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Massive fire destroys two-story Dunmore home

BY PETER CAMERON AND KYLE WIND (STAFF WRITERS)Published: January 17, 2014 DUNMORE – A massive, roaring fire destroyed a two-story house in Dunmore on Thursday where two residents escaped unharmed. Orange flames shot out holes in the roof and the fire ravaged the attic and the second floor of the house at 404 Mortimer St. before firefighters extinguished the blaze. ...

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Chicago River tragedy

By Juan Perez Jr., Rosemary Regina Sobol and Jeremy Gorner Tribune reporters 7:05 a.m. CST, January 14, 2014 Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams. “Help, help, help!” Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where ...

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10 taken to hospitals after extra-alarm Little Village fire

Chicago Tribune: Ten people were taken to local hospitals this morning after an extra-alarm fire that spread from one building to two others in the West Side’s Little Village neighborhood. The injured included four children, but all ten were doing well, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. “Nothing serious” in terms of injuries, Langford said The fire broke out ...

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Carol Stream OKs 3-year contract with firefighters union

By Joshua Welge Carol Stream firefighters will receive 2.5 percent annual increases in base pay under a new three-year contract. The agreement, which affects 46 firefighters in the Carol Stream Fire Protection District, is retroactive to June 1, 2013. Negotiations began in March 2013 to replace the previous contract that expired in May 2013. “It’s a good, fair agreement,” said Lt. ...

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FDNY plucks man form icy Manhattan Beach waters

http://nypost.com/2014/01/14/fdny-plucks-man-from-icy-manhattan-beach-waters/Two firefighters rescued a man from icy waters off Manhattan Beach on  Tuesday, officials said. FDNY responded to Kingsborough Community College where they were told a man was drowning in the ocean around 1:00 p.m. When rescuers located the man about thirty minutes later, two firefighters plunged into the water and sifted him out onto the rocks, placed him onto a ...

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Two men injured in a South Side fire Monday night

By Peter NickeasTribune reporter 7:24 a.m. CST, January 14, 2014 Two men were injured in a South Side fire Monday night. The fire broke out about 10:20 p.m. in the 700 block of East 92nd Street in the Burnside neighborhood. Firefighters found one man on the second floor of the abandoned house, Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford said. He was ...

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Support your CFD Firefighters and Paramedics

Every day the men and women of Chicago Fire Department perform their duties honorably. They do their jobs selflessly often without recognition in order to protect the city they love. As members of the fire department, we strive to protect the citizens of Chicago by improving our skills in training and safety. Now we are under attack for receiving our ...

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Helmet-cam video from St-Paul apartment fire

By: Megan Stewart Thirty-year-old Chris Meusburger of St. Paul was found dead inside his apartment on Glendale Street in St. Paul on Sunday morning. The medical examiner ruled smoke inhalation as the cause of death. According to fire officials, his blood alcohol level was .26, “which may have caused impairment.” The fire was determined to be unintentional, but fire officials ...

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