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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

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Custom Fab and Body—Peshtigo (WI) Fire Department pumper. Freightliner M2-106 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 350-hp engine; Waterous CSU 1,500-gpm pump; UPF Poly 750-gallon water tank; 20-gallon foam cell; Waterous Aquis 6.0 single-agent foam system; high side compartments; Ziamatic overhead ladder rack; Cummins/Onan 10-kW generator. Dealer: Gary Bogenschutz, Custom Fab and Body, Marion, WI.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

23 Families Left Homeless After Fire Rips Through Texas Apartment Building

VIDEO: Nearly two dozen families were forced from their homes early Thursday after a fire spread through a Northeast Dallas apartment building, firefighters say. Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said firefighters were first called at 12:50 a.m. to the Oak Meadows Apartments located at 11050 Woodmeadow Parkway.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Fort Worth
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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

California fire captain severely burned in warehouse explosion sues vape shop, building owners

A Los Angeles Fire Department captain severely burned in a May 2020 explosion inside a downtown L.A. warehouse has sued the owners of the building and a vaping supply shop housed there, accusing them of hazardous activity, premise liability and negligence. Victor Aguirre and his wife, Claudia Aguirre, filed suit Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court against property owner Steve Sungho Lee and his various companies along with the operators of Green Buddha and Smoke Tokes, a smoke and vape shop inside the East 3rd Street warehouse where the explosion occurred.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KTLA-TV 5 CW Los Angeles
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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Kansas fire department members speak out after viral apartment rescue

VIDEO: For the first time since their heroic act was caught on camera, Wichita firefighters spoke with KSN News about their Labor Day fire rescue at an area apartment complex. Fireman Brian Doffing says apartment fires like this don’t always end with the best results for victims, but being able to rescue everyone made this one of the types of calls is exactly what makes their job worth it.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSNW-TV NBC 3 Wichita
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Posted: Sep 16, 2021

GM advising some Bolt EV owners to park 50 feet away from other cars in case of fire

General Motors is advising some Chevrolet Bolt owners to not park their electric cars within 50 feet of other vehicles to reduce the risk of a potential fire spreading to nearby cars and trucks. The warning follows the Detroit automaker recalling more than 140,000 of the EVs produced since 2016 due to the risk of batteries spontaneously catching fire from “two rare manufacturing defects.
- PUB DATE: 9/16/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNBC
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