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Posted: Jul 1, 2015

Florida fire department threatens to sue county over funding

One of Pinellas County's 18 fire departments is threatening to sue the county over years of cuts in the emergency medical services budget. Over a three-year period at the beginning of the recession, county officials cut about $1.8 million in EMS funding from the budget of Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015

Federal investigators pledge to find cause of South Carolina church fire; seventh church to burn

Federal authorities said this morning they plan to “bring all resources to bear” to find the cause of a fire that destroyed a historically black S.C. church in rural Greeleyville Tuesday night, Craig Chilcott, a senior agent with the ATF in South Carolina, said the investigation is ongoing, there is no timetable for its completion and no cause has been ruled out.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Charleston Post & Courier
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015

Mayday called at New Hampshire apartment fire; 3 firefighters trapped on second floor

A two-alarm fire spread quickly through an apartment building Tuesday night, leaving nine people homeless and the building condemned, according to the fire chief. No one was hurt, but at one point, three firefighters were surrounded by flames on the second floor of the home, prompting one of them to declare a "Mayday," a call for help that firefighters make only when they feel their lives are in imminent danger.
- PUB DATE: 7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Union Leader
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015

Marysville: Search continues for two arsonists possibly linked to I-5 brush fires

The search continues for two men who investigators believe could be responsible for multiple brush fires that started along Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon. WSDOT cameras captured images as brush fires started one by one along I-5. At least nine fires started within a couple of hours, and it didn’t take investigators long to notice something strange.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2015 11:04:30 PM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Jul 1, 2015

Many homes burned in Sleepy Hollow Fire had cedar roofs

Homeowners in the Broadview neighborhood say they were given a choice between wood, tile or slate roofs. At least one homeowner says this may have been the reason so many homes were lost. Fourteen years ago, Carolyn Barnes and her husband built their dream home in the hills above Wenatchee. 48 hours after a fire ripped through her neighborhood, she's taking a look at the damage and wondering why she was so lucky.
- PUB DATE: 6/30/2015 10:47:17 PM - SOURCE: KHQ-TV NBC 6
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