Fort Sill soldiers rescue driver form crashed car

Lawton, Oklahoma – In Lawton, Oklahoma, two Captains from the Fort Sill Army Base rescued a driver of a rolled over truck that caught on fire on I-44. The first Captain pulled the driver out of the vehicle while the second one used a portable fire extinguisher on the underside of the truck to extinguish […]

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Good Samaritan helps put out fire at Hamilton Heights liquor store

Fire shown on exterior of liquor store with citizen using fire extinguisher

New York, NY – In Hamilton Heights, Manhattan, pedestrians on the street witnessed a liquor store burst into flames. One man quickly went next door, grabbed a portable fire extinguisher, and went to work to control the flames while waiting for authorities to respond. When firefighters arrived, they successfully extinguished the remaining flames. WABC-TV New […]

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Small fire extinguished at Saratoga Springs City Hall

Saratoga Springs City Hall

Saratoga Springs, New York – A recent Saratoga Springs City Council meeting abruptly ended when a battery charger caught fire at the City’s dispatch center. A dispatcher in the room acted quickly and put out the flames using a portable fire extinguisher. Unlike a fire caused by lighting striking City Hall in 2018, which led […]

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Lafayette Firefighters Responded To A Residential Fire On Crab Apple Hill

Lafayette Firefighters outside residential home

Lafayette, Louisiana – In Lafayette, Louisiana, a 4-year-old girl alerted her mother to a growing fire in their laundry room. The mother instructed her to leave the house and go to their meeting place. The residents then grabbed a portable fire extinguisher and successfully put out the fire. Both adults were able to safely exit […]

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University of Maryland Medical Center back to normal after small fire

University of Maryland Medical Center

Baltimore, Md. — The University of Maryland Medical Center’s Emergency Department was put on “mini-disaster” status when a patient’s room caught on fire. A hospital staffer acted quickly and used a portable fire extinguisher to put out the fire while they waited for the first responders to arrive. Access to the fire extinguisher contributed to […]

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No One Injured in Apartment Fire West of Bemidji

apartment fire causes minor damage

Bemidji, Minn. – Firefighters in Bemidji, Minn. used a fire extinguisher to put out an apartment fire. Officials said the fire, which appears to be accidental, caused minor damage. Adjacent apartments sustained minor smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Lakeland PBS / Bemidji, Minn.

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Fire quickly doused at senior living facility in West Bend, WI

charred closet after fire

West Bend, Wis. – An employee at a senior living facility in West Bend, Wis. used a fire extinguisher to fully put out a fire that broke out in a closet. Fire sprinklers were also activated in the closet. Firefighters found charred debris in the closet, along with fire extinguisher powder. One resident was transported […]

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Hot air balloon collides with power lines in Thatcher

hot air balloon draped over utility wires

Thatcher, Ariz. – Hot air balloon ride in Arizona came to a shocking end after the balloon collided with utility lines and caught fire. After the balloon experienced a mechanical malfunction and lost thrust, the balloon clipped a utility line upon its descent and caught fire from the broken utility wire. The balloon occupants used […]

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