A wildfire in Alberta, Cananda, has resulted in one of the largest evacuations in recent memory as thousands flee advancing flames in the province of Alberta. A 20-year-old firefighter died after a fire in a North Carolina shopping complex, and two other firefighters–in New York and Vermont–died of medical-related injuries.
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April 29-May 6, 2016
A wildfire in the Fort McMurray (Alberta) oil-sands region has destroyed thousands of homes and prompted an airlift of 8,000 evacuees thus far. More than 1,100 firefighters were operating at the fire.
Six people killed in a house fire in Syracuse were all members of the same family, authorities said.
Richard Sheltra, 20, died while battling a three-alarm fire Saturday night in a Pineville shopping center. Another firefighter was injured. Lightning Strike Blamed in Fatal NC Fire
Theodore A. Stafford, 73, of the Sag Harbor Fire Department died at home after responding to the station for an emergency call.
Steven LaPierre, 58, died after suffering a heart attack while on the scene of a brush fire in Georgia.
The state is one of a dozen that are beginning to investigate whether a toxic firefighting foam that could be linked to groundwater contamination was ever used in the state.
A firefighter was reportedly trapped in the driver’s seat of a fire truck after a crash Monday afternoon that left one person dead.
A young child and two adults died in an early morning Springfield apartment fire Wednesday, fire officials said.
A large fire Thursday caused explosions, forced the evacuation of hundreds of students from a nearby elementary school, and led to the contamination of nearby creeks with pollutants.
The fire gutted the Gothic-style Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Manhattan following the Orthodox Easter services there.
The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Washington’s subway system appears not to have made meaningful safety improvements since a fatal accident in 2009.
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