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Posted: Apr 15, 2021

Fire causes heavy damage to apartment complex in Texas

VIDEO: A fire caused heavy damage Wednesday morning to an apartment complex on the city’s North Side. When firefighters arrived at the complex in the 3200 block of Nacogdoches Road, they found heavy flames and called in a second alarm. San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said between 60 to 100 occupants will need to find another place to live.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KSAT-TV ABC 12 San Antonio
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Posted: Apr 15, 2021

Bill passed by West Virginia Legislature will make PTSD a compensable injury for first responders

Some associate post traumatic stress disorder with members of the military, but those on the frontlines at home also deal with it. “I’m a retired firefighter myself, and after 20 years on the job I’ve seen two of my brothers lost to suicide and two other suicide attempts,” Robert Coleman said. After several years, one bill finally passed through the West Virginia Legislature that lawmakers believe will save lives.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC/FOX 8 Charleston
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Posted: Apr 15, 2021

Recruit New York campaign returning after a year away

Seven volunteer fire companies in Niagara County are signed up to take part in the 12th annual Recruit NY Weekend organized by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York. Recruit NY Weekend is April 24-25. Participating companies include Rapids, Middleport, Terry's Corners, Shawnee, Adams, Active Hose and Wendelville.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Lockport Union-Sun Journal
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Posted: Apr 15, 2021

4 King County deputies injured rescuing residents from apartment fire

VIDEO: Four King County Sheriff’s Office deputies were taken to the hospital after rushing into a burning apartment complex in Shoreline to rescue residents trapped inside. The 2-alarm fire started around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Linden Highlands Apartments, located on the 17500 block of Linden Avenue North.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
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Posted: Apr 15, 2021

Fire threatens homes and power infrastructure in Kelso

Fire crews in Kelso spent Wednesday afternoon fighting flames after a field caught fire in the area of Harris Street Road and Corduroy Road. Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue responded to a report of a field on fire just before 6 p.m. Initial 911 calls stated the fire was growing rapidly. A C2FR Battalion Chief arrived within five minutes to find a mid-slope brush fire with 5 foot high flames threatening multiple structures and immediately asked for a 2nd alarm, which dispatched additional engines, tenders and brush units.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2021 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KPTV FOX 12 Portland
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