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Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Destructive California wildfire overruns residents, 4 firefighters burned

Homes and businesses burned as a fast-moving wildfire fueled by heat and winds exploded in Lake County, forcing thousands to flee and leaving four firefighters with burns. The small town of Middletown was particularly hard-hit, with blocks of homes and other structures lost. Photos showed Middleton's main street on fire, with cars burning.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
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Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Indiana fire department lowers application age, aims for diversity

The South Bend Fire Department is looking for younger firefighters than ever before. “Our feeling was that if an individual is able to join the military at age 18, and take on the responsibilities associated with a job like that, that the same should hold true for the fire service,” said South Bend Fire Chief Steve Cox.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: abc57.com
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Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Louisiana mayor avoids house arrest over ongoing battle with firefighters

Mayor Mitch Landrieu will remain free after the Louisiana Supreme Court intervenes in the ongoing battle with fire fighters. The fight isn't over yet, but Landrieu won't be placed on house arrest. "I want to thank the Louisiana Supreme Court for its ruling," he said. "I have to say that I never imagined in my wildest dreams when I became your mayor that I could lose my freedom for doing my job and fighting hard to protect the taxpayers of the city.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: wafb.com
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Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Standard yellow wildfire gear not passing muster

The standard-issued "yellows" and cargo-style pants for wildland firefighters don't have much sympathy for the human body, particularly if the firefighter's body type isn't the norm. How comfortable the traditional yellow shirts and green pants are is not typically a forefront concern for firefighters, said Sonya S.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: firehouse.com
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Posted: Sep 14, 2015

Woman jumps from second story window, three firefighters burned in Indiana apartment fire

A woman jumped from a second story apartment window and three firefighters were burned in an apartment fire on the south side of Indianapolis. IFD was called to the Laurel Lake Apartments in the 8700 block of South Keystone Avenue around 2:47 p.m. on a report of heavy fire and black smoke showing from the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 9/14/2015 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: www.fox59.com
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