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Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool. Firefighters in Oklahoma City were summoned Sunday morning after a homeowner reported hearing some sort of "snorting" coming from his swimming pool area. Emergency responders arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool's liner [...]

January 16th, 2017|Fire News, Strange News, Union News|0 Comments
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Indiana fire chief arrested after fight with officers during house fire

An Indiana volunteer fire chief is facing the heat after starting a fight with the local police. Cannelton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Christopher Herzog was charged with battery against a police officer (a level six felony) after pushing Cannelton Police Officer Ryan Foertsch, who was attempting to clear the house and search for victims. Foertsch [...]

December 30th, 2016|Fire News, Rescue News, Strange News|0 Comments
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Firefighters help rhino at Edinburgh Zoo with toothache

Firefighters have described "one of the strangest" rescue missions of their careers - helping a rhino at Edinburgh Zoo with a toothache. Newcraighall fire station's crew were needed to move two-ton Bertus to a safe place in which vets could operate. The eight-year-old animal was first sedated and then winched to safety in a challenging and complicated process. Station manager Willie [...]

November 18th, 2016|Fire News, Strange News|0 Comments
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Stray bullet may have set off fire near shooting range east of Colorado Springs

An errant bullet from a nearby firing range may have set off a grass fire Saturday afternoon that smoldered on about 200 acres east of Colorado Springs before firefighters contained it several hours later. The blaze was reported about 12:25 p.m. north of Highway 94 in the 1200 block of Dragonman Drive at Dragonman's shooting range, said Ed Corn, retired fire chief for Ellicott Fire Department. The [...]

November 7th, 2016|Fire News, Strange News|0 Comments
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Shots fired during standoff between firefighter and police, firefighter accidentally shoots self

Sept. 06--LAWRENCE -- A Lawrence firefighter was arrested early Tuesday morning after he allegedly fired shots in his own home. One shot hit him in the right leg, leaving him injured and in need of surgery, police said. Joseph Carberry, 39, a Lawrence fire lieutenant, was arrested and charged with illegal discharge of a firearm [...]

September 7th, 2016|Strange News|0 Comments
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6-alarm fire At Lebanon Egg Farm Kills 80,000 Chickens, Investigation Underway

April 27--LEBANON -- At least 80,000 chickens have been killed in a fire that consumed a large coop at Kofkoff Egg Farms, and firefighters from several communities were battling the blaze Tuesday night. It was too dark to begin investigating the cause of the fire at the farm, the largest egg producer in New England, by the time [...]

April 27th, 2016|Strange News|0 Comments
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‘Firenado’ caught on camera during Missouri wildfire

Firefighters battling a massive wildfire in Missouri captured video of a "firenado," or fire tornado, blowing flames into the sky. The Southern Platte Fire Protection District, one of several agencies battling the wildfire Thursday in Platte County, just north of Kansas City, posted a video to Facebook showing the firenado, also known as a fire whirl, spinning flames high into [...]

February 24th, 2016|Fire News, Strange News, Wildfire News|0 Comments
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Firefighters take bull by horns in surprise call out

A bull with his head stuck in a tree has been rescued by fire crews - using a winch and riot shields. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said that a crew equipped with specialist large animal rescue equipment responded to the unusual emergency in a field off Barby Road in Rugby shortly before 11am on [...]

October 31st, 2015|Rescue News, Strange News|0 Comments

Call in the Cavalry: FDNY deployed to rooftops to help combat Legionnaires’ disease

New York City has unleashed its latest weapon to combat the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which is the New York Fire Department.

August 20th, 2015|Strange News|0 Comments
  • Call in the Cavalry: FDNY deployed to rooftops to help combat Legionnaires' disease

Call in the Cavalry: FDNY deployed to rooftops to help combat Legionnaires’ disease

New York City has unleashed its latest weapon to combat the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, which is the New York Fire Department.

August 20th, 2015|Strange News|0 Comments
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