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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Asphalt tank erupts into flames in New Jersey, forces evacuations

VIDEO: A fire at an asphalt processing plant resulted in a hazmat situation and evacuations in Camden County, New Jersey early Tuesday. Officials said a large tank containing asphalt began to smolder around 12:45 a.m. at Blueknight Energy Partners on the 200 block of Water Street in Gloucester City.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

First responders in Illinois get $3.5M in grants

A total of $3.5 million was awarded to 154 fire departments, districts and EMS providers through the Small Equipment Grant Program. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal and Gov. Pritzker announced the OSFM received 540 applications, requesting around $12 million in funding during this grant period.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WIFR-LD CBS 23 Rockford
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

The US has 4% of the world's population but 25% of its coronavirus cases

The United States has long prided itself as the world's shining beacon. But its current status is a much darker one: the globe's leader in coronavirus cases. More than 125,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the US, and more than 2.5 million Americans have been infected. American life has been irrevocably altered by the worst pandemic in a century.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CNN
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Florida city touts new fire engine

PHOTOS: City officials invite area residents to join them next week in a celebration of the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department’s new fire engine. City officials used $530,000 in half-cent sales tax money to pay for the 2020 engine, which can pump 1,500 gallons of water per minute and carries a full complement of firefighting, rescue and emergency medical tools and equipment.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Northwest Florida Daily News
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

75 new COVID-19 cases reported; 2 more virus deaths in Yakima County

The Yakima Health District reported 75 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths Monday evening. YHD says there are at least a total of 7,316 confirmed cases in Yakima County. According to the health district, 138 people have died from COVID-19, and the 134 people who died had underlying health conditions.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KIMA-TV CBS/CW+ 29 Yakima
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