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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Involving Firefighter Deaths

DOVER, Del. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Delaware’s largest city involving deaths and injuries of firefighters who responded to an arson. The lawsuit sought to hold Wilmington officials liable for the deaths of three firefighters and …

Firefighters’ Families Seek Answers in China Port Blasts

The rapid chain of explosions that destroyed a warehouse district in the Chinese port of Tianjin could become one of the world’s deadliest disasters for fire crews, with at least 21 firefighters confirmed dead and scores of others still missing. …

West Virginia Firefighter’s Death Prompts Probe

The West Virginia Fire Commission is investigating a Harrison County volunteer fire department following the death of a member of another department during the response to a cellphone tower collapse. The investigation of the Summit Park Volunteer Fire Department follows …

Radio Problems Cited in Deaths of 19 Arizona Firefighters

A three-month investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze cites poor communication between the men and support staff, and reveals that an airtanker carrying flame retardant was hovering overhead as the firefighters died. …

Summer Wildfires Claim 6th Life in Portugal

Portugal’s prime minister says fire officials are tightening safety procedures after an 18-year-old firefighter became the sixth fatality among emergency crews battling summer wildfires. Authorities said the firefighter died in hospital late Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a major …

Cause Sought in Fatal Philadelphia Warehouse Fire

Philadelphia fire marshals are sifting through the rubble in search of what caused a fire at a vacant warehouse that left two firefighters dead. City officials say the warehouse had been cited for fire code violations several times. The blaze …