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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Father, 4-year-old boy killed in Auburn fourplex fire

A man and a 4-year-old boy were killed overnight in a fire at an Auburn fourplex. Firefighters were called around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 2600 block of O St NE to the report of people trapped inside a fire. Fire crews said police arrived at the scene first but without proper equipment were unable to rescue them.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 7:47:14 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Montana firefighter dies on the fire line in Lolo National Forest

A firefighter has died while fighting a fire in the Lolo National Forest. According to a press release sent from Grayback Forestry, a 19-year-old and a Missoula resident was killed in the line while fighting a fire on the Seely Lake Ranger District. The Grayback Forestry employee was part of a 20-person attack crew.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KULR-TV NBC 8
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

U.S. hotel, NFL arena may sport flammable panels

In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore's Inner Harbor that "soars 33 stories into the air." Those same panels — Reynobond composite material with a polyethylene core — also were used in the Grenfell Tower apartment building in London.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBAL-AM 1090 Baltimore
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Illinois town mourns fire battalion chief called 'cornerstone' of department

The village of Carpentersville is mourning the unexpected death Tuesday of Fire Battalion Chief Todd Middendorf. "He was basically one of the cornerstones of the department," Fire Chief John-Paul Schilling said. "He was well-loved within the entire region." Middendorf, 46, was a resident of Carpentersville and member of the local fire department for 23 years, starting as a part-timer in 1994 and moving to full time in 1997, Schilling said.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
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Posted: Jul 20, 2017

Florida Fire Truck Involved In Deadly Crash On Expressway

VIDEO - Miami-Dade firefighters were saved by one of their trucks during an emergency call on the Palmetto Expressway. Overnight, fire crews were called to assist in a hit and run accident in the southbound lanes of the highway between Okeechobee Road and NW 74th Street. Arriving crews used a fire engine to block off two lanes of traffic while they helped the injured driver.
- PUB DATE: 7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS Miami
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