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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

No injuries reported after oil barrels explode at T&R Towing in New York

PHOTOS: On Thursday September 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm the Bath Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a working structure fire at T&R Environmental Services Haz Mat building located next door to T&R Towing on Route 415 North of the Village of Bath. Large plumes of heavy black smoke could be seen for miles.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WETM-TV NBC 13 El Mira
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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

California fire department introduces engines that will help keep firefighters safe from toxic chemicals

VIDEO: Tamara Thacher is believed to have died from her job as a firefighter, years after running into burning buildings. Her memorial last December was a time of reflection, not just of her life and service but the illness that cut her life short. The Sacramento Fire Department said her cancer is presumed to be the result of exposure to toxic chemicals firefighters potentially encounter every day.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTXL-TV FOX 40 Sacramento
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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Houston study: More contagious coronavirus strain now dominates

The first study to analyze the structure of the novel coronavirus from two waves of infection in a major city found that a more contagious strain dominates recent samples, researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital said on Wednesday. They examined more than 5,000 genomes from viruses recovered in the earliest phase of the pandemic in Houston, an ethnically diverse city of 7 million, and from an ongoing more recent wave of infections.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Yahoo News
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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Love of the job keeps 80-year-old Michigan EMT working during a pandemic

Most people don't start a full-time career in their 60s. Lyle See isn't most people. At 80 years old, he’s been an EMT for decades alongside a career in human resources and working as a firefighter. His first run was in 1962, shortly after he graduated from Olivet College, responding to the call of a woman with a heart issue.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lansing State Journal
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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Fires set outside Seattle's East Precinct following Breonna Taylor march

Protesters set fires outside the East Precinct on Capitol Hill Thursday night, then started launching fireworks at the building until police moved in to clear the streets. The demonstration had been peaceful through much of the evening. A crowd of about 150 people or more marched out of Cal Anderson Park and wove through the surrounding neighborhoods, calling on residents to leave their homes and join them in the streets.
- PUB DATE: 9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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