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Town Settles With Firefighter Who Alleged Racist Environment

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts firefighter engaged in a yearslong legal fight with the Boston suburb of Brookline over what he said was a racist work environment has reached an $11 million settlement with the town, officials said. …

Firefighter Trapped in Assisted Living Home Blaze Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A firefighter who was trapped in a blaze that swept through a suburban New York assisted living home was found dead Wednesday, a day after the fire caused a partial collapse of the building and …

Fire Visible Across Los Angeles Burns Commercial Yard, Buses

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — A huge fire visible across Los Angeles burned stacks of pallets in a commercial yard and buses parked in a neighboring lot early Friday. The inferno erupted in Compton before dawn and created a massive column …

Firefighter Killed at Scene of Wildfire in California Forest

SAN FRANCISCO — A firefighter was killed and another injured Monday battling a wildfire in the Northern California forest, authorities said. The firefighter was killed in Mendocino National Forest north of San Francisco, where a wildfire that started on Aug. …

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 …