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Nail salon owner faces more charges in blaze that killed KC firefighters

Jan. 22--A Kansas City woman accused of second-degree murder in the October  fire  that killed two firefighters now faces additional charges, prosecutors announced Friday. A grand jury indicted Thu Hong Nguyen, 43, this week on the three original charges and three new ones: causing catastrophe and two counts of second-degree assault. She allegedly set the Oct. 12  fire  that [...]

January 25th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Update: Ohio blaze in vacant home that killed firefighter was arson

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Fire and police officials in a southwest Ohio city are planning to provide updated information on the investigation into a house fire that resulted in a firefighter's death. They called a Monday afternoon press conference in Hamilton. Twenty-eight-year-old Hamilton firefighter Patrick Wolterman died Dec. 28 soon after falling through a floor into a basement after entering a smoke-filled home. Firefighters learned later that the couple [...]

January 4th, 2016|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Ohio firefighter dies after fall through floor during blaze

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A firefighter died early Monday after he fell through a floor during a house fire in southwest Ohio, authorities said. Fire officials said crews arrived just after 1 a.m. after the report of a structure fire in the city of Hamilton. There was heavy smoke and crews entered the home after being told there could be occupants trapped inside. Fire officials said that turned [...]

December 28th, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Update: Warehouse where firefighter died had “unauthorized work” being performed

The city of Chicago has lost one of its bravest -- a dedicated firefighter, husband and father of three. " Dozens of Daniel Capuano's colleagues, from across the city, filed through his firehouse in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago Monday to pay their respects. "As a 15-year veteran, Dan spent [...]

December 15th, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Chicago firefighter dies after falling down elevator shaft

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago firefighter died early Monday after falling two stories down an elevator shaft while fighting a smoky blaze in a warehouse on the city's South Side. Firefighter Daniel Capuano, 42, was searching for the source of the blaze on the second floor, but he couldn't see because of heavy smoke and fell down the shaft to the [...]

December 14th, 2015|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Bond stays at $2 million in firefighters death case

Dec. 11--Bond will remain at $2 million cash for the woman charged with arson and murder in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters battling an Oct. 12 blaze on Independence Boulevard, a judge ruled Friday. Thu Hong Nguyen's attorney had sought a bond reduction to $100,000 and asked that Nguyen be allowed to post [...]

December 12th, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Visalia medevac helicopter crashes near McFarland, killing four

Dec. 11--An air ambulance out of Visalia crashed in an isolated area of Kern County Thursday night, killing the crew of three and the critically ill patient they were transporting, officials said. The SkyLife Air Ambulance helicopter was flying a patient from Porterville to San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield when it crashed near Highway 65 and Sherwood Avenue east of [...]

December 11th, 2015|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Matteson firefighter died Friday after giving CPR to a customer at the Walmart

Dec. 07--Visitation is to be held Thursday for a Matteson firefighter who died Friday after giving CPR to a customer at the Walmart store in that village. Mark Zielinski, 49, of Beecher, was a 13-year veteran of the department, and prior to Matteson spent several years as a firefighter in Harvey, according to the village. An autopsy by the Cook County medical examiner's office showed [...]

December 7th, 2015|Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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‘Being a firefighter, you become part of a brotherhood’

Nov. 21--At 10:51 a.m., the Lincolnway Fire Co.'s 1982 Mack engine, adorned with black streamers around the sides, made the turn into Greenmount Cemetery, passing under two ladders that were hoisting up a huge American flag. It's an engine that was Marshall Woodward's "baby" when he served as fire chief in the early 1990s. It [...]

November 22nd, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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Lawsuit filed by Kevin Bell’s family against city claims ‘personal animus’ was one factor in his death

By Dave Altimari and Steven Goode, The Hartford Courant   Nov. 12--HARTFORD -- The family of firefighter Kevin Bell, who died while fighting a house fire last year, will sue the city, claiming among other things that the lieutenant who entered the burning house with him may have left Bell behind to die because of "personal animus" between [...]

November 12th, 2015|Fire News, Line of Duty Death|0 Comments
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