some 1,554 personnel assigned to the fire spent the night patrolling the...
    $100 bill notes. Xinhua/Liu Jie via Getty Images Firefighters in New York arrived to extinguish a fire in Brooklyn on Thursday and came across approximately $1 million dollars that fell from the resident's ceiling, according to CBS New York.  A source from the New York City Fire Department told the New York Post...
    Marlborough, Conn. (AP) — A group of 10 firefighters from Connecticut and Massachusetts has returned home after spending the last several weeks helping to battle wildfires in northern California. The contingent left Connecticut on Sept. 4 and initially worked with the Hoopa Tribe on the Hoopa Valley Reservation, which is located in the northwestern part...
    ARCADIA (CBSLA) — Firefighters had gained more ground on the 114,004-acre Bobcat fire which has been burning for nearly three weeks. As of Saturday, firefighters report that the fire was 61 percent contained. Some 1,554 personnel assigned to the fire spent the night patrolling the fire area and putting out hot spots, U.S. Forest Service...
    It was a week into the Bobcat fire and 300-foot flames were lapping at the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory. This was the moment firefighters and observatory officials had been fearing: the fire striking a direct blow to the complex. Glowing red embers chewed through brush and trees, and thick smoke billowed into dark skies typically...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Another heat wave is projected to hit the Bay Area this weekend. Fire stations across the East Bay are preparing for the peak of the fire season and are increasing staffing with more firefighters on duty for even more fire protection."Well I'm actually very concerned, of course," said Berkeley Resident, Marilyn...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago firefighters were rushed to the hospital after he was injured while responding to a fire in Little Italy Friday night. The fire happened at a three-flat in the 1100 block of West Taylor. Fire officials say the fire was struck out shortly after 8:30 p.m. Chicago Fire Department officials described...
    Anne Arundel County firefighters work to put out a house fire in the Millersville/Crownsville area of the county. (Courtesy Anne Arundel County Fire Department) A house fire in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, left a 77-year-old woman dead Friday morning, according to the county’s fire department. The fire was reported by a neighbor around 10:35 a.m....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Crews continued Friday to make headway in combatting the Bobcat Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest and Antelope Valley foothills, as evacuation orders were lifted for several neighborhoods. A firefighter keeps lookout from a ridge as smoke drifts during the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest on Sept. 23,...
    These trailblazers are setting the status quo on fire. An all-female crew of firefighters from Florida are sparking inspiration in young women everywhere after being called to serve together on Sept. 18. “We’re breaking barriers,” said rescue lieutenant Krystyna Heiser Krakowski, who led the heroines of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. “It’s the first...
    These trailblazers are setting the status quo on fire. An all-female crew of firefighters from Florida are sparking inspiration in young women everywhere after being called to serve together on Sept. 18. “We’re breaking barriers,” said rescue lieutenant Krystyna Heiser Krakowski, who led the heroines of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. “It’s the first...
    Cold Spring firefighters answered 29 calls in August Members of the volunteer Cold Spring Fire Co., who typically respond to 10 or 12 calls a month, won’t soon forget August, when it had 29. That many alarms are usually associated with an extreme weather event, such as Hurricanes Sandy or Irene. But Tropical Storm Isaias,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some firefighters made it rain while battling a fire at a Brooklyn home Thursday. Rain cash, that is. Authorities said firefighters were responding to a fire shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday morning on East 57th Street and Avenue L in the Flatlands section. The fire was on the first floor, but...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham firefighters responding to reports of smoke inside an apartment found a body early Friday, and police said they have opened a homicide investigation Crews got a call about a fire in an apartment building about 4 a.m., and Battalion Chief Jackie Hicks told news outlets that firefighters found smoke and...
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Firefighters are working a vegetation fire in the 10400 block of Gerber Road in Vineyard. The fire broke out just after 4 p.m. in the area just west of Excelsior Road. Metro Fire of Sacramento said at least one outbuilding has been damaged by the fire. Firefighters are asking the public...
    NORTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two new fire engines unveiled by the Sacramento Fire Department on Thursday were designed to protect the men and women from exposure to cancer-causing substances. Firefighters showed off the new equipment as part of their 8 a.m. push-in ceremony at Station 20 on Rio Linda Boulevard in North Sacramento. The ceremony...
    Forget the stock market, this is the hottest place to stash your cash. A team of firefighters in Brooklyn thought they had found mana from heaven when they cut through a ceiling while battling a house blaze Thursday and bundles of hidden cash started raining down on them, sources said. “It was buried treasure basically,”...
    Forget the stock market, this is the hottest place to stash your cash. A team of firefighters in Brooklyn thought they had found mana from heaven when they cut through a ceiling while battling a house blaze Thursday and bundles of hidden cash started raining down on them, sources said. “It was buried treasure basically,”...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A vegetation fire was burning just outside of Santa Rosa city limits Thursday afternoon. The Santa Rosa Fire Department said multiple units were assisting Sonoma County Fire Protection District personnel on the fire off Ursuline Road just northeast of Fountaingrove. Sonoma County Fire said the fire was contained as of...
    MOUNT WILSON, Calif. (KABC) -- As flames from the Bobcat Fire inched closer to the famed Mount Wilson Observatory and several other communication towers earlier this week, firefighters worked around the clock to protect the historic site.Crews fired flares to strategically burn areas in the Mount Wilson area. Firefighters said backfires were set on Tuesday...
    (CNN)Firefighters from Mexico are in California to help battle the record-breaking wildfires ravaging the state. The US Forest Service in California welcomed firefighters from Mexico's National Forestry Commission on Wednesday."Fires do not have borders, fires do not have different languages and cultures. In the end we all speak the same language when it comes to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fire crews in Shoreview battled a duplex fire Wednesday evening that displaced two families. According to Lake Johanna Fire Department officials, crews were dispatched at 9:15 p.m. to duplex fire on the 500 block of Lake Cove Court. There, the garage was engulfed next to the duplex and was extending to...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — A toddler who spent days in the intensive care after being rescued from an apartment fire in west Fort Worth has died from her injuries. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office website identifies the little girl as Aaliyah Anderson. It was on September 21 when crews were called to a one-alarm...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Firefighters quickly put out an early morning fire Thursday in the East Side neighborhood. It happened at Ewing Avenue near 99th Street just before 5:00 Thursday morning. Crews searched the second floor where the windows were broken out. It’s not clear if anyone lived there or if anyone was injured. No word yet...
    Newark firefighters responding to a kitchen fire found something much worse: Bugs and filth. The Newark Fire Division called code enforcement to the first floor of the house on the 800 block of 19th Street, for the presence of children and insects around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, a city spokeswoman said. Ten residents were evacuated in the...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Firefighters from Mexico have come to help battle the numerous wildfires burning up and down the West Coast. (credit: Pacific Southwest Forest Service) Firefighters from the Comisión Nacional Forestal, or CONAFOR, were welcomed by U.S. Forest Service officials at San Bernardino International Airport, where they exchanged greetings and gifts Wednesday. Five...
    IRWINDALE (CBSLA) – Firefighters Thursday morning continued to make significant progress on the stubborn Bobcat Fire burning in the Angeles National Forest and Antelope Valley foothills amid a new investigation into whether Southern California Edison’s utility equipment may have sparked the blaze. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop, as a rainbow appears in the...
    EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – Firefighters in the Sierra are using explosives to safely bring down trees. It may sound crazy and a little dangerous, but that’s what firefighting crews are doing as they continue to battle the Fork Fire in El Dorado County. An Eldorado National Forest spokesperson says “fireline explosives” are being used...
    U.S. Forest Service officials on Wednesday, Sept. 23, welcomed 100 firefighters from Mexico who after landing at San Bernardino International Airport will soon be sent to Tulare County to battle the Castle fire. The Castle and Shotgun fires make up the Sequoia (SQF) Complex fire burning in the Sequoia and Inyo national forests. As of...
    SAN ANTONIO – Investigators are working to determine who started a garage fire at a North Side apartment complex overnight. The fire was called in just after midnight Thursday at the Capistrano Condominiums in the 14100 block of Churchill Estates Boulevard, not far from Blanco Road. Firefighters said someone dumped a bunch of trash in...
    ZAYANTE, Santa Cruz County (CBS SF) — A wildfire that broke out in heavy timber Wednesday afternoon near the unincorporated community of Zayante in Santa Cruz County was contained after burning a quarter of an acre, Cal Fire CZU said. The blaze, dubbed the Ellen Fire, started at 2 p.m. in the area of Upper...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Mexico is sending 100 firefighters to Central California to help fight the SQF Complex Fires.The Mexican firefighters will be arriving at San Bernardino International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. They will then undergo training for a couple of days, after which they will join the ranks of fire crews battling the SQF Complex...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Wednesday it will send 101 firefighters to the United States to help battle wildfires in California. The country’s Environment Department said five teams of 20 trained, equipped firefighters from Mexico’s national forestry commission will work with the U.S. Forest Service. They will be sent first to work...
    By Mimi Dwyer LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters notched a victory in their battle to beat back a massive blaze raging outside Los Angeles, more than doubling containment in the past 24 hours, the U.S. Forest Service said on Wednesday. The Bobcat Fire, which has been burning in the San Gabriel Mountains north of Los...
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Infrared video over the Cameron Peak Fire shows just how much fire retardant firefighters have dropped on the wildfire burning in western Larimer County. The Cameron Peak Fire began Aug. 13. What caused it remains under investigation. (credit: CBS) The dark area of the infrared video shows the major attack zone...
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s government on Wednesday said it was adding 43 more firefighters to a small force battling blazes that have charred a Belgium-sized swath of the world’s largest tropical wetlands. President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the United Nations this week to fend off criticism of his country’s efforts in the Pantanal region...
    Firefighters jumped into action to save a baby that had stopped breathing Wednesday morning. A frantic woman desperate for help showed up to the fire station at 87 Elm Road (Engine 27, Ladder 4) around 11:10 a.m., holding the baby who had turned purple, a city spokesperson said.  woman who showed up to a Newark...
    WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Two Williston firefighters were injured battling a fire in a warehouse in the Vermont community, the department said. The Williston Fire Department did not describe the extent of the injuries, but one of the firefighters was taken to the hospital. The fire was in a warehouse outbuilding. It took firefighters about...
    Firefighters fought a stubborn three-alarm house fire in Trenton on Tuesday night. The blaze broke out about 8:30 p.m. in a vacant home on the 700 block of Southard Street, authorities said. As first responders arrived, flames were shooting through the roof of the two-and-one-half-story home, according to initial reports. One firefighter was trapped briefly...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The FDNY’s marshals are still looking into what sparked a three-alarm inferno in Brooklyn early Tuesday night that burned fallen tree limbs and other debris left behind during Tropical Storm Isaias in August. Firefighters were called...