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    CENTERVILLE (CBS) – Firefighters rescued a woman stuck in the mud on Cape Cod Wednesday evening. Neighbors could hear her calling for help just before 6 p.m. along the edge of the Herring River off of Broken Dike Way in Centerville. A crew from the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department used a rescue boat to reach the woman who was stuck in the mud and reeds. She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries.
    GILROY – Aided by favorable conditions, firefighters on Wednesday increased containment of the Crews Fire to 70%, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Cal Fire said in a news release it expected to fully contain the 5,400-acre wildfire by Sunday. “Today firefighters took advantage of favorable conditions to build additional control lines,” the agency said. “With warmer temperatures tomorrow firefighters will work diligently this evening mopping up and constructing additional control lines.” The turn of events...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two Baltimore City fire stations are facing cuts to their trucks and staff because of the financial strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of firefighters went door to door on Wednesday, collecting signatures from neighbors to present to the mayor. They say making these cuts puts hundreds of lives at risk. The petition is the latest push to keep two Baltimore City engines from falling victim to budget cuts. “They saved my life,” said neighbor Shane...
    (CBS4) — Red Flag danger continues in western Colorado and it will get hotter this weekend. That’s not good news for firefighters who are battling the Streeter Fire burning on private and federal lands in Moffat County. (credit: Moffat County) The fire has grown to more than 1,100 acres and there’s no containment so far, although officials said they are optimistic they will gain some measure of containment soon as fire lines are dug. (credit: Moffat County) The sheriff’s office...
    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (WJZ) — After an investigation, Baltimore County Police say a report about rock throwing at the scene of an apartment fire in Middle River over the weekend was unfounded. County firefighters responded to the three-alarm fire around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the 9900 block of Dehavilland Way. When they arrived heavy fire was showing from the back of the building, but there was a large crowd outside. At the time, officials said the crowd started throwing...
    GILROY (CBS SF) — A thick layer of cool, foggy coastal weather aided the hundreds of firefighers battling the Crews Fire near Gilroy in in halting the wildfire’s advance and increasing containment to 60 percent overnight. Cal Fire said the acerage remains at 5,400 acres but that containment had grown to 60 percent. “Crews worked overnight building new containment lines,” fire officials said in a press release Wednesday morning. “Mop and removal of hazard trees will continue where control lines...
    GILROY (CBS SF) — A thick layer of cool, foggy coastal weather aided the hundreds of firefighers battling the Crews Fire near Gilroy in in halting the wildfire’s advance and increasing containment to 60 percent overnight. Cal Fire said the acerage remains at 5,400 acres but that containment had grown to 60 percent. “Crews worked overnight building new containment lines,” fire officials said in a press release Wednesday morning. “Mop and removal of hazard trees will continue where control lines...
    Water main break floods Park Slope A water main break flooded basements in a row of brownstones in park Slops with up to five feet of water on Tuesday morning. A pipe burst on St. John’s Place near Fifth Avenue around 10 a.m., and firefighters had to cordon off the street for several hours to pump out the water. Residents say the firefighters left the scene around 1 p.m., and the water to nearby homes was turned on again by...
    ANGELS CAMP (CBS13) — A Calaveras County preschool building was damaged in a fire late Tuesday night. The scene was along Stanislaus Avenue in Angels Camp, apparently at the Calaveras County Office of Education’s Structured Day Preschool. Scene of the fire as flames raged. (Credit: Cal Fire Calaveras-Tuolumne Unit) From pictures taken at the scene, the structure was heavily involved and appears to have suffered significant damage. Firefighters were able to contain the flames by the early morning hours on...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Fire crews will continue to search Lake Michigan Wednesday for a person who fell into the water near the Museum Campus Tuesday night. Firefighters were on the scene in the lake near the Shedd Aquarium at Monroe Harbor just before 10 p.m. The incident happened just as a storm approached Chicago. There were reports that someone fell off a boat. There were no reports late Tuesday of the person being found. The search will continue Wednesday morning.
    RESEDA (CBSLA) — A man in his 60s died after being critically injured in a Tuesday evening house fire in Reseda. The fire was reported at about 6:55 p.m. in the 7700 block of Aura Avenue, near the intersection of Keswick Street and Tampa Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The department said firefighters encountered excessive storage conditions inside the home when they arrived on scene, delaying access to the building. The victim, who was not immediately identified,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Fire crews searched Lake Michigan Tuesday night for a person who fell into the water near the Museum Campus. As of the 10 p.m. hour, firefighters were on the scene in the lake near the Shedd Aquarium. There were reports that someone fell off a boat. There were no reports late Tuesday of the person being found.
    GILROY – Firefighters on Tuesday continued to battle the stubborn Crews Fire in Gilroy, increasing containment to 50%, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The wildfire had consumed 5,400 acres as of 7 p.m., unchanged from the previous night. In a news release, Cal Fire said firefighters “made significant progress” containing the blaze, but warned that the “challenging terrain has the potential to create additional fire growth.” “Suppression efforts will be directed at life safety and...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Fourteen firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Station 80, near Los Angeles International Airport, have tested positive for COVID-19. According to LAFD, the firefighters were at home after testing positive either Monday or Tuesday. The station, part of the department’s West Bureau, has since been disinfected and there was “no disruption to service.” Those who tested positive were said to be either asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms.
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in North Sacramento early Tuesday afternoon. The scene is off Highway 160 and Northgate Boulevard. Sacramento Fire has crews at the scene. A second-alarm has been called. No road closures appear to be in effect at the moment, but heavy smoke can be seen coming from the area. Updates to follow. 
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters early Tuesday afternoon were battling a 5-acre brush fire possibly linked to a transformer explosion in the Mission Hills neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. July 7, 2020. (CBSLA) The fire was reported at 11:40 a.m. in the 15000 block of West Mission Hills Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It is in the area of the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. One building is exposed, the fire department said. Its unclear if...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters early Tuesday afternoon were battling a 5-acre brush fire possibly linked to a transformer explosion in the Mission Hills neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. July 7, 2020. (CBSLA) The fire was reported at 11:40 a.m. in the 15000 block of West Mission Hills Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It is in the area of the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. One building is exposed, the fire department said. Its unclear if...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters early Tuesday afternoon were battling a 5-acre brush fire possibly linked to a transformer explosion in the Mission Hills neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. The fire was reported at 11:40 a.m. in the 15000 block of West Mission Hills Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters discovered the blaze after initially being called to a report of an explosion, the fire department said. Officials are looking into whether a transformer exploded and...
    ST. MICHAELS, Md. (WJZ) — Firefighters in Talbot County battled two large house fires within hours of each other Monday night, the state fire marshal’s office said. The first fire happened around 8:20 p.m. in the 9900 block of Wades Point Road in McDaniel. Sixty firefighters put out the flames in three hours. Officials believe the fire started in the home’s roof. The blaze caused $450,000 in damage to the home and another $50,000 to its contents. Around three hours...
    GILROY (CBS SF) — Fire crews battling the Crews Fire in the hills east of Gilroy in rural Santa Clara County were keeping an eye on the weather forecast and the possibility of winds fueling another flareup. The fire started Sunday and has burned an estimated 5,400 acres. It was 20 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire. The fire had initially been reported at 1:52 p.m. Sunday near Crews Road and Sunlit Oaks Court, prompting evacuations...
    
(CBS4) – With extreme heat expected to last through the week across the state, those monitoring fire danger are bracing for new starts. “Colorado right now is in a very dry state. Especially the western and the southwestern part of the state, and that’s moving up. It’s moving this way and it’s moving into Wyoming into South Dakota and our projections for the next five days show it will be hot, dry and there will be low humidity, and that’s...
    New York — A 12-year-old boy and a 69-year-old adult died in a fire that broke out in a Brooklyn (NYC) house early yesterday morning. The fire started on the top floor of a five-story apartment building in 30 Linden Boulevard, near Flatbush Avenue, just before 2 a.m. Monday, FDNY said. The boy was transferred to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 69-year-old man was taken to SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where he also did not...
    Two Newark firefighters suffered minor injuries after falling from a loading dock battling a recycling center blaze. The fire consumed all three floors of Giordano Recycling on Frelinghuysen Avenue, when firefighters arrived around 6:45 p.m., Monday, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. The fire had climbed to a second alarm by 7 p.m., Ambrose said. No occupants were in the building. One firefighter was taken to University Hospital for evaluation after falling from a loading dock, while the other remained on...
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has died from injuries sustained from a firework explosion on the Fourth of July. The Everett Daily Herald reports Marysville firefighters and police were called to 51st Avenue NE around 11:50 p.m. Saturday. The Marysville man had significant injuries to this upper body. He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive, according to a news release from the Marysville Fire District. After an investigation, police determined the death was accidental after...
    Yessenia Funes18 minutes ago•Filed to:PRISON LABORPRISON LABORwildfire season is year round nowCALIFORNIAWILDFIRESPRISONSSaveIncarcerated firefighters from Oak Glen Conservation Camp clear vegetation that could fuel a wildfire near Yucaipa, California, on September 28, 2017.Photo: David McNew / AFP (Getty Images) California’s wildland firefighting crew isn’t what it would usually be this time of year. The state depends on 2,200 incarcerated people to help work the fire line during wildfires. However, the coronavirus is ravaging through the state’s prison system. As a result,...