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Body of 2nd Firefighter in California Library Blaze Found

PORTERVILLE, Calif.– Crews have found the remains of a second firefighter killed while battling a blaze at a public library in central California allegedly started by two 13-year-old boys, authorities said. The Porterville Fire Department said crews were able to …

Massachusetts Fire Lieutenant Dies Battling House Fire

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant scheduled to leave on a Disney vacation with his family after his shift ended died early Wednesday while investigating a report of a trapped baby in a burning home, his chief said. Lt. …

Propane Explosion Kills Firefighter, Injures 6 Other People

FARMINGTON, Maine — A powerful propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The building had …

Beer Used to Put Out Texas Tire Fire

Whatever works when it comes to fighting fires. An off-duty Houston firefighter has used beer to extinguish a tire fire on a truck hauling a load of the brew. Capt. Craig Moreau and his wife on Monday night were driving …

Minnesota City Settles Firefighter Suit for $528K

The city of St. Paul, Minn., has settled a firefighter’s discrimination claim for nearly $530,000. William Eldredge hasn’t fought a fire in about seven years because of diminished eyesight. He said the city tried to transfer him into a lower-paying …

Wis. Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Arson

A volunteer firefighter is charged with felony arson for allegedly setting fire to a Sheboygan area farm because he was bored. According to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, 26-year-old Sean Bradley, of Cedar Grove, told investigators he chose the barn …

Blaze Battled at New Hampshire Firefighter’s Home

Firefighters from 10 communities have responded to a blaze at a New Hampshire firefighter’s home that caused at least $50,000 in damage. Portsmouth Assistant Fire Chief Steve Achilles tells the Portsmouth Herald a smoke alarm woke the residents shortly before …

Idaho Firefighter Files Defamation Claim Against City

A volunteer firefighter is seeking $250,000 in damages from the city of Moscow in North Dakota over a recent hiring made within his department. Kelvin Daniels took the first step toward filing a lawsuit against local government officials with a …

Pennsylvania Junior Firefighter Gets Prison in 2 Arsons

A junior firefighter from southwestern Pennsylvania has been ordered to prison for setting fire to two houses, including one that burned briefly while his grandmother slept upstairs. The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown reports 19-year-old Kenneth Roy Beeman apologized Wednesday as he …

Ex-Volunteer Firefighter in Texas Accused of Arson

A former volunteer firefighter in North Texas has been accused of arson. Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford says 21-year-old Patrick David Pantuso has admitted setting seven grass fires in the area during August. The Arlington man was arrested after a …