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Posted: Sep 15, 2021

VIDEO: Fire destroys dozens of cars at Indiana auto yard

Firefighters say more than three dozen cars caught fire Wednesday morning at a south side business. Crews used tanker trucks to bring water deep into the auto yard. Once the water supply was established, crews had the fire under control in about 40 minutes. Indianapolis Fire Department crews were dispatched around 1:45 a.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXIN-TV FOX 59 Indianapolis
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Posted: Sep 15, 2021

As Wildfires Burn, Are U.S. Cities Spending Too Much on Their Fire Departments?

It may sound surprising in an era characterized by increasingly destructive wildfires, but Stephen Jellie just spent the past year trying to get rid of firefighters. Jellie is the fire chief and city manager of Ogdensburg, N.Y., a town on the Canadian border that’s small and getting smaller—10,064 lived there in April 2020, down from 12,375 in 1980.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: TIME - Metered Site
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Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Oklahoma firefighters rescue country superstar Reba McEntire from second-story window after stairs collapse

VIDEO: A close call for a Texoma country superstar, Reba McEntire, had to be evacuated on a fire ladder from a second-story window Tuesday afternoon. “Oh it was pretty scary, I was worried about who was downstairs and how bad it was,” Coby Scherrill said. Scherrill was touring an historic building downtown Atoka Tuesday afternoon with Reba McEntire for a future project.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KXII-TV CBS/FOX 12 Sherman
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Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Pennsylvania township to donate fire engine to tornado-ravaged Alabama fire department

The Whitehall Township Bureau of Fire will donate a retired fire engine to a volunteer fire company in central eastern Alabama ravaged last spring by a tornado. The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the donation at its Monday night meeting. According to Whitehall Fire Chief David Nelson, the 1990 Mack special edition fire engine placed out of service three years ago will be transported to the Shinbone Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Delta, Alabama.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV 69 Allentown
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Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Businesses call on city to prioritize safety as homeless camp fires explode across Seattle

Over the last four days, there’s been an explosion of encampment fires across Seattle. From Ballard to downtown to even the side of Interstate 5. But in the heart of South Lake Union, at Bite Society, a packaged foods and gift basket business another line of work is underway, which has come unexpectedly.
- PUB DATE: 9/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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