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CAR CRASHES INTO MILWAUKEE FIREHOUSE – WISCONSIN

3 months 2 weeks ago
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — The Milwaukee Fire Department says there was a two-car accident near the fire station at Teutonia and Locust Monday night, March 14. They say one vehicle struck the building, causing substantial damage to it. Occupants of the car weren’t on scene when police arrived. This fire station is currently closed for […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/15

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On 3/15/1923 seven women and two men perish in a fire following a gas explosion in the basement at the Almshouse in Angelica, New York. “The Allegheny county almshouse was on the outskirts of this village opened in 1831. New York State passed a law that required each county to open a poorhouse. At the […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/14

3 months 2 weeks ago
On 3/14/1981 an early morning fire at the Royal Beach home hotel killed nineteen and fourteen others, including two police officers, were injured at 5523 North Kenmore Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The fire started in the first-floor laundry room and spread to a nearby stairway trapping many of the sixty-two occupants […]
Karl Thompson

TWO FFs INJURED AT APARTMENT FIRE – NORTH CAROLINA

3 months 2 weeks ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at the Six Forks Station Apartments in Raleigh Sunday evening. The fire happened at around 7:30p.m. today on Old Station Drive. It started from the center of one of the apartment units. 75 firefighters responded to the fire that took 25 minutes to […]
Joe Knitter

FF INJURED IN LARGE STORAGE UNIT FIRE – OREGON

3 months 2 weeks ago
ST. HELENS, Ore. — A firefighter has been hospitalized after responding to a large storage unit fire in St. Helens on Saturday, according to Columbia River Fire & Rescue. Firefighters arrived at 777 Port Avenue, a U-Store Self Storage facility near the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday morning. Officials said that Port Avenue would […]
Joe Knitter

FF INJURED IN HOUSE FIRE – MISSOURI

3 months 2 weeks ago
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – A firefighter was injured battling a fire at a three-story building in North City Saturday afternoon. The fire broke out around 1:30 at a building on St Louis Avenue near Bishop L. Scott. One occupant inside made it out of the building and was not injured. A firefighter was injured […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/13

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On 3/13/1898 New York City, NY the Bowery Mission, a three-alarm fire killed eleven at 105 Bowery, a lodging house that had “a cheap restaurant” in the basement, a “mission” on the ground floor, and the “four upper floors were fitted up as a cheap lodging house, with accommodations for 150 males who paid 15, […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/12

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On 3/12/1883 around 11:00 p.m., eleven lodgers died nine miles from the city of Deadwood, North Dakota at Brownsville Wood Camp on the Homestake Railway line when a fire destroyed the one-story-long, cheaply constructed shack of pitch pine, building with sleeping loft, accessible only by a ladder. Four others were seriously injured. “The fire undoubtedly […]
Karl Thompson

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/11

3 months 2 weeks ago
On 3/11/1948 in Asheville, North Carolina a hospital fire claimed the lives of nine female patients including Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the four-story central building of the Highland Hospital for nervous diseases, a mental hospital that is believed to have started in the kitchen… Originally known as “Dr. Carroll’s Sanatorium,” […]
Karl Thompson

FF INJURED IN WASTE FACILITY FIRE – PENNSYLVANIA

3 months 2 weeks ago
A firefighter was injured in a fire at a Penn Waste facility on Tuesday night, according to a report by multiple media outlets. The fire broke out at Penn Waste Recycling in the 3600 block of Mia Brae Drive in Manchester Township just before 9 p.m. Mar. 8, Fox 43 reports. Approximately 40 employees were in the […]
Joe Knitter

FF INJURED IN THREE-ALARM TOWNHOUSE FIRE – CONNECTICUT

3 months 2 weeks ago
DANBURY — Fire officials are investigating the cause of a Thursday morning fire at the Towne Summit condominium complex. The Danbury Fire Department responded to the Virginia Avenue townhouses shortly before 9:40 a.m. and found smoke coming from the roofline of an eight-unit townhouse building. Fire department spokesperson James Gagliardo said a second alarm was […]
Joe Knitter

FIREFIGHTER HISTORY 3/10

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On 3/10/1941 the Strand Theater fire killed thirteen and injured twenty firefighters on School Street between Main Street and City Hall in the City of Brockton   Massachusetts. The theater was considered a leader in modern fire safety with fireproof construction, 20% more exits than required by state law, and the stage included a dry pipe […]
Karl Thompson
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