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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Maryland firefighter survives blast and goes back to fight flames

VIDEO: A Waldorf Firefighter is lucky to be alive after a diesel tank explosion surrounded the 23-year-old in flames early Tuesday morning. It started as a barn fire in Charlotte Hall, Charles County, Md. "I was flowing water on the tank and actually I stopped flowing water for about three seconds," said Allen Bizzell, who told WUSA 9 that's all it took for the explosion to happen.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wusa 9
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Firefighters killed in Washington: ‘three big heroes protecting small towns’

One was a 20-year-old physics student and theater fan, another a former starting right tackle with a master’s degree. The oldest and most experienced had just graduated from college with a degree in natural resources and was planning a career in public-land management. All were seasonal firefighters working for the U.
- PUB DATE: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: seattle times
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Federal resources requested for Washington firefight

Members of Washington's congressional delegation wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to expedite Governor Jay Inslee's emergency declaration request to help fight wildfires he described as "an unprecedented cataclysm." A spokesman for FEMA said the request is currently under review. If approved, it would provide direct federal assistance—in the form of technical assistance on the ground and financial assistance.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 10:48:17 PM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Pateros: State resources short so man buys his own fire engine

Yesterday, Alex Thomason drove home with the firetruck he just bought for $5,000 from Skagit County Fire District 6. Now it's on fire watch in the town of Pateros. “We just heard from the state they didn't have any other resources so I said well, let's go get a firetruck and use it to protect our homes,” Thomason told us by phone There are 3,000 firefighters battling wildfires, but need is great.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 10:48:01 PM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Fire Truck Photo of the Day-E-ONE Typhoon Pumper

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