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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

RV, several vehicles destroyed by fire near Soap Lake

An RV and several vehicles were destroyed by fire Friday afternoon near Soap Lake. Grant County Fire District 7 responded about 12:45 p.m. Friday to a reported vehicle fire at 17350 Road B.5. Upon arrival, firefighters found a large RV fully-engulfed in flames, according to fire district officials. The fire quickly spread to nearby vehicles including a boat, a passenger vehicle, a Jeep and a pickup truck.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

Jackson (MS) Fire Department’s Station 19 Hit by Stray Bullet

A stray bullet went into the Jackson (MS) Fire Department’s Station 19 last week following an exchange of gunfire, reports

Firefighters say they heard at least 20 gunshots outside the facility on Ridgewood Road Wednesday evening before a bullet shattered the front entrance’s glass, the report says. A car could be heard screeching away after the blasts.

Officials say the bullet was later found in a couch. No injuries were reported.

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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

Firefighter Seriously Hurt After Fire Apparatus Tire ‘Exploded’ in NC

Simone Jasper

The Charlotte Observer


A firefighter was hospitalized after a fire engine tire “exploded,” leading to a crash in Eastern North Carolina, officials said.

The truck was leaving a Christmas parade when it became “uncontrollable” and hit a pipe on Saturday, Dec. 4, according to the Hubert Volunteer Fire Department.

“We had taken the back roads around to avoid the delay of the rest of the parade since we were very near the front,” firefighters wrote in a Facebook post. “So we were trying to return to our district at the time of the crash.”

The fire department said the truck was going about 40 mph when a tire burst, making it hard for the driver to maintain control.

“Our chief fought hard to control the truck, and managed to keep the truck upright as it impacted a driveway pipe and came to a stop,” the Facebook post said.

A firefighter had “major injuries” and was airlifted to a hospital from the crash site on Stella Road, according to a GoFundMe page that says it’s raising money for his recovery. Photos from the scene show a mangled fire truck in a dirt-filled ditch.

The fire department is based in Hubert, a community in Onslow County and roughly 70 miles northeast of Wilmington.

“We ask that you keep us all in your prayers,” officials said in a post that expressed gratitude for agencies that helped after the crash. “We will be back, we will recover, and we will keep going.”

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Posted: Dec 6, 2021

Stella (NC) Fire Department Apparatus Involved in Crash

Over the weekend a Stella (NC) Fire Department apparatus was involved in an accident that sent two firefighters to the hospital, reports

Officials say the crash happened on Stella Road around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday near the White Oak River. A firefighter lost control of the engine he was driving before it left the road, crashed into a ditch, and then struck the culvert of a driveway, the report says.

The apparatus was damaged and one firefighter was trapped in the engine and had to be rescued, while another sustained more severe injuries and was airlifted to Vidant Hospital. Both are expected to be OK, according to the report.

No further details have been released, and the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Greeneville (TN) Fire Rescue May Get $1.3M Aerial

City officials will consider at their meeting Tuesday the purchase of a new $1.3 million apparatus for Greeneville (TN) Fire Rescue, reports

The board will debate the purchase of an aerial platform to replace an apparatus that’s 25 years old.

In addition, the board will ponder the purchase of a $12,000 extrication tool for the department’s Engine 2, according to the report.

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