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3,000-acre Maui wildfire prompts evacuations, flights diverted due to smoke

Maui firefighters are busy trying to control a 3,000+ acre wildfire burning on the "Big Island."

Firefighters rescue rookie officer locked in the backseat of her cruiser

A YouTube video has been posted showing some Contra Costa County firefighters coming to the aid of a fellow first responder locked in the back of her patrol car.

Child, two others killed in house fire; FDNY say it’s a...

A 6-year-old girl and two men are dead and a mother and her infant son are clinging to life after a fire tore through their Queens home Wednesday afternoon in what fire department sources told the Daily News was a case of arson.

Louisiana declares state of emergency ahead of potential hurricane, roads in...

Houston appears to be outside the forecast cone of the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service, but that doesn't mean it's clear skies ahead.

Illinois man arrested during traffic stop for impersonating a firefighter

An Illinois man impersonated a firefighter during a traffic stop in South Elgin on Monday, landing him behind bars.

California firefighters exposed to mercury while battling 2017 Tubbs fire

Some San Francisco firefighters who pitched in to battle the deadly Tubbs Fire in 2017 came back to their firehouses with higher levels of mercury and other dangerous chemicals in their blood, partly because of inadequate equipment, says Jeanine Nicholson, the city’s new fire chief.

Budget cuts force a Texas FD to keep a fire station...

Turlock has a new plan it hopes will limit how often it closes one of its four fire stations during the city’s new budget year that started Monday.

Body cam video shows officers creating human ladder to pull man...

Police in Georgia rescued a man from a burning building earlier this month, creating a human ladder to get the man out of his mobile home.

Flash flooding traps hundreds of people in DC, creates dangerous conditions...

Heavy rain in the morning overwhelmed the city’s wastewater treatment center capacity, causing an overflow around 8 a.m., according to a press release from the city. The city’s drinking water was not affected.

Gender reveal gone wrong, car catches fire during colorful burnout

A car caught fire during a gender reveal "burnout" and an Australian fire department is using the incident as a warning.