June 17-24, 2016
Two firefighters died in the United States this week, and two firefighters were killed while battling a huge wildfire in Cyprus. A firefighter in Hong Kong was killed in a self-storage facility fire. The Erskine Fire in California spurred thousands of people to flee even as other wildfires tore through Western states, and tornadoes touched down in Illinois. In addition, a devastating tornado killed almost 100 people in China.
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Clifford Rigsbee of the Honolulu Fire Department died after being injured while training on personal watercraft last week.
A huge forest fire continued to rage out of control for a third day in the mountains of the Mediterranean island. Two crew members died from injuries sustained when their truck slid down a 20-meter gully Monday.
Severn Fire Chief David K. Britt suffered a medical emergency at his home several hours after responding to a motor vehicle crash.
A firefighter died on Tuesday battling a four-alarm fire at a self-storage facility in the Ngau Tau Kok area of Hong Kong.
Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in central California.
Multiple fatalities have been reported in flooding that has devastated parts of the state, a state official said Friday morning.
An elderly man was trapped inside a burning home near Antioch Tuesday morning. Photos by Tim Olk
At least six tornadoes touched down overnight as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural communities and forcing thousands of soccer fans to seek shelter during the Copa America semifinal.
Milwaukee can no longer enforce a long-standing requirement that public workers, including firefighters and police, live within city limits, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
When Lt. Davis Odell Jr. walked out of Fire Station No. 5 to observe the scene of an emergency call at the Pulse nightclub just two doors down, he knew this emergency was different than the countless others he’d seen in his 35-year career. Pulse Shooting Victim Named Honorary Firefighter at Service
State police are trying to determine what caused a house explosion that a Pennsylvania family miraculously survived.
Rescuers in eastern China searched Friday for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed at least 98 people as it swept over a city’s outskirts.
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