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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

Pasco Police Arrest Arson Suspect Who May Be Connected to Dozens of Suspicious Fires

Pasco Police believe they have a man in custody who could be responsible for a string of dozens of arsons. It all came to an end here in Pasco at 28th and Sylvester when Pasco Police Officers caught 44-year-old Abel Contreras after a massive manhunt. We looked up Contreras' criminal history and found that he was arrested last year in Benton County for an assault charge.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC Right Now
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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

3 firefighters killed, 4 injured as 'hellstorm' overtakes vehicle near Twisp

A "hellstorm" of flames apparently enveloped a vehicle that crashed while carrying firefighters battling a blaze in Washington state, killing three of them during an explosive fire season in the arid West. Four other firefighters were hurt, including one critically, on Wednesday as crews fought raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state, some of the many blazes burning uncontrolled throughout the West.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO News
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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

3 firefighters killed, 4 injured as 'hellstorm' overtakes vehicle in Washington

A "hellstorm" of flames apparently enveloped a vehicle that crashed while carrying firefighters battling a blaze in Washington state, killing three of them during an explosive fire season in the arid West. Four other firefighters were hurt, including one critically, on Wednesday as crews fought raging wildfires advancing on towns in the north-central part of the state, some of the many blazes burning uncontrolled throughout the West.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

Judge: Cal Fire Can Impose Tougher Penalties Against Firefighters Accused Of Cheating

An administrative law judge says California’s firefighting agency can impose tougher penalties than were originally sought against three firefighters accused of cheating to obtain promotions. The three were demoted in January during a scandal at the agency’s training academy in Ione, east of Sacramento, in the wake of a brutal murder.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOVR-TV CBS Sacramento
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Posted: Aug 20, 2015

New Jersey firefighters pushed to limit by heat, flames; 8 buildings damaged

Hampered by searing heat and humidity that can make even ordinary fires difficult to battle, Paterson firefighters spent hours fighting a series of blazes on Wednesday in a neighborhood known for gun violence and dotted with abandoned homes, with authorities saying one fire apparently was started by a 5-year-old boy.
- PUB DATE: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: North Jersey.com (Bergen County Record & Herald News)
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