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Posted: Jul 30, 2020

Washington State University scientists develop COVID-19 tracking tool for rural areas

Scientists at Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine have launched one of the first tracking tools that provides a daily snapshot into COVID-19 cases in rural communities across the country. Using data from The New York Times and other sources, the COVID Urban Rural Explorer (CURE) focuses specifically on highlighting rural urban inequities in COVID trends by county and provides a daily report on rural areas experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE:
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Posted: Jul 30, 2020

Firefighters Injured After Multi-Structure Fire In California Town

PHOTOS: Four firefighters were injured after a fire broke out at a mobile home park in Quincy Wednesday afternoon. According to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office, the fire started just before 1 p.m. in the 600 block of Main Street. The fire spread to three mobile homes and caught other buildings on fire, firefighters said.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS 13 Sacramento
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Posted: Jul 30, 2020

North Carolina fire chief victim of possible serial arsonist

Police and fire officials are following leads in a string of fires believed to be arson, including one at the home of the Shelby Fire and Rescue chief. Investigators believe at least six fires were set deliberately in multiple locations in west Shelby this month. On Thursday, Shelby firefighters responded to two fires believed to be connected to this string of recent arsons.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Shelby Star
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Posted: Jul 30, 2020

International Association of Fire Fighters launch virtual ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign

As the COVID-19 pandemic affects communities across the United States, it has also wreaked havoc on fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, according to the International Association of Fire Fighters. For 66 years, IAFF members have been standing on sidewalks asking passers-by to fill a firefighter’s boot with dimes, quarters, dollar bills, and more.
- PUB DATE: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMJ-TV NBC/CW 21 Youngstown
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Posted: Jul 29, 2020

Fire breaks out after train derailment, bridge collapse over Arizona lake

VIDEO: A second-alarm fire has broken out over Tempe Town Lake after a bridge collapsed and a train derailed near Farmer Avenue and First Street. Tempe fire officials say multiple train cars are on fire, with some carrying lumber. No injuries have been reported. Traffic near the area is being restricted near the lake and west of downtown Tempe, and Valley Metro light rail trains are being rerouted at Mill Avenue/3rd Street and 50th Street/Washington.
- PUB DATE: 7/29/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix
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