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Posted: May 12, 2021

Fire erupts at restaurant in Issaquah's Gilman Village

PHOTO: Fire erupted Wednesday morning at a restaurant in Issaquah's Gilman Village, emergency officials said. Crews responded to the scene, The Egg & US restaurant at 375 NW Gilman Boulevard, at about 3:45 a.m. after a passing driver spotted flames spewing from the building and called 911. The restaurant was fully ablaze when the first firefighters arrived.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 5:30:36 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
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Posted: May 12, 2021

Fire destroys portion of North Dakota strip mall

VIDEO: A multi-business plaza went up in flames in South Fargo. “At 1:20, we had a report of a fire here at 3242 20th Street South. When crews arrived, they found smoke showing and fire in the attic of the building. They struck a second alarm to bring in additional crews and as you see here, there’s an extensive fire involved of the attic, so they were working to get that stopped.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KVRR-TV FOX 15 Fargo
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Posted: May 12, 2021

California firefighters allege gear gave them cancer

When firefighter Teresa Mauldin was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2013, she attributed it to the dangers of the job. But Mauldin and more than four dozen San Jose firefighters now attribute the danger to the equipment they used and wore every day. “I feel betrayed,” she said. A group of 49 current and former San Jose firefighters, along with three of their spouses, filed two lawsuits in December and March against 27 manufacturing companies including 3M and DuPont.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Jose Spotlight
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Posted: May 12, 2021

This dog ‘flunked out’ of service school; Now he’s a star sniffing out arson fires in Texas

Sheldon has a nose for solving arson cases, and he proved it on his very first day at work. The dog — part golden retriever, part black Labrador — was trained by State Farm Insurance to use his incredibly sensitive snout to detect fuels and other accelerants, when authorities suspect that a fire was set on purpose and need evidence to support their case.
- PUB DATE: 5/12/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Metered Site
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