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Posted: Oct 5, 2015

Firefighter injured in Washington wildfire growing more alert after eight surgeries

Firefighter Daniel Lyon is about halfway through his initial treatment for the severe burns he sustained in the Twisp River Fire, according to his father, Dan Lyon. Based on physicians’ projections for the healing process from this type of injury, Daniel could be released from Harborview Medical Center in about six weeks.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: methow valley news
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Posted: Oct 5, 2015

South Carolina Firefighter, Sent to Rescue Residents, Found Clinging to Tree in Floodwaters

A call for help Sunday morning left a Columbia firefighter in need of help for himself. The firefighter, who officials did not name on Sunday, was responding alone to a rescue call at a home in a flooded Bluff Road community in Lower Richland. Rushing waters swept him off his feet, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins said.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the state
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Horror in Roseburg: 10 minutes, 10 deaths in Oregon's worst shooting

In a few brutal minutes Thursday, a 26-year-old man turned Roseburg's Umpqua Community College into the site of Oregon's deadliest mass shooting -- a rampage so violent police pleaded for "as many ambulances as possible" and President Barack Obama went on national TV to argue, again, for tougher guns laws.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: the oregonian
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Feds investigating report that armed Idaho landowner confronted crews battling wildfire

Federal authorities are investigating an anonymous report that an armed landowner confronted firefighters battling an Idaho wildfire and accused them of not properly protecting a private elk-hunting ranch. The report recently posted on the National Interagency Fire Center's website said two hotshot crews refused an order to fight the fire because of safety concerns.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: U.S. News & World Report
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Posted: Oct 2, 2015

Former Ohio fire captain pleads guilty to forging doctor’s note

Former Middletown fire Captain Greg Justice pleaded guilty Thursday in Butler County Common Pleas Court to a felony charge for submitting a fake doctor’s note to allow him to stay home rather that returning to duty. Justice, 52, of Springboro, is facing a maximum of 12 months in prison for forgery, a fifth-degree felony.
- PUB DATE: 10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hamilton Journal-News
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