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He Rescued a Toddler in 1998, Gets Huge Hug 23 Years Later

Firefighter William Porter meets Jacob Tsukroff, now 26, whom he saved from a house fire

(Newser) - A retired firefighter who rescued a toddler from a house fire 23 years ago had an emotional reunion over the weekend with Jacob Tsukroff, now 26, in upstate New York. Per NBC New York , William Porter was among the responders who showed up at the burning house in Poughkeepsie on...

Firefighter Shot From Inside Burning Building

Heat caused loaded firearm to go off

(Newser) - A firefighter in western Wisconsin was critically injured when he was shot from inside a burning building—but nobody pulled the trigger. The Cornell Area Fire Department says Justin Fredrickson was operating a hose line outside the structure when the heat caused a loaded firearm to discharge, CNN reports. The...

Alleged Capitol Rioter Sent Selfie to the Wrong Person

The recipient, a State Department agent, was the brother of the man's girlfriend

(Newser) - A retired New York City firefighter once accused of hurling racist abuse has been detained after allegedly sending a Jan. 6 photo of himself inside the Capitol Rotunda to his girlfriend's brother, who happens to be a State Department agent. In the midst of the riot, an unnamed Diplomatic...

Firefighter Too Late to Save Wife From Blaze at Own Home

'His whole world has been flipped upside down'

(Newser) - A Florida firefighter who rushed to the scene of a local fire made an awful discovery this week. Per a GoFundMe page set up by fellow firefighter Christopher Morales, Corey Logan, a 20-year veteran of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, was working overtime Tuesday when he got a Ring alert on his...

Note From Colo. Firefighters Made a Grown Man Weep

Dan Stones will be forever grateful to 'Engine 1446'

(Newser) - Dan Stones was prepared to see ashes when he arrived at his family cabin near Granby, Colorado, where the second largest wildfire in state history is raging. The East Troublesome Fire had been burning within 30 miles of the cabin, which Stones tweeted was located "inside the burn line....

Orphaned Mountain Lion Turning Into a Success Story
Firefighters on Hike Made a
Sad Find. Now, a Happy Ending 
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Firefighters on Hike Made a Sad Find. Now, a Happy Ending

Orphaned mountain lion cub who could barely squeak now doing much better after rescue

(Newser) - She was just over 10 pounds when she was found—"semiconscious, extremely emaciated, dehydrated, weak," and with tremors, per the San Diego Humane Society. Now, the mountain lion cub discovered by two firefighters early last month is a healthier 22 pounds, much more active, and, as the Los ...

Out of a Gender Reveal Gone Wrong, a New Tragedy

Firefighter has died near Pinezanita, Calif., in blaze sparked by party

(Newser) - On Thursday night, police and firefighters began searching for a missing elite "Hotshot" firefighter near Pinezanita, Calif., which has been engulfed in flames from a blaze started during a gender reveal party, reports KTLA . By Friday morning, sad news had emerged, per CNN . "USDA Forest Service officials on...

These Firefighters Are Spent, but They Muster a Song
Oregon Firefighters Sing
After a 14-Hour Shift
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Oregon Firefighters Sing After a 14-Hour Shift

'Take me out to the fire...'

(Newser) - They look exhausted, and no wonder: The team of firefighters in Oregon had just spent 14 hours battling wildfires, reports ABC30 . But the team known as the Big Bark Chippers weren't too tired to deliver their own version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," as shown...

The Treasury Took $4M From 9/11 Program: Report

'I mean, this is absurd'

(Newser) - A health care program that serves 9/11 first responders is nearly $4 million short because the Trump administration shifted those dollars away to another program, the New York Daily News reports. In fact, the Treasury Dept. has quietly siphoned money from the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program—which covers...

As He Fought a California Fire, an 'Absolutely Disgusting' Act

Firefighter's wallet stolen, account drained while he worked; looters also break into evacuated homes

(Newser) - While some firefighting crews are working 72-hour shifts to battle the massive blazes now ravaging California, opportunists are taking advantage of both those on the front lines and residents affected by the fires. "Absolutely disgusting behavior," "saddening," and "sickening" is how fire officials are describing...

Stretched to Limit, California Seeks Help

Some crews are working 72-hour shifts

(Newser) - More than two dozen major fires were scorching California on Thursday and taxing the state's firefighting capacity, sparked by an unprecedented lightning siege that dropped nearly 11,000 strikes over several days. More than 10,000 firefighters are on the front lines, the AP reports, but officials in charge...

They Were Called to a Ship Fire. Then the Ship Exploded

'It’s one of the worst things probably in a career that you will ever do'

(Newser) - Nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a ship in Florida have been hospitalized after the ship exploded, authorities said. The explosion occurred nearly three hours after firefighters first responded to a ship at Blount Island after reports of a fire on Thursday afternoon, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department...

Fire Engulfs Building in Popular Tourist Area

Pre-dawn blaze breaks out on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

(Newser) - A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control, the AP reports. No injuries have been reported and...

LA Blast Triggers Criminal Investigation

8 firefighters remain hospitalized, 2 in critical condition

(Newser) - Police and fire investigators launched a criminal probe Sunday into the cause of an explosion at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles that sent firefighters running for their lives, the AP reports. Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's major crimes division were working with the city...

Blast Injures 11 Firefighters in 'One of Worst Scenes'

LAFD was responding to blaze at hash oil manufacturer when the building exploded

(Newser) - An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a...

Infant Daughter of NY Firefighter Dies From Virus

4-month-old Jay-Natalie La Santa was the family's 'Warrior Princess'

(Newser) - For a month, little Jay-Natalie La Santa fought off the coronavirus that plagued her tiny body. On Monday, however, the 4-month-old daughter of New York City firefighter Jerel La Santa and his wife, Lindsey, succumbed to COVID-19, just hours after it appeared she'd turned a corner, per the Hill...

Man Who Found Brother's Body in 9/11 Rubble Has Died

Daniel Foley was with the NYFD for 21 years

(Newser) - It's a statement that brings chills even 18 years after the fact: "On the 11th day, Danny miraculously found his brother Tommy in the rubble at the World Trade Center." That's what an official with Rescue Co. 3 in the Bronx had to say of Daniel...

2 Firefighters Died in Blaze. Now 2 Boys Are Arrested
2 Firefighters Are Dead.
2 Boys Now Face Charges
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2 Firefighters Are Dead. 2 Boys Now Face Charges

DA is angry that the juveniles cannot be tried as adults

(Newser) - Two firefighters have been confirmed dead in a blaze that erupted Tuesday at a California public library, allegedly set by two 13-year-old boys. Now, controversy has emerged over the charges faced by the juveniles. Coverage:
  • The firefighters: Capt. Ray Figueroa, 35, and Patrick Jones, 25, both of the Porterville Fire
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Soldiers, Firefighters Among 28 Dead in Avalanches

Rescuers were searching for 2 people missing in earlier avalanche when another struck

(Newser) - One disaster has followed another in eastern Turkey, where rescuers are among at least 28 people killed in two avalanches. The first struck late Tuesday in an alpine area of Van province, burying a snow plow and a minibus, reports the AP . The bus operator was reportedly trapped for 25...

Terrified Residents Run to Roof in High-Rise Blaze

6 are hospitalized in Los Angeles, 2 with critical injuries

(Newser) - Los Angeles firefighters rescued 15 terrified residents from the rooftop of a 25-story high-rise apartment building where a windswept fire broke out on the sixth floor and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels Wednesday morning, the AP reports. Two people were critically injured, authorities said. There were early...

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