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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Apartment building partially collapses as firefighters battle blaze in Maryland; Firefighter injured

PHOTOS: A garden style apartment building on Spa Road partially collapsed on firefighters Thursday afternoon in Annapolis as they were battling a blaze that had enveloped all three floors, city fire officials said. One Anne Arundel County firefighter was injured in the fire, Capt. Aaron Edwards, fire department spokesperson, told The Capital.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Capital Gazette - Metered Site
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

West Virginia firefighter arrested for blaze that led to death of fellow firefighter

A McDowell County volunteer firefighter was arrested for murder and arson Thursday after authorities say he set a blaze that led to the death of a fellow firefighter. Robert Lee Beckner, 36, of Iaeger, is charged with first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree arson, according to a criminal complaint filed in McDowell County Magistrate Court.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bluefield Daily Telegraph
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Remembering the Granite Mountain Hotshots: 7th anniversary ceremony to be different this year

Every year on June 30, the mountain community of Yarnell remembers the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in 2013's Yarnell Hill Fire. Last year, the annual service drew nearly 150 people to a memorial park in the center of town. But this year's 7th anniversary remembrance is taking place virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Arizona Republic
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Florida firefighter held at gunpoint during check on senior citizen

A senior citizen held at gunpoint an Orange County firefighter who’d entered her home to check on her well-being Thursday morning, before releasing him unharmed, according to Fire Rescue spokeswoman Carrie Proudfit. Though shots were fired at first responders during the incident, no one was injured, Proudfit said, adding that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is not currently planning to pursue criminal charges.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel
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Posted: Jun 26, 2020

Union: Entire Nashville Fire Department should get tested for COVID-19

A handful of Nashville Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The president of the International Association of Firefighters has some concerns. “The ideal situation wouldn’t be to close a station, if you need to quarantine all personnel from that station, then do it," said Mark Young.
- PUB DATE: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVF CBS 5 Nashville
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