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Volunteer Fire Chief Admits Filing False Claims for Damaged Equipment

A volunteer fire chief in North Carolina was ordered to repay $23,000 that he took form insurance carriers after filing fraudulent claims for fire department equipment, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s office said. Kenan Wayne Kearney of Four Oaks, pleaded guilty …

Chief: Cuts Delayed Response to Ohio Church Fire

A fire chief says cutbacks in his department delayed the response to a fire that consumed a northern Ohio church. Authorities said the fire late Wednesday destroyed The Father’s House Church in Norton, near Akron. Media reports said 13 departments …

Missouri Fire Chief Questions Building Materials

A fire that destroyed a 197-unit apartment in St. Louis, Mo., is stirring debate about the use of lightweight, synthetic building materials over brick and real wood. The fire broke out Tuesday night at the apartment complex in the city’s …

Nebraska Fire Chief Predicts Millions in Crop Losses

Weary Nebraska firefighters battled wind-swept grass fires Wednesday that devoured more than 20,000 acres of farmland and caused millions of dollars in estimated crop and property damage. At least one home was destroyed near the tiny town of Stapleton, a …

DA Says Mass. Fire Chief Placed Phony Call

A prosecutor is seeking criminal complaints against acting Holyoke fire chief William Moran for making a “fictitious” call to his own department. Hampden District Attorney Mark Mastroianni said Moran told a dispatcher on June 15 to send a fire truck …