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“I saw a flicker”: ICSD bus driver stops route to extinguish house fire on Cascadilla Street

“I saw a flicker”: ICSD bus driver stops route to extinguish house fire on Cascadilla Street

Ithaca, NY – Police in Ithaca, NY publicly thanked a local school bus driver after he used a fire extinguisher to knock down flames of a house fire until the fire department arrived. The bus driver, Keith Whitaker, had been a volunteer firefighter for 22 years. After noticing “a flicker out of the corner of […]

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Fire contained to space heater in Appleton home

Fire contained to space heater in Appleton home

Appleton, WI – Appleton, Wis. homeowners successfully used a fire extinguisher after calling 911 when a space heater caught fire. While fire crews encountered smoke, there were no activated smoke alarms. They confirmed the fire was all out and had not spread. The Appleton Fire Department reminded residents to have a properly maintained fire extinguisher […]

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Good Samaritans use fire extinguisher to put out small fire near Point Loma

Good Samaritans use fire extinguisher to put out small fire near Point Loma

San Diego, CA – The quick thinking of a pair of good Samaritans is credited with putting out a small San Diego fire. The pair used fire extinguishers to put out the fire that broke out in front of a business. The fire was extinguished by the time fire crews arrived. The San Diego Union-Tribune […]

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Westford fire lieutenant serendipitously drives by a restaurant’s igloo on fire and quells the flame

Westford fire lieutenant serendipitously drives by a restaurant’s igloo on fire and quells the flame

Westward, MA – Westford, Mass. Fire Lieutenant leapt into action after noticing a restaurant’s plastic igloo was on fire as he was driving by. Fire Lieutenant Donald R. Parsons used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The fire started with Christmas lights that were plugged into two extension cords, including one with exposed […]

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Snap, crackle, pop: fireworks spark fire in Culpeper trash truck

Snap, crackle, pop: fireworks spark fire in Culpeper trash truck

Town of Culpeper – Discarded fireworks that combusted are to blame for a trash truck fire that was put out with a fire extinguisher. A Culpeper, Vir. neighbor was walking his dog, Spanky, when he noticed white smoke pouring out of the trash truck. He grabbed a spare fire extinguisher and ran it over to […]

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Pensaukee and Oconto homes, Oconto paper recycler burn in three separate, recent fires

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Oconto, Wis. – Employees at a specialty products plant in Oconto, Wisconsin used a dry chemical fire extinguisher to knock down a fire inside of a paper baler used for recycling. While the fire stayed in the machine, there was a lot of smoke within the plant. No injuries were reported. In a separate nearby […]

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Fort Kent firefighters respond when phone charger catches fire

The Fort Kent Fire Department used grant money to acquire a new utility vehicle.

Fort Kent, Maine – A fire emergency in Maine could have been much worse if not for the preparedness of the homeowners. Fire officials say a young man was trying to rig up a cell phone charger and splicing some wires before setting it on bedside table to take a shower. The young man’s parents, […]

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Local heroes from Kingston and Carver to be honored

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Worchester, Mass. – Two Massachusetts firefighters are recognized for their bravery saving lives in the face of separate house fires that were put out with fire extinguishers. Firefighter/EMT Christopher Veracka of the Kingston Fire Dept. was acknowledged for rescuing his next-door neighbors, who are also his wife’s family, from a house fire and knocking the […]

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