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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Large fire burns at vehicle recycling business in South Carolina

VIDEO: Firefighters are battling a large fire which broke out Wednesday afternoon at a Cherokee County vehicle recycling facility. The fire happened at Carguts just off Highway 5 near US-29 just east of Blacksburg. No injuries have been reported in the fire but one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Fire Department Running Out Of Time To Save ‘Spirit Of Oklahoma’ Fire Truck

VIDEO: Thursday is the deadline to save the Spirit of Oklahoma fire truck. While the fundraiser is still thousands of dollars short, there is new, last-minute hope that the truck will be rescued. The truck symbolizes a bond between New York and Oklahoma firefighters after two terror attacks. If the Calera Fire Department can't come up with the money in time, a museum may step in to front the rest of the money, but there are no guarantees.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KWTV-DT CBS 9 Oklahoma City
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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

11-year-old raises $112K to buy CPR devices for four Michigan fire departments

PHOTOS: Two years after creating a business plan with marker and construction paper, 11-year-old Lucas Vetter has raised $112,000 to purchase life-saving CPR machines for local fire departments. When Lucas was 9 years old, he visited Howell Area Fire Department with his family, which is where he first saw the LUCAS CPR device.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Livingston Daily
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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

Chief: Indiana apartment fire highlights weakness in building codes

VIDEO: Fire officials say a massive apartment fire two months ago in Greenwood highlighted a weakness in Indiana building codes that they would like to see changed. The fire displaced 59 residents during the overnight hours and resulted in injuries to one civilian and one firefighter. Investigators determined the April 14 fire at the Meridian Oaks apartment originated on an outdoor, second floor balcony.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIN-TV Fox 59 Indianapolis
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Posted: Jun 17, 2021

7 years ago, rare twin tornadoes ripped apart Nebraska town

VIDEO: Rare twin tornadoes barreled through the northeast Nebraska town of Pilger seven years ago today, killing two people, injuring 20 more and forever changing the lives of the nearly 350 people who called the town home. Pilger, a Stanton County village, is 80 miles northwest of Omaha. The storm destroyed or heavily damaged an estimated three-fourths of Pilger, including the middle school, Midwest Bank, the co-op, a convenience store, the post office, numerous houses, city hall, the firehouse and St.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lincoln Journal Star
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