In Case You Missed It: Recent Major Fire News

August 22-September 4, 2015

Several firefighters died in the past two weeks, including, most recently, a young firefighter who died after collapsing at a station in St. Paul, Minnesota. Crowds turned out to honor wildland firefighters killed last month in a Washington state wildfire, and Scranton (PA) firefighters experienced a near miss during a warehouse fire.

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MN Firefighter Dies After Collapsing at Station
A 38-year-old St. Paul firefighter died after collapsing at a fire station.

Thousands Mourn Fallen Wildland Firefighters
Several thousand people gathered to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington state.  SEE PHOTOS

Katy (TX) Firefighter Dies While On Duty
A two-year veteran firefighter suffered a gunshot wound at the firehouse.

NC Community Mourns Loss of Volunteer Firefighter
Lieutenant Chris Phillips died hours after responding to a fatal crash on Edmiston Road near Mt. Ulla.

Marine Killed, 11 Injured in NC Helicopter Accident
The military says that 11 U.S. Marines were injured and one killed when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune. 

Cities Scramble to Prepare for Oil Train Emergencies
After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. 

Four Dead in NJ House Fire
Authorities say a house fire on the Jersey shore has killed a couple and their two children, and doesn’t appear to be accidental. 

Paris (France) Apartment Building Fire Kills Eight
Eight people died in an apartment fire at the foot of the famed Montmartre hill, and police detained a man amid suspicions that it was started intentionally, officials said. 

Near Miss for PA Firefighters at Warehouse Fire
A recent report took a closer look at a close call Scranton firefighters experienced while operating at a warehouse fire. 

Mayday During Multi-Alarm Chicago Fire
A firefighter went missing and a Mayday call was declared during an early morning fire at a bowling alley. See video and photos from the scene by Steve Redick. 

Marcy Borders, the 9/11 “Dust Lady,” Dies of Cancer
She was 28 at the time, and Stan Honda’s haunting photo of her became one of the most iconic images of that horrifying day. RELATED: 9/11 Recovery Workers Say Government Must Renew Health Programs

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