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    A massive brush fire tore through a town east of the Salton Sea overnight, burning for hours and destroying dozens of homes, officials said Monday morning. The blaze started near Highway 111 and 4th Street in Niland and was called to three alarms about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the Imperial County Fire Department said in a Facebook post. The town was evacuated and residents were moved to a temporary shelter at Calipatria High School, where the American Red Cross helped place at least 130 people in hotels, the fire department said. By midnight, the fire department estimated that about 40 homes had been destroyed. Though their efforts were initially hampered by high winds, firefighters were able to stop the fire’s progress...
    One person was burned when an active gas-fed tank exploded at a home on Long Island. The incident began in Suffolk County around 9:56 a.m., Thursday, June 25, in the area of Paprocki Avenue and Chestnut Place in West Islip, said the West Islip Fire Department. Assistant Chief Robert Celeste, who arrived first on the scene, confirmed the tank explosion with an active gas-fed fire and one burn victim.  Firefighters quickly stretched hose lines to start cooling the tank and knocking down the fire, the department said. As other crews arrived they stretched additional hose lines to protect the neighboring houses.  The town of Islip Hazmat team was immediately requested to respond to handle the overfilled 120-pound tank, fire officials...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people were shot Monday afternoon in the Burnside community. The shooting took place in the 9100 block of South Ellis Avenue. The Fire Department said three people were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, and one was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in serious condition. The victims’ ages and genders were not immediately confirmed, but the Fire Department said all were adults. Information from police was not immediately available.
    A 34-year-old Toms River driver was extricated then airlifted to an area trauma center in a Garden State Parkway crash in Clark Monday night, State Police said. Nicholle May was heading southbound in a Mercedes Benz sedan when her car went off the road to the right at milepost 135.8 around 8:15 p.m., Trooper Alejandro Goez said. May's car struck several sign posts and an overpass, where it came to a stop, Goez said. She was extricated in a joint effort by the Clark Fire Department, Cranford Fire Department, Rahway MICU, Medic 10 and Cranford First Aid Squad, responders said. May was airlifted to University Medical Center in Newark with serious injuries, Goez said. No other vehicles were involved and...
    A 34-year-old Toms River driver was extricated then airlifted to an area trauma center in a Garden State Parkway crash in Clark Monday night, State Police said. Nicholle May was heading southbound in a Mercedes Benz sedan when her car went off the road to the right at milepost 135.8 around 8:15 p.m., Trooper Alejandro Goez said. May's car struck several sign posts and an overpass, where it came to a stop, Goez said. She was extricated in a joint effort by the Clark Fire Department, Cranford Fire Department, Rahway MICU, Medic 10 and Cranford First Aid Squad, responders said. May was airlifted to University Medical Center in Newark with serious injuries, Goez said. No other vehicles were involved and...
    Just under 6,200 people attended President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocked for low attendance at rally Trump suggests legislation that would jail people who burn the flag for a year Trump makes defiant return to campaign stage amid controversies MORE's campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday night, the Tulsa Fire Department said. Andrew Little, the public information officer for the city fire department, told Forbes that a fire marshal recorded the tally, which indicated that the event fell far short of reaching the arena's full capacity of 19,000. The Tulsa Fire Department and the Trump campaign did not immediately return a request for further comment from The Hill.  Trump's rally in Tulsa marked the first large...
    An Illinois fire department is warning drivers not to keep hand sanitizer in their parked cars amid the coronavirus after authorities said a bottle with high alcohol content appeared to have been left on a dashboard and helped spark a fire. “The fire appeared to be caused by the owner’s small bottle of hand sanitizer that was left on the dashboard," the Waukegan Fire Department wrote on Facebook. The driver’s bottle contained 80 percent alcohol sanitizer that was left in direct sunlight, according to the department. ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY SUES DEM GOVERNOR PRITZKER OVER RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS According to an April video from the National Fire Protection Association, while hand sanitizer is certainly flammable, it still requires...
    MOUNTAIN VIEW – Three people were displaced by a fire at a Mountain View apartment building Wednesday night, authorities said. Crews were called to the 600 block of Franklin Street about 8:30 p.m. for a report of a fire alarm sounding from an apartment in a three-story building, the Mountain View Fire Department said in a news release. A smoldering box was found on top of the kitchen range. The fire department said the blaze had been suppressed by the building’s sprinkler system. Crews turned off the sprinkler system and made sure the fire was fully extinguished, the fire department said. No injuries were reported. The fire department said a total of three residents from the apartment and one below...
    Oprah Winfrey had to track down Nobel laureate Toni Morrison by calling her local fire department, the filmmaker behind a new documentary about the famed writer reveals. Director of the “American Masters” episode “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, told Page Six, “Oprah wanted to adapt her book ‘Beloved’ into a film but she didn’t have Toni’s phone number. So the only way of tracking her down was for her to get in touch with [Morrison’s] local fire department.” But he said the late Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, who died last year, didn’t react the way most people would upon getting a call from the Queen of All Media. “The best part is, when Toni answered the phone, her...
    A massive three-alarm fire that ripped through a former factory in Fairfield County is under investigation. The blaze began Saturday, June 13 at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the old Star Pin Factory building in Shelton at 273 Canal Street East. First-arriving fire department units found a well involved and well-advanced fire in the 114-year-old abandoned factory, the Shelton Fire Department said. Due to the age and condition of the building, a defensive strategy was used, the department said. The Shelton Fire Department and other responding agencies battled the fire through the evening. Local pizza parlors and Italian restaurants for supplying our firefighters with food and water. (See third image above.) Any residents with concerns regarding debris found on their property from the fire should...
    Starting next week, community blood drives that were suspended in the D.C. area because of the COVID-19 pandemic will resume, and donors are needed. “We are so excited to be back, rolling out in our community starting June 15,” said Heather Wade, of Inova Blood Donor Services, which supplies blood to hospitals regionwide. Blood supplies are critically low, and Wade said demand is high. “During COVID-19, many patients did not seek treatment that they needed, so hospitals across our area have seen an influx with patients with long-term stays,” Wade said. Also with a loosening of pandemic-related restrictions, elective surgeries have resumed, with about 800 to 900 procedures set to occur every week. “Not only that, we’re in the summertime,...
    A 19-year-old man who was swimming in the Farmington River drowned after disappearing in an area of water at least 20-feet deep. The incident took place in Hartford County around 1:40 p.m., Sunday, June 7, when the Farmington Police Department received a 911 call reporting a man was drowning in the river behind the Tunxis Meade Park. Officers from the Farmington Police Department responded along with the Farmington Fire Department, Tunxis Hose Fire Department, and AMR ambulance to assist in the water rescue, said Lt. Timothy McKenzie. According to McKenzie, friends swimming with the Waterbury resident said he was last seen going under the water about 20 feet from shore. Members of the Connecticut State Police Dive team responded and recovered the unidentified teen's body, McKenzie said. McKenzie...
    A Virginia police chief grew emotional as he recounted rioters torching a home with a child inside, saying that it was “unacceptable.” Richmond Police Chief Will Smith repeatedly stopped to compose himself as he detailed how protesters blocked the fire department from responding to a multi-family residence that was set ablaze early Sunday during George Floyd demonstrations. “They prohibited us from getting on scene. We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department,” Smith said at a press conference. Smith, whose voice began to waver with emotion, noted that the home had been occupied by a child at the time of the fire. “Officers were able to help those people out of the house....