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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

2 plead guilty to manslaughter in house explosion that killed FDNY battalion chief

Two men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an explosion at a marrijuana grow house that killed a New York City fire battalion chief, prosecutors said. "This is an extremely rare instance where someone is being held criminally responsible for conditions that caused the death of a firefighter in the line of duty in New York City," Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said Friday in announcing that Garivaldi Castillo and Julio Salcedo had admitted to manslaughter and marijuana possession.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WABC-TV
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Two arrested after stealing California fire engine, leading officials on 2 hour chase

VIDEO - Two suspects are in custody after an hours-long chase of a Sacramento County fire truck stolen in Rio Linda ended Saturday near Oroville, authorities said. Several agencies pursued the truck Saturday afternoon as it traveled nearly 100 miles across four counties and reportedly swerved into oncoming traffic.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC Sacramento
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Philadelphia's first fallen female firefighter honored with not 'just any headstone'

Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig gave the ultimate sacrifice — her life — in helping save others from a house fire in West Oak Lane in December 2014, becoming the city’s first female firefighter to die in the line of duty. That is why getting a headstone for her grave took 3½ years. “We didn’t want to put just any headstone there,” said Lisa Forrest, a captain in the Fire Department and president of Club Valiants, an association for black firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
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Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Couple escapes burning summer home in Hoodsport

A couple managed to escape their burning summer home in Hoodsport early Monday morning. The fire broke out just after 2 a.m. in the 24200 block of North Highway 101, according to Jeromy Hicks with the Mason County Fire Department. The couple was awakened by "popping" noises coming from outside. The wife looked out the window to see flames shooting from their garage.
- PUB DATE: 7/16/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: Jul 15, 2018

Rattlesnake Fire grows to 2,700 acres; 75% contained

The Rattlesnake Fire in Ferry County has burned 2,700 acres, according to officials. The fire has affected areas close to Seven Bays, 45 miles southeast of Keller, and west of the Lincoln boat launch. The fire is 75 percent contained as of Monday morning, officials said. Two-hundred firefighters are working on containment and material work.
- PUB DATE: 7/15/2018 7:43:21 PM - SOURCE: KREM 2
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