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Posted: Jul 6, 2020

Yakima firefighters believe fireworks caused 250 acre wildfire near White Swan

Yakima County firefighters believe a wildfire that was started over the weekend just north of White Swan was caused by fireworks. According to Yakima County Fire District #5, the fire was contained at 250 acres. Their crews worked alongside Yakama Nation Fire Management with air resources and dozers.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 10:19:04 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Jul 6, 2020

With hundreds of firefighters in quarantine, Houston Fire Department is running on empty as pandemic surge continues

The Houston Fire Department said its firefighters are running on empty as they try to keep up with the city’s pandemic surge. HFD Chief Sam Pena said about 300 firefighters are in quarantine. Pena said the ones not in quarantine are overworked and there is no end in sight. “Yes, they’re being stretched thin, and yes, they’re being overworked and it is stressful for them,” Pena said.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KHOU-TV CBS 11 Houston
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Posted: Jul 6, 2020

Unruly July 4th Crowd in California Slowed Fire Response To Emergency Call

VIDEO: An Oakland fire crew was delayed on making an emergency medical call July 4th evening when an unruly mob near Lake Merritt blocked its path and climbed onto the engine. The incident was captured on a video released Sunday night on the Oakland Firefighters Facebook page. The video showed a crowd gathered around an Oakland fire truck at the intersection of Lakeshore and Brooklyn Avenues on the east side of Lake Merritt.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
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Posted: Jul 6, 2020

Four Indiana firefighters recovering after drunk driver crashes car into fire engine

Four Beech Grove firefighters are recovering after a drunk driver drove a car into the fire engine and then hit the officers. Five firefighters were responding to a trash fire Saturday night in the 5900 block of East Troy Avenue near North 25th Avenue just after 10 p.m. As the firefighters were deploying the hose line, a car crashed into the fire engine and hit a light pole and four of the firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTHR-TV NBC 13 Indianapolis
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Posted: Jul 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise in some states, leaders mull how to combat first wave resurgence

After consistently moving toward flattening the curve, positive cases of COVID-19 have been climbing in the last two weeks across several states. Florida had the most dramatic increase of cases, jumping from 3,235 daily new cases per 100,000 people on June 22 to 9,019 daily new cases June 27, according to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.
- PUB DATE: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Marshall Independent
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